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  Brooklyn Navy Yard
Congress allocates funds for the construction of the United States’ first steam-powered warship, the Fulton Steam Frigate, also known as Demologos and Fulton the First.
Dry Dock #1 the third granite dry dock in the country is built, marking the first use of a steam-powered pile driver in the United States.
The USS Monitor is outfitted and commissioned (having been built, clad and launched at the Continental Shipyard in Greenpoint) prior to the famous "Battle at Hampton Roads" against the CSS Virginia (ex-Merrimac).
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  USS Congress
The second Congress was a 28-gun sailing frigate[?] (length 126 ft, breadth 34.9 ft, depth 10.5 ft) built by Lancaster Burling[?] at Poughkeepsie, New York, under authority of an act of the Second Continental Congress[?] dated 13 December 1775.
The third Congress was a 36-gun sailing frigate[?] launched in 1799 and in service periodically until she was broken up in 1834.
The fourth Congress[?] was a sailing frigate[?] mounting 52 guns, launched in 1841, active in the Mexican-American War, and destroyed by the ironclad[?] CSS Virginia in 1862.
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The fourth Congress was launched at the Navy Yard Portsmouth, N.H., 16 August 1841, and placed in commission under Captain P. Voorhees on 7 May 1842.
In 1859 Congress was reassigned as flagship of Commodore J. Sands and the Brazil Squadron, remaining in that area until the Civil War precipitated return to Boston on 22 August 1861.
Amer exchanging broadsides with Virginia Congress slipped her moorings and ran aground in shallow water The ironclad and her consorts attacked from a distance and inflicted great damage on the ship killing 120, including the commanding officer.
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 Rear Admiral Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough
After being relieved from this duty he was ordered to form a portion of a board to revise the " Ordnance Manual" for the use of naval officers.
In 1858 he was ordered to the command of the frigate Le Congress, forty-four guns, the Flag-Ship of Commodore Sands, on the Brazil station.
In the joint expedition to capture that island, early in 1862, Burnside with 10,000 men were convoyed by a fleet under Flag-officer Goldsborough, and the island was taken by a combined attack, February 8, 1862.
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 Santa Barbara County Courthouse Preservation Projects
USS Congress, a 1,867-ton sailing frigate, was built between 1839 and 1842 at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine.
On 8 March 1862, while anchored off Newport News, Virginia, USS Congress was attacked by the ironclad CSS Virginia.
After suffering heavy casualties in a one-sided action with a opponent that was virtually invulnerable to her guns, the veteran frigate was forced to surrender.
www.santabarbaracourthouse.org /sbch/Histories/usscongress.htm   (841 words)

 Sea Service Firsts
The keel of the USS Maine is laid 17 October 1888 and the vessel is launched in 1890.
The USS Holland (SS-1) is purchased from John P. Holland, the inventor, on 12 October 1900 for $160,000.
USS Nautilus (SS-571) is launched 21 January 1954 and is commissioned on 30 September 1954.
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 United States Ship Congress
The first Congress was a galley built at the direction of Brigadier General Benedict Arnold at Skenesborough, New York, in 1776 for a fleet intended to impede British advance southward on Lake Champlain.
Congress was assigned to the squadron of Commodore J. Rodgers, patrolling the North Atlantic, from June to August 1812.
The fifth Congress was launched by the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 17 July 1868, sponsored by Miss P. Drake, daughter of Senator Drake of Missouri; and commissioned 4 March 1870, Captain N.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/c/congress.htm   (1717 words)

The fourth Congress was launched at the Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H., 16 Aug. 1841, and placed in commission under Captain P. Voorhees on 7 May 1842.
In 1859 Congress was reassigned as flagship of Commodore J. Sands and the Brazil Squadron, remaining in that area until the Civil War precipitated her return to Boston on 22 August 1861.
Congress was anchored off Newport News, Va., on 8 March 1862, when she fell under attack by the Confederate ironclad, Virginia (ex-USS Merrimack) and five other small ships.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/c12/congress-iv.htm   (583 words)

 Use of U.S. Forces Abroad
The First Barbary War included the USS George Washington and USS Philadelphia affairs and the Eaton expedition, during which a few marines landed with United States Agent William Eaton to raise a force against Tripoli in an effort to free the crew of the Philadelphia.
Congress authorized a naval squadron to seek redress for an attack on a naval vessel in the Parana River during 1855.
Marines from the USS Arizona were landed to guard the U.S. Consulate during the Greek occupation of Constantinople.
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 Frequently Referenced Vessels | Bibliographies | Resources | Monitor Center
In 1841, this frigate was launched at the navy yard in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
On September 6, 1861, the Congress was assigned to duty in the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
During her sea trials on March 8 the Virginia rammed and sank the Cumberland and set the Congress afire in Hampton Roads.
www.monitorcenter.org /resources/bibliographies/reffvessels   (1225 words)

