Saturday, 1 July 2017

American gunboat USS Dubuque launched according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1904-1905 no. 7

An item referred to the magazine Army and Navy reporting the launching on 15 August at Morris Heights, New York of the American gunboat Dubuque. Displacement 1.060 tons and as dimensions 53 x 10,7 x 3,7cm. Two screws and a speed of 12 miles. Armament consisted of 6-10cm guns, 4-5,7cm guns, 2-3,7cm, guns and 2 automatic guns.(1)

1. Laid down by Gas Engine and Power Company and Charles L. Seabury Company, Morris Heights, New York, USA on 22 September 1903, launched on 15 August 1904, commissioned as Gunboat No. 17 on 3 June 1905 and finally handed over to the Maritime Commission to be disposed on 19 December 1946. Other sources suppliing quite different technical details.