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USS Colorado (1856)

The first USS Colorado — a 3,400 long tons (3,500 t)-class, three-masted[1] steam screw frigate — was launched on 19 June 1856 by the Norfolk Navy Yard. It was sponsored by Ms. N. S. Dornin, and commissioned on 13 March 1858, Captain W. H. Gardner in command.Pre-Civil WarPutting to sea from Boston on 12 May 1858, Colorado cruised in Cuban waters deterring the practice of search by British cruisers until 6 August, when she returned to Boston and was placed in ordinary until 1861.[edit] Civil WarColorado was recommissioned on 3 June 1861 and sailed from Boston on 18 June to join the Union Navy's Gulf Blockading Squadron, under the task force command of Commodore William Marvine's flagship for the Blockade.[1] On 14 September, an expedition under Lieutenant J. H. Russell from Colorado cut out the schooner Judah, believed to be preparing for service as a privateer and spiked one gun of a battery at the Pensacola Navy Yard, losing three men in the raid. On 11 December, another expedition was sent to Pilot Town and succeeded in capturing a small schooner and two men. Colorado assisted in the capture of the steamer Calhoun (or Cuba) on 23 January 1862 off South West Pass at the mouth of the Mississippi River, and a week later engaged four Confederate steamers. She returned to Boston on 21 June and was decommissioned from 28 June-10 November.Colorado sailed from Portsmouth, New Hampshire on 9 December to rejoin the blockading force off Mobile, Alabama on 13 March 1863. She shared in the capture of the schooner Hunter on 17 May. Returning to Portsmouth Navy Yard on 4 February 1864, she was again placed out of commission from 18 February-1 September.Clearing Portsmouth on 6 October, she joined the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and cruised off the coast of North Carolina until 26 January 1865. Colorado participated in the bombardment and capture of Fort Fisher from 13–15 January. She was struck six times by enemy fire which killed one man and wounded two.[edit] Post-Civil War[edit] European SquadronFrom 3 February-25 May 1865, Colorado was again out of commission at New York Navy Yard. Ordered to the European Squadron as flagship, she sailed on 11 June and cruised off England, Portugal, and Spain, and in the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas until she departed Cherbourg on 23 July 1867 for New York where she was placed in ordinary from 7 September 1867-15 February 1870.[edit] Asiatic SquadronColorado was flagship of the Asiatic Squadron. America had emerged from the Civil War and its foreign policy at the time was to rival the European powers (France, Russia and Britain) in their efforts to establish trade and spheres of influence in China, Japan and Korea.Colorado cruised on the Asiatic Station from 9 April 1870-15 March 1873. As flagship for Rear Admiral J. Rodgers' squadron, she carried the U.S. Minister (to China and Korea) on a diplomatic mission in April 1871.On 1 June 1871, an unprovoked attack was made on two ships of the squadron by shore batteries from two Korean forts on the Salee River. When no explanation was offered, a punitive expedition known as the Sinmiyangyo was mounted that destroyed the forts and inflicted heavy casualties on the Koreans.Clearing Hong Kong on 21 November 1872, Colorado sailed by way of Singapore and Cape Town for New York, arriving on 11 March 1873.[edit] North Atlantic SquadronColorado sailed from New York on 12 December to cruise the North Atlantic Station, and became flagship of the North Atlantic Squadron on 27 August 1874.[edit] DecommissionedReturning to New York on 30 May 1876, Colorado was placed out of commission on 8 June. From 1876-1884, she was used as a Receiving Ship at New York Navy Yard. She was sold on 14 February 1885 to a private company; and broken up for salvage material and burned for her copper fastenings.[1]

19 memorials
SMN Frederick Allen

SMN Frederick Allen

unknown – 26 Mar 1897

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

 Seth A. Allen
No grave photo

Seth A. Allen

unknown – 11 Jun 1871
Body lost or destroyed
No grave photo

SMN Ed Anderson

unknown – 10 Jan 1863
Body lost or destroyed
 James Andrea

James Andrea

unknown – 30 Aug 1894

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

Lieut John Preston Johnson Augur

Lieut John Preston Johnson Augur

31 Mar 1852 – 9 Jan 1884

West Point, Orange County, New York, USA

Dr Hosea John Babin

Dr Hosea John Babin

15 Dec 1842 – 25 Oct 1907

Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA

SMN Henry J Boyd

SMN Henry J Boyd

1836 – 19 May 1909

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA

SMN James Carlton
No grave photo

SMN James Carlton

1819 – 18 Mar 1887

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA

No grave photo

SMN Thomas Clark

1787 – 4 Nov 1869

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA

No grave photo

Pvt Peter Fay

1824 – 26 Oct 1875

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA

Como William Henry Gardner

Como William Henry Gardner

1800 – 18 Dec 1870

Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA

 John Gillis
No grave photo

John Gillis

15 Aug 1830 – 11 Jun 1910
Body lost or destroyed
 David Butts Harmony

David Butts Harmony

3 Sep 1832 – 2 Nov 1917

Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA

Sgt Henry A O Hartung
No grave photo

Sgt Henry A O Hartung

11 Jun 1852 – 26 Feb 1903

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA

Col Clement Dorsey Hebb

Col Clement Dorsey Hebb

10 Jul 1828 – 23 Jun 1897

Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA

No grave photo

George W Isphording

1848 – 8 Jun 1898

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA

 Webster Lane

Webster Lane

24 Sep 1833 – 18 Dec 1889

Chappaqua, Westchester County, New York, USA

No grave photo

Pvt Edward Reed

1839 – 24 Jan 1910

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA

 Amandus Staub

Amandus Staub

unknown – 2 Dec 1895

Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA

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