- Mar 16, 2016
I clicked on the link about the USS Waachusett and it states the Waachusett didn't serve in Asia until post ACW.
The USS Wachusett could not have been part of the antebellum patrols as she wasn't built yet...
"The first Wachusett, one of seven screw sloops-of-war authorized by Congress in February 1861, was laid down by the Boston Navy Yard, Mass., in June 1861; launched on 10 October; sponsored by Miss Mary C. Frothingham; and commissioned at the Boston Navy Yard on 3 March 1862..."
DANFS - https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/w/wachusett-i.html