USS Commodore Perry (1858) was a 512 long tons (520 t) steamer acquired by the Union Navy during... http://ift.tt/2pHxu7j

USS Commodore Perry (1858) was a 512 long tons (520 t) steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the first year of the American Civil War.
Commodore Perry was outfitted as a gunboat with heavy guns and a large crew of 125 officers and enlisted personnel. Her powerful guns were capable of doing considerable damage to blockade runners or shore fortifications of the Confederate States of America.
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