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New 1400 ton steam sloop for the expanding Union Navy is launched at the Boston Navy Yard

Civil War at Sea Topic Image, Crew members of the USS Pawnee
03/28/1862
The U.S. S. Canandaigua, one of the new steam screw sloops radidly being built for the expanding Union Navy, was launched at the Boston Navy Yard in Charleston, Massachusetts.  More than 1400 tons and 228 feet in length, she was commissioned on August 1, 1862 and assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron where she spent most of the remainder of the war.  Following the Confederate defeat, the Canandaigua served on the European station and with the Atlantic Fleet.  She was broken up for scrap in 1884.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862), IV: 71.
Arthur Wylie, The Union Navy (np: Lulu Enterprises, 2007), 117-118.

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