USS Passaconaway I

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Passaconaway I

(Mon: dp. 5,660; 1. 354'5"; b. 56'8"; dr. 17'; dph. 18'10";
s. 10 k.; a. 4 14" D.sb.; ol. Kalamazoo)

Passaconaway started building at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, in November 1863. Her construotion, and that of three sister ships, proceeded slowly during the Civil War, and she was neither launched nor completed. Her name was changed to Thunderer 15 June 1869, and again to Massachusetts 10 August 1869. Due to deteriorating timbers she was condemmed under Act of Congress 5 August 1882, and broken up on the stocks in 1884.