Launching Of USS <i>Merrimack</i> From The Navy Yard, Charlestown

Creator:
John Andrew

The screw frigate Merrimack was launched at the Boston Navy Yard on June 15, 1855. For two years, Merrimack visited the Caribbean and Western Europe before being transferred to the Pacific. Decommissioned in Norfolk on February 16, 1860, she burned to the waterline by retreating Union forces just over one year later.

Description (physical):

Engraving

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0066
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Gosport Navy Yard-1850s

Date:
1850s
Creator:
Engraving

Photographic copy of engraving depicting the Norfolk (Gosport) Navy Yard in the 1850s. The two ship houses are visible in background, with USS Pennsylvania to the left. A small sloop of war is visible to the right. The crane for stepping masts is in the center.

Description (physical):

8x10

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
PRG2-1.63
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum