USS Alliance (1875)

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The second USS Alliance was a screw gunboat that was in service from 18771911 with the United States Navy.

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USS Alliance
Flag_of_the_United_States_%281908%E2%80%931912%29.svgUnited States
BuilderNorfolk Navy Yard
Launched8 March 1875
Commissioned18 January 1877
Decommissioned7 July 1911
Stricken9 August 1911
FateHulk was "disposed of"
General characteristics
TypeScrew gunboat
Displacement1,375 long tons (1,397 t)
Length185 ft (56 m)
Beam35 ft (11 m)
Draft16 ft 4 in (4.98 m)
Speed11 kn (13 mph; 20 km/h)
  • 1 × 11 in (280 mm) gun
  • 4 × 9 in (230 mm) guns
  • 1 × 60-pounder breech-loading rifle

Laid down as Huron, a screw gunboat of the third rate, in 1873 at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Alliance was launched on 8 March 1875. She was sponsored by Miss Eulalie Boush, whose father, Naval Constructor George R. Boush, was superintending the warship's construction. However, before Huron joined the fleet, she was renamed Alliance to honor the Revolutionary War frigate. Ultimately, Alliance was commissioned on 18 January 1877.