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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Abeona December 21, 1864 to August 17, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Abraham purchased from U.S. Army and sold September 30, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name changed to Victoria on transfer to Mississippi Squadron. Description
Acacia October 28, 1863 to May 12, 1865 Class: Screw steamer Name changed from Vicksburg when purchased. Description
A. De Groot see Snowdrop.
Adirondack built by Government in 1862; the hull at New York Navy Yard; machinery, at New YOrk, by Novelty Iron Works. Launched at New York, February 22, 1862. Wrecked, August 23, 1862, N.E. Point Little Bahama Bank, Abaco, Bahama Islands, Man of War Cay. Specifications of machinery were same as Shenandoah. Class: Screw steamer; sloop; wood. Description
Admiral, see Fort Morgan
Advance see Frolic
Adolph Hugel, purchased at Philadelphia, September 21, 1861, by Rear Admiral Du Pont, Sold at public auction at Washington, July 20, 1865, to Mr. Robinson, for $12,500, by William L. Wall & Co. Present at bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, Louisiana, April 18-24. Attacked Vicksburg batteries June 26-28, 1862. On duty in Potomac River, October 31, 1862. Went out of commission June 17, 1865. Class: Sails; wood, yellow metaled Description
Advocate purchased by Navy Department from New York prize court, May 19,1863 Disposition --sunk as an obstruction in Petit Bois Channel, Ala. Paid for, but never taken or used for naval purposes. Description
Aetna see Nausett
Agamenticus see Terror
Agawam purchased from contractors at Portland, Me. Launched, April 21, 1863. Sold, October 10, 1867, to James Power, at Norfolk, Va. for $3,700,. Commissioned, March 9, 1864; operated in James River, Va., engaging Confederate batteries, July 14, to August 1864, Went out of commission at Norfolk, Va., March 31, 1867. Class: Double-ender: side-wheels; wood. Description
A.Holly Purchased at Baltimore by Captain H.S. Stellwagen, August 13, 1861 Purchased to sink Schooner. Description
A. Houghton Purchased, October 12, 1861, at New York, from H. A. Brightman by G. D. Morgan. Sold at auction by Samuel C. Cook, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, for $6,650. Incorrectly mentioned as Houghton and Van Houghton. Commissioned, February 19, 1862 at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission at New York, October 13, 1862; recommissioned, December 3, 1862;sent by the department, October 10, 1863, to South Atlantic Squadron, for use as a storeship and later as a health ship. Went out of commission, June 3, 1865, at Philadelphia Class: Sails; wood. Description
A.J. View Purchased from New York prize court, July 28, 1863 Caprtured in Mississippi Sound, November 22, 1861, loaded with turpentine and tar, by U.S. steamers New London and R. R. Cuyler.Semt to New York and condemned by prize court. Class; sails. Used as a coal hulk Description
Ai. Fitch see Rose
Ajax, see Carnation
Ajax see Manayunk
Alabama Purchased, August 1, 1861, at New York, by G. D. Morgan from S. L. Mitchell & Co. Sold, August 10, 1865, at auction by Samuel C. Cook, at Philadelphia, for $28,000. Built in 1851, at New York, September 30, 1861, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; October 15, 1862, went out of commission; May 17, 1864, commissioned for duty in North Atlantic Blockading Squadron; July 14, 1865, went out of commission at Philadelphia. Class; Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Alabama see New Hampshire
Alabama see Fox
Albany Built by government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H., where launched, December 3, 1864 Sold at New York, December 12, 1872, to D. W. Richards, for $48,000. Name changed from Contoocook to Albany , May 15, 1869, Commissioned, March 14, 1868, at Portsmouth, N. H Class: Screw steamer; sloop. Description
Albatross Purchased At Brooklyn, New York, by Commodore S.L. Breese. Sold at public auction at Boston Navy Yard, September 8, 1865, to C. P. Stickney, by Horatio Harris, for $19.800.  June 25, 1861, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; June 1, 1864, went out of commission at Portsmouth, N. H.; December 26, 1864, recommissioned and returned to duty in West Gulf Squadron; August 11, 1865, went out of commission at Boston. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Albemarle Captured, March 25, 1862, by U.S.S. Delaware, in Pantego Creek, N. C. May 9, 1863, purchased from New York prize court by the Navy Department. Sold at public auction at Norfolk Navy Yard, October 19, 1865, to Captain S. I. Bain, by W. G. Webb, for $235.  Ordnanced supply ship for two years in the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Class: Sails; wood Description
Albemarle Purchased from Washington prize court. Sold, October 15, 1867, at public auction at Norfolk, Va., by Commander A. H. Kilty for $3,200, to J. N. Leonard & Co. Blown up by an expedition under Lieutenant W. B. Cushing, Roanoke River.  Raised, and on April 21,1865, went to Norfolk in a leaking condition; taken into the service. Class: Ironclad ram, twin screw steamer; yellow pine, fastened with iron and treenails Description
Alert See Watch
Alexandria Captured at Yazoo City, Miss. July 13, 1863 Sold at auction at Mound City, Ill., August 17, 1865, to W. Markham, Baton Rough, La., for $2,400.  Her original name was St. Mary; temporarily called the Yazoo. Commissioned at Cairo, Illinois, December, 1863. On active patrol and dispatch duty in Mississippi Squadron during entire commission.  West out of commission, August 7, 1865, at Cairo, Illinois. Class: Side-whell steamer; wood. Description
Alfred A. Wotkyns see Althea
Alfred Robb, Captured, April 19, 1862, at Florence, Ala., by Tyler Sold at auction at Mound City, Ill., to H. A. Smith, for $9,200, August 17, 1865. Commissioned, May 1, 1863, and operated in the Mississippi Squadron; went out of commission, August 9, 1865, at Mound City, Ilinoisl. Class: Steamer, Stern-wheel; wood Name changed to Robb. Description
Algoma Saw no service under above name, which was, May 15, 1869, Class: Screw steamer changed to Benicia Description
Algoma see Squando
Algonquin, Constructed by Government at Navy Yard, New York; engines by Morgan Iron Works, New York; launched, December 31, 1863, at New York. Sold to Thomas Clyde, October 21, 1869, for $30,000, No service Class: Double-ender; side-wheels. Description
Alice see Aster
Allen Collier see Collier
Alleghany Constructed at Pittsburg, Pa., in 1847. Sold at Norfolk, Virginia, May 15, 1869, to Sam Ward for $5,000.  First vessel in the United States built with iron hull.  Originally had horizontal Hunter paddles; converted into a screw in 1851.  In 1856, fitted as a receiving ship. Description. Class: Screw propulsion Description
