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Sacramento, U.S. Gunboat


Photograph of gunboat Sacramento

Navy History and Heritage Command #NH 101685

Cropped and rotated by author


Specifications:


Tonnage
1425 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 226'2" by 40'11" by 12'7"
68.9m by 12.5m by 3.8m
Maximum speed       12 knots
Complement 171
Armament 2 4"/50 guns
4 3"/50 dual-purpose guns
Machinery
1-shaft triple expansion reciprocating (950 ihp)
2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers


The Sacramento was completed in 1914 to show the flag in Mexico and central and south America. The ship later assisted the Coast Guard in interning German merchant vessels when the United States entered the First World War. She later performed convoy escort out of Gibraltar. She spent much of the period between the wars with Asiatic Fleet.

The ship was obsolete by 1941 but was serving as part of the local defense force at Pearl Harbor when the attack took place that brought the U.S. into the Second World War. Sacramento served in various tender, local defense, and training roles in Hawaii and California through the remainder of the war.

References

DANFS (accessed 2008-7-12)

Navsource.org (accessed 2009-12-25)

Worth (2001)



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