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U. S. NAVY SHIP LIST - December 1853

Source: Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the United States, including Officers of the Marine Corps, and other, for the Year 1854

 

Ships of the Line

Name Rate Where Built When Built Situation Where
Pennsylvania 120 Philadelphia 1837 In commission Receiving Ship, Norfolk
Columbus 80 Washington 1819 In ordinary Norfolk
Ohio 84 New York 1820 In commission Receiving Ship, Boston
North Carolina 84 Philadelphia 1820 In commission Receiving ship, New York
Delaware 84 Norfolk 1820 In ordinary Norfolk
Alabama 84 Portsmouth   On the stocks Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Vermont 84 Boston 1848 In ordinary Boston
Virginia 84 Boston   On the stocks Boston
New York 84     On the stocks Norfolk
New Orleans 84     On the stocks Sackett's Harbor, New York

Frigates

Independence 56 Boston 1814 In ordinary New York
United States 50 Philadelphia 1797 In ordinary Norfolk
Constitution 50 Boston 1797 In commission Coast of Africa
Potomac 50 Washington 1821 In ordinary Norfolk
Brandywine 50 Washington 1825 In ordinary New York
Columbia 50 Washington 1836 In commission Home Squadron
Congress 50 Portsmouth, NH 1841 In ordinary New York
Cumberland 50 Boston 1842 In commission Mediterranean
Savannah 50 New York 1842 In commission Mediterranean
Raritan 50 Philadelphia 1843 In ordinary Norfolk
Santee 50 Portsmouth   On the Stocks Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Sabine 50 New York   On the Stocks New York
St. Lawrence 50 Norfolk 1847 In commission Pacific

Sloops of War

Constellation 22 Baltimore 1797 Rebuilding Norfolk
Macedonian 22   Captured 1812
 rebuilt 1836
In commission East Indies
Portsmouth 22 Portsmouth, NH 1843 In commission Pacific
Plymouth 22 Boston 1843 In commission East Indies
St. Mary's 22 Washington 1844 In commission Pacific
Jamestown 22 Norfolk 1844 In commission Coast of Brazil
Albany 22 New York 1846 In commission Home Squadron
Germantown 22 Philadelphia 1846 In commission Coast of Brazil
Saratoga 20 Portsmouth, NH 1842 In commission East Indies
John Adams 20 Charleston Built 1799
rebuilt 1831
In ordinary Boston
Vincennes 20 New York 1826 In commission N. Pacific, &c, Expedition
Warren 20 Boston 1826 In commission Pacific
Falmouth 20 Boston 1827 In ordinary Norfolk
Vandalia 20 Philadelphia 1828 In commission East Indies
St. Louis 20 Washington 1828 In commission Mediterranean
Cyane 20 Boston 1837 In commission Home Squadron
Levant 20 New York 1837 In commission Mediterranean
Decatur 16 New York 1839 In commission Pacific
Marion 16 Boston 1839 In commission Coast of Africa
Dale 16 Philadelphia 1839 In commission Coast of Africa
Preble 16 Portsmouth, NH 1839 In commission Practice ship, Annapolis

Brigs

Bainbridge 6 Boston 1842 In commission Coast of Brazil
Perry 6 Norfolk 1843 In commission Coast of Africa
Dolphin 4 New York 1836 In ordinary Norfolk
Porpoise 4 Boston 1836 In commission N. Pacific Expedition

Schooner

Fenimore Cooper 3 Purchased 1852 In commission N. Pacific Expedition

Steamers, Frigates

Franklin 51     Rebuilding Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Mississippi 10 Philadelphia 1841 In commission East Indies
Susquehanna 9 Philadelphia 1850 In commission East Indies
Powhatan 9 Norfolk 1850 In commission East Indies
San Jacinto 6 New York 1850 Repairing Philadelphia
Saranac 6 Portsmouth, NH 1848 In commission Mediterranean

Steamers, 1st Class

Princeton 10 New York
Rebuilt, Boston
1843
1851
Prep. for sea New York
Fulton 5 New York 1837 In commission Home Squadron
Michigan 1 Erie, Penn 1844 In commission Lakes
Alleghany 2 Pittsburg, Penn 1847 In ordinary Washington

Steamers, less than 1st Class

Vixen 1 Purchased 1846 Prep. for sea Pensacola
Water Witch 2 Washington 1845 In commission River La Plata
Massachusetts   Trans from War Dept   Repairing Norfolk
Engineer   Purchased   Tender Norfolk
John Hancock 2 Boston 1850 Tender N. Pacific Expedition

Store Ships

Relief 6 Philadelphia 1836 In ordinary New York
Lexington 6 New York 1825 In commission East Indies
Southampton 4 Norfolk 1845 In commission East Indies
Supply 4 Purchased 1846 In commission East Indies
Fredonia 4 Purchased 1846 In commission Valparaiso
Warren   Boston 1826 In commission San Francisco
John P. Kennedy   Purchased 1853 In commission N. Pacific Expedition

Permanent Receiving Vessels

Ontario 18 Baltimore 1813 In commission Baltimore
Union   Norfolk 1842 In commission Philadelphia