USS Carondolet Model

Description
Physical Description
Wooden model with plastic parts.
Specific History
Model built to the plans of William Geoghagen.
General History
USS Carondolet was a 512-ton ironclad gunboat in the style of the Cairo. It was built in Saint Louis and commissioned in January 1862. Within a month it had contributed to the capture of both Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. The Carondolet fought in more engagements than any ship until World War II, including the capture of a Confederate fortress at Island Number Ten, operations against Fort Pillow, near Memphis, and a major campaign against Vicksburg, Mississippi. The only real opposition the Carondolet faced was in the Yazoo River when it engaged the Confederate ironclad CSS Arkansas. On July 15, 1862, the Carondolet was severely damaged by the Arkansas. After repairs, the Carondolet and the other ships of the army’s Western Gunboat Flotilla were transferred to the U.S. Navy. It was decommissioned in 1865.
Object Name
model, ship
Date made
1961
associated date
1862
decommissioning
1865
made original plans
Geoghegan, William Earle
maker
Tragle, Thomas E.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24 in x 43 3/4 in x 12 1/2 in; 60.96 cm x 111.125 cm x 31.75 cm
used
United States: Missouri
ID Number
AF*58945N
catalog number
58945-N
accession number
241885
subject
Military
Ships
Naval History
ThinkFinity
event
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Naval
ThinkFinity
Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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