Bookcover of USS Somerset (1862)
Booktitle:

USS Somerset (1862)

Alphascript Publishing (2010-08-23 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-2-65554-7

ISBN-10:
6132655549
EAN:
9786132655547
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. USS Somerset was a wooden-hulled, side-wheel ferryboat built at Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1862, which was purchased by the Navy at Washington, D. C., on 4 March 1862 and was commissioned at the New York Navy Yard on 3 April 1862, Lt. Earl English in command. She was a larger version of the Ellen-class. Somerset spent most of the final year of the war guarding lest the Southern warships attempt to break the blockade. From time to time, an expedition to gain intelligence or a foray against Southern salt works would enliven her routine blockade duty. Her last excitement came in the closing weeks of the war when, on 30 March 1865, she joined Sunfewer in destroying salt works on St. Joseph's Bayou. After peace returned, the steamer - badly in need of repair and towed by Isnomia - headed for New York. She was sold at public auction there on 12 July 1865 to the Union Ferry Co. Documented on 14 February 1866, the rejuvenated Somerset began a career as a New York ferryboat which lasted until she was retired in 1914.
Publishing house:
Alphascript Publishing
Website:
https://www.alphascript-publishing.com/
Edited by:
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster
Number of pages:
72
Published on:
2010-08-23
Stock:
Available
Category:
Building and environmental technology
Price:
29.00 €
Keywords:
Steam engine, Ferry, Washington

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