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United States Sloop Vandalia
 
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1828
 
Sloop Vandalia page One of a class of sloops built in the early 1820's, Vandalia was designed to carry the new 24 pound long guns on a smaller vessel than a frigate. The class was designed by a committee, but each yard that built the sloops was allowed a great deal of latitude to alter the plans. Originally intended to have a full round stern, some of the class, like the Vandalia ended up with a compromise "half-round" stern. In Vandalia's case, she even ended up with quarter galleries stuck on as homage to tradition. She did not have a distinguished career, but she had a long one, serving through the American Civil War.  
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