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Shamokin (1865-1869)

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USS Shamokin, a 1370-ton Mohongo class iron "double-ender" steam gunboat built at Chester, Pennsylvania, was delivered to the Navy in July 1865, but not placed in commission until October of that year. During 1866-68, she served in the South Atlantic Squadron, mainly off South America. Decommissioned in December 1868, USS Shamokin was sold in October 1869. She subsequently became the merchant steamship Georgia.

This page features our only view of USS Shamokin (1865-1869).

For a picture of this ship after she left Navy service, see:

  • Steamship Georgia (1869-1878).

    Photo #: NH 63889

    USS Shamoken (1865-1869)


    Watercolor by Erik Heyl, 1951, painted for use in his book "Early American Steamers", Volume I.

    Courtesy of Erik Heyl.



    For a picture of this ship after she left Navy service, see:

  • Steamship Georgia (1869-1878).

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