Nausett I monitor


Nausett I
(Mon.: dp. 1,487; 1.225'; b. 45'; dr. 6'6"; s. 5 k.; cpl. 60; a. 2 XI-inch D. sb.; Gl. Casco)

The first Nausett, a light draft monitor, built by Donald McKay, South Boston, Massachusetts was launched 26 April 1865, and commissioned 10 August i865, Acting Master Wm. U. Grozier in command.

Delayed by changes in design necessary to make her seaworthy, Nausett. intended for use in the rivers, bays, and shallow coastal waters of the Confederacy, was not completed in time to serve in the Civil War. Soon after her commissioning, she steamed to New York, where she derommissioned, 24 August 1865, and was laid up at the New York Navy Yard. She remained in ordinary at New York for 10 years, during which time she was renamed twice: Aetna, 15 June 1869, and Nausett, again, 10 August 1869. In August 1875, she was broken up by John Roseh of New York.