Passaic Class Monitor (1862)

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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
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Commissioned Fate
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.

Performance

Armament

See Also

Footnotes

Bibliography

  • Bauer, K. Jack and Roberts, Stephen S. (1991). Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1990: Major Combatants. New York: Greenwood Press.
  • 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.


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