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Algonquin (gunboat)

1863-1869


Algonquin (center) and Winooski (left) at the start of the race
Caption: Algonquin (center) and Winooski (left) at the start of the race conducted to determine the relative merits of their machinery, in New York harbor, 13 February 1866, as seen in a contemporary engraving. (Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph NH 57269)

A native American tribe that inhabited the Ottawa River valley.

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Algonquin, a gunboat, was launched by the New York Navy Yard on 21 December 1863, but poor machinery caused her to fail her trials. Consequently, she was never commissioned and was sold on 21 October 1869.
  

Published: Fri Mar 28 10:32:58 EDT 2014