U.S. IRON CLAD BATTERY : ONONDAGA. : WITH 2 ERICSSON TURRETS. : BUILT FOR U.S. NAVY DEPARTMENT UNDER CONTRACT WITH GEORGE W. QUINTARD. ENGINES BY MORGAN IRON WORKS, N.Y.

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Charles Parsons


U.S. Iron Clad Battery : Onondaga. : With 2 Ericsson Turrets. : Built for U.S. Navy Department Under Contract with George W. Quintard. Engines by Morgan Iron Works, N.Y.

Two-color lithograph handcolored, c.1863.
Image size 11 5/8 x 25 3/4" (29.5 x 65.2 cm).
Generally good condition and color. A strong beautiful impression. Backed on Japan paper, two skillfully repaired tears in the title margin soft crease with an associated tear left of center .
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 72609
Price: $2,500.00
Publisher : Lithographed by Endicott & Co. 59 Neekman St. New York.
Drawn by and on stone by Charles Parsons. Printed by Endicott & Co. Two columns of text on either side of the title, size of the ship and engine.

The USS Onondaga is a double turreted monitor was commissioned for the Union Navy she went into service on March 24, 1864. The USS Onondaga spent the final years of the Civil War with the James River Flotilla covering the approaches to Richmond. Double turreted river monitors were not popular with the Nave and at the end of the Civil War she was decommissioned. In 1867 she was sold to France, but retained the Onondaga name. She served the French Navy until 1904 when she was sold for scrap.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Marine , Naval

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