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U. S. S. Wolverine (formerly U. S. S. Michigan), oldest Iron Gun Boat in the World, built in 1843


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Coloured postcard of the USS WOLVERINE (ex MICHIGAN) on the Great Lakes.
Notes:
MICHIGAN was an iron paddlewheel gun-boat operating on the upper lakes from 1843 to . She was renamed WOLVERINE (after the state mascot of Michigan) in 1905 in order to free the name MICHIGAN for a new United Navy battleship. She was decommissioned in 1912, reinstated briefly during World War I, and finally scrapped in 1949.
Inscriptions:
"U. S. S. Wolverine (formerly U. S. S. Michigan), oldest Iron Gun Boat in the World, built in 1843" "Copyright by L. C. Schauble"
Reverse: "L. C. Schauble, Erie. Pa. (Made in Germany)"
Publisher:
Schauble, L. C.
Place of Publication:
Erie, PA
Date of Original:
c 1910
Dimensions:
Width: 13.8 cm
Height: 8.8 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
190
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
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U. S. S. Wolverine (formerly U. S. S. Michigan), oldest Iron Gun Boat in the World, built in 1843


Coloured postcard of the USS WOLVERINE (ex MICHIGAN) on the Great Lakes.