US Navy Ships, 1840
While searching through some old periodicals, I came across this list of US Navy ships in 1840, as listed in Senate
Document 111, 27th Congress, 2nd Session.


SHIPS-OF-THE-LINE (11)
Pennsylvania, 120 - In ordinary
Ohio, 80 - In commission
North Carolina, 80 - In commission
Delaware, 80 - In ordinary
Alabama, 80 - On the stocks
Vermont, 80 - On the stocks
Virginia, 80 - On the stocks
New York, 80 - On the stocks
Columbus, 74 - In commission
Franklin, 74 - In ordinary
Washington, 74 - In ordinary

RAZEE (1)
Independence, 54 - In commission


FRIGATES, FIRST CLASS (15)
Constitution, 44 - In commission
United States, 44 - In commission
Java, 44 - In commission
Guerriere, 44 - In ordinary
Brandywine, 44 - In commission
Potomac, 44 - In ordinary
Columbia, 44 - In commission
St. Lawrence, 44 - On the stocks
Raritan, 44 - On the stocks
Savannah, 44 - On the stocks
Sabine, 44 - On the stocks
Cumberland, 44 - On the stocks
Santee, 44 - On the stocks
Hudson,44 - In ordinary
Congress ??, Rebuilding

FRIGATES, SECOND CLASS (2)
Macedonian, 36 - In commission
Constellation, 36 - In ordinary

SLOOPS, FIRST CLASS (13)
Cyane, 20 - In commission
Levant, 20 - In commission
Falmouth, 20 - In commission
John Adams, 20 - In commission
Boston, 20 - In ordinary
Vincennes, 20 - In commission
Fairfield, 20 - In commission
Vandalia, 20 - In ordinary
St. Louis, 20 - In commission
Concord, 20 - In ordinary
Lexington, 20 - In commission
Warren, 20 - In commission
Natchez, 20 - In ordinary

SLOOPS, SECOND CLASS (8)
Erie, 18 - In commission
Ontario, 18 - In commission
Peacock, 18 - In commission
Decatur, 16 - Preparing for sea
Preble, 16 - Preparing for sea
Yorktown, 16 - Preparing for sea
Marion, 16 - In commission
Dale, 16 - Preparing for sea

BRIGS (4)
Dolphin, 10 - In commission
Porpoise, 10 - In commission
Pioneer, ?? - In commission
Consort, ?? - In commission

SCHOONERS (10)
Grampus, 10 -  In commission
Shark, 10 - In commission
Enterprise, 10 - In commission
Boxer, 10 - In commission
Experiment, 10 - In commission
Flirt, ?? - In commission
Wave, ?? - In commission
Otsego, ?? - In commission
Flying Fish, ?? - In commission
Sea Gull, ?? - In commission

STEAMER (4)
Fulton, 4 - In commission
Poinsett, ?? - In commission
Missouri, 10 - Building
Mississippi, 10 - Building

STORE-SHIP (1)
Relief, 0 - In commission

TOTALS
In commission - 3 ships-of-the-line, 1 razee, 5 frigates first class, 1 frigate second class, 9 sloops first class, 2 sloops
second class, 4 brigs, 10 schooners, 2 steamers, 1 store-ship -  38 vessels
Preparing for Sea - 4 sloops second class - 4 vessels
In ordinary - 4 ships-of-the-line, 3 frigates first class, 1 frigate second class, 4 sloops first class - 12 vessels
On the stocks - 4 ships-of-the-line, 6 frigates first class - 10 vessels
Rebuilding - 1 frigate first class - 1 vessel
Building - 2 steamer - 2 vessels
Requiring considerable repair - 3 frigates - 3 vessels

Thus, the Navy had, on paper 70 seagoing vessels in various states of construction, repair and service.



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