In San Francisco Harbor, the U.S.S. Camanche is finally launched into the waters of the Pacific
The prefabricated Jersey City built, Passaic-class monitor U.S.S. Camanche had reached San Francisco Harbor intact the previous November but a storm smashed her transport ship, the Aquila, at its moorings soon after. The warship parts were salvaged, however, and the Camanche was launched the following year, and spent two decades patrolling the California coast. (By John Osborne)
"The Wreck of the Aquila," Harper's Weekly Magazine, January 16, 1864, p. 37.
"Launch of the U.S. Monitor Camanche..," Frank Leslie's Illustrated, January 7, 1865, p. 245