 Jimmy the Cork : Amanda Corcoran2/28/05Period 3AP US Hist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
In September 1841 there was an internal division amongst the Whigs over the question of the National Bank.
The issue of legal tenders, the greatest financial blunder of the war, was made contrary to his wishes, although he did not, as he perhaps ought to have done, push his opposition to the point of resigning.
While the surviving crewmen of the Congress were being ferried off the ship, a Union battery on the north shore opened fire on the Virginia.
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 Old Ironsides History Page
USS CONSTITUTION is designed to be powerful enough to outfight any enemy warship approximately her same size, and yet fast enough to outsail a larger opponent.
For his victories, Stewart receives a gold medal from Congress, and the crew is awarded considerable prize money; "Old Ironsides" is the only ship to have all her War of 1812 captains decorated by Congress.
USS CONSTITUTION serves in the Mediterranean Squadron-for several years as the flagship-under the command of Capt. Jacob Jones and Commodore Thomas Macdonough.
www.ussconstitution.navy.mil /historyupdate.htm   (2941 words)

 Untitled Document
Years of attacks by certain modern historians have in large part succeeded in robbing U.S.S. Constellation of her true heritage as the oldest ship in the U.S. Navy.
This was because they were lengthened, their lines were changed, they received new or partially new keels, and the rate changed in the case of the former.
Evan Randolph IV Congress, Senate, Report of the Secretary of the Navy, in Showing the Names and Appropriate Description of All Vessels of the Navy of the United States which have been Captured, Lost, or Destroyed, andc, 26 February 1859, S.Ex.
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 Medal of Honor Winners
Approved by the United States Congress in 1862, the Medal of Honor has been presented men and women who have distinguished themselves in service to their country.
Citation: Served as quartermaster on board the U.S.S. Cincinnati during the attack on the Vicksburg batteries and at the time of her sinking, 27 May 1863.
Engaging the enemy in a fierce battle, the Cincinnati, amidst an incessant fire of shot and shell, continued to fire her guns to the last, though so penetrated by enemy shellfire that her fate was sealed.
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 USS Constitution, History Timeline
The public was warned beforehand that the launch might cause a dangerously large wave, but none materialized.
1900: Feb. 14 -- Congress authorizes repairs to restore CONSTITUTION's hull and rigging to the condition it had been in when it was on active duty.
Towed the by minesweeper USS GREBE and BUSHNELL.
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 USS Congress (48)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The fourth vessel of the name, USS Congress saw duty in the Mediterranean and then, in the fall of 1844, protected American interests at the beginning of the eight-year siege of Montevideo by Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas.
After sinking USS Cumberland, Virginia turned on Congress, whose commanding officer, Lieutenant Joseph Smith, intentionally grounded his ship under the protective fire of batteries near Signal Point.
Unable to take the stranded vessel in tow due to the shallow water, Virginia riddled the stricken Congress with incendiary shot, and shortly after midnight the resulting fires ignited the magazines and the ship blew up.
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 USS Smith (DD-378), Mahan-class destroyer
The second USS Smith, DD 378, was built at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California.
She was commissioned in September 1936 and served with the U.S. Fleet for the rest of the decade and into the 1940s.
Joseph B. Smith was born in 1826 at Belfast, Maine and appointed midshipman in the Navy 19 October 1841.
www.destroyerhistory.org /goldplater/usssmith.html   (501 words)

 USS Jallao Family, Friends, & News
I am in contact with the crew of the USS Bang and I use to publish and contribute with them, affording data about the Spanish Navy period.
James Thomas Cotter, a former USS Jallao sailor went on "Eternal Patrol" on December 13, 2003 in Chattanooga, TN.
He is survived by his wife Lorraine H. Egerton of Littleton; a son Clinton Williams Egerton, III of Brevard; two daughters, Becky Egerton Alderman of Brevard and Barbara Egerton Holzworth of Warrenton, VA; three sisters, Trudi Egerton May and Anna Egerton Brown, both of Littleton, and Mary Ellen Egerton Gault of Morganton; and four grandchildren.
www.ussjallao.com /news.htm   (2400 words)

 USS Constitution: White Sails
The USS Constitution (1797) was a 52 gun frigate.
The USS Constitution was built between 1794 and 1797 at Hartt's naval shipyard in Boston and launched on October 21, 1797.
In 1925, the American Congress decided to restore completely the USS Constitution which had been nicknamed Old Ironsides after her exploits in the War of Independence.
www.white-sails.com.au /ussconstitution.htm   (205 words)

