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Hull No. Ship Name Builder Laid Down Launch Comm Status
(none) Atlanta Roach 08 Nov 1883 09 Oct 1884 19 Jul 1886 On 23 March 1912, Atlanta was relieved of duty and, one month later, on 24 April 1912, her name was struck from the Navy list. The ship was sold at Charleston on 10 June 1912 to Frank Rijsdyk's Scheepsslooperij
(none) Boston Roach 1883 04 Dec 1884 02 May 1887 On 9 August 1940, she was renamed Despatch so that the name Boston could be assigned to CA 69. On 17 February 1941,she was assigned the hull designation IX 2. On 8 April 1946, Despatch was towed to sea off San Francisco and sunk. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 17 April 1946.

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