USS Tulip Boilers an Ongoing Problem During the WarImmediately after commissioning the Tulip experienced boiler problems. In August 1863, her boilers were building pressure to hazardous conditions and in mid-October, she was ordered to the Washington Navy Yard for boiler repairs.Steam drums were added to the boilers, which temporarily solved the problem. However , by August 1864 Tulip engineers Jeremiah Riddle and John Buckley reported their boiler unsafe and refused to fire them. They were suspended from duty and reassigned.
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|Placed By||The Naval Air Station Patuxent River Public Works Department Natural Resources Branch and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:35pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 375247 N 4224764|
|Decimal Degrees||38.16215000, -76.42401667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 9.729', W 76° 25.441'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 9' 43.74" N, 76° 25' 26.46" W|
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