Alligator By contract with Martin Thomas, Philadelphia, Pa.  June 19, 1862, left Philadelphia for Hampton Roads, under charge of Samuel Eakin Description
Alpha, Purchased at Philadelphia by Commodore C. K. Stribling, June 3, 1864, from D. W. Lawson and others.  Sold at auction at Washington, September 15, 1865, to Brown & Matley, of Baltimore, by William L. Wall & Co., for $5,100.  Purchased under name of Wheeler; also called tug No. 1.  Used as picket boat on James River. Description
Althea Purchased at New York by Rear Admiral F. H. Gregory, December 9, 1863, from Lewis Hoagland.  Class: Steamer; screw.  Sunk, March 12, 1865, by torpedo, Blakley River, Ala., raised again; December 8, 1966, sold at Philadelphia to F. Swift by John Lenthall for $5,300.  Name changed upon puchase to Althea.  November 7, 1865, commissioned; went out of commission April 25, 1866.  Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $24,403.62. Description
Alvarado Purchased at Baltimore by Captain H.S. Stellwagen, U.S.N., August 13, 1861.  Schooner; sail.  Purchased to sink in Hatteras Inlet; one of the Stone Fleet Description

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Amanda Purchased at New York, August 6, 1861, by George D. Morgan, from Moses Taylor & Co., Wrecked, May 29, 1863, on west coast of Florida.  Cost of repairs in naval service, $19, 722.48. Class: Sails. Description
Ammarathus Purchased at Philadelphia, July 1, 1864, by Commodore C. K. Stribling from Bishop son & Co. Sold at public auction, September 5, 1865, at New York, for $13,000.  Purchased at Christiana, July 12, 1864, commissioned at Philadelphia, for duty in South Atlantic Squadron; went out of comission August 19, 1865. Class, Screw; wood, copper-fastened. Description
Amazon Purchased at Fairhaven, Mass., by G. D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell, October 30, 1861. "Old whaling vessel, purchased by order of the Navy Department and loaded with stone; ordered to the port of Savannah, to sail from New Bedford, Mass., November 20, 1861." Class: Sailing vessel. Description
America see Periwinkle
America Purchased at New Bedford, Massachusetts, November 8, 1861, by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Probably old whaler; purchased to sink; stone Fleet. Class: Sailing vessel. Description
America Discovered in Dunn's Lake, St. John's River, Fla., by boat expedition, 147 miles from its mouth; purchased of New York prize court, May 19, 1863, by the Navy Department. Sold at Annapolis, Md., June 20, 1873, to General B. F. Butler, for $5,000. A prize court never having condemned her, there was no clear title to her. "The America was brought to Jacksonville by Lord Decie, and, I am well informed, was sold to the Confederate government some four months ago (at which time she ran the blockade), for the sum of $60,000. It is asserted and generally believed she was bought by the rebels for the purpose of carrying Slidell and Mason to England."  (Official Records, vol. 12, p. 640.) Sunk in St. John's River, Florida, by the Confederates. Class: Sailing yacht. Description
American Purchased, November 1, 1861, at Edgartown, Massachusetts, by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. "Old whaling vessel, purchased by order of the Navy Department and loaded with stone; ordered to the port of Savannah, to sail from New Bedford, November 20, 1861." (N. W. R. 12-418.) One of the so-called Stone Fleet sunk at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, December 20, 1861. Description
Ammonoosuc The Hull constructed by Government at Navy Yard, Boston; engines at Morgan Iron Works, New York. Launched, July 21, 1864, at Boston, Mass. Sold, September 27,1883, at Boston, Mass., to Hubel and Porter, Syracuse, New York, for $44,605. May 15, 1869, name changed to Iowa. Laid up at Boston Yard from 1870 to September 27, 1883, when she was sold. Class: Screw steamer, sloop; wood. Description
Amphitrite see Tonawanda
Anacostia In 1858, chartered for Paraguay expedition and subsequently purchased. Sold at auction at Washington, July 20, 1865, to Mr. Clyde, for $3,300. Class: tender; screw steamer; wood. Name, when purchased was changed from M.W. Chapin to Anacostia. Went out of commission, June 12, 1865. Description
Anemone Purchased, August 13, 1864, at Philadelphia, by Commodore C. K. Stribling from S. & J. M. Flanagan. Sold at public auction at New York, October 25, 1865, for $8,000. Purchased under name of Wicaco; name changed to Anemone at that time. Commissioned, September 14, 1864, at Philadellphia Class: Screw steamer. Description
Anna Purchased, March 11, 1863, from Philadelphia prize court by the Navy Department.  Originally lauched in 1857. Wrecked, January, 1865, on coast of Florida.  Name changed from La Criolla to Anna.  April 3, 1863, taken into service as a tender to the ordnance ship Dale at Key West, Florida. Class: Sails, wood. Description
Annie see Preston.
Annie Dees see Thunder.
Antelope Purchased in New York in 1861. Sunk, Septermber 23, 1864, in the Mississippi River. Total Cost of repairs while in naval service was $573.20. Class: Side-wheel Steamer. Description
Antietam Constructed by Government.  Hull at Philadelphia Navy Yard; machinery by Morris, Towne & Co. Sold, September 8, 1888, to C. H. Gregory, Thomaston, Long Island for $6,700. Machinery contracted for October 25,1863. Full-rigged model in Seamanship Department, Naval Academy, Annapolis. Class: Screw Steamer; sloop. Description
Antietam see Dandelion
Antona Purchased by the Navy Department, March 28,1864, from New York prize court. Sold at public auction, November 30, 1865, at New York, to G. W. Quintard, for $15,000, by Burdett, Jones & Co. January 6, 1863, the Antona was captured by thePocahontas off Mobile. She was bing used as a dispatch boat for the West Gulf Squadron. March 19, 1863, commissioned at New Orleans; August 12,1865, went out of commission. Class: Screw Steamer; iron Description

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Arapahoe (Never Completed)[1]
Archer Purchased at New Bedford, Massachusetts, October 28, 1861, by George D. Morgan & R.H. Chappell. Sunk at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, December 20, 1861.  "Old Whaling Vessel purchased by order of the Navy Department and loaded with stone, ordered to the port of Savannah, to sail from New Bedford, November 20, 1861.  One of the so-called Stone Fleet. Class: Sails. Description
Arethusa Purchased, July 1, 1864, at Philadelphia by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from S. & J. M. Flannagan. Sold, January, 1866, at Port Royal, South Carolina, for $15,500.  Name, when purchased, changed from Wabash. Engines built by Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia, in 1864. July 29, 1864, ordered by the department to duty in South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, Went out of commission at Port Royal, S. C., January 3, 1866. Class: Screw Steamer. Description
Argos See Koka.
