USS Niagara (1855)

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The second USS Niagara was a screw frigate in the United States Navy.

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USS Niagara
Union Navy Jack Flag_of_the_United_States_%281861-1863%29.svgUnited States
NameUSS Niagara
BuilderNew York Navy Yard
Launched23 February 1855
Commissioned6 April 1857
Decommissioned28 September 1865
FateSold 6 May 1885
General characteristics
TypeSteam frigate
Displacement5,540 long tons (5,629 t)
Length328 ft 10 in (100.23 m)
Beam55 ft 4 in (16.87 m)
Draft24 ft 5 in (7.44 m)
PropulsionSails / Steam engine
Armament12 × 11 in (280 mm) Dahlgren smoothbore guns

Niagara was launched by New York Navy Yard on 23 February 1855; sponsored by Miss Annie C. O'Donnell; and commissioned on 6 April 1857, Captain William L. Hudson in command.