Original 1876 Registry form of the USS Ossipee.
USS Ossipee, a 1240-ton steam screw sloop built at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, New Hampshire, was commissioned in November 1862. She briefly served in the Atlantic before transferring to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron in May 1863. Ossipee remained in the Gulf of Mexico area for the rest of the Civil War and took part in the Battle of Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864.
Post-war, Ossipee served in the Pacific in 1866-72, then went to the western Atlantic for the next twelve years. In 1884-87, she operated in Asiatic waters. Her last service was along the Atlantic coast and in the West Indies. Ossipee decommissioned in November 1889 and was sold in March 1891.
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