USS Jean Sands (1863)

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United States
Ordered: as Peter B. Van Houten
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 1863
Acquired: 18 October 1864
In service: 1864 (est.)
Out of service: 1892 (est.)
Struck: 1892 (est.)
Homeport: Norfolk Navy Yard
Fate: sold, 16 May 1892
General characteristics
Displacement: 139 tons
Length: 102 ft (31 m)
Beam: 22 ft 8 in (6.91 m)
Depth of hold: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Speed: not known
Complement: not known
Armament: none

USS Jean Sands (1863) was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a tugboat and salvage vessel in support of the Union Navy.

Service career[edit]

Jean Sands was built at Brooklyn, New York, in 1863 and was purchased by the Navy at New York City from T. F. Rowland 18 October 1864. She was stationed at the Norfolk Navy Yard where she served as a tug and salvage vessel. Jean Sands was sold 16 May 1892.

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.