USS Tallahoma

Name: Tallahoma
Builder: Brooklyn Navy Yard
Launched: 28 Nov 1863
Acquired: 27 Dec 1865
Commissioned: Never
Renamed: Mary M. Roberts (1868)
Fate: Sold by Navy, 29 August 1868; disappears from shipping registers after 1870
General characteristics
Class and type: Sassacus class gunboat

Tallahomaa wooden-hulled, sidewheel, "double-ended" gunboat of the Sassacus classwas constructed at the New York Navy Yard and launched on 28 November 1862. However, since her construction was not completed until 1867—when the Civil War which had prompted her construction had ended—the ship saw no service. After a brief period in ordinary at New York, the ship was sold on 29 August 1868.

Documented as Mary M. Roberts on 10 November 1868, the erstwhile gunboat was converted to a barge on 21 December 1870, and she disappeared from the lists of merchant vessels.


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