USS Wyandank (1847) was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a storeship and as a barracks ship in support of the Union Navy blockade of Confederate waterways.
Wyandank constructed in New York City in 1847Edit
Wyandank—a wooden-hulled, sidewheel ferryboat built at New York City in 1847 and sometimes documented as Wyandanck—was acquired by the Union Navy on 12 September 1861 from the Union Ferry Co. of Brooklyn, New York.
Participation in the American Civil War operationsEdit
Wyandank was used during the Civil War as storeship for the Potomac Flotilla.
Post-war service as a barracks shipEdit
She was broken up there in 1879.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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