The Civil War:
Reports of Armaments
on board Vessels of War
of the United States Navy

 By Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-013 $65.00 (Foreign; $95.00)(8 1 /2" x 11", soft cover book, 470 pages)

I N D E X

USS A. Houghton,
A. O. Tyler, Merchantman,
USS Abeona,
USS Abraham,
USS Acacia,
Accidents, to guns, to be reported in detail,
Addie Douglas, merchantman,
USS Adela,
USS Admiral,
Advance, blockade runner,
USS Agamenticus,
CSS Alabama,
USS Alabama,
USS Albatross,
Aleck Scott, merchantman,
USS Alert,
USS Alexandria,
USS Alfred Robb,
USS Alleghany,
Allen Collier, merchantman,
Allowances, of ordnance and ordnance stores, not to be exceeded,
America, merchantman,
Ammunition, fixed, should not be put where barreled powder is,
Ammunition, a statement of the, to be furnished by the Ordnance Officer, to Commanding Officers of vessels,
USS Anemone,
USS Anna,
Annie, blockade runner,
USS Annie,
USS Antelope,
USS Antona,
USS Arethusa,
USS Argosy,
USS Ariel,
USS Aries,
USS Arizona,
USS Arkansas,
USS Arletta,
Arms, pecuniary responsibility for the loss of,
Arms, lost or destroyed in action, to be certified to, & etc.,
USS Aroostoch,
USS Arthur,
USS Ashuelot,
USS Aster,
USS Atlanta, (Confederate.),
USS Atlanta, (U.S.),
USS Augusta,
USS Augusta Dinsomore,
Austin
, blockade runner,
USS Avenger,
USS Azalea,
CSS B. M. Moore,
Balls, the piling of; to find the number of,
Banker, merchantman,
USS Banshee,
USS Baron de Kalb,
USS Bat,
USS Beauregard,
Ben Gaylord, merchantman,
USS Benton,
USS Berberry,
USS Bermuda,
USS Bienville,
USS Bignonia,
USS Black Hawk,
USS Bohio,
USS Boxer,
USS Braziliera,
USS Brilliant,
USS Britannia,
USS Brooklyn,
USS Buckthorn,
USS C. P. Williams,
Caledonia, merchantman,
USS Calhoun,
Calipers, for examining guns, description and use of,
USS Calypso,
USS Camanche,
USS Cambridge,
USS Camelia,
USS Canandaigua,
USS Canemaugh,
Canister, dimensions, weight & etc. of,
Cascabel Blocks, for examining guns, description and use of,
USS Canonicus,
USS Carnation,
Caroline, blockade runner,
USS Carondelet,
USS Carrabasset,
Carriage, Boat,
Carriage, field,
Carriage, Marsilly,
Carriage, Pivot,
Carriage, Truck,
USS Casco,
USS Catalpa,
USS Catskill,
USS Cayuga,
USS Ceres,
USS Champion,
Cartridges, when filled for issue, directions as to,
Charges, for proving shot and shell guns,
Charges, of powder, for spherical shells,
Charges, for smooth bore guns, service, pg. 76
Charges, for rifled guns, service,
USS Charles S. Phelps,
USS Chattanooga,
USS Cherokee,
USS Chickasaw,
USS Chillicothe,
Chin Kiang, merchantman,
USS Chippewa,
USS Choctaw,
USS Chocura,
USS Christiana,
USS Cimarron,
USS Cincinnati,
USS Circassian,
City of Boston, merchantman,
USS Clara Dolsen,
USS Clematis,
Clifton, merchantman,
USS Clifton,
USS Clover,
USS Coeur de Lion,
USS Cohasset,
USS Collier,
USS Colorado,
USS Colossus,
USS Columbine,
Commanding Officers, to refer to the Allowance Tables, before making requisitions for ordnance or ordnance stores,
Commanding Officers, to certify as to arms lost or destroyed in action,
Commanding Officers, to sign Ordnance Ledgers before leaving the Navy Yard,
Commanding Officers, before sailing, to be furnished with a descriptive list of their batteries,
Commanding Officers, before sailing, to be furnished with impressions of the vents of their guns,
Commanding Officers, to report in detail the action of all fuzes,
Commodore, merchantman,
USS Commodore Barney,
USS Commodore Hull,
USS Commodore Jones,
USS Commodore McDonough,
USS Commodore Morris,
USS Commodore Perry,
USS Conemaugh,
