1845-1853:
Armament of Vessels of War -
Recommendations for Rearmament
and Ordnance Procurement

Edited by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-002 $20.00 (Foreign; $50.00)(8 1/2" x 11" soft cover book, 64 pages)

            I N D E X

Alabama, pg. 2, 15, 34, 52

Albany, pg. 8, 39, 54

Alleghany, pg. 48, 56

Bainbridge, pg. 13, 43, 56

Balls, piling and preservation of, pg. 29

Boston, pg. 7

Boxer, pg. 13

Brandywine, pg. 4, 17, 37, 53

Brooklyn, pg. 47

Cannon, preponderance of, pg. 27

Cannon, inspection and proof of, pg. 20

Colorado, pg. 45

Columbia, pg. 5, 17, 37, 53

Columbus, pg. 3, 15, 35, 52

Congress, pg. 4, 16, 36, 53

Constellation, pg. 6, 17, 38, 54

Constitution, pg. 5, 17, 38, 54

Cumberland, pg. 5, 17, 37, 53

Cyane, pg. 8, 18, 40, 54

Dale, pg. 10, 41, 55

Decatur, pg. 10, 18, 41, 55

Delaware, pg. 2, 15, 34, 52

Dolphin, pg. 12, 42, 55

Fairfield, pg. 7, 18, 39

Falmouth, pg. 39, 55

Fenimore Cooper, pg. 43

Franklin, pg. 36, 52

Fredonia, pg. 44, 57

Fulton, pg. 49, 56

Germantown, pg. 9, 39, 54

Gun carriages, pg. 30

Gunnery Ship, pg. 32

Guns, preservation of, pg. 27

Hartford, pg. 47

Hollow shot, pg. 29

Independence, pg. 4, 16, 36, 52

Inspection, pg. 29

Jamaestown, pg. 9, 17, 40, 54

John Adams, pg. 7, 39, 55

John Hancock, pg. 51

John P. Kennedy, pg. 43

Lancaster, pg. 47

Lawrence, pg. 12

Levant, pg. 8, 18, 40, 55

Lexington, pg. 57

Macedonian, pg. 6, 17, 38, 54

Marian, pg. 11, 41, 55

Massachusetts, pg. 50, 57

Merrimack, pg. 45

Michigan, pg. 49, 57

Minnesota, pg. 45

Mississippi, pg. 48, 56

New Orleans, pg. 34, 52

New York, pg. 2, 15, 34, 52

Niagara, pg. 45

North Carolina, pg. 2, 15, 34, 52

Ohio, pg. 2, 15, 34, 52

Pennsylvania, pg. 1, 14, 33, 52

Penscola, pg. 47

Perry, pg. 13, 42, 56

Plymouth, pg. 9, 39, 54

Porpoise, pg. 13, 42, 56

Portsmouth, pg. 8, 18, 40, 54

Potomac, pg. 5, 17, 37, 53

Powder, proof of, pg. 25, 26, 27

Powhatan, pg. 48, 56

Preble, pg. 11, 41, 55

Princeton, pg. 49, 56

Proof, extraordinary, pg. 25

Proof, water, pg. 26

Raritan, pg. 4, 17, 37, 53

Relief, pg. 43

Richmond, pg. 47

Roanoke, pg. 45

Sabine, pg. 4, 17, 37, 53

San Jacinto, pg. 46, 56

Santee, pg. 5, 17, 37, 53

Saranac, pg. 46, 56

Saratoga, pg. 7, 39, 54

Savannah, pg. 5, 17, 37, 53

Shot and shell, pg. 28

Shot and shell, allowance of, pg. 30

Shot and shell, inspection of, pg. 28

Somers, pg. 12

Southampton, pg. 51, 57

St. Lawrence, pg. 5, 17, 37, 53

St. Lewis, pg. 7, 39, 55

St. Mary's, pg. 10, 18, 40, 54

Supply, pg. 44, 57

Susquehanna 1st, pg. 5

Susquehanna 2nd, pg. 48, 56

Truxtun, pg. 13

United States, pg. 5, 17, 38, 53

Vandalia, pg. 7, 39, 55

Vermont, pg. 2, 15, 35, 52

Vincennes, pg. 7, 40, 55

Virginia, pg. 2, 15, 34, 52

Vixen, pg. 50, 57

Wabash, pg. 45

Water Witch, pg. 50, 57

Yorktown, pg. 11

Excripts from the book:

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Chapter IV

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Armament of United States ships of war:

as of November 19, 1852

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Sloops-of-War

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Saratoga, Plymouth, Albany and Germantown  

   

Length

Weight

Cwt

Spar deck

6-8" shell guns

8' 4"

53 cwt

318

do.

12-32 pdrs.

8'

42 do.

504

 

total of 18

 

41.1 tons

822

Note: Ordnance ship Plymouth has one 11 inch and four 9 inch shell guns.

John Adams and St. Lewis

   

Length

Weight

Cwt

Spar deck

4-8" shell guns

8' 4"

53 cwt

212

do.

14-32 pdrs.

6' 7"

32 do.

448

 

total of 18

 

total of 33 tons

660

Fairfield, Falmouth and Vandalia

   

Length

Weight

Cwt

Spar deck

4-8" shell guns

8' 4"

53 cwt

212

do.

16-32 pdrs.

6' 7"

32 do.

512

 

total of 20

 

total of 36.2 tons

724

Vincennes

   

Length

Weight

Cwt

Spar deck

4-8" shell guns

8' 4"

55 cwt

220

do.

4-32 pdrs.

6' 7"

33 do.

132

do.

1-24 pdr. Howtizer pivot gun on forecastle  

1,300 lbs.

13

do.

2-12 pdr. Howitzer pivot guns on forecastle  

760 lbs.

15

 

total of 11

 

total of 19 tons

380

Cyane and Levant 

   

Length

Weight

Cwt

Spar deck

4-8" shell guns

8' 4"

53 cwt

212

do.

16-32 pdrs.

8'

42 do.

672

 

total of 20

 

total of 44.2 tons

884

Jamestown, Portsmouth and St. Mary's

   

Length

Weight

Cwt

Spar deck

6-8" shell guns

8' 4"

53 cwt

318

do.

16-32 pdrs.

8'

42 do.

672

 

total of 22

 

total of 49.5 tons

990

Marion, Decatur and Dale

   

Length

Weight

Cwt

Spar deck

2- 32 pdrs.

6' 7"

32 cwt

64

do.

14-do.

6'

27 do.

378

 

total of 16

 

total of 22.1 tons

442

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