Berkeley Designs, U.S.S. Passaic model ship


Passaic was built by Continental Iron Works,  Greenport, New York  under subcontract from John Ericcson. The engine was built by Delemator Iron Works and it had a propeller of cast iron, 12 feet in diameter. It was launched 30 August 1862; and commissioned 25 November 1862, Captain Percival Drayton in command.

The first Passaic was a single turreted, coastal monitor purchased by the United States Navy for service during the American Civil War.