also referred to as "the gunboat"
Jersey, in 1891. Later renamed Luckenbach Number 2, she was purchased
commission in early December.
While en route from Newport, Rhode Island, to Washington, D.C., on 26
heavy gale. Of a complement of 42 officers and men, only ten survived the
tragedy. This report claims 32 deaths, however the Coast Guard reports 30
Before it was established that she was the USS Cherokee she was referred
to locally as the "Gunboat" because of the deck gun mounted on the bow .
She lies in the sand, relatively intact.