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USS Westfield

USS Westfield

Built By: New York City

Acquired: November 22, 1861

Commissioned: January 1862

Decommissioned: Destroyed to prevent capture, January 1, 1863



Type: Steam Gunboat

Displacement: 822 tons

Length: 215 feet

Beam: 35 feet

Draft: 13 feet 6 inches

Propulsion: Steam Engine


1 100-pounder Parrott rifle

1 9-inch Dahlgren Smoothbore gun

4 8-inch Dahlgren Smoothbore guns



Key West, Florida

West Gulf Blockading Squadron

Forts St. Philip and Jackson

Capture of New Orleans


Battle of Mobile Bay

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