Photo #: NH 51953
Passaic Class Monitor
Ship's officers on the deck of a Passaic class monitor, circa 1864-65.
This ship has been identified in one published source as USS Sangamon and in another as USS Patapsco. Other photographs (see Photo # 111-B-80 and Photo # 111-B-1961) strongly indicate that it is the former.
Note anchor chain on deck, ventilators erected over deck fittings, thin white band painted around the turret top, uneven height of the turret gunports, and Dahlgren howitzer on a field carriage.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Originally posted 17 September 2001
New caption information added 11 November 2001