Argosy Purchased, March 24, 1863, at Cairo, Illinois, from George W. Reed & Co., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold, August 17, 1865, at public auction to U. P. Schenck at Mound City, Illinois, for $10,000, by Sol. A. Silver. Built at Pittsburg, Pa., 1863. Commissioned, March 29, 1863; went out of commission, at Mound City, Ill., August 11, 1865. Class: Stern-wheel steamer. Description
Argosy See Wave
Ariel Purchased July 24 1863, at Key West, Florida, by the Navy Department, from prize court. Sold, June 28, 1865, to John Curry, at Key West, Florida, for $1,270.  November 14, 1862, captured by U.S.S. Huntsville.  Early in January, 1863, turned over to East Gulf Squadron as a tender to the St. Lawrence. Class: Sailing vessel Description
Aries Purchased May 20, 1863 from Boston prize court, by the Navy Department. Sold at public auction, August 1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, for $56,500 to Sprague, Soule & co., by Horatio Harris.  Originally built in England in 1861. Commissioned at Boston, Mass., July 25, 1863, for duty in North Atlantic Squadron. Went out of commission at Boston, Massachusetts, June 14, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; 5/8" iron. Description
Arizona See Neshaminy
Arizona Purchased, January 23, 1863, from Philadelphia prize court, by Commodore C. K. Stribling.Destroyed by fire, February 27, 1865, 38 miles below New Orleans, Louisiana. Built in 1858 at Wilmington, Delaware, the Arizona, formerly called the Caroline, was one of the fourteen vessels acquired by the Confederate government. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $27,698.15. Commissioned at Philadelphia for duty in West Gulf Blockading Squadron. Class: Side-wheel steamer; Iron. Description
Arkansas Purchased, June 27,1863, at Phladelphia, by Commodore C.K. Stribling, from S. & J. M. Flanagan. Sold, July 20 1865, at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to George S. Leach, of that place, for $40,100.  Purchased under the name of Tonawanda. September 5, 1863, commissioned at Philadelphia, for duty in the West Gulf Squadron; June 30, 1865, went out of commission at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Class: Screw Steamer; wood. Description
Arleltta Purchased, September 7 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan from H. W. Benedict. Sold, November 30, 1865, at Navy Yard, New York, for $9000. January 30, 1862, commissioned at Navy Yard, New York, for duty as on of the Bomb Flotilla (or Mortar Flotilla) in West Gulf Blockading Squadron. September 28, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Mortar schooner; wood; sails. Description
Aroostook Built by contract; hull at Kennebunk, Maine, by N. L. Thompson; engines by Novelty Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Sold, in October, 1869, in Hong Kong, China, for $16,094.74. January 24,1862, delivered at Boston Navy Yard, where she was commissioned, February 20, 1862. September 25, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Avenger Purchased, August 1, 1861, by George D. Morgan, from W. A. Sale & Co., at New York. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865 to G.D. Morgan, at New York, for $11,700. Commissioned December 11, 1861. Class: Sails; wood. Description
Ascutney By contract with G. W. Jackson, Newburyport, Massachusetts. Sold to John Roach, October 28, 1868, for $21,687.50.  Builder of engines, Morgan Iron Works, New York; delivered to the Government at New York Navy Yard, June; contract date for machinery, August 15, 1862. Class; Side-wheel Steamer; double-ender; schooner; wood. Description
Ashuelot By contract with Donald McKay, Boston, Mass. Lost near Amoy, China, February 17, 1883. Launched July 22, 1865; delivered at Boston Navy Yard November 30, 1865, and commissioned, April 5, 1866. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; schooner; iron. Description
Aster Purchased, July 25, 1864, at Philadelphia, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop Son & Co. Wrecked, October 8, 1864 at Carolina Shoals. Purchased under name of Alice; commissioned August 12, 1864. This was a new tug, well built of first-class material and sheathed with yellow metal. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $616.66. Class: Screw steamer; tugboat; wood, copper fastened. Description
Atlanta see Sumpter
Atlanta. Captured from Confederates, June 17, 1863. Sold to Sam Ward at Philadelphia, May 4, 1869, for $25,700. Name changed from Fingal to Atlanta; captured near Savannah by monitors Weehawken and Nahant. Class: Screw steamer; ironclad. Description
Atlantic see Commodore Read.
Atlas see Nahant
Augusta Purchased, August 1, 1861, at New York, from S. L. Mitchell & Co. Sold at New York, December 2, 1868 to C. K. Garrison, for $20,700. Commissioned, September 28, off Navy Yard, New York. Class: Steamer; wood; three-masted. Description
Augusta Dinsmore Purchased, July 17, 1863, at New York, from William B. Dinsmore, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding. Sold at public auction, September 5, 1865, at New York, for $49,000. to Smith & Dunning by Burdett, Jones & Co. Height between decks, 7' 3". Class: Steamer; wood; screw; two-masted schooner Description
Avenger Built by the Government at New Albany, Ind., in 1863. Sold, November 29, 1865, at auction, to Cutting & Ellis, for $5,000, at Mound City, Ill. The Avenger, an efficient ram, built for the Army, was ordered to Mound City, Ill., May 30, 1865, to turn in her ordnance and ship's stores. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ram; wood. Description
Azalea Purchased, March 31, 1864, at Boston, Mass., by Rear Admiral S. H. Stringham, from McKay & Aldus. Sold at auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, by Samuel C. Cook, for $11,100. Total cost of repairing while in naval service was $14,091.67. Class: Screw steamer, wood; tug. Description

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
B. N. Creary see Wilderness.
Bainbridge By the Government in 1842. Foundered, August 21, 1863, off Hatteras, N. C. May 11, 1862, captured the schooner Newcastle. Cost of building and repairs to October, 1850, $93,141.42. Class: Sails; wood. Description
Baltimore Transferred by the War Department, April 21, 1861. Sold at auction, At Washington, June 24, 1865, for $16,000, to Thomas Clyde, by William L. Wall & Co. Had been used as an ordnance vessel at Washington Yard. Turned over to the navy yard, May 22, 1865, there being no further use for her. Class: Side-wheel; wood. Description
Banshee Purchased from New York prize court, March 12, 1864, by the Navy Department. Sold at New York, November 30, 1865, to Small, Ward & Co., for $17,500, by Burdett, Jones & Co. Captured November 21, 1863, by Grand Gulf  and Fulton. She was captured, blockade runner. Class: Steamer; steel. Description
Baron De Kalb Purchased of J. B. Eads, St. Louis, Mo. Launched, July 1862, Sunk, July, 1863, 1 mile below Yazoo City by torpedo. Formerly the St. Louis; name changed by order dated September 8, 1862. Guns and valuables all recovered and vessel blown up underwater. Class: Ironclad. Description
Barrataria Purchased; transferred from the Army, January 1, 1863, by Admiral Farragut. April 7, 1863, struck a snag in Lake Maurepas at the mouth of Amite River and was fired and abandoned to prevent capture by the rebels. Captured at New Orleans; transferred to Navy by U. S. Army, receipt therefore being given to Lieutenant-Colonel A. N. Shipley. Ironclad gunboat. Description
Bat Purchased from Boston prize court, November 1864, by the Navy Department. Sold, October 25, 1865, at public auction at New York, to Russell Sturgis, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $29,500. New vessel. Captured on her first trip out, off Wilmington, October 10, 1864, by Montgomery and others. Class: Side-wheel steamer; steel. Description
Bazely Purchased, June 4, 1864, at Philadelphia, by Commodore C. K. Stribling from William Mallory Sunk, December 10, 1864, by a torpedo in Roanoke River, N. C., near Jamesville. Name changed from Beta. Purchased for use as a picket boat on James River. Class: Screw steamer; picket boat. Description
Beaufort. Captured at Richmond, Va., May 1865, and sent to Norfolk. Sold, September 15, 1865 to Whedbee & Bickner, Baltimore, at public auction, for $3,850, at Washington. No service; September 2, 1865, ordered to Washington for sale. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Beauregard Purchased, February 24, 1862, from Key West prize court, by Navy Department. Sold at public auction at Key West, Fla., June 28, 1865, to W. A. Lowe, by a Patterson, for $8,000. Formerly the Priscilla C. Ferguson, of Charleston, S. C. Captured, November 13, 18681, in Bahama Channel, by W. G. Anderson. She was a Confederate privateer. Class: Sails; wood. Description
Belle. Purchased, June 2, 1864, at Boston, Mass., by Rear-Admiral S. H. Stringham. Launched in 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa. Sold at public auction at New York, July 12, 1865, to Cozzens & Co., by A. Patterson, for $8,000. The Belle is a new boat; sailed from Boston for Hampton Roads, June 8, 1864. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Benefit In 1865, chartered for service in Mississippi Squadron; returned on the expiration of the charter. Records disclose no further service. Description
Ben Gaylord see Undine.
