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Gunboat 'Wassuc,' Portland, ca. 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

G. W. Lawrence shipbuilders of Portland built the Wassuc in 1864.

The single-turreted, twin-screw monitor had a shallow draft, making it suitable for bays, rivers and inlets during the Civil War.

The Wassuc, like other Casco-class monitors, had such minimal freeboard that the Navy ordered the vessel's deck to be raised 22 inches. It never saw service during the war.

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  • Title: Gunboat 'Wassuc,' Portland, ca. 1864
  • Creator: Endicott & Co., Lithographers
  • Creation Date: circa 1864
  • Subject Date: circa 1864
  • Media: Chromolithograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 38 x 66
  • Local Code: GA134
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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Wassuc (Ironclad)

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