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KANSAS gunboats (1863-1864)

Pequot 1864

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
  Kansas Philadelphia N Yd 1863 29/9/1863 21/12/1863 sold 9/1883
  Maumee New York N Yd 1863 2/7/1863 29/9/1864 sold 12/1869
  Nipsic Portsmouth N Yd 24/12/1862 15/6/1863 2/9/1863 BU 1873
  Nyack New Yord N Yd 1863 6/10/1863 28/9/1864 sold 11/1883
  Pequot Boston N Yd 1863 4/6/1863 15/1/1864 sold 1869
  Saco Boston N Yd 1863 28/8/1863 11/7/1864 sold 11/1883
  Shawmut Portsmouth N Yd 2/2/1863 17/4/1863 1/11/1864 sold 9/1877
  Yantic Philadelphia N Yd 1863 19/3/1864 12/8/1864 loaned to Naval Militia as TS 1898-1917, auxiliary 5/1921

 

Displacement normal, t

836

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

54.7 pp

Breadth, m

9.14

Draught, m

3.50 mean

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Kansas: HDASE, 2 straight fire-tube boilers

Maumee: Ericsson vibrating lever engine, 2 Martin boilers

Nipsic, Nyack, Shawmut: HRCRC, 2 Martin boilers

Pequot: Wright segmental engine, 2 Martin boilers

Saco: Corliss vibrating lever engine, 14 small return fire-tube boilers

Yantic: HDASE, 2 Martin boilers

Power, h. p.

225 - 670

Yantic: 310

Nipsic, Shawmut, Nyack: 670

Max speed, kts

Kansas: 11.6

Saco: 9.5

Maumee: 11.5

Pequot: 11

Yantic: 10

Nipsic: 12

Shawmut, Nyack: 12.5

Fuel, t

coal 120
Endurance, nm (kts)  

Armament

Kansas: 2 x 1 - 229/15 Dahlgren SB, 1 x 1 - 203/18 150pdr Parrott RML, 2 x 1 - 94/22 20pdr Dahlgren RML, 2 x 1 - 86/19 12pdr Dahlgren RML

Maumee: 1 x 1 - 163/22 100pdr Parrott RML, 4 x 1 - 148/12 24pdr Dahlgren howitzers, 1 x 1 - 107/24 30pdr Parrott RML, 1 x 1 - 86/19 12pdr Dahlgren RML

Nipsic: 2 x 1 - 229/15 Dahlgren SB, 1 x 1 - 203/18 150pdr Parrott RML, 2 x 1 - 148/12 24pdr Dahlgren SB howitzers, 2 x 1 - 117/14 12pdr Dahlgren SB, 1 x 1 - 107/24 30pdr Parrott RML

Yantic: 1 x 1 - 203/18 150pdr Parrott RML, 2 x 1 - 148/12 24pdr Dahlgren SB howitzers, 2 x 1 - 117/14 12pdr Dahlgren SB, 1 x 1 - 107/24 30pdr Parrott RML

Nyack, Shawmut: 2 x 1 - 229/15 Dahlgren SB, 1 x 1 - 163/22 100pdr Parrott RML, 2 x 1 - 148/12 24pdr Dahlgren SB howitzers, 1 x 1 - 107/24 30pdr Parrott RML, 2 x 1 - 86/19 Dahlgren RML

Pequot: 2 x 1 - 229/15 Dahlgren SB, 1 x 1 - 203/18 150pdr Parrott RML, 1 x 1 - 107/24 30pdr Parrott RML, 2 - 5 small guns

Saco: 1 x 1 - 163/22 100pdr Parrott RML, 6 x 1 - 157/15 32pdr 27cwt Dahlgren SB, 1 x 1 - 107/24 30pdr Parrott RML. 2 - 5 small guns

Complement

96 - 130

   

Ship project history: Ship- or barque-rigged with one funnel, these gunboats differed considerably in machinery. Kansas had engines taken from the cargo of the blockade runner Princess Royal. It would seem that return connecting-rod engines gave the best results.

Modernizations: by 1865, many were rearmed; Kansas was armed with 2 x 1 - 279/15 Dahlgren SB, 2 x 1 - 229/15 Dahlgren SB, 1 x 1 - 107/24 30pdr Parrott RML, 5 small guns

by 1921, Yantic: was armed with 4 x 1 - 47/40 Mk I

Naval service: Pequot was sold to Haiti, and Nipsic was 'rebuilt' at Washington Navy Yard, and became one-of the Enterprise class. Yantic was loaned to Naval Militia as TS in 1898 but in 1917 returned to the Navy, recommissioned, stricken in July 1919 but recommissioned again in December and reclassified as unclassified miscellaneous auxiliary IX32 in May 1921. She was again loaned to the Naval Militia in 1926, sunk at pier in Detroit 22/11/1929, finally stricken in 1930 and broken up in 1936.

Shawmut

Ivan Gogin, 2014