She was laid down at the Boston Navy Yard. In September 1818, finished about 1825, and kept on the stocks until finally launched. On 15 September 1848 in the interest of both space and fire safety considerations.However, Vermont was not commissioned at this time. At Boston until the outbreak of the American Civil War. By the time Civil War broke out, the cavernous hull of the vessel was badly needed as a store. At Boston on 30 January 1862, Commander. She received orders to sail for Port Royal for duty with Rear Admiral.
S South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. On 17 February 1862 and left Boston on 24 February 1862 under tow. That evening, a violent northwest gale. Accompanied by snow struck the vessels while they were off Cape Cod. Kensington let go the tow lines, but Vermont refused to obey her helm, broached, and had all her sails and most of her boats blown and torn away.The gale raged for 50 hours; and, by the morning of 26 February 1862, Vermont was drifting eastward with no rudder, her berth deck flooded, and much of the interior of the vessel destroyed. Later on 26 February, Vermont sighted the schooner. Flying Mist , hailed her, put a man on board, and persuaded her captain. To return to the United States East Coast. Vermont remained anchored at Port Royal, where she served the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron as an ordnance. And drew praise from Rear Admiral Du Pont. On 12 December 1863, she rescued the crew of the American bark.
Alice Provost , which was wrecked while trying to enter port at Port Royal. United States Secretary of the Navy. Ordered Vermont to return to New York City. For "public service" on 25 July 1864.Vermont remained at the New York Navy Yard. She was condemned and struck from the Navy list. S VERMONT Ship Bag Check Tag Civil War Brass 1800s Navy Naval Army" is in sale since Tuesday, November 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "realamericanaantiques" and is located in Folcroft, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.