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Civil War Fighting Navy Ship Vessel USS Savanna Photo CDV


Original Civil War Political Memorabilia Collectibles Photos For Sale 
Civil War Fighting Navy Ship Vessel USS Savanna
Original Vintage 19th Century Civil War Battleshiop Photo - Circa 1862-65
Photographer:  Critcherson & Storer


Stunning 160+ year old CDV photo of civil war era Frigett USS Savanna.  Over the last 40 collecting historical Civil War photos and memorabilia, we have had several  CDVs of soldiers,  Generals and  Presidents.  However, this is the first time we’ve acquired an Original photo of a Civil War Navy fighting ship. Extremely Rare original image with stunning contrast and detail  (can see the canons lined up on the starboard side and  sails drawn down).   Photographer is Critcherson & Storer, once located Bellevue Ave. opp Naval Academy, Newport, RI as recorded in 1865 as listed in  Boyd's Newport City Directory.  Has photographer stamp on back. 

Very good condition with expected vintage antique sepia toning.  
* see enlargeable images above and below

The second USS Savannah was a frigate in the United States Navy. She was named after the city of Savannah, Georgia.

Savannah was begun in 1820 at the New York Navy Yard, but she remained on the stocks until 5 May 1842, when she was launched. She was one of nine frigates to be built from a prototype design by naval architect William Doughty.

Savannah, with Captain Andrew Fitzhugh in command, joined the Pacific Squadron as flagship in 1844. As the prospect of war with Mexico became imminent, the Squadron moved into position off the California coast. On 7 July 1846, the Squadron captured Monterey without firing a shot. On 8 September 1847, Savannah returned to New York for repairs.

She served as flagship for the Pacific Squadron again from 1849–52. Repairs at Norfolk, Virginia took her into 1853, and on 9 August of that year, she sailed for a three-year cruise on the Brazil Station. In November 1856 she was inactivated, and in 1857, razeed, or reduced to a 24 gun sloop of war. She then served as flagship for the Home Squadron on the east coast of Mexico during 1859 and 1860.

USS Savannah, USS Saratoga and two charted steamers fought the small Battle of Anton Lizardo in 1860. Two armed Mexican vessels were captured by the Americans after they were deemed pirates by the Mexican government.

With the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, Savannah was deployed off the coast of Georgia, where she shared in the capture of two Confederate prizes, the schooner, E. J. Waterman, and the ship, Cheshire. On 11 February 1862, Savannah was taken out of active service and placed in use as an instruction and practice ship at the United States Naval Academy.

While in service as a practice ship, one of Savannah's commanding officers, Captain Edward Gabriel André Barrett, wrote and published two texts, still available at present, known for rapid education of voluntary officers: "NAVAL HOWITZER"[1] and "GUNNERY INSTRUCTIONS".

In 1870, after conducting her last training cruise to England and France, she was laid up at the Norfolk Navy Yard. She remained there until sold to E. Stannard and Company of Westbrook, Connecticut, in 1883.

Note: Cvtreasures stamp Not on original