USS Monterey (1862)

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Ordered: as Monitor
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 1862
Acquired: 20 April 1863
In service: 18 May 1863
Out of service: 1891
Struck: 7 October 1892
Fate: scrapped
General characteristics
Displacement: 87 tons
Length: 75 ft (23 m)
Beam: 18 ft (5.5 m)
Draft: 7 ft (2.1 m)
Propulsion: steam engine
Speed: not known
Complement: not known
Armament: one 24-pounder gun
one 12-pounder gun

USS Monterey (1862) was a steamer purchased by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a tugboat for several decades on the U.S. West Coast.

Monterey, a steam screw tug, was built as Monitor in 1862 by Eden Landing, San Francisco, California; purchased by the Navy from William Mighell 20 April 1863; renamed Monterey 18 May 1863: and placed in service the same day.

Assigned to the Mare Island Navy Yard

The first tug permanently assigned to Mare Island Navy Yard, Monterey served the Navy at that base for nearly three decades, operating in and around Mare Island, California, and San Francisco Bay, towing ships and barges during the shipyard’s years of development into one of America’s largest shipbuilding centers.

Decommissioned and scrapped after three decades of work

Her name was changed to Ivy 3 January 1891 and she was struck from the Naval Register 7 October 1892 and scrapped.