From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


A city in Tennessee.


 ScStr: t. 3,233 l. 315' b. 46'

dr. 20'6" s. 14 k. a. 8 x 8" sb., 3 x 60-pdr. r., 2 x 24-pdr. how.

The first Chattanooga , a screw steamer, was launched 13 October 1864 by William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa.; completed by the Philadelphia Navy Yard and commissioned 16 May 1866, Captain J. P. McKinstry in command.

After final trials in August 1866, Chattanooga returned to the Navy Yard where she was decommissioned 3 September 1866. She remained inactive there and at League Island, where in December 1871 she was holed and sunk at her dock by floating ice. The hulk was sold in January 1872.

Chattanooga (PF-65) was renamed Uniontown (q. v.) 18 August 1944, prior to commissioning.

The keel of Chattanooga (CL-118) was laid 9 October 1944 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va.; her construction, however, was cancelled 12 August 1945, prior to launching.

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