English: USS Hartford, a sloop-of-war, was the first ship of the United States Navy named for Hartford, the capital of Connecticut. Hartford was launched 22 November 1858 at the Boston Navy Yard. She was the flagship of David Farragut during the Battle of Mobile Bay. After her final decommissioning on 20 August 1926, she was allowed to deteriorate. As a result Hartford sank at her berth on 20 November 1956, and was subsequently dismantled.