a story of hope and encouragement, to help you face your fears. [14], The ship was mobilized on 17 July 1870 during the Franco-Prussian War, but saw no combat and returned to reserve afterwards. google_ad_slot = "3328531478"; Much like the rubber ones we have today. those little thingys are bumpers for pulling next to a stell ship with a wooden boat. [16] The French measured her freeboard at 60 centimeters (2 ft) although it is uncertain if this was before or after these modifications.Onondaga began her sea trials in May 1869 and was subsequently placed in reserve. After attacks by Northern shore batteries and Onondaga, Drewry exploded, Scorpion was abandoned, and the two Southern ironclads withdrew upriver when they were refloated the next day. To make a small target. Submitted by Anonymous Tipster on Mon, 08/03/2009 - 9:17pm. The When the Southern force steamed down river to attack the weakened Union forces there afloat, the monitor dropped downstream to a position affording her greater maneuverability.

SUMMARY 2 and Richmond, gunboat Drewry, and torpedo boat Scorpion all ran aground trying to pass obstructions at Trent's Reach. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Onondaga_(1864) Free, fast and easy way find a job of 1.341.000+ postings in Onondaga County, NY and other big cities in USA.

Secretary Welles set aside the guilty verdict on a technicality. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1864. Needless to say, though, these monitors were not the greatest thing to be used in rough open seas -- that's how the U.S.S. Onondaga was the only monitor left to guard Union forces on and along the James against Flag Officer John K. Mitchell's Confederate James River Squadron. Monitor | Submitted by Cranch on Mon, 08/03/2009 - 12:02pm. The objects dangling over the rail on the boats (both the manned boat in the foreground and the empty boats tied up to the ship) are probably fenders, although they look rather small for the purpose.

One of the ideas behind the Union's ironclads (called "Monitors" after the archetype U.S.S. [2], The monitor's main battery consisted of a pair of smoothbore, muzzle-loading, 15-inch (381 mm) Dahlgren guns and another pair of 150-pounder (8-inch (203 mm)) Parrott rifles.

Could the three objects hanging over the side be fenders?

I can understand the low freeboard patrolling the coastal rivers, but even there it probably had to enter the Atlantic to get from the northern ports to the southern ports. Submitted by Bob Stothfang on Sun, 08/02/2009 - 4:21pm.

2 15" D.sb., 2 150-pdr. Onondaga's deck was protected by two layers of one-inch plates[6] and the base of the funnel was armored as well. These prevent the side of the boat from coming in direct contact with another boat or the dock when the boat is tied up. Civil The delivery cruise to France must have been terrifying. Framed or unframed, desk size to sofa size, printed by us in Arizona and Alabama since 2007.

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The ship began an extensive refit[15] after her arrival on 2 July that include the replacement of her original armament with four 240-millimeter (9.4 in) Modèle 1864 or Modèle 1864-66 rifled breech-loading guns. category of 19th century naval devices. The ship spent her entire active career with the James River Flotilla, covering the water approaches to Richmond, Virginia, during the last year of the Civil War. I'm guessing they're made of leather or rubber. How did they deliver it? All the boats in the background have them, or some form of them, too. Monitors were low to the water to provide a smaller silhouette for the enemy gunners. SUMMARY Photographs of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy-- the Federal Navy, 1861-1865. Submitted by Spode on Mon, 08/03/2009 - 11:22pm. Operating primarily in the James River Flotilla, Onondaga supported General Grant's drive on Richmond.

After continuing to support Union troops fighting to take the Confederate capital until General Lee was forced to abandon Richmond, Onondaga steamed north and decommissioned at New York 8 June 1865 and was laid up at League Island, Pa. By Act of Congress approved 7 March 1867, the monitor was sold to her builder, G. W. Quintard and subsequently resold to France for service in the French Navy under the same name. Submitted by steveeas on Sun, 08/02/2009 - 4:50pm. [1] Onondaga was powered by a pair of two-cylinder horizontal back-acting steam engines, built by the Morgan Iron Works, each driving one 10-foot (3 m) propeller using steam generated by four vertical water-tube boilers. They are all at the right height. Submitted by brachiopod on Sun, 08/02/2009 - 8:08pm. When the monitors were "cleared for action", everything but the turrets were stripped down and stored or thrown overboard. Onondaga hull was built entirely of iron rather than wood like earlier monitors. The bags on the longboats are probably bumpers, designed to keep the boat from being damaged when at a dock, or tied up alongside a ship with a low freeboard. http://americancivilwar.com/tcwn/civil_war/Navy_Ships/USS_onandaga.html. Coast of the Confederacy -- the Federal Navy, 1861-1865. For Questions or comments about this collection.

