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U. S. NAVY SHIP LIST - January 1890

Source: Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the United States,
and Officers of the Marine Corps, to January 1, 1890.  Pages 163-167

List of Vessels of the U.S. Navy

Serviceable

First Rate

Name Type Hull Propulsion Rig Guns
Main
Displace
-ment
tons
Station or Condition
Unarmored              
Chicago Partially protected
cruiser
Steel Twin screws Bark 14 4,500 Squadron of Evolution, Europe
Baltimore Protected cruiser do do Two military
masts
10 4.400 Launched and being completed,  William
Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, Pa
Philadelphia do do do Three mast
schooner
12 4,324 Building at  William Cramp
and Sons, Philadelphia, Pa
Newark do do do Bark 12 4,083 do
San Francisco do do do Three mast
schooner
12 4,083 Launched and completing at,
Union Iron Works, San Francisco, Cal

Second Rate

Armored              
Maine Cruiser Steel Twin screws Three mast
schooner
10 6,648 Building, navy-yard New York
Texas Battleship do do Two military
masts
8 6,300 Building, navy-yard Norfolk, Va
Unarmored              
Charleston Protected cruiser Steel Twin screws Two military
masts
8 3,720 Navy-yard, Mare Island,
fitting for service
Lancaster Cruiser Wood Screw Ship 10 3,250 Under repairs, navy-yard Portsmouth NH
Pensacola do do do do 16 3,000 Special service
Atlanta Partially protected
cruiser
Steel do Brig 8 3,000 Squadron of Evolution, Europe
Boston do do do do 8 3,000 do
Hartford Cruiser Wood do Ship 14 2,900 In ordinary, Mare Island
Richmond do do do do 14 2,700 South Atlantic Station as flag-ship
Omaha do do do Bark 12 2,400 Asiatic Station

Third Rate

Armored              
Puritan Double-turrent
monitor
Iron Twin screws One military
mast
4 6,000 Being completed, navy-yard, New York
Amphitrite do do do do 4 3,815 Ordered completed, navy-yard, Norfolk Va
Miantonomoh do do do do 4 3,815 Nearly completed, navy-yard, New York
Monadnock do do do do 4 3,815 Work commenced, navy-yard, Mare Island
Terror do do do do do 3,815 Being completed, navy-yard, New York
Ajax Single-turrent
monitor
do Screw   2* 2,100 In ordinary, near Richmond, Va
Canonicus do do do   2* 2,100 do
Mahopac do do do   2* 2,100 do
Manhattan do do do   2* 2,100 do
Wyandotte do do do   2* 2,100 do
Camanche do do do   2* 1,875 In ordinary, Mare Island
Catskill do do do   2* 1,875 In ordinary, near Richmond, Va
Jason do do do   2* 1,875 In ordinary, League Island
Lehigh do do do   2* 1,875 In ordinary, near Richmond, Va
Montauk do do do   2* 1,875 In ordinary, League Island
Nahant do do do   2* 1,875 do
Nantucket do do do   2* 1,875 In ordinary, Brooklyn
Passaic do do do   2* 1,875 Naval Academy
*Smooth bore   ^Mostly smooth bore   #Pneumatic dynamite guns
Unarmored              
Ossipee Cruiser Wood Screw Bark 8^ 1,900 To be repaired, navy-yard, Norfolk
Swatara do do do do 8^ 1,900 Asiatic Station
Galena do do do do 8^ 1,900 North Atlantic Station, flag-ship
Marion do do do do 8^ 1,900 Asiatic Station
Mohican do do do do 8^ 1,900 Pacific Station
Yorktown do Steel Twin screws Three mast
schooner
6 1,703 Squadron of Evolution, Europe
Concord do do do do 6 1,703 Building, Chester
Bennington do do do do 6 1,703 do
Iroquois do Wood Screw Bark 7^ 1,575 Pacific Station
Kearsarge do do do do 7^ 1,550 North Atlantic Station
Dolphin do Steel do Three mast
schooner
1 1,500 do
Adams do Wood do Bark 6^ 1,375 Pacific Station
Alliance do do do do 6^ 1,375 Navy-yard Norfolk; under repairs
Essex do do do do 6^ 1,375 Repairing, navy-yard, New york
Enterprise do do do do 6^ 1,375 On return from European Station
Nipsic do do do do 6^ 1,375 Pacific Station
Monocacy do Iron Paddle Schooner 6^ 1,370 Asiatic Station
Tallapoosa do Wood do do 6 1,270 South Atlantic Station
Thetis   do do Barkentine 2^ 1,240 Special Service, North Pacific
Intrepid   Iron       1,150 Undergoing alterations, navy-yard,
New York; work suspended
Alert do do Screw Bark 4^ 1,020 Pacific Station
Ranger do do do do 1 1,020 Surveying, North Pacific
Yantic do Wood do do 4^ 900 North Atlantic Station

Fourth Rate

Armored              
Alarm Torpedo ram Iron Mallory
propeller
  1 800 In ordinary, New York
Unarmored              
Petrel Cruiser Steel Screw Barkentine 4 885 Navy-yard, Norfolk; preparing for sea
Vesuvius Dynamite-gun
vessel
do Twin screws   3# 725 Building, Philadelphia; launched
and ready for trial
Michigan Cruiser Iron Paddle Barkentine 4 685 Northwestern Lakes
Despatch Dispatch vessel Wood Screw Schooner   560 Special service
Pinta Gun-boat Iron do do 4* 550 Pacific Station
Palos do do do do 7* 420 Asiatic Station

Tugs

Cataipa Tug Wood Screw Schooner   300 Yard tug, New York
Cohasset do do do None   188 Training station, Newport, RI
Fortune do Iron do Schooner   450 Special service
Leydon do do do do   450 Yard tug, Portsmouth, NH
Mayflower do do do do   450 In ordinary, Norfolk Va
Monterey do Wood do None   229 Yard tug, Mare Island
Nellie do do do do   32 Navy-yard, Mare Island
Nina do Iron do Schooner   357 Special service, Torpedo Station
Rocket do Wood do None   137 Yard tug, Boston
Speedwell do Iron do Schooner 1* 450 Yard tug, Norfolk, Va
Standish do do do do 2 450 Naval Academy
Triana do do do do   450 Special service, Torpedo Station

Sailing Vessels

New Hampshire   Wood Sails Ship 8^ 4,150 Receiving-ship for boys, Newport, RI
Vermont   do do Dismantled 1 4,150 Receiving-ship, New York
Independence   do do do 7^ 3,270 Receiving-ship, Mare Island
Constitution   do do do 4* 2,200 Portsmouth, NH
Monongahela   do do Bark 2* 2,100 Store-ship, Pacific Station
Constellation   do do Ship 10* 1,186 Naval Academy
Jamestown   do do do 12* 1,150 Apprentice training-ship
Portsmouth   do do do 12^ 1,125 do
Saratoga   do do do 12^ 1,025 Public Marine School, Philadelphia
St. Mary's   do do do 8* 1,025 Public Marine School, New York
St. Louis   do do do   830 Receiving-ship, League Island
Dale   do do Dismantled   675 Receiving-ship, Washington DC

Unserviceable

Franklin Old-type frigate Wood Screw Ship 22* 5,170 Receiving-ship, Norfolk, Va
Minnesota do do do do 19^ 4,700 Receiving-ship for boys, New York
Wabash do do do do 20^ 4,650 Receiving-ship, Boston
Saugus Single-turrent
monitor
Iron Screw   2* 2,100 Condemned, Washington
Rescue Fire tug do do None   190 do