USS Conestoga,
USS Connecticut,
Conqueror, merchantman,
USS Constellation,
Contractors, to be enjoined to secrecy in regard to guns, & etc.,
USS Cornubia,
Correspondence, routine of, between Ordnance Officers and the Bureau,
Countress, merchantman,
USS Covington,
USS Cowslip,
USS Cricket,
Cricket No. 3, merchantman,
Cricket No. 4, merchantman,
USS Crusader,
Cuba, Confederate privateer,
USS Curlew,
USS Cyane,
USS Dacotah,
USS Daffodil,
Dahlgren Rifled Cannon, cutting the screw holes for,
Dahlgren Rifled Cannon, size of vents in,
USS Dahlia,
USS Dai Ching,
USS Daisy,
USS Dan Smith,
USS Dawn,
USS Daylight,
USS Decatur,
USS Delaware,
Descriptive Lists, of guns, form of & etc.,
CSS DeSoto,
USS DeSoto,
Dies, for marking guns, description of & etc.,
USS Don,
USS Donegal,
Douglas, blockade runner,
USS Dragon,
USS Dryad,
Duchess, merchantman,
USS Dunbarton,
USS E. B. Hale,
E. D. Fogg, merchantman,
USS Eastport,
Ebenezer, merchantman,
USS Elk,
Ella, blockade runner,
USS Ella,
CSS Ellis,
USS Emma,
Emma Duncan, merchantman,
USS Emma Henry,
USS Erebus,
Eringol, merchantman,
USS Essex,
Estimates, for ordnance materials, to be made by Ordnance Officers,
USS Estrella,
USS Ethan Allen,
Examinations, of guns, directions as to making,
USS Exchange,
Executive Officers, to certify as to arms lost or destroyed in action,
Executive Officers, to sign the Ordnance Ledgers of vessels returning home,
USS Fah Kee,
USS Fair Play,
USS Fairy,
USS Fany,
Fanny, merchantman,
USS Fanny Barker,
USS Farallones,
USS Fawn,
USS Fear Not,
USS Fern,
USS Fernandina,
Filling, shells, directions as to,
Filling, cartridges, directions as to,
Firing, amount of, for each vent, directions upon,
USS Flag,
USS Flambeau,
Florence Miller, merchantman,
Florida, merchantman,
USS Florida,
USS Forest Rose,
USS Fort Donelson,
USS Fort Henry,
USS Fort Hindman,
USS Fort Jackson,
USS Fort Morgan,
USS Fox,
USS Fredonia,
USS Freeborn,
USS Frolic,
Fuzes, examination of, directions as to,
Fuzes, proportions of, for the different times of,
Fuzes, of 5 minute times, to be ready for spherical shells, if required for immediate use & etc.,
Fuzes, the different kinds of, to be separately and distinctly packed and marked,
USS G. W. Blunt,
USS Galatea,
USS Galena,
USS Gamage,
Gauges, cylinder, for examining guns, description and use of,
Gauges, chamber, for examining guns, description and use of,
Gauges, star, for examining guns, description and use of,
Gauges, trunnion, for examining guns, description and use of,
Gauges, vent, for examining guns, description and use of,
Gauges, for inspection of shot and shell, with their uses,
Gauges, for shot and shell,
USS Gazelle,
USS Gem of the Sea,
USS General Burnside,
USS General Grant,
USS General Lyon,
USS General Pillow,
USS General Putnam,
USS General Sherman,
USS General Sterling Price,
USS General Thomas,
USS Genessee,
USS George W. Rogers,
USS Geranuim,
USS Gertrude,
USS Gettysburg,
USS Gladiolus,
USS Glaucus,
USS Glide,
USS Governor Buckingham,
USS Grand Gulf,
USS Granite,
USS Granite City,
Grape Shot, dimensions, weights & etc., of,
Gravimetric Density, of powder, what it is and what it should be,
Gravity, Specific, of powder,
USS Great Western,
USS Grossbeak,
Gunners, to receive all ordnance stores except the ammunition,
Gunners, responsible for all deficiencies in ordnance stores & etc.,
Guns, secrecy in the manufacture of, strictly required,
Guns, inspection and proof of, directions as to,
Guns, proof charges for shot and shell,
Guns, water proof of,
Guns, marking them, directions as to,
