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GALENA wooden screw sloops (1874-1885)

Galena 1880

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
  Galena   Norfolk N Yd 1872 1879 26/8/1880 stricken 2/1892
  Marion   Portsmouth N Yd 1872 1873 12/1/1876 Naval Militia TS 12/1897, stricken 3/1907
  Mohican   Mare Island N Yd 4/9/1872 27/12/1883 25/5/1885 TS 1898, station ship 2/1905
  Quinnebaug   Philadelphia N Yd 1872 28/9/1875 2/10/1878 stricken 11/1889
  Swatara   New York N Yd 1872 17/9/1873 11/5/1874 stricken 7/1896
  

Displacement normal, t

1900

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

65.8 pp

Breadth, m

11.27

Draught, m

5.02 mean

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 HCRCR, 10 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

800

Max speed, kts

10 - 11

Fuel, t

coal 160 - 185

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

Galena: 6 x 1 - 229/15 Dahlgren SB, 1 x 1 - 203/18 Dahlgren (converted) RML, 1 x 1 - 135/21 60pdr Parrott BL

Marion: 1 x 1 - 279/15 Dahlgren SB, 6 x 1 - 229/15 Dahlgren SB, 1 x 1 - 135/21 60pdr Parrott RML

Mohican: 8 x 1 - 229/15 Dahlgren SB, 1 x 1 - 203/18 Dahlgren (converted) RML, 1 x 1 - 135/21 60pdr Parrott RML

Quinnebaug: 6 x 1 - 229/15 Dahlgren SB, 1 x 1 - 203/18 Dahlgren (converted) RML, 1 x 1 - 135/21 60pdr Parrott RML

Swatara: 6 x 1 - 229/15 Dahlgren SB, 1 x 1 - 203/18 Dahlgren (converted) RML, 1 x 1 - 107/24 30pdr Parrott RML

Complement

212 - 230

Ship project history: Ship- or barque-rigged vessels, Marion being usually considered a rebuild of the first Marion. Except for Galena and Mohican, the engines were conversions of those built for the cancelled ships of the Serapis (Alaska) class.

Modernizations: 1887, all: were armed with 6 x 1 - 229/15 Dahlgren SB, 1 x 1 - 203/18 Dahlgren (converted) RML, 1 x 1 - 135/21 60pdr Parrott RML, 3 - 4 small guns

Naval service: Mohican was a training ship 1898-1904, then station ship at Olongapo and from 1910 to 1921 receiving ship at Cavite, serving also as a stationary submarine tender to the end of 1915.

Ivan Gogin, 2014