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USS General Putnam

USS Putnam with USS Satellite in the Background

Ordered:as William G. Putnam

Laid down:date unknown

Launched:1857 at Brooklyn, New York

Acquired:24 July 1861

Commissioned:13 September 1861

Decommissioned:2 June 1865

In service:1865

Out of service:1891


Fate:sold in 1893 for $1,825.


Displacement:149 tons

Length:103 ft 6 in (31.55 m)

Beam:22 ft 0 in (6.71 m)

Draught:7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)


steam engine

side-wheel propelled

Speed: 7 knots


12 September 1861 one 32-pdr.;

14 September 1861 add one 20-pdr. Parrott rifle;

13 May 1862 one 20-pdr. Parrott rifle,

two 24-pdr.howitzers;

2 June 1863 add one 12-pdr.


Atlantic Blockading Squadron

Roanoke Island

Elizabeth City

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