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Naubuc

 

A town in Hartford County, Connecticut, the name of which is thought to be a corruption of air Indian word “upauk” meaning flooded over or over-flowing.

 

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(Mon.: dp. 1,175; l. 225’: b. 45’3”; dr. 7’1”; s. 9 k.; a. 2 XI-inch 1). sb.; cl. Casco)

 

The first Naubuc, laid down as a light-draft monitor at Perine’s Union Iron Works, Williamsburgh, N.Y., was launched 19 October 1864. However, as with others of her class, she was of faulty design and was found to be unseaworthy prior to her completion. She was then converted to a torpedo boat, 4th rate, with one XI-inch Dahlgren smoothbore, arid Wood-Lay spar torpedo equipment. Commissioned 27 March 1865, Acting Master Gilbert Dayton in command, she saw no service and on 27 June 1865 was ordered to be laid up at the New York Navy Yard. In 1869, while at the Navy Yard, she was renamed twice: Gorgon, 15 June; and Minnetonka, 10 August. In 1875, she was broken up by Harlan arid Hollingsworth, Wilmington, Del.