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MICHIGAN gunboat (1844)

Michigan 1844

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
1905- IX31 Michigan, 6/1905- Wolverine Stackhouse & Tomlinson, Pittsburgh 1842 5/12/1843 9/8/1844 Naval Militia TS 5/1912, relic 1927

 

Displacement normal, t

604

Displacement full, t

686

Length, m

49.5 pp

Breadth, m

8.23

Draught, m

3.66

No of shafts

side paddle wheels

Machinery

2-cyl DSE, 2 iron flue boilers

Power, h. p.

110

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

coal 120
Endurance, nm (kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 203/15 Dahlgren SB

Complement

148

   

Ship project history: Barquentine-rigged gunboat, first iron-hulled ship of US Navy.

Modernizations: 1862: - 1 x 1 - 203/15; + 1 x 1 - 107/24 30pdr Parrott rifled, 5 x 1 - 93/22 20pdr Parrott rifled, 2 x 1 - 76/11 12pdr rifled light guns, 6 x 1 - 152/17 24pdr SB

mid-1890s, ship was armed only with 6 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss Mk I

Naval service: Michigan was renamed Wolverine in 1905 to clear name for the one of first USN dreadnought. In May 1912 she became a TS of Pennsylvania Naval Militia. Her active career ended in 1923 due engine problems, and in 1927 she was loaned to the city of Erie as relic. She was sold for scrap in 1949.

Wolverine early 1900s

Ivan Gogin, 2014