Benicia see Algoma
Ben Morgan Purchased at  New York, May 27, 1861, by George D. Morgan. Launched, at Philadelphia, Pa., in 1826. Sold at New York, November 30, 1865, to Mr. Hammill, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $5,200. Formerly, the Mediator. From 1861 to 1865, ordnance ship, Hampton Roads, Va., for the North Atlantic Squadron. Class: Sails. Description
Benton Purchased and altered by James B. Eads under contract with General Meigs. Accepted by Admiral Foote, January 15, 1862. Sold at auction at Mound City, Ill., November 29, 1865, to Daniel Jacobs, for $3,000. Plating sold separately. Flagship of Flag-Officer Foote. November 7, 1865, ordered that the plating be removed and that she be sold. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron-clad. Description
Berberry Purchased, August 13, 1864, at Philadelphia, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from  S. J. M. Flanagan. Sold, July 12, 1865, at public auction at New York, for $15,250. Name changed from Columbia. Sheathed with yellow metal. Commissioned 12, 1864, for service in North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Class: Screw steamer; white oak, copper -fastened. Description
Bermuda Captured, April 27, 1862, by U. S. S. Mercedita.  Purchased October 14, 1862, from Philadelphia prize court by the Navy Department. Sold at public auction, September 21, 1865, at Philadelphia, to Samuel C. Cook, for $61,000. This vessel was a captured blockade runner, captured in latitude 28° 20' N.; long. 77° W. The cost of repairs while in the Government service was $34,390.01. Class: Screw steamer; suppy ship; iron. Description
Beta see Bazely.
Bienville Purchased at New York, August 14, 1861, by George D. Morgan from Livingston, Crocheron & Co. Sold, October 5, 1867, at Boston, Mass., to Mr. Livingston, by Harris, Phinney & Co., for $45,500. This vessel was built ten months later than the De Soto from same model and has same dimensions. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $112,818.46. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Bignonia Purchased, August 2, 1864, of Copeland & Howe. Sold at public auction at New York, July 12, 1865, for $22,500, to L. Burrows, by Burdett, Jones & Co. Name changed from Mary Grandy. Originally assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Class: Screw steamer; wood, iron-fastened. Description
Black Hawk Purchased, November 24, 1862, at Cairo, Ill., by Admiral D. D. Porter. Raised and sold at St. Louis, April 1867, by Dalson Wrecking Co. The government received one- fourth of the proceeds. $389.05. Name changed, December 13, 1862, from New Uncle Sam. Burned and sunk in the Ohio River, 3 miles above Cairo; magazine exploded, April 22, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Bloomer Purchased, in 1864, from New Orleans prize court. Wreck sold to S. P. Griffin & Co., Woolsey, Fla., September 22, 1865, for $1,500. Sunk in East Pass, Santa Rosa Island, Fla.; tender to frigate Potomac. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Blue Light Purchased. Powder tug. Sold, September 27, 1883, to M. H. Gregory, Great Nech, Long Island, for $1,011. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $18,297.37. Description
Blunt see  G. W. Blunt.
Bohio Purchased, September 9, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from H. & W. Delafield. Sold, September 27, 18685, at public auction, to P. McKnight at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $6,800. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $18,941.48. Class: Sails; wood. Description
Bon Homme Richard. (Never built.) Screw steamer. Description
Boxer see Tristram Shandy
Brandywine Built by the Government. Launched at Washington, D. C. Raised and sold to Maltby & Co., at Norfolk, Va., March 26, 1867, for $13,700. Burned, September 3, 1864, at Norfolk, Va., Navy Yard, being there in use as a storeship. She took fire in the paint room in the fore hold, and was almost wholly destroyed; afterwards raised. Class: Frigate; sails; wood. Description
Braziliera Purchased at New York, July 30, 1861, by G. D. Morgan from Kirkland & Van Sachs. Sold, June 2, 1865, at Philadelphia, to J. G. Punch, by Samuel C. Cook, for $15,700. Commissioned, October 27, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $22,624.09. June 28, 1862, captured schooner Chance; September 7, 1862, captured schoonerDefiance Class: Sails; white oak, locust, and cedar. Description
Brilliant Purchased, August 13, 1862, at St. Louis, by Commodore J. B. Hull, form Albert G. Mason, Joshua Michem, and William Cock, all fo Brownsville, Pa. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to John H. Duffer, by Sol. A. Silver, for $8,000. Bought for Commander Davis's fleet, to be used on Ohio and Tennessee rivers.. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Britannia Purchased, September 29, 1863, from Boston prize court, by Navy Department. Sold at auction at Philadelphia, August 10, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $15,309. The Britannia  was an English steamer built of 5/8" iron plates and had 3 water-tight compartments. Captured, June 25, 1863, by the Santiago de Cuba  in lat. 25° long. 74°. She operated in both the North Atlantic and East Gulf squadrons. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Description
Brooklyn Built by contract for the Government. Sold, March 25, 1891, at Norfolk Navy Yard, for $13,128. Commissioned, December 19, 1861, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Operated in West Gulf and North Atlantic Squadrons. 1865-6, Brazilian Squadron. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Buckthorn Purchased, December 22, 1863, from Geoge W. Jewett, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral Gregory. Sold, September 7, 1869, to V. M. Byrnes, Pensacola, Fla., for $3,000. Purchased under name of Signal; strongly built, useful, and well adapted for service as a tug. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $26,638.31. Operated in West Gulf Squadron. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Buena Vista Purchased, July 19, 1864, at Philadelphia, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, Agent. Purchased with 600 tons of stone on board and sent to Baltimore to Commodore Dornin. Canal boat. Description
Bumm see Epsilon.

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
C. P. Williams. Purchased at New York, September 2, 1861, from Job Fallenburgh, by George D. Morgan.Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, by Samuel C. Cook, for $7,100. Fitted for naval service by W. H. Webb. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $25,783.76. Commissioned, January 21, 1862; went out of commission, June 27, 1865, at Philadelphia. Description Class: Sails; wood.
C. Vanderbilt, see Lupin.
Cactus. Purchased, December 9, 1863, of Palmer Geary and H. H. Geary. Ordered, June 20, 1865, to be turned over to the Light House Board, for $10,000. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood, coppered. Name changed from Polar Star. Description
Cairo. Built at St. Louis, Mo., under contract, by James B. Eads & Co. She sunk within less than five minuted after being struck by a torpedo, 18 miles up the Yazoo River, December 12, 1862. Sunk 4 or 5 miles below Haynes' Bluff. Class:Steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Calhoun Purchased, November 28, 1862, from Philadelphia prize court by Navy Department. Transferred to Quartermaster's Department, June 1864. Sold at New Orleans for $14,500. Captured off S. W. Pass, Mississippi River, January 23, 1862, by U. S. S. Colorado and tenders and turned over to Flag Officer D. G. Farragut for general service, March 19, 1862. Operated in West Gulf Squadron. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Caledonia, see Mohawk.
Calypso. Purchased, October 12, 1863, by Navy Department from Philadelphia prize court. Sold at public auction at New York, N. Y., November 30, 1865, to Woodruff & Bro., for $25,000, by Burdett, Jones & Co. Captured, June 11, 1863, by U. S. S. Florida, off Wilmington, N. C. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $37,500.88. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Camanche Built by contract with Donahue, Ryan & Secor. Launched at San Francisco, Calif., November 14, 1864. Sold, February 15, 1899, to J. P. Bercovich & Livingston, of Oakland, Calif., for $6,581.25. Built in New York and shipped in pieces to San Francisco by the U. S. S. Aquilla, which sunk in the harbor of the latter. On being raised the materials were removed and the Camanche completed. Commissioned, May 24, 1865. Class: Single-turret, ironclad monitor; wood and iron. Description
Cambria. Purchased, August 13, 1861, by Captain H. S. Stellwagen, at Baltimore, Md. Purchased to sink. Class: Sails Description
Cambridge, see Pushmataha.
