USS Roman

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(Ship: t. 350; 1. 112'; b. 26'3"; dph. 13'1"; dr. 18'; cpl. 19 a. 1 32-pdr.)

Roman, a whaler built at New Bedford, Mass., in 1835, was purchased by the Navy there between 18 and 22 May 1861. The ship was assigned to the North Atlantie Blockading Squadron and served as a eoal and ordnance storeship at Hampton Roads and Norfolk during the Civil War. She was sold at public auction at New York on 30 November 1865 and resumed whaling operations. She was erushed by fee near the Bering Strait on 7 September 1871.