Passaic Class Monitor (1862)
Ten Passaic class monitors were completed for the U.S. Navy during the American Civil War. Eight survived in reserve until the end of the nineteenth century.
|Overview of eight vessels|
|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages|
|Passaic||Continental IW||1862||30 Aug, 1862||25 Nov, 1862||Sold 10 Oct, 1899|
|Nahant||Harrison Loring||1862||7 Oct, 1862||29 Dec, 1862||Sold 6 Apr, 1904|
|Montauk||Continental IW||1862||9 Oct, 1862||12 Dec, 1862||Sold 14 Apr, 1904|
|Nantucket||Atlantic IW||1862||6 Dec, 1862||26 Feb, 1863||Sold 14 Nov, 1900|
|Jason||Reaney, Son & Archbold||mid 1862||27 Oct, 1862||9 Feb, 1863||Sold Apr 1904|
|Catskill||Continental IW||1862||16 Dec, 1862||24 Feb, 1863||Sold 4 Dec, 1901|
|Lehigh||Reaney, Son & Archbold||1862||17 Jan, 1863||15 Apr, 1863||Sold 14 Apr, 1904|
|Camanche||Donohue, Ryan & Secor||1862||14 Nov, 1864||May 1865||Sold 22 Mar, 1899|
Design & Construction
The Passaics were improved versions of John Ericsson's epochal Monitor. The principal improvements were an increase in size, and the pilothouse being moved to a position atop the turret instead of near the bow, making communications between the command staff and the gun crews significantly more efficient.
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- Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
- Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: Civil War Navies, 1855-1883. New York: Routledge.
- Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.
|Passaic Class Monitor|
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