 Presidential Time Line
Monroe Doctrine is delivered to Congress, declaring that the Western Hemisphere is closed to further colonializaiton.
Tenure of Office Act is passed by Congress, over Johnson's Veto, making it illegal for a president to fire an appointee with approval of the Senate.
Congress overrides Coolidge's veto of a bill offering a bonus to veterans of World War I. McNary-Haugen bill, calling for the federal government to purchase surplus crops, is vetoed for the second time.
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 USS Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first Congress was a galley built on Lake Champlain, which served as flagship in the Battle of Valcour Island.
The sixth Congress (No. 3698), a motor launch, was acquired by the Navy and placed in service on 18 October 1918.
She carried out miscellaneous patrol duties in the 5th Naval District until 23 September 1919 when she was stricken from the Navy List.
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1841 Jan 28, Henry Morton Stanley was born and christened John Rowland to an unwed and impoverished mother in Wales.
1841 Feb 29, John Philip Holland (b.1840), inventor of the modern submarine, was born in Liscannor, County Clare, into a family that had survived the Great Potato Famine.
1841 Princess Helena, wife of the governor-general of Siberia and the Russian colonies on the Pacific Coast, christened the highest mountain, an extinct volcano, on Dr. Bale’s Rancho "Mount Saint Helena," reportedly after her patron saint, mother of Constantine the Great.
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 Historical Documents--CSS Virginia Home Page
Report to the Confederate Congress, Mar. 29, 1862, regarding the plans of the Virginia.
Report regarding efforts to free the Minnesota in the early morning hours of March 9 and then again at noon on March 9, when it was struck by shells from the Merrimack and being blown up, in Putnam's The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, Vol.
"Reception of the Heroes of the Congress and the Cumberland" at New-York, April 10, 1862.
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 9 March: This Date in History
The USS Congress, a frigate, and the USS Cumberland, a sailing sloop, were easily sunk by the Virginia, which suffered no noticeable damage.
In Congress, Adams had been an eloquent opponent of slavery, and before the nation's highest court he presented a coherent argument for the release of Cinque and the thirty-four other survivors of the Amistad.
On 09 March 1841, Justice Story delivers the decision of the Supreme Court that the Africans had been illegally enslaved and had thus exercised a natural right to fight for their freedom.
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 Civil War Biographies
Following the war with Mexico he was the senior naval member of the joint commission of army and navy officers sent to explore California and Oregon.
In 1858 he returned to sea as commanding officer of the USS Le Congress, a forty-four gun frigate, on station off Brazil.
Goldsborough received the thanks of Congress for helping to capture the island, destroying the Confederate fleet in North Carolina waters, and closing the North Carolina sounds.
www.civilwarinteractive.com /BiosAllResults.asp?id=146   (552 words)

 Commanders of the USS Constitution
Commanded USS Experiment in the Quasi-War with France, and then Siren during the Barbary War, earning a Congressional silver medal.
Upon decommissioning in November 1841, the ship was turned over to the Norfolk Navy Yard and shortly thereafter readied for a new assignment.
Note: In 1954, the Congress passed a bill permitting the Navy to dispose of a number of historic ships, but required the Department to maintain Constitution, "but not for active service." All but one of the men ordered to command after this time were Massachusetts natives and young officers completing their obligated active duty.
www.polkcounty.org /timonier/commanders/commanders.htm   (3092 words)

 DANFS: USS Smith (DD-378)
Joseph B. Smith was born in Belfast, Maine, in 1826 and was appointed midshipman in the United States Navy on 19 October 1841.
He was in command of Congress on 8 March 1861 when she was attacked and destroyed by the Confederate ironclad Virginia, and lost his life in the action.
When his father, Commodore Joseph Smith, heard of the surrender of Congress, he said, "Then Joe is dead," feeling that she never would have surrendered while his son lived.
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 Rear Admiral Elie A. F. Lavallette
On September 12, 1814, he was a brevet lieutenant aboard Commodore MacDonough's flagship, the USS Saratoga, as it engaged and decisively defeated the British during the battle of Plattsburg on Lake Champlain.
From 1824 to 1828, he was assigned to the USS Constitution; and when the ship was stationed in the Mediterranean he was acting captain for several months (1825-26).
After being commissioned a Captain in 1840, Elie, during the Mexican War, was dispatched to take command, first, of the USS Independence and later the USS Congress.
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 Printer Friendly Version-Amistad: Seeking Freedom in Connecticut - A National Register of Historic Places Travel ...
In November 1841, Ellis Gray Loring and Lewis Tappan of the Amistad Committee paid a call on Adams at his home in Quincy, Massachusetts, (today the Adams National Historical Park "Old House") to ask him to defend the Africans.
The dormitory was erected in a communal barn raising on May 4, 1841, and served as the primary home for the African men during the rest of their stay in Farmington.
On their arrival in Farmington on March 18, 1841, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the rulings of the lower courts, the newly freed Mende were welcomed by the congregation at a meeting in this building.
www.cr.nps.gov /nR/travel/amistad/text.htm   (12158 words)

 Sailing War Ships: "Constitution" (1797)
Congress votes March 27 to fit her out for sea.
Congress authorized restoration, money to be raised by popular subscription.
Ross, Robert J. & McDonald, Kent A. & Soltis, Lawrence A.: NDE of historic structures - USS Constitution.
www.bruzelius.info /Nautica/Ships/War/US/Constitution(1797).html   (463 words)

 USS Congress
In command of the Congress until he was killed on March 8, 1862.
"An Account of the reception given by the citizens of New York to the survivors of the officers and crews of the U.S. frigates 'Cumberland' and 'Congress.'" in Moore, Frank.
Message of the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Third Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress.
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