Guns, trial, extreme proof of, directions as to,
Guns, Dahlgren, cutting the screw holes,
Guns, sights of, the manner of adjusting,
Guns, preservation of, their stowage & etc.,
Guns, condemnations of, not allowed, except,
Guns, when about to be put on board ship,
Guns, when shipped for transportation only,
Guns, of all vessels returning from cruises to be carefully examined & etc.,
Guns, descriptive lists of, forms for & etc.,
Guns, to be frequently examined for cracks or defects,
Guns, Dahlgren, the sizes of vents in,
Guns, all accidents to, to be reported in detail,
Guns, smooth bore, service charges for,
Guns, rifled, service charges for,
Hartford, merchantman,
USS Hartford,
USS Harvest Moon,
USS Hastings,
USS Henry Brinker,
USS Henry James,
USS Hero,
USS Hetzel,
USS Honduras,
USS Honeysuckle,
USS Hope,
USS Horace Beals,
USS Housatonic,
USS Howquah,
USS Hunchback,
USS Huntress,
USS Huntsville,
USS Huron,
USS Hyacinth,
USS Ibex,
USS Ino,
Inspection, of naval guns, directions as to,
Inspection, of shot and shell, directions as to,
Invoices, of all ordnance stores, to be duly given and taken,
USS Iosco,
USS Iris,
USS Iron Age,
USS Irquois,
USS Itasca,
USS Iuka,
USS Ivy,
J. K. Kirkman, merchantman,
USS J. N. Seymour,
J. T. Stockdale,
USS Jacob Bell,
USS James Adger,
USS James S. Chambers,
USS James L. Davis,
James F. Freeborn, merchantman,
USS James Thompson,
USS Jamestown,
USS Jasmine,
USS John Adams,
USS John Griffith,
USS John P. Jackson,
USS John L. Lackwood,
USS Jonquil,
USS Judge Torrence,
USS Julia,
USS Juliet,
USS Juniata,
USS Kanawha,
USS Kansas,
USS Katahdin,
USS Kate,
Kate P. Porter, merchantman,
USS Kennebec,
USS Kenwood,
USS Key West,
USS Keystone State,
USS Kickapoo,
USS Kineo,
USS Kingfisher,
USS Laburnum,
USS Lackawanna,
LaCriolla, blockade runner,
USS Lafayette,
USS Lancaster,
USS Larkspur,
USS Laurel,
Laurent Millaudon, merchantman,
USS Lavender,
USS Lehigh,
USS Lenapee,
USS Lexington,
USS Lilac,
USS Lillian,
USS Lily,
USS Linden,
USS Little Rebel,
USS Lodona,
USS Louisiana,
CSS Louisville,
USS Louisville,
USS Macedonian,
USS Mackinaw,
USS Madgie,
Magazines, on shore, the inspection and stowage of powder in,
Magazines, on shore, directions as to keeping them dry & etc.,
USS Magnolia,
USS Mahaska,
USS Manhattan,
USS Manitou,
USS Maratanza,
USS Marblehead,
Margaret and Jessie, blockade runner,
Maria, merchantman,
USS Marigold,
Marion, merchantman,
Marking, guns, directions as to,
Marthia, merchantman,
Mary Miller, merchantman,
USS Mary Sanford,
USS Massasoit,
USS Mattabesett,
USS Matthew Vassar,
USS Maumee,
Measuring Staff, for examining guns, description and use of,
Mayflower, merchantman,
USS Memphis,
USS Mendota,
USS Mercedita,
USS Mercury,
USS Merrimac,
Meteor, merchantman,
USS Meteor,
USS Miami,
SS Michigan,
USS Midnight,
USS Mignonette,
USS Milwaukee,
USS Mingoe,
USS Minnesota,
Mirrors, for proving guns, description and use of,
USS Mist,
USS Mistletoe,
USS Mobile,
USS Moccasin,
USS Mohawk,
USS Mohican,
USS Mohongo,
USS Monocacy,
USS Monongahila,
USS Montauk,
USS Montgomery,
USS Monticello,
USS Moose,
USS Morse,
Mortar,
USS Mound City,
Mount Vernon, merchantman,
USS Mount Vernon,
USS Mount Washington,
USS Muscoota,
USS Myrtle,
USS Mystic,
USS Nahant,
USS Naiad,
USS Nansemond,
USS Nantucket,
USS Narragansett,
USS Narragansett,
USS Naumkeag,
Nellie B. Vaughn, merchantman,
USS Neosho,
USS Neptune,
USS Nereus,
USS Nettle,
USS New Era,
USS New Hampshire,
USS New Ironsides,
USS New London,
USS Newbern,
USS Niagara,
USS Niphon,
USS Nipsic,
USS Nita,
Nitre, of condemned powder, can be made use of,
