USS Massachusetts, 1849-1867
USS Massachusetts was a wooden steamship of the US Navy.1
It originally operated as a trans-Atlantic auxiliary packet ship and was later used to transport troops during the Mexican War.2 It took part in the Puget Sound War, and spent most of the years 1855-57 along the Pacific Coast of North America.3 It was converted into a barque for use as a storeship in 1863, and was eventually sold in 1867.4
This 1856 despatch mentions its arrival to Victoria.
  • 1. Massachusetts, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Ibid.
  • 4. Ibid.
Mentions of this vessel in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. USS Massachusetts, 1849-1867. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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