TNS AUSTIN tall ship model
The Texas Navy
Ship Austin was a
sloop-of-war and flagship of the Texas Navy's first
known as the Texas. The ship, constructed in Baltimore by
the firm of Shott and Whitney, was commissioned into the navy on
January 5, 1840.
The TNS Austin
was 125 feet in length
and 31 feet across the beam, with a displacement
of 600 tons and a draft of 12½ feet. She carried a crew
of twenty-three officers and warrant officers and 151
sailors and marines and was armed with sixteen medium
twenty-four-pound cannons, two eighteen-pound medium
cannons, and two eighteen-pound long cannons.