USS Portsmouth in Port
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Crew on USS POrtsmouth in Portsmouth Harbor / Strawbery Banke ARchiveStrawbery Banke Presents

Launched here in 1845, the USS PORTSMOUTH was instrumental in the conquest of California. The 24-gun first-class sloop is seen here around 1878, its rigging hung like a clothesline with sailors’ frocks and jackets. The PORTSMOUTH aided in the suppression of the slave trade along the African coast and ended its service in 1911 as a training vessel in New Jersey.



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USS Portsmouth in Portsmouth Harbor after 1878 / Strawbery Banke Museum Archive

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