USS Norfolk Packet,
USS Norwich,
USS Nyack,
USS Nyanza,
USS Nymph,
USS O. H. Lee,
USS Octorora,
USS Ohio,
Ohio Valley, merchantman,
USS Oleander,
Oliver H. Lee, merchantman,
USS Oneida,
USS Onondaga,
Ordnance Ledgers, to be signed by the Executive Officer, or Gunner and the Commanding Officer,
Ordnance Officers, duties of; to have charge of all ordnance and ordnance stores, at Navy Yards & etc.,
Ordnance Officers, enjoined to secrecy, in relation to the mode of manufacturing guns & etc.,
Ordnance Officers, to give no official opinions to inventors, or others,
Ordnance Officers, to furnish ordnance and ordnance stores, in accordance with the allowance tables, except,
Ordnance Officers, pecuniarily responsible for the loss of ordnance stores & etc.,
Ordnance Officers, to make fortnightly examinations of all guns & etc., under their charge,
Ordnance Officers, duties of, when guns are to be placed on board ship,
Ordnance Officers, duties of, when guns are to be shipped for transportation,
Ordnance Officers, to examine carefully all the guns of vessels returning from cruises,
Ordnance Officers, to furnish Commanding Officers of vessels with descriptive lists of their batteries,
Ordnance Officers, to furnish Commanding Officers of vessels with impressions of the vents of their guns,
Ordnance Officers, duties of, when supplying ships with shells,
Ordnance Officers, to examine the shell houses and the condition of the shells, every fortnight,
Ordnance Officers, to inspect the powder houses every week & etc.,
Ordnance Officers, duties of, when powder is to be sent on board ship,
Ordnance Officers, reports to be made by, when supplying or receiving powder,
Ordnance Stores, at Navy Yards, to be in charge of Ordnance Officers,
Ordnance Stores, the delivery of, to the Gunner and his responsibility,
Ordnance Stores, when landed from ships, directions as to,
USS Oriole,
USS Orvetta,
USS Osage,
USS Osceloa,
USS Ossipee,
USS Ostego,
USS Ottawa,
USS Ouachita,
USS Owasco,
USS Ozark,
USS Pampero,
USS Pansy,
USS Para,
USS Passaic,
USS Patapsco,
USS Paul Jones,
USS Paw Paw,
USS Pawnee,
USS Pembina,
USS Penguin,
USS Penobscot,
USS Pensacola,
USS Peosta,
USS Pequot,
USS Peri,
USS Perriwinkle,
USS Perry,
USS Petrel,
USS Philadelphia,
USS Philippi,
Phineas Sprague, merchantman,
USS Pinola,
USS Pittsburg,
USS Pocahontas,
Pontiac, merchantman,
USS Pontiac,
USS Poppy,
USS Port Royal,
USS Portsmouth,
USS Potomac,
USS Potomska,
Powder, charges of, for spherical shells,
owder, classifications of,
Powder, size of the grains of and initial velocities & etc.,
Powder, gravimetric density of,
Powder, specific gravity of,
Powder, for small arms, size of,
Powder, differences in the Army and Navy granulations of,
Powder, stowage of, in powder houses, directions as to,
Powder, a statement of, to be furnished to Commanding Officers of vessels, before sailing,
Powder, filling cartridges with, directions as to,
Powder, when returned from ships, directions as to,
Powder, condemned, never to be thrown overboard, & etc.,
Powder, for saluting, may be purchased abroad, when,
Powder, may be transferred to vessels remaining on a foreign station, by those returning & etc.,
Powder, putting it on board ship, directions as to,
Powder, when received or landed, the red flag to be hoisted,
Powder, moving it from or to vessels, precautions required,
Powder Barrels, directions as to stowage of,
Powder Barrels, should be turned once in three months & etc.,
Powder Houses, to be inspected once a week,
