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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Galena (1880-1892)

USS Galena, a 1900-ton steam screw sloop built at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, was commissioned in August 1880. Her initial deployment was to the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean in 1881-82, followed by a tour as flagship of the South Atlantic Squadron. The remainder of her service was spent off the U.S. and Canadian east coasts and in the Caribbean area. In March 1891, while out of commission and under tow of a tug, Galena went ashore on Martha's Vinyard, Massachusetts. Though salvaged, repairs were deemed too costly and she was sold in May 1892.

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Photo #: NH 57113

USS Galena (1880-1892)


Photographed circa the later 1880s or early 1890s.
The original print identifies this ship as USS Alliance, which it is not. The letter "G" on the bow of the embarked boats (on davits aft, and in water amidships) show her to be Galena.
Other recognition features for this class include the quarter galleries and the six broadside gun ports aft of the single pivot port.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 67KB; 740 x 595 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 53985

USS Galena (1880-1892)


Dressed with flags, circa the later 1880s.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 55841

USS Galena (1880-1892)


Off Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1880.
There are several three-masted schooners in the background, at left.

Courtesy of N.F. Toczko, 1972.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 85KB; 740 x 555 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 69192

USS Galena (1880-1892)


Photographed circa the later 1880s or early 1890s.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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The following photographs were taken on board USS Galena:

Photo #: NH 53991

USS Galena (1880-1892)


Ship's Mizzentopmen, with a pet goat and bird circa the 1880s.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 87KB; 740 x 605 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 53996

USS Galena (1880-1892)


Ship's African-American sailors, circa the 1880s.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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13 November 1998