Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Disposition of the US Fleet January 1861

From the Civil War Navy Sesquicentennial blog. http://civilwarnavy150.blogspot.com.

On the eve of the war, the US fleet was surprisingly spread out all over the world.

BRAZIL SQUADRON: Congress, Seminole, Pulaski

AFRICA SQUADRON: Constellation, Saratoga, Portsmouth, Mohican, Mystic, Sumter, San Jacinto, Relief

MEDITERRANEAN SQUADRON: Richmond, Susquehanna, Iroquois

EAST INDIES SQUADRON: John Adams, Hartford, Saginaw, Dacotah, Vandalia

SPECIAL SERVICE (JAPAN): Niagara

HOME SQUADRON

WEST INDIES: Crusader, Wyandotte
HAMPTON ROADS: Brooklyn
NEW YORK: Supply
PENSACOLA: Sabine, St. Louis
MEXICO: Cumberland, Macedonian, Pochahontas, Powhatan

I would presume these were ships on active duty and not ones laid up.

A Little Here, A Little There. --Old B-Runner

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