USS Rhode Island (1860)

The first USS Rhode Island was a side-wheel steamer in the United States Navy, commissioned in 1861.

Rhode Island was built at New York, New York, in 1860 by Lupton & McDermut as John P. King; burned and rebuilt and renamed Eagle in 1861 before being purchased by the navy on 27 June 1861 from Spofford, Tileston & Company, at New York; renamed Rhode Island; and commissioned at New York Navy Yard on 29 July 1861, Commander Stephen D. Trenchard in command.