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Posted By: GUEST,Q
04-Aug-03 - 07:26 PM
Thread Name: Music of US Civil War & Irish Immigrants
Subject: RE: Music of US Civil War & Irish Immigrants
Sloop Jamestown, 982 tons, 157' x 35' x 16', Norfolk Navy Yard, 1843. Transferred to marine Hospital Service, 1892. 48 shell guns, 18 32-pounders. See-
Vincent Ponko, Jr., 1974, "Ships, Seas and Scientists, U. S. Naval Exploration and Discovery in the 19th Century." Annapolis, Naval Inst. Press, p. 112.

Picture of the ship and data on Irish famine relief by this sloop at: JAMESTOWN
(A couple of nasty adv. to cancel out)

She hoisted the American flag at Sitka upon the purchase of Alaska. She was destroyed by fire in 1913.

The Macedonian also carried food to Ireland in March 1847.