USS Quinnebaug (1866)

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Name: USS Quinnebaug
Builder: New York Navy Yard
Launched: 31 March 1866
Commissioned: 19 July 1867
Decommissioned: 29 July 1870
Fate: Broken up, 1871
General characteristics
Type: Sloop-of-war
Tonnage: 1,113 long tons (1,131 t)
Length: 216 ft (66 m)
Beam: 30 ft (9.1 m)
Draft: 12 ft (3.7 m)
Speed: 7 knots (13 km/h; 8.1 mph)
Complement: 122
Armament: • 1 × 60-pounder Parrott rifle
• 4 × 32-pounder guns
• 1 × 20-pounder gun

The first USS Quinnebaug was a screw sloop-of-war in the United States Navy.

Quinnebaug was built by the New York Navy Yard, launched on 31 March 1866; sponsored by Lt. Comdr. David B. Harmony; and commissioned on 19 July 1867, Comdr. Edward Barrett in command.

The new gunboat departed New York on 31 August 1867 and cruised along the Atlantic coast of South America for almost three years before returning to Norfolk on 18 July 1870. She decommissioned there on the 29th and was laid up until broken up in 1871.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.