Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 53. Chapters: USS Nightingale, USS Bermuda, USS Brandywine, USS Advance, USS Rhode Island, USS Glacier, USS AugustaMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Pages: 53. Chapters: USS Nightingale, USS Bermuda, USS Brandywine, USS Advance, USS Rhode Island, USS Glacier, USS Augusta Dinsmore, USS Supply, USS Avenger, USS Monongahela, USS Warren, USS A. Houghton, USS New Hampshire, USS Jamestown, USS Guard, USS Massachusetts, USS Union, USS Argosy, USS Relief, USS Culgoa, USS South Carolina, USS Calamares, USS Pastores, USS Sea Foam, USS Fredonia, USS Uranus, USS Taurus, USS Genesee, USS Roebuck, USNS Asterion, USS Celtic, USNS Grommet Reefer, USS Rachel Seaman, USS Breaker, USS Arkansas, USS Glasgow, USS Honduras, USS Vermont, USS James L.
Davis, USS Octans, USS Gemsbok, USS Abraham, USS New Berne, USS Honeysuckle, USS General Lyon, USS J. C. Kuhn, USS Pontiac, USS Roamer, USS Hollyhock, USS Cactus, USS Cygnus, USS William Badger, USS Valparaiso, USS Circassian, USS Howell Cobb, USS Queen, USS Courier, USS Fort Morgan, USS Donegal, USS Release, USS Maria Denning, USS Antietam, USS Niagara, USS Pampero, USS Fearnot, USS Wyandank, USS Patriot, USS Delphinus, USS Flusser.
Excerpt: USS Nightingale (1851) was originally the tea clipper and slave ship Nightingale, launched in 1851. She was captured in Africa in 1861 by Saratoga, taken as a prize and purchased by the United States Navy. After serving as a supply ship and collier during the American Civil War supporting Union Navy ships blockading the Confederate States of America, Nightengale went on to a long career in Arctic exploration and merchant trading before foundering in the North Atlantic in 1893.
Nightingale was designed and built at the Hanscom Shipyard in Eliot, Maine in 1851 by Samuel Hanscomb, Jr., receiving final fitting out in nearby Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Her first voyage was on the famous tea and silk course, between Shanghai and London, then employing the fastest ships afloat- and a race was arranged between her and the Brit...