USS Wyandank (1847)

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Union Navy Jack United States
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 1847
Acquired: 12 September 1861
In service: 1861
Out of service: circa 1879
Struck: 1879 (est.)
Fate: broken up, 1879
General characteristics
Displacement: 400 tons
Length: 132' 5"
Beam: 31' 5"
Draught: depth of hold 10' 10"
  • steam engine
  • side wheel-propelled
Speed: not known
Complement: not known
Armament: two 12-pounder guns
Armour: wood

USS Wyandank (1847) was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a storeship and as a barracks ship in support of the Union Navy blockade of Confederate waterways.

Wyandank constructed in New York City in 1847[edit]

Wyandank—a wooden-hulled, sidewheel ferryboat built at New York City in 1847 and sometimes documented as Wyandanck—was acquired by the Union Navy on 12 September 1861 from the Union Ferry Co. of Brooklyn, New York.

Participation in the American Civil War operations[edit]

Wyandank was used during the Civil War as storeship for the Potomac Flotilla.

Post-war service as a barracks ship[edit]

After hostilities ended, Wyandank served at Annapolis, Maryland, into the 1870s as a floating barracks for United States Marines assigned to the United States Naval Academy.

End-of-service fate[edit]

She was broken up there in 1879.

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