U.S. Gunboat Pittsburgh

U.S. Gunboat Pittsburgh (HM1Y59)

Location: Dover, TN 37058 Stewart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 29.72', W 87° 51.409'

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February 14 1862

"Still approaching with caution nearer and nearer to the fort, we continued firing shell, reducing the 15 second to 5 second fuse until within 450 yards of the fort, up to which time, 4:15 p.m., we had expended 111 rounds... throwing 105 shells and 6 of grape..."

Lieutenant Egbert Thompson, U.S. Navy

Learning that the Pittsburgh was taking on water so fast that her pumps could not keep up, Thompson reversed engines. Sailors hauled the heavy bow cannon all the way back the the stern—to keep the gunboat afloat.
HM NumberHM1Y59
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 423262 N 4039231
Decimal Degrees36.49533333, -87.85681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 29.72', W 87° 51.409'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 29' 43.2" N, 87° 51' 24.54" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lock D Loop, Dover TN 37058, US
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