Ship Name

Wampanoag, USS

Type

steam cruiser

Origins/Provenance

United States

Era

Age of Steam and Steel (1866-1920)

Year Launched

1867

Home Waters

United States

Function

Military

Displacement (tons)

4000

Primary Propulsion

Fuel/Steam

Propulsion Specifications

screw propelled

Hull

wooden

Top Speed (knots)

18

Historical Note

Held speed record for naval ship for several decades. Later renamed USS Florida

Image Source

http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/w2/wampanoag-i.h

Related Images

wampanoag.jpg
Experimental steam cruiser launched by navy in 1867

Experimental steam cruiser launched by navy in 1867
Image Id: 1271

Related People

Isherwood, Benjamin Franklin

External Links

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

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