U.S.S. HARVEST MOON SPECIFICATIONS

Builder  Joseph W Dyer, Portland, ME 
Launched November 22, 1862 
Owner  Spear, Lang and Delano of Boston
Navy Acquistion Purchased November 16, 1863 at Boston by Commodore J. B. Montgomery
Cost $99,300
Tonnage:  546 
Dimensions Length,193'; Beam, 29'; Depth of hold 10'. 
Draft 8'
Speed  Maximum, 15 knots; average 9 knots
Commissioned February 12, 1864
Armament:  1 20-Pdr. Parrott Rifle, 4 24-Pdr. Howitzers, 1 12-Pdr. rifle
Machinary:  Sidewheels, 1 vertical beam engine (41" diameter; 10' stroke) 
Engine manufacturer The engine was salvaged from a steamer lost in China waters, shipped to Halifax,

and rebuilt by the Portland Company as their engine #4.

 
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