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U.S.S. Vanderbuilt

U.S.S. Vanderbuilt

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Title:
U.S.S. Vanderbuilt
Description:
U.S.S. Vanderbuilt. A side-wheeler presented to the U.S. in 1861 by Commodore Cornelius (?) Vanderbuilt, a ship of 3360 tons, stout and swift, perhaps the most successful of the converted merchant ships. Equipped with 200 rifles, 12 nine-inch guns, and one 12 lb. howitzer. Used in blockading the Carolinas: hunted unsuccessfully the Confederate Alabama. Sold to private interests in 1873.
Collector:
Cutler, Wolcott, 1891-1965
Date:
[ca. 1850–1925]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Lantern slides
Location:
Boston Public Library
Charlestown Branch Library
Collection (local):
Charlestown Lantern Slides
Subjects:
Naval yards & naval stations
Steamboats
Charlestown Navy Yard (Mass.)
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonCharlestown
Boston Navy Yard
Extent:
1 photograph : transparency
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Notes (ownership):
Courtesy of Richard Holman
Notes (date):
Date from accompanying materials: Before 1925
Date supplied by cataloger.
Notes:
Title from materials accompanying item.
Reverend Wolcott CutlerCutler was rector at St. John’s Church from 1924 to 1959 and most likely assembled this collection during that time.
Identifier:
CHA-123-E1