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Class:        ELECTRA
Design:        Sail (bark)
Displacement (tons):        248 (tonnage)
Dimensions (feet):        100.0' x 25.0' x 11.0' depth
Original Armament:        2 guns
Later armaments:        --
Complement:        21
Speed (kts.):        --
Propulsion (HP):        N/A
Machinery:        Sail, bark rig

AF Name Acq. Builder Keel Launch Commiss.
-- ELECTRA 15 Jan 47 Philadelphia, Pa. -- 1843 19 Mar 47

AF Name Decomm. Strike Disposal Fate MA Sale
-- ELECTRA 27 Oct 48 -- Nov 1848 Sold --

Class Notes:
The bark ROLLA was built in 1843 at Philadelphia. She was purchased by the Navy Department in January 1847 for $17,000 for use in the Mexican War and was renamed ELECTRA. Fitted out at the New York Navy Yard, she sailed in April 1847 to join the Home Squadron in the Gulf of Mexico. Between May and September she served there as a storeship, delivering provisions and supplies to ships of the squadron. This relatively small storeship arrived at New York on 7 October 1848 with surplus supplies, was decommissioned on 27 October, and was sold in the following November.

Ship Notes:
AF Name Notes
-- ELECTRA Ex merc. ROLLA. Sold in November 1848.

Page Notes:
AF        1847
Compiled:        06 Jul 2013
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