|The 15-gun steam sloop "USS Pawnee" with 349 men of the 3rd Massachusetts |
Volunteers aboard, was almost fired upon by another ship as she entered
the Gosport Navy Yard. Built during the 1850s at the Philadelphia Navy Yard by
John W. Griffiths, the ship was designed with a set of twin screw propellors and
9-inch Dahlgren guns which added considerable weight to the ship. >>
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Bureau of Ships.