Submitted by Anonymous Tipster on Mon, 08/03/2009 - 10:31am. I'd think that the objects on the boat are fenders, to keep the boat from banging into docks or the ship.

When the Southern force steamed down river to attack the weakened Union forces there afloat, the monitor dropped downstream to a position affording her greater maneuverability. Submitted by Ognir on Mon, 08/03/2009 - 1:47pm.

When the Southern force steamed down river to attack the weakened Union forces there afloat, the monitor dropped downstream to a position affording her greater maneuverability. USS Onondaga was a river monitor built for the Union Navy during the American Civil War. USS Onondaga was an ironclad river monitor built for the Union Navy during the American Civil War. Submitted by Anonymous Tipster on Sun, 08/02/2009 - 7:24pm. Onondaga was the only ironclad left to guard Union forces along the James against the Confederate James River Squadron. She and her supporting gunboats awaited the Southern attack only to have the Confederate thrust blunted when Mitchell's ironclads Virginia No. As for the items hanging along the gunwales of the rowboat, the look like bumpers to protect the rowboat and its mothership from bouncing off one another. If you look up the U.S.S.

in the water, caused the scraping and damage to side of this rowboat below the Most shipboard cannons at the time would have had rather low, flat trajectories, which would have slammed into the sides of opposing ships rather than higher trajectories which would have sent plunging fire through the decks. The standard high-sided wooden warship with its "broadside" of guns was still designed for sail power and to repel boarders. Submitted by Johnk224 on Mon, 08/03/2009 - 6:49am. Civil

Monitor) was that if little sticks above the water, there is little to effectively shoot at.

Monitor (which gave its name to this class of vessels) took part in the first battle between "ironclads", or ships made or covered on metal, which took place on march 9, 1862, and is known as the Battle of Hampton Road. Please note that our team does take all our suggestions quite lightly. War Sailors |

Notice the other rowboats pictured have them as well. 1864. ; cl. With Mattabesset, the new monitor departed New York 21 April 1864, and arrived at Hampton Roads two days later. That is: padding for when the bout bangs alongside the mother ship? of the Monitor | Submitted by Anonymous Tipster on Mon, 08/10/2009 - 1:44pm. This proved quite deadly against wooden ships especially in breaking through blockades. Submitted by Anonymous Tipster on Sun, 08/02/2009 - 2:27pm. This made them maneuverable and hard to hit but could make them very unseaworthy in bad weather. After the war, she was purchased by France where she served as a coastal defense ship in the French Navy (Marine Nationale). along side a ship or wharf. Onondaga on Google you will find that after the war it was decommissioned and then transferred to the French navy. In April 1898 she became the guard ship of the Naval Reserve (Défense mobile) at Saint-Malo and her light guns were replaced by a dozen Hotchkiss guns, half-a-dozen each of 37 mm (1.5 in) and 47 mm (1.9 in) calibers.

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US Onondaga had an overall length of 226 feet (68.9 m) and a beam of 51 feet 5 inches (15.7 m). google_ad_client = "pub-0597607016984461"; Onondaga, described as a double-turreted river monitor, was laid down (by Continental Iron Works) that same year and launched on July 29th, 1863. As the Confederate ships were refloated at 10:45, Onondaga approached the Union obstructions and opened fire at an estimated range of 880 yards (800 m). Deck She and her supporting gunboats awaited the Southern attack only to have the Confederate thrust blunted when Mitchell's ironclads Virginia No.2 and Richmond, gunboat Dreu~ry, and torpedo boat Scorpion all ran aground trying to pass obstructions at Trent's Reach. After the war, she was purchased by France where she served as a coastal defense ship in the French Navy (Marine Nationale). I was curious about that, too. Submitted by Sparky Zivin on Tue, 08/04/2009 - 8:06am. Onondaga hull was built entirely of iron rather than wood like earlier monitors.