Pennsylvania

2384
Nominal Guns110B194
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Ordered1820B194
Keel Laid Down10.1822B194
Launched18.7.1837B194
First Commissioned11.1837B194
How acquiredPurpose builtB194
ShipyardPhiladelphia - Pennsylvania B194
Ship ClassChippewa ClassB194
Designed byJoshua Humphreys (1751-1838)B194
CategoryFirst RateB194
Ship TypeShip of the Line B194
Sailing RigShip RiggedB194
Burnt to avoid capture4.1861B194

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB194
Between Perpendiculars210' 0"Imperial Feet64.008 
Moulded Breadth56' 9"Imperial Feet17.1069 
Depth in Hold23' 0"Imperial Feet7.0104 
Burthenc3,100Tons BM 

Armament


1846Broadside Weight = 1825.5 Imperial Pound ( 827.86425 kg)ref:754
Lower Gun Deck4 8" Paixhans (68 Pound)
Lower Gun Deck28 American 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck4 8" Paixhans (68 Pound)
Middle Gun Deck30 American 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck4 8" Paixhans (68 Pound)
Upper Gun Deck30 American 32-Pounder
Spardeck2 American 9-Pounder
Spardeck1 American Swivel

Service History


DateEventSource
29.11.1837Sailed from her launch site on the Delaware riverB194
2.1.1838Arrived at Norfolk Navy Yard, this was to be her only cruiseB194
1842Refitted as a 136 gun First Rate Receiving Ship


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B194Sailing Warships of the US NavyDonald L CanneyBook
ref:754American Honor: The Story of Admiral Charles StewartThomas WilliamsBook
 

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