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USS Mississippi

USS Mississippi attempts to ram the CSS Manassas

Builder: Philadelphia Navy Yard

Launched: 1842

Commissioned: 22 December 1841

Fate: Scuttled, 14 March 1863


Displacement: 3,220 tons

Length: 229 feet

Beam: 40 feet

Draft: 19 feet

Propulsion: Steam Engine


2 x 10 inch Paixhans guns

8 x 8-inch Paixhans


Mexican-American War

Mission to Japan

Key West, Florida

Fort Jackson and Fort Saint Philip

Port Hudson

Gulf Blockading Squadron

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