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USS Tennessee (1865)
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Rubbings
Description: USS Tennessee, originally USS Madawaska, was a screw frigate built of wood at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and launched 8 July 1865. Powered by two Ericsson vibrating lever engines, Madawaska departed New York City for sea trials 14 January 1867, Comdr. Francis A. Roe in command. Remaining at sea for 1 week, she steamed nearly 1,000 miles (1,600 km) before returning when her supply of coal was exhausted.She was renamed Tennessee 15 May 1869 and timbered up to the necessary height to allow a spar deck to be installed. She was fitted with new compound back‑acting engines capable of developing 3,200 horsepower (2,400 kW). She carried 380 tons of coal but she was also rigged for sail, the area of her 10 principal sails being 22,500 square feet (2,090 m2).Her duties included service as flagship of the Asiatic Squadron under Rear Adm. William Reynolds, with Capt. William W. Low in command. By 1879 she was flagship of the North Atlantic Squadron under Rear Adm. Robert W. Wyman, with Capt. David B. Harmony in command. On 15 February 1881 at New Orleans, Louisiana, Seaman George Low jumped overboard and rescued a fellow sailor from drowning, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.[1]In The Steam Navy of the United States Frank M. Bennet relates that during the time Tennessee was flagship of the North Atlantic Squadron she was "the largest vessel then in commission in the American Navy, and the era of mastless steel cruisers was yet so far away that she was not suspected, by the youngsters at least, of being obsolete and stood as the type of all that was excellent and majestic in ship construction."Her spaciousness and the comfort of her quarters as well as her handling characteristics made her a favorite duty station. Tennessee was sold on 15 September 1886 to Burdett Pond of Meriden, Conn.
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Abbott, Lt John Strong 86126812
b. unknown d. Mar. 16, 1889
Forest Hill Cemetery
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Bedell, James W 86309179
b. 1846 d. Aug. 23, 1918
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyd, SMN Henry J 85872118
b. 1836 d. May 19, 1909
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Dean, Chauncey P. 89281838
b. 1834 d. 1906
Delevan Cemetery
Delevan
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA
Doolan, Patrick J 91912161
b. unknown d. May 24, 1902
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Hardie, Robert 87201953
b. 1819 d. May 26, 1886
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Harmony, David Butts 9529617
b. Sep. 3, 1832 d. Nov. 2, 1917
Arlington National Cemete...
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Klutke, SMN Hugo 86202614
b. Jan. 15, 1860 d. Oct. 16, 1938
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Lining, George Dent 83577331
b. Sep. 6, 1837 d. Feb. 7, 1895
Whistler Cemetery
Whistler
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
Low, George 51468028
b. 1847 d. unknown
No cemetery
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Reynolds, William 23381
b. Dec. 10, 1815 d. Nov. 5, 1879
Lancaster Cemetery
Lancaster
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Roe, SMN Francis Asbury 13603623
b. Oct. 4, 1823 d. Dec. 28, 1901
Arlington National Cemete...
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
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