U. S. S. NEW IRONSIDES.

 

 

Acquisition.--Built by contract with Merrick & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. Cost.--$865,514.66. Description.--

Class: Screw steamer: ironclad. Rate, rig, etc.: 1st; bark. Tonnage.--3,486. Dimensions.--Length, 230'. Draft.--August 22, 1862, forward, 15' 8"; aft, 15'. Loaded, forward, 14' 5"; aft, 15' 8". Speed.--Maximum, 8 knots; average, 6 knots. Engines.--Two; horizontal, direct acting. Battery.--August 19, 1862, 2 150-pdr. Parrott rifles, 2 50-pdr. Dahlgren rifles, 14 XI-inch Dahlgren S. B., 1 12-pdr. rifle, 1 heavy 12 pdr. S. B.; December 30, 1862, 2 100-pdr. Parrott rifles, 2 50-pdr. Dahlgren rifles, 14 XI-inch Dahlgren S. B.; April 7, 1863, 2 150-pdr. Parrott rifles, 14 XI-inch Dahlgren S. B.; May 14, 1863, add 2 50-pdr. Dahlgren rifles; October, 1864, 2 150-pdr. Parrott rifles, 2 60-pdr. Parrott rifles, 14 XI-inch Dahlgren S. B. Disposition.--Burned, December 16, 1866, at League Island Navy Yard.

Remarks.--

Commissioned, August 21, 1862, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission at that place June 30, 1864.

Recommissioned August 22, 1864. Finally went out of commission, April 6, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs was $54,818.73