Cambridge. Purchased at Boston, Mass., July 30, 1861, by board composed of J. M. Forbes et al. Sold at auction at Philadelphia, June 20, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $17,500. August 29, 1861, went into commission, Navy Yard, Boston. Class: Screw steamer; white oak. Description
Canandaigua. By Government contract. Under act of Congress, condemned and broken up at Norfolk, Va., in 1884. Commenced in December, 1861, and finished in August 1862. Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war; wood. May 15, 1869, name changed to Detroit; August 10, 1869, again renamed the Canandaigue. Description
Carmita. Purchased from Key West prize court. March 10, 1863, by Navy Department.Laid aside at Key West as unseaworthy. Taken into service April 2, 1863, for use as a lighter in the harbor of Key West. Class: Schooner. Description
Carnation.  Purchased, August 24, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral Paulding from A. H. Cunningham. Sold at public auction at Philadelphia, August 10, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $6,500. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Carondelet. Built by contract for Government. Sold at auction at Mound City, Ill., November 29, 1865 (plating sold separately), to Daniel Jacobs, for $3,600. One of the  7 gunboats built by James B. Eads at St. Louis, Mo. Ironclad. Description
Carrabasset Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, January 23, 1864, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, from R. H. Woolfock & Pinkney Varble.Sold at auction, August 12, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to E. C. Avery, by G. A. Hall & Co., for $18,500. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $2,487.29. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Canonicus. Built by contract at South Boston, Mass., with H. Loring, where she was launched, August 1, 1863. Still in service.Total cost of repairs since being rebuilt to January 1, 1889, was $15.967.73. Class: Screw steamer; single turreted monitor; wood and iron. Name changed, June 15, 1869, to Scylla; renamed Canonicus, August 10, 1869. Description
Carmita. Purchased from Key West prize court, March 10, 1863, by Navy Department.Laid aside at Key West as unseaworthy. Taken into service April 2, 1863, for use as a lighter in the harbor of Key West. Class: Schooner. Description
Carnation. Purchased, August 24, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral Paulding from A. H. Cunningham.Sold at public auction at Philadelphia, August 10, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $6,400. Her hull is well built, machinery, good; bottom unsheathed. To fit her for naval service cost $6,500. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed to Ajax from Carnation  on date of purchase. Description
Carondelet. Built by contract for Government. Sold at auction at Mound City, Ill., November 29, 1865 (plating sold separately), to Daniel Jacobs, for $3,600. One of the 7 gunboats built by James B. Eads at St. Louis, Mo. Ironclas. Description
Carrabasset. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, January 23, 1864, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, from R. H. Woolfock & Pinkney Varble. Sold at auction, August 12, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to E. C. Avery, by G. A. Hall & Co., for $18,500. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $2,487.29. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Casco. Built by contract with Atlantic Works at Boston, Mass. Launched, May, 1864. Broken up at Washington, April 1, 1875.Converted into a torpedo and gun vessel by contracts. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $2,436.94. Class: Screw steamer; light-draft monitor; wood and iron. Name changed to Hero,  June 15, 1869. Description
Castor, see Mahopac.
Catalpa. Purchased, June 29, 1864, at Philadelphia, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from S. & J. M. Flanagan. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Conqueror. Description
Catawba. Built by contract with Niles Works, Cincinnati, Ohio. Delivered to Government, June 7, 1865; launched at Cincinnati, Ohio.Contract price for her was $460.000, but $165,905.80 was allowed for extras. Class: Screw steamer; river and harbor monitor; iron and wood. Description
Catskill. Built by contract with J. Ericsson. Launched, December 16, 1862, at New York. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, February 19, 1863. Class: Screw steamer; single-turret monitor; iron and wood. June 15, 1869, name changed to Goliath;August 10, 1869, changed to Catskill. Description
Cayuga. Built by contract, Hull, Gildersleeve & Son; machinery, Woodruff & Beach. Launced, October 21, 1861, at East Haddam, Conn. Sold at public auction at New York, October 25, 1865, for $11,500. August 12, 1865, ordered to be placed in ordinary at New York Navy Yard Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Centaur, see Saugus.
Ceres. Purchased, September 11, 1861, at New York by George D. Morgan, from Peter Craig. Launched, in 1856, at New York.Sold at public auction at New York, October 25, 1865, to H. B. Farring, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $6,600. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $22,679.74. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Champion. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, March 14, 1863, from A. N. Shinkle, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Launched at Cincinnati, in 1859.Sold at auction at Mound City, Ill., November 29, 1865, to Wilder & Wilson, by Sol. A. Silver, for $3,200. May 20, 1865, she was in a poor condition, no repairs having been made since 1862. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Charles Phelps. Purchased at New Bedford, Mass., June 24, 1861, by George D. Morgan, from Williams & Havens. Sold at public auction at New York, October 25, 1865, to Mr. Brightman, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $3,600. Used as a coal hulk; stationed at Craney Island previous to August 26, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $1,263.93. August 29, 1865, sent to New York for sale, when repaired. Class: Sails; white oak and yellow pine. Description
Charlotte. Captured, April 10, 1862, in Mobile Bay, by U. S. S. Kanawah, Purchased from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Sold, April 27, 1867, at Pensacola, Fla., to Robert Pepper, for $2,300, by Commodore J. A. Winslow. Class: Sails. Description
Charybdis, see Cohoes.
Chatham. Captured, December 16, 1863, in Doboy Sound, by theHuron; purchased from Philadelphia prize court, July 8, 1864. Sold, September 2, 1865, at Bay Point, S. C., to J. J. O;Fallon, for $9,300. On South Atlantic Station at Port Royal, S. C. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Chattanooga Built by contract with Cramp & Sons and Merrick & Sons. Launched, October 13, 1864.Sold, January 31, 1872, to A. Purvis & Son, for $45,243. First went into commission at Philadelphia, May 16, 1866. Extra work and repairs cost $17,159.81. Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war; wood. Description
Chih Kiang, see Tulip.
Chenango. Built by contract with J. Simonson and Morgan Iron Works. Sold October 28, 1868, to John Roach & Co., at Philadelphia, Pa., for $21,687.50. Delivered to Government December 30, 1863, at New York. Total cost of repairs was $39,428.65. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Cherokee. Purchased, January 13, 1864, at Boston, Mass., by Rear Admiral Gregory, from R. B. Forbes. Sold at public auction, August 1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, to Harrison Loring, for $44,500, by Horatio Harris. Captured May 7, 1863, at Charleston Bar and rebuilt at Boston. Delivered to Government at Boston Navy Yard, January 27, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $17,571.68. Class: Prize screw steamer; iron. Description
Chickasaw. Built at St. Louis, Mo., under contract with T. G. Gaylord. Sold at auction, September 12, 1874, to D. Campbell, at New Orleans, La., for $8,350. June 15, 1869, Delivered to Government at Cairo, Ill., May 1864. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $11,807.50. Class: Ironclad steamer. name changed to Samson; August 10, 1869, renamed the Chickasaw. Description
Chicopee. By contract. Hull, at Boston, Mass., by P. Curtis; machinery at New York, N. Y., by Neptune Iron Works. Launched, March 4, 1863, at Boston, Mass.Sold at Washington, October 8, 1867, for $4,000. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, March, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $31,186.90. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Childs. Hull sold at Mound City, Ill., March 29, 1865, for $1,623. Name changed to A. Childs. Description
Chillicothe. Built at Cincinnati, Ohio, under contract with Joseph Brown. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Cutting & Ellis, for $3,000. Completed, October 8, 1862; received by the Governmnet, December 3, 1862. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron-clad. Description
Chimo. Built by contract with Aquila Adams, South Boston, Mass. Launched, May 1864. Broken up in 1874. Class: Screw steamer, light-draft monitor. Name changed, June 15, 1869, to Orion; Orion changed to Piscataqua, August 10, 1869. Description
Chippewa Built by contract. Hull built by Webb & Bell, New York, N. Y. machinery by Morgan Works, New York. Launched, September 14, 1861. Sold at New York, November 30, 1865, for $16,200. Delivered by contractors, November 28, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Ordered to be laid up, August 16, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $19,668.55. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Choctaw. Purchased by the Government in 1862. Sold, March 30, 1866, at New Orleans, La., for $9,272. Designed by Commodore W. D. Porter, the Chactoaw was built at St. Louis, Mo., October 25, 1862. September 25, 1862, she was laid up on the Algiers side of the Mississippi River, one mile below Slaughter House Point. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron-clad. Description
Chocura. Built by contract and launched at Boston, Mass., October 5, 1861. Sold, July 13, 1869, at New York, N.Y., for $10,000. Delivered at Boston Navy Yard, January 29, 1862. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $19,955.69. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Chotank. Purchased, July 2, 1861, from the New York prize court. Sold at auction at New York, August 15, 1865, for $700. under which it was captured by the brig Perry, June 3, 1861, on the Atlantic coast. She was a rebel privateer. Class: Sails. Name changed from Savannah, Description
Christiana, see Amaranthus.