Powder Houses, directions as to keeping them dry & etc.,
USS Powhattan,
USS Prairie Bird,
USS Preston,
USS Primrose,
USS Princess Royal,
Proof, of naval guns, directions as to,
USS Proteus,
USS Pursuit,
USS Purveyor,
USS Quaker City,
USS Queen,
USS Queen City,
USS R. R. Cuyler,
USS Racer,
USS Rachel Seaman,
USS Rattler,
USS Red Rover,
USS Reindeer,
USS Release,
USS Relief,
USS Rescue,
USS Resolute,
USS Restless,
USS Rhode Island,
USS Richmond,
USS Roanoke,
USS Rodolph,
USS Roebuck,
USS Roman,
USS Romeo,
USS Rosalie,
USS Rose,
USS Sabine,
Sabots, for shells, dimensions & etc., of,
USS Sacramento,
USS Sagamore,
USS Saginaw,
USS Sam Houston,
USS Sampson,
USS Samuel Rotan,
USS San Jacinto,
USS Sangamon,
USS Santee,
USS Santiago de Cuba,
USS Sarah Bruen,
Sarah S. B. Cary, merchantman,
USS Saranac,
USS Saratoga,
USS Sassacus,
USS Satyr,
USS Saugus,
USS Savannah,
USS Sciota,
Scioto, merchantman,
USS Sea Foam,
USS Sebago,
USS Seminole,
USS Seneca,
USS Seymour,
USS Shackakon,
USS Shamrock,
Shark, blockade runner,
USS Shawsheen,
Shell Guns, proof charges for,
Shell Guns, denominated by the diameters of their bores,
Shells, inspection of, with instruments to be used,
Shells, gauges and dimensions of sabots and straps for,
Shells, preservation of, directions as to piling, painting & etc.,
Shells, preparation of, for service, directions as to,
Shells, filling, directions as to,
Shells, emptying, directions as to,
Shells, boxes for, dimensions and areas occupied by,
Shells, loaded, directions as to putting them on board ship,
USS Shenandoah,
USS Shokokon,
Shot, manner of inspecting, with the instruments used,
Shot, to determine the average weight of & etc.,
Shot, gauges for, with their dimensions & etc.,
USS Sibil,
Signal, merchantman,
USS Signal,
USS Silver Cloud,
USS Silver Lake,
Silver Lake No. 30, merchantman,
USS Siren,
USS Somerset,
USS Sonoma,
USS Sophronia,
USS South Carolina,
USS Southfield,
USS Sovereign,
USS Spirea,
USS Spiteful,
USS Spitfire,
USS Springfield,
USS Squando,
St. Charles, merchantman,
USS St. Clair,
USS St. Lawrence,
USS St. Mary's,
USS Stars & Stripes,
USS State of Georgia,
USS Stepping Stones,
USS Stettin,
USS Stockdale,
USS Stonewall,
USS Sunflower,
USS Susquehanna,
USS Suwanee,
USS Sweet Brier,
USS T. A. Ward,
USS Tacony,
USS Tahoma,
USS Tallahatchie,
USS Tawah,
USS Tecumseh,
USS Tempest,
USS Tennessee, (Confederate),
USS Tennessee, (U.S.),
USS Tensas,
Thistle, blockade runner,
USS Thistle,
USS Thomas Freeborn,
USS Ticonderoga,
USS Tioga,
USS Tonawanda,
USS Touave,
USS Tristram Shandy,
USS Tritonia,
Trunnion, gauges, for examining guns, description and use of,
Trunnion, rules, for examining guns, description and use of,
USS Tulip,
Turret,
USS Tuscarora,
USS Tuscumbia,
USS Two Sisters,
USS Tyler,
USS Unadilla,
USS Uncas,
USS Underwriter,
USS Undine,
USS Union,
USS Valley City,
USS Vandalia,
USS Vanderbilt,
USS Vermont,
USS Vicksburg,
CSS Victoria,
USS Victoria,
Victory, blockade runner,
USS Victory,
USS Vincennes,
USS Vindicator,
USS Violet,
Wabash, merchantman,
USS Wabash,
USS Wachusett,
USS Wamsutta,
USS Wanderer,
USS Warren,
USS Wasp,
USS Water Witch,
USS Wateree,
Western Port, merchantman,
USS Western World,
White Rose, merchantman,
USS Whitehead,
Willet Towe, merchantman,
USS William G. Anderson,
USS William Bacon,
USS William Badger,
USS William H. Brown,
William D. Fargo, merchantman,
USS Winnebago,
USS Winnipec,
USS Winona,
USS Wissahickon,
Wonder, merchantman,
USS Wyalusing,
USS Wyandotte,
USS Wyoming,
USS Yankee,
USS Yantic,
USS Young America,
USS Young Rover,
USS Yucca,
USS Zouave,

