Dallas (circa 1812)

The Dallas was engaged as a revenue cutter in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Part of her duties included slave ship interdiction prior to the Civil War. The ship proved quite valuable in her duties due to her shallow draft and remarkable maneuverability. With her deeper keel at the stern and proportionally large rudder she responded quickly to the helm. She was armed only with a single carronade. This carronade, however, was mounted on a circular track and could quickly be swung through a 360 arc and brought to bear on a target. The Dallas was one of the first ships to be equipped with such a carronade mounting. This mounting, combined with the speed and maneuverability of the Dallas, made her a powerful force in the coastal waters of the United States.

Views of the replica

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Full Ship

Full view from fore port quarter.

Full view from starboard side.

Full view from astern on starboard quarter.

Hull and lower masts from astern on starboard quarter.

Hull view form starboard.

Hull view from ahead on port quarter.

Bow from starboard side.

Hull view from dead ahead showing shallow draft.

Mid and stern ship from starboard.


Deck Details

High angle deck view from amidships to stern

High angle view from amidships to bow.

High angle view of deck at bow.

View of deck fixtures at bow, including ship's bell, galley grate and galley stove pipe.

Base of main mast, ship's bell, galley grate and galley stove pipe.

View of deadeyes of main mast stays on starboard side.

Starboard view amidships showing main hatch, mizzen mast, carronade and main cabin.

View from amidships to stern showing carronade, elm tree pumps, mizzen mast, main cabin, and tiller.

View of stern portion of main deck showing main cabin, tiller, mizzen mast and elm tree pumps.

Close up view of base of mizzen mast including cabin skylight and elm tree pumps.

View at base of mizzen mast clearly showing elm tree pumps and skylight of main cabin.

Aft portion of main deck showing main cabin, tiller and cabin hatch.

Aft portion of main deck showing main cabin, tiller and cabin hatch.

High angle view of main cabin hatch and tiller at stern ship.

View amidships showing main hatch, carronade, base of both masts, and portion of main cabin. A Sharpie pen is laid on deck to give sense of size of replica.

 

View amidships showing main hatch, carronade, base of both masts, and portion of main cabin. A Sharpie pen standing by mizzen mast to give sense of size of replica.

 

Carronade

View of main hatch and carronade.

Close up view of carronade.


Masts and Rigging

View of main mast from fore starboard quarter.

View of main mast from aft starboard quarter.

View of mast top showing arrangement of mast stays.

Close up view of main mast trestle trees and arm rigging.

 

View of mizzen mast from aft starboard quarter.

View of mizzen mast from aft starboard quarter from the boom up.

View of mizzen mast trestle trees and boom rigging.

Close up view of trestle trees of mizzen mast and boom rigging.