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USS Saratoga (1842)

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USS Saratoga, a sloop-of-war, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the Battle of Saratoga of the American Revolutionary War. Her keel was laid down in the summer of 1841 by the Portsmouth Navy Yard. She was launched on 26 July 1842 and commissioned on 4 January 1843 with Commander Josiah Tattnall III in command.

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USS Saratoga
USS Saratoga (known in Japan as one of Perry's Black Ships)
Union Navy Jack Flag_of_the_United_States_%281861-1863%29.svgUnited States
NameUSS Saratoga
NamesakeBattle of Saratoga, 1777
BuilderPortsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine
Laid down1841
Launched26 July 1842
Commissioned4 January 1843
Decommissioned10 December 1844
Recommissioned15 March 1845
Decommissioned7 January 1847
Recommissionedearly 1847
Decommissioned26 February 1848
Recommissioned10 April 1848
Decommissioned30 November 1849
Recommissioned12 August 1850
Decommissioned10 October 1854
Recommissioned6 September 1855
Decommissionedearly 1858
Recommissionedearly 1858
Decommissioned26 June 1860
Recommissioned5 November 1860
Decommissioned25 August 1861
Recommissioned24 June 1863
Decommissioned28 April 1865
Recommissioned1 October 1867
Decommissioned7 July 1869
Recommissioned16 May 1871
Decommissioned14 October 1871
Recommissioned1 May 1875
Decommissioned7 May 1876
Recommissioned19 May 1877
Decommissioned8 October 1888
FateLoaned to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for use as maritime school ship 1890–1907; Sold for scrapping 4 August 1907
General characteristics
Length146 ft 4 in (44.60 m)
Beam35 ft 3 in (10.74 m)
Draft16 ft 3.5 in (4.966 m)
Complement210 officers and men
  • 4 × 8 in (200 mm) shell guns
  • 18 × 32-pounder guns