Excerpts from the book

U.S. Schooner C.P. Williams

May 1, 1863

Class of Gun.

Register No.

Weight.

Foundry.

Year.

Prover.

Pivot or Broadside.

13-inch Mortar

599

17,262 lbs.

Fort Pitt

1861

D.W.F.

-

32-pdr.

152

57.00.3

-

1850

A.A.H.

Broadside

do.

571

56.3.24

-

do.

do.

do.

20-pdr. Parrott

158

1,795 lbs.

-

1862

P.P.H.

Forecastle

Merchant name retained.


U.S. Side Wheel Steamer Calhoun

June 12, 1863

Class of Gun.

Register No.

Weight.

Foundry.

Year.

Prover.

Pivot or Broadside.

32-pdr.

241

33.18.14

Wash. Na. Yard.

1847

F.P.F.

Broadside

do.

242

33.00.19

do.

do.

do.

do.

Sawyer

1185

3,563 lbs.

C.A. & Co.

1861

do.

do.

do.

1186

3,566 lbs.

do.

do.

do.

do.

30-pdr
.Parrott

31

3,518 lbs.

R.P.P.

do.

-

do.

Confederate privateer, Cuba was captured January 23, 1862 off South West Pass, Louisiana by Colorado. Renamed Calhoun in U.S. Naval service.


 U.S. Screw Steamer Calypso

September 26, 1863

Class of Gun.

Register No.

Weight.

Foundry.

Year.

Prover.

Pivot or Broadside.

30-pdr. Rifle

58

3,445 lbs.

Cold Springs

1862

P.

Pivot

do.*

59

3,460 lbs.

do.

do.

do.

Broadside

24-pdr.

301

1,285 lbs.

Ames Mfg. Co.

do.

J.A.D.

do.

do.

366

1,292 lbs.

do.

1863

do.

do.

do.

367

1,292 lbs.

do.

do.

do.

do.

do.

368

1,307 lbs.

do.

do.

do.

do.

12-pdr. Rifle**.

171

889 lbs.

Wash. Na. Yard

do.

J.A.D.

do.

do.**

316

875 lbs.

do.

do.

W.N.J.

Pivot

 *Dropped on inventory of May 2, 1864.
**Added to inventory of May 2, 1864.
In Greek mythology, Calypso, daughter of Atlas, detained the ship wrecked Ulysses on the isle of Ogygia.


U.S. Ironclad Center Wheel Gunboat Carondelet

March 7, 1864

Class of Gun.

Register No.

Weight.

Foundry.

Year.

Prover.

Pivot or Broadside.

100-pdr. Parrott

148

9,742 lbs.

R.P.P.

1863

-

Port-
Bow

do.

151

9,764 lbs.

do.

do.

-

Starboard-
Bow

IX-inch Shell Gun 552 9,200 lbs. F.P.F. 1862 J.M.B. Midship-
Bow
do. 557 9,205 lbs. do. do. do. Broadside
do. 543 9,198 lbs. do. do. do. do.
8-inch Shell Gun 350 6,400 lbs. do. 1845 G.M.B. do.
do. 85 6,300 lbs. C.A.&Co. 1812 N.S.W. do.
do. 353 6,400 lbs. F.P.F. 1845 E.R.N. do.
do. 360 6,300 lbs. W.P.F. do. S.B. do.
50-pdr. 8 4,000 lbs. F.P.F. 1862 - Stern
30-pdr. 36 3,121 lbs. do. do. - do.

Carondelet is a town in Missouri..


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