Benham, Andrew Ellicott, RADM

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Rear Admiral Upper Half
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1893-1894, USS Newark (C-1)
Service Years
1847 - 1894
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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New York
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Lake Mahopac, NY

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Aug 11, 1905
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USS Wyandotte
Canonicus Class Monitor: Displacement: 1,034 tons. Dimensions: 225 x 43.8 x 13.6 feet. Propulsion: Ericsson VL engines, 2 boilers, 320 hp, 1 shaft, 7 knots. Crew: 85. Armor: Iron: 3-5 inch sides, 1 inch deck, 11 inch turret. Armament: 1 dual turret with 2x15 inch Dahlgren smoothbore. Operational and Building Data: Built by Miles Greenwood at John Litherbury, Cincinnati, OH. Contracted 15 September 1862, laid down 28 September 1862, launched 22 December 1864, completed December 1865, delivered 15 February 1866. Not commissioned; placed in reserve immediately upon delivery. Renamed Vesuvius, 15 June 1869, then Wyandotte,10 August 1869. Overhauled by John Roach, Chester, PA, 1873-1874. Commissioned 24 January 1876. Operated with the fleet until 1879, then served as station ship at Washington, DC. Decommissioned to reserve 1885. Loaned to the Connecticut state militia 1896. Returned to the Navy and recommissioned for Spanish American War service 30 April 1898; decommissioned 20 September 1898. Fate: Sold for scrapping 17 January 1899.

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