Cimarron. By contract with D. S. Mershon, Bordentown, New Jersey. Launched, March 16, 1862. Sold, November 6, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $26,330.21. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Originally the name was spelt Cimerone; by order of the Secretary of the Navy the spelling was changed to Cimarron. Description
Cincinnati. Built by contract. Sunk by Vicksburg batteries, May 27, 1863; raised and sold at New Orleans, La., March 28, 1866, for $7,160. Laid up on Algiers side of the Mississippi River 1 mile below Slaughter House Point. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $963.72. She was one of the seven gunboats built by Jas. B. Eads, St. Louis, Mo. Class: Gunboat. Description
Circassian. Purchased from the Key West prize court, November 8, 1862, by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, June 22, 1865, to Arthur Leary, at Boston, Mass., for $71,000, by Horatio Harris & Co. Captured, May 4, 1862, off coast of Cuba by the Somerset. October 14, 1862, ordered at New York Navy Yard to be fitted out as a transport and store vessel. Class: Screw steamer; blockade runner; iron. Description
Circe, see Marietta.
Clara Dolsen. Captured January, 1862, by the Mound City on the St. Charles expedition. Purchased from the Illinois prize court, May 25, 1863, by Navy Department. Returned to owners. Transferred, September 30, 1862, to Mississippi Squadron by Assistant Quartermaster G D. Wise. She was one of the largest, handsomest, and in every respect finest steamers on the river. Class: Side-wheel steamer; receiving ship. Description
Clematis. Purchased, August 2, 1864, from Copeland & Howe, by Rear Admiral Paulding, at New York. Sold, November 26, 1866, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $10,000, to N. C. Winslow, by John Lenthall. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $3,835.02. Class: Screw steamer; wood; iron-fastened. Name changed to Maria Love. Description
Clifton, see Shokokon.
Clifton. Purchased, December 2, 1861, at New York, from the New York Union Ferry Co., by Rear Admiral Paulding. Surrendered at Sabine Pass, September 8, 1863, by Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Fred. Crocker. Fitted for naval service by J. A. Westervelt at New York. Class: Side-wheel steamer; diagonally iron strapped. Description
Clinton. Purchased, June 14, 1864, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding. Sold at New York, N. Y., July 28, 1870, to W. S. Nickerson, for $2,750. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $1,531.68. Class: Screw steamer. Purchased under name of  Lena Clinton. Description
Clover. Purchased at Philadelphia, Pa., November 11, 1863, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Winsor & Co. Sold at auction September 21, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $9,100. November 20, 1863, delivered to Government at Philadelphia navy yard. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Daisy. Description
Clyde. Purchased at New York prize court in 1863. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, for $11,400.Captured, June 14, 1863, in lat. 25°, long. 85°, by the Lackawanna. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron, 1/4 inch. Name changed from Neptune, August 11, 1863. Description
Coeur De Lion. In April, 1861, turned over by Light House Board to Navy Department. June 3, 1865, returned to Light House Board. May 31, 1865, ordered to be put in fair condition, if not already so, and turned over to Light House Board, Washington Navy Yard. Cost of repairs to July 30, 1862, was $2,211.34. Class: Side-wheels; wood. Description
Cohasset. Purchased, September 30, 1861, at Providence. R. I., by George D. Morgan. Launched in 1860 at the same place.Sold to J. L. Snow & Co., Rockland, Me., for $825. Class: Tugboat; propeller. Name changed from E. D. Fogg or Narragansett.. Description
Cohoes. Built by contract with M. F. Merritt. Broken up in 1875 at New York by Jon Roach, for which he was paid $3,684. June 15, 1869, Total cost of repairs at Philadelphia in 1867 was $475.19. Laid up at League Island, Pa.; no service. December 1, 1866, M F. Merritt was paid $3,400 for gun carriages Light-dreaft monitor. name changed to Charybdis for Cohoes; August 10, 1869, renamed Cohoes. Description
Collier. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson.Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to David White, by Solomon A. Silver, for $12,000. purchased for the Mississippi Squadron. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood.This was a light-draft steamboat, Purchased under name of Allen Collier, which was subsequently changed to Collier. Description
Colorado Built by Government. Launched, June 19, 1856 Sold, February 14, 1885, to E. Stannard, Westbrook, Conn., for $26,700. Commenced in May, 1854, and completed in May, 1858. Commissioned, June 3, 1861, navy yard, Boston, Mass. September 13, a boat expedition from Colorado burned the privateer schooner Judith off Pensacola Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer and sails; frigate; wood. Description
Colossus, see Kalamazoo.
Colossus. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, December 8, 1864, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson.Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to R. P. Walts et al., by Sol. A. Silver, for $9,250.The Colossus was a light-draft steamboat, purchased for the U. S. Mississippi Squadron; repaired by Joseph Brown at a cost of $24,550. Class: Stern-wheel steamer. Description
Columbia, see Berberry.
Columbia. Purchased November 4, 1862, from Key West prize court by Navy Department.Wrecked, January 14, 1863, Acting Volunteer Liutenant J. P. Couthouy, commanding, at Masonboro Inlet, N. C. Captured August 3, 1862, by theSantiago de Cuba, in lat. 28°, long, 76°, and fitted out as a cruiser, November 4, 1862. Class: Prize screw steamer; iron, 1/2 inch. Description
Columbia. Built by Government, Launched at Washington, D. C., 1836. April 20, 1861, burned at Norfolk, Va.; raised and sold, October 10, 1867, to M. Porves for $16,901.50. Class: Frigate; sails. Description
Columbine. Purchased, December 12, 1862, by Captain Drayton, from Peter Schultz.Captured, May 23, 1864, in St. John's River, Florida. December, 1862, altered for naval service by Howe & Copeland, New York, at a cost of $6,233.10. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name changed from Shultz. Description
Columbus. Built by Government. Launched, March 1, 1819, at Washington.To prevent falling into Confederate hands, burned at the Norfolk Navy Yard, April 20, 1861. Thoroughly equipped for service. The Columbus was commenced June, 1816. Class: Ship-of-the-line; wood; sails. Description
Commodore, see Fort Gaines.
