Saturday, September 8, 2007
The gunboat Castine
The gunboats Castine and Machias were built by Bath Iron Works. The Castine was really a small cruiser. The Castine had a maximum speed of 16 knots, displaced 1,177 tons, and carried 8-4in guns. This photograph shows the Castine painted gray for service in the Spanish-American War, in 1898.