The USS Cairo

The USS Cairo (HM22VE)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.554', W 90° 51.986'

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Completion of Plans: July 6, 1861
Request for Proposals: July 18, 1861
Contract Signing: August 7 1861
Contract Delivery: October 10, 1861
Actual Delivery: January 15, 1862
Building Site: Mound City, Ilinois
Commissioning: January 16 1862
Namesake: Cairo, Illinois
Names of the seven City Class Ironclad
River Gunboats:
St. Louis (later Baron De Kalb), Carondelet,
Cairo, Cincinnati, Mound City, Louisville,

Transfer from Army to Navy: October 1, 1862
Sinking: 11:55 a.m., December 12, 1862

Officers: 17
Petty Officers: 27
Seamen: 111
Landsmen: 3
Apprentices: 1
Firemen: 12
Coal Heavers: 4
Total Complement: 175
Enlisted Men: 158
Officers: 17

Lt. James M. Pritchett, USN
Lt: Nathaniel Bryant, USN
Lt. Comdr. Thomas O. Selfridge, USN

[Photo captions]
Top middle: The only known photograph of the USS Cairo was taken early in 1862 at Cairo, Illinois.
Right: Lt. Comdr. Thomas O. Selfridge captained Cairo when she was sunk.
HM NumberHM22VE
Placed ByNational Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 700720 N 3584104
Decimal Degrees32.37590000, -90.86643333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.554', W 90° 51.986'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 33.24" N, 90° 51' 59.16" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Union Ave, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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