Commodore, see Iuka. Purchased at New York, October 2, 1861, from Williamsburg Ferry Co., by George D. Morgan.Sold at public auction, July 20, 1865, at Washington to Fulton Ferry Co., New York, by William L. Wall & Co., for $13,500.Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $46,606.12. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferry boat; wood. Purchased under the name ofEthan Allen. Description
Commodore Hull. Purchased at New York, September 1, 1862, by Rear-Admiral Paulding.Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to Dallwer, Potter & Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $16,000. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferry boat; wood. Purchased as the Nuestra Senora de Regla. Name changed to Commodore Hull, September 1, 1862. Description
Commodore Jones. Purchased at New York, May 12, 1863, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from Howe & C. W. Copeland. Blown up, May 6, 1864, by a torpedo in the James River. This boat belonged to Union Ferry Co., but was offered by Copeland & Howe. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Commodore McDonough. Purchased of Union Ferry Co., New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding. Sunk, August 23, 1865, while being towed from Port Royal, S. C., to New York. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $27,790.48. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Commodore Morris. Purchased from the Union Ferry Co., New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, to Union Ferry Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $22,900. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $32,260.92. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Commodore Perry. Purchased at New York, October 2, 1861, from Williamsburg Ferry Co., by George D. Morgan.Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, to New York & Brooklyn Ferry Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $16,200. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $56,431.12. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Commodore Read. Purchased by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, at New York, August 19, 1863, from James Howe & C. W. Copeland.Sold at auction, July 20, 1865, to Mr. Brandt, at Washington, for $18,000.When bought the bottom was not sheatbed with metal, boiler was nearly worn out, smokestack entirely so, engine keelson near the condenser is very rotten for about 4' 6", main keelson near the boiler was rotten in serveral places to a depth of 2" or 3". Boilers were in a bad condition. She was repaired by owner before she was finally transferred to Government. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferryboat; wood. Name changed from Atlantic to Commodore Read. Description
Commodore Stockton. Purchased, July 19, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodre C. K. Stribbling, Bishop, agent.Bought with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Baltimore to Commodore Dornin. Canal boat. Description
Conemaugh. Hull built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, where she was launched May 1, 1862; machinery by Novelty Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Sold October 1, 1867, at New York, for $171,000. Commissioned July 16, 1862, at Portsmouth Navy Yard; recommissioned May 10, 1865, and was in commission at the end of the war. December 5, 1861, Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $63,249.88. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood; double-ender. ordered to be called Cinemaugh; December 26, 1861, name changed to Conemaugh. Description
Conestoga, see Sangamon.
Conestoga. Transferred by War Department; purchased, June, 1861, by Commodore John Rodgers.Sunk by collision, March 8, 1864, at Bondurant Point, Mississippi River. September 27, 1865, the wreck of the Contestoga is near Bruinsburg, Miss., on Mississippi River, with all her armament, machinery, and stores yet on board. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Confiance. (Never built.)The building of this vessel was never completed and her name was dropped form the Navy Register. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Congress. Built by Government. Launched in 1841, at Kittery, Me. Broken up and sold. Sunk in action with Merrimack at Hampton Roads, Va., March 8, 1862; raised, repaired, and sold at Norfolk navy yard. Class: Frigate; sails. Description
Connecticut, see Pompanoosuc.
Connecticut. Purchased July 18, 1861, at New York, from S. L. Mitchell & Son. Sold at auction, September 21, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., to D. B. Allen, for $137,000. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $39,836.11. Commissioned August 3, 1861, navy yard, New York; went out of commission August 11, 1865, at Philadelphia. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Purchased under the name of Mississippi. Description
Conqueror, see Catalpa.
Constellation. Built by Treasury and War Departments September 7, 1797, at Baltimore, Md. Launched, September 7, 1797. At Newport, R. I., 1919. February 12, 1862, cruising in the Mediterranean; July 18, 1863, searching for Confederate privateers. Commissioned, February 26, 1862, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Class: Sailing sloop; wood. Description
Constitution. Built by Treasury and War Departments, 1797-98, at Boston, Mass., where she was launched October 21, 1797. Disposition-At navy yard, Boston, 1919. Constructed under the act of Congress of March 27, 1794. Dimensions were fixed by John Barry, Richard Dale, and Thomas Truxtun. Commissioned, August 1, 1860, at Portsmouth, N. H. Class: Sailing frigate; wood. Description
Contoocook, see Albany.
Corea. Purchased at New London, Conn., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship Stone Fleet. Description
Cornubia. Purchased, November, 1863, from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to Merrick & Sons, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $19,000. Captured off New Inlet, November 8, 1863, by the Niphon and James Adger. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $29,700.54. Commissioned, March 17, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission, August 9, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Description
Corypheus. Purchased from Key West prize court, May, 1862, by Navy Department.Sold at Mobile, Alabama, September 15, 1865, by Rear Admiral H. K. Thatcher, for $1,500. The charges of sale, for posters, and advertising were $120; net proceeds of sale, $1,380. The 24-pdr. was captured from the rebels at Barrataria Bay. Class: Yacht; sails. Description
Cossack. Purchase at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Countess, see Elk.
Courier, Purchased from W. B. Thomas & Co., September 7, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan. Wrecked, June 4, 1864, on Abaco Island. Total cost of repairs while owned by the Government was $23,144.88. Commissioned September 17, 1862, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Sails. Description
Courier Purchased at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stonefleet. Ship. Description
Covington. Purchased March 9, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., from Samuel Wiggins by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter.Sunk in Red River, about 20, miles below Alexandria, La., May 5, 1864; disabled and captured. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Cowslip Purchased, December 21, 1863, from J. Howe & C. W. Copeland.Sold, August 28, 1866, at Pensacola, Fla., for $12,000. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $13,678.51. Commissioned January 27, 1864, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission August 29, 1866. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Purchased under name ofMeteor. Description
Cricket. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, November 18, 1862, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter.Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to William Thatcher, by Sol. A. Silver, for $5,050. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $2,558.80. Finally went out of commission, June 30, 1865. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Cricket, No. 3, see Nymph.
Cricket No. 4, see Tallahatchie.
Crocus. Purchased, July 31, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from C. W. Copeland.Wrecked on Bodie's Island, N. C., August 17, 1863. She was commanded by Acting Ensign J. L. Winton, when wrecked.To fit for naval service cost $4,418.25. Class: Screw steamer. Purchased under name ofSol. Thomas. Description
Crusader. Purchased for Paraguay Expedition in 1858. Sold at auction, July 20, 1865, at Washington, to T. P. Morgan, for $9,000. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Southern Star when purchased. Description
Cumberland. Built by Government. Sunk, March 8, 1862, at Newport News, Va., by Confederate ironclad Merricack. Arrived in Hampton Roads, March 23, 1861. Class: Sails; sloop. Description
Curlew. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, December 17, 1862, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Harvey Darlington, by Sol. A. Silver, for $7,600. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Purchased as the Florence. Description
Curlew. For service in South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Currituck. Purchased at New York, September 20, 1861, by G. D. Morgan, from Dudley Buck.Sold at public auction, September 15,1865, at Washington, to T. M. Morgan, by William L. Wall & Co., for $7,300. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $22,190.98. Commissioned, February 27, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, August 7, 1865, at Washington, D. C. Hull and boiler in good order; engine needs some repairs. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Seneca when purchased. Description
Cyane. By Government. Launched in 1837. Sold, July 30, 1887, at Mare Island, Calif., to W. E. Mighell, for $4,520. Went out of commissioin, September 20, 1871. Class: Sloop-of-war; sails; wood. Description
Cyclops, see, Kickapoo.

