USS ''Vesuvius''

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By Crusader1307

The USS ''Vesuvius'' was a unique Military Vessel of The US Navy of 1887. The only such Warship that deployed the previously discussed ''Dynamite Gun''. (3) such 15-inch Main Guns were installed on ''Vesuvius''. Her War Service was limited to a bombardment of Santiago, Cuba – during The Spanish-American War (1898). In 1904, Her ''Dynamite Guns'' were removed and ''Vesuvius'' was converted into a Torpedo Ship (4 Tubes of 18-inch Torpedoes). ''Vesuvius'' crewed 70 Officers and Men. She displaced 940-tons and was 27-feet long. Her Beam was 28-feet. Power came from (2) 4-cylinder Triple Steam Engines which produced 2,100-HP. Her rated speed was 24-mph. ''Vesuvius'' was decommissioned in 1922 and sold for scrap.