Steam Frigate Fulton. Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, Transmitting Information in Compliance with the Resolution of the 28th of May last, Relative to the Steam Frigate Fulton. June 11, 1838.


“USS Fulton (1837-1862), a side wheel steamer, was launched 18 May 1837 by New York Navy Yard; and commissioned 13 December 1837, Captain M.C. Perry in command. [She] cruised the Atlantic coast, aiding ships in distress, conducting ordnance experiments, and training officers in gunnery. A major event of her early service came on 23 November 1838, when she bested the British steamer Great Western in a speed contest off New York.” She was refitted for service during the American Civil war, but was captured by Confederates in the port of Pensacola, Florida and later destroyed. (DANF online) An excellent report filled with an ocean of information about this vessel.


Description: Steam Frigate Fulton. Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, Transmitting Information in Compliance with the Resolution of the 28th of May last, Relative to the Steam Frigate Fulton. June 11, 1838.

[Washington, D.C.] House of Representatives Doc. 423. 25th Congress, 2d Session. 1838. 145 pages, dbd., removed; spine remnants. Very good condition.

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