- Dec 13, 2011
Someone has passed along to me a hospital transfer ticket for a U.S. Navy sailor, dated 30 August 1865 at (we think) New York City, that lists his originating unit as "USS IRONCLADS." Does anyone recognize this reference? This was during the rapid demobilization of the Navy; might this be a temporary facility for personnel being discharged or reassigned?
It's not a mistake for NEW IRONSIDES, that was decommissioned and laid up at Philadelphia months before.