a monitor, was built in 1863 by Secor Brothers, Jersey City,
N.J. and disassembled and shipped to California on board the
AQUILA, which sank at her dock in San Francisco 14 November
1863. Salvaged from AQUILA's hulk, CAMANCHE was
assembled at San Francisco, launched 14 November 1864; and commissioned
22 August 1865, with Lieutenant Commander C. J. McDougal in command.
Laid up at Mare Island throughout most
of her career, CAMANCHE served as a training ship for
the California Naval Militia in 1896 and
1897 She was sold at Mare Island 22 March 1899.
2 x 15 inch smoothbore
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