19th Century wood cut engraving of "The United States Sloop of War "Brooklyn". Â 11" X 16" overall page size. 10" X 15" image area for framing. * some creases to the bottom corners of the print that should not show once matted.Â The USS Brooklyn was a sloop-of-warÂ authorized by the U.S. Congress &Â commissioned in 1859.Â BrooklynÂ was active in Caribbean operations until the start of the American Civil War,Â at which time she became an active participant in the Union blockade of the Confederate States. With her one 10-inch gun and twenty 9-inch guns,Â BrooklynÂ was a formidable fighting ship that could deliver damaging broadsidesÂ & served on the Atlantic Ocean coast as well as the Gulf Coast of the United StatesÂ in intercepting blockade runnersÂ BrooklynÂ also served gallantly attacking Confederate forts and other installations on the Mississippi River. Post-war,Â BrooklynÂ remained active, serving for some years in the European theatre, as well as cicumnavigating the globe. She was retired in 1889 & sold in 1890 after having well served her country for over three decades.