USS Wilmington (PG-8)

USS Wilmington (PG-8)


For other ships of the same name, see USS Wilmington.

USS Wilmington
Career (US)
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Company, Newport News, Virginia
Laid down: 8 October 1894
Launched: 19 October 1895
Commissioned: 13 May 1897
Decommissioned: 20 December 1945
Struck: 8 January 1946
Fate: Sold for scrap on 30 December 1946
General characteristics
Class & type: Wilmington class
Displacement: 1,571
Length: 251'10"
Beam: 16' ⅜"
Draught: 9' (mean)
Complement: 212
Armament: 8x4" artillery, 4x3-pounders

USS Wilmington (Gunboat No. 8) was laid down on 8 October 1894 at Newport News, Virginia, by the Newport News Shipbuilding Company; launched on 19 October 1895; sponsored by Mrs. Anne B. Gray; and commissioned on 13 May 1897 with Commander Chapman C. Todd in command.

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