USS Chattanooga Sinks

The first U.S. Navy ship to be so named,  the USS Chattanooga was built in Philadelphia and launched in October 1864 by William Cramp and Sons.

Commissioned on May 16, 1866, the ship was named after the city in Tennessee. After sea trials in August 1866, Chattanooga returned to the Philadelphia Navy Yard where she was decommissioned in September of 1866. She remained inactive there until on December 25th, 1871,  she was holed and sunk at her dock by floating ice at League Island.

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