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Dacotah. Built by the Government. Launched, March 23, 1859, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Va. Sold at Mare Island, Calif., May 30, 1873, for $3,700. Commissioned, May 1, 1860, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Va. Dacotah was commenced in 1858 and completed in April, 1860. Class: Screw steamer; second-class sloop; wood. Description
Daffodil. Purchased, in 1862, by Captain Drayton from John Schenck.Sold at auction, March 14, 1867, at Savannah, Ga., by La Roche, Bell & Williams, for $5,313.75.Cost of repairs was $5,845.17. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name changed from Jonas Smith. Description
Dahlia Transferred from the War Department, September 30, 1862, at Cairo, Ill. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Riddle, Coleman & Co., by Sol. A. Silver, for $4,100. September 2, 1863, the Dahlia was employed as a tug and carries no armament. Class: Screw steamer. Formerly the Firefly: changed to Dahlia by department, October 24, 1862. Description
Dai Ching. Purchased at New York, April 21, 1863, by Rear-Admiral H. Paulding, from R. B. Catherwood.Got ashore and abandoned to Confederates in Combahee River, S. C. January 26, 1865. Built for naval service in China. Total cost of repairs was $123,04. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat. Description
Daisy. Purchased September 30, 1862, from War Department.Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to A. Houghteling, by Sol. A. Silver, for $3,275. September 2, 1863, the Daisy was employed as a tug and carried no battery. Class: Screw steamer. Name changed from Mulford. Description
Dale Built by Government, Launched at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1839.Turned over, 1894, to Maryland Naval Militia. Class: Sloop of war; sails; wood. Description
Dan Captured by Acting Master Fred. Crocker, U. S. N., in Lake Calcasieu, La., October, 1862, armed and taken into service. Sunk, February, 1863, in the Mississippi River. Description
Dandelion. Purchased, November 21, 1862, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Winsor & Co.Sold, August 15, 1865, to C. & R. Poillon, at public auction, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $7,800. This boat is strong and well built of good material. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $10,703.39. Class: Steamer; wood; galvanized; iron-fastened. Purchased under name of Antietam. Description
Dan Smith. Purchased at New Haven, September 7, 1861, from O. W. Miller, by George D. Morgan. Sold at publice auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, by Samuel C. Cook, for $7,100. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $17,54.11. Class: Sails; wood. Description
Darlington. Captured by the Pawnee, March 3, 1862, Fernandina, Fla. Transferred to the Army, September, 1862. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Dart. Captured about July 4, 1861, on the coast of Texas, by the South Carolina. Turned over to the Army. Class: Schooner; pilot boat. Description
Dauntless, see Mignonette.
Dawn, see Midnight.
Dawn Purchased, October 12, 1861, at New York, from Barston, Pope & Co., by George D. Morgan.Sold at public auction, November 1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, to W. H. Starbuck, by Horatio Harris, for $20,000. Chartered at New York for 3 months at $7,000 per month, April 26, 1861; afterwards puchased. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $16,220.24. Commissioned, May 9, 1861. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Daylight. Purchased, October 12, 1861, from Barston, Pope & Co., at New York, by George D. Morgan.Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., to W. H. Starbuck, for $12,600. May 10, 1861, chartered at New York for 3 months at $8,000 per month. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $48,708.92. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Daylight. Purchased, May 19, 1863, from New York prize court, by Navy Department. Sunk as an obstruction in Petit Bois Channel. Paid for, but not taken or used for naval purposes. Description
Decatur. Launched in 1839 at New York.Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mare Island, Cal., for $6,600. in gold. March 9, 1863, she was being fitted out as a harbor battery for city of San Francisco. Fore-and aft sails. Repairs to August, 1865, from November, 1864, cost $10,441.73. Class: Sloop-of-war; sails. Description
Delaware, see Piscataqua.
Delaware. Purchased. October 14, 1861, at Wilmington, Del., by Capt. G. J. Pendergrast, from Harlan, Hollingsworth & Co.Sold September 12, 1865, to the Treasury Department, for $40,000. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $36,411.76. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; iron. Description
Delaware. Built by Navy Department. Launched in 1820 at Norfolk.April 20, 1861, burned at Norfolk, Va., by U. S. forces. She was commenced in August, 1817. March 22, 1861, she was in ordinary at the navy yard, Gosport, Va. Class: Ship-of-the-Line; sails; wood. Description
Delaware Farmer. Purchased at Baltimore.Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Schooner. Description
Delta Purchased, June 3, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Thomas Wilson & E. Dever. Class;Purchased to use as a tugboat on James River. Class; Screw steamer; picket boat. Name changed from Linda November 27, 1864; also known as Tug No. 4. Description
De Kalb, see Baron de Kalb.
De Soto, see General Lyon.
De Soto. Purchased, August 21, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from Livingston, Crocheron & Co.Sold, September 30, 1865, at New York, for $47,600. Built in October, 1859. Class: Side-wheel steamer, wood. Description
Despatch, see Pocahontas.
Detroit, (Never completed.)
Detroit, see Canandaigua.
Diana. Captured at New Orleans by U. S. Army, and on January 1, 1863, transferred to Navy by Colonel A. N. Shipley, U. S. A.Recaptured, March 28, 1863, by rebels, near Pattersonville, Archafalaya River, La. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Dick Fulton. Class: Steamer. Name changed to Fulton. Description
Dictator, see Sweet Brier.
Dictator. By contract with J. Ericson. Launced, December 26, 1863.Sold, September 27, 1883, at League Island, to A. Purvis & Son, for $40,250. Designed by Jon Ericsson, the Dictatorwas commenced August 16, 1862. Cost of repairs was $59, 654.27. Class: Monitor Description
Dolphin. Repairing and building to June 15, 1853, $151,302.74. Scuttled and burned, April 20, 1861, at Norfolk Navy Yard. Class: Sails. Description
Don. Purchased, April, 1863, from Boston prize court.Sold, August 28k, 1868, to R. M. Funkhauser, for $18,000. Captured, March 4, 1864, off Beauforrt, N. C., by the Pequot, while running the blockade. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $5,475.92. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Donegal. Purchased from Philadelphia prize court, June, 1864, by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to G. W. Quintard, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $89,000. TheDonegal, or Austin, was captured off Mobile Bay, June 6k, 1864, by the Metacomet while running the blockade. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. The Donegal, or Austin, Description
Dove Purchased at New London, Conn., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description-Bark. Description
Dragon. Purchased, December 24, 1861, at New York, by George D.Morgan. Sold at public auction July 20, 1865, at Washington, to Mr. Brandt, by William L. Wall & Co., for $6,750. The Dragon is yellow-met-led. Hull, engine, and boiler are in good order. Class: Screw steamer; wood Description
Dryad. Gunboat. Description
Duchess, see Petrel.
Dumbarton. Purchased, July, 1864, from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Sold at New York, October 15, 1867, to Mr. Marvin, by Admiral C. H. Bell, for $17,000. Captured in lat. 32° 38'; long. 75° 55' by the Fort Jackson and sent to Boston, June 4, 1864. November 15, 1865 ordered to be placed in ordinary at New York. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $24,940.14. She was formerly a blockade runner. Class: Side-wheel steamer; one-half inch boiler iron. Name changed from Thistle to Dumbarton, July 20, 1864. Description
Dunderberg. Built by contract with W. H. Webb and Aetna Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Launched, July 22, 1865.Returned to owners under act of Congress, approved March 2, 1867, the $1,041,666.68. which had been expended on her being refunded to the Government. Class: Ironclad ram; frigate; wood, iron-stapped; coppered bottom.  Description

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
E. A. Stevens see Stevens' Battery.
E. B. Hale Purchased, July 27, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from E. & D. Bigelow & Co. Sold at public auction, June 20, 1865, at Philadelphia by Samuel C. Cook, for $4,600. Commissioned, September 4, 1861; went out of commission, February 18, 1863. Total cost of repairs was $24,268.14. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
E. D. Fogg, see Cohasset
E. D. Thompson. Purchased at Baltimore, Md., August 13, 1861, by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink, Stone Fleet. Class: Schooner. Description
Eagle, see Rhode Island.
Eastport Captured, February 7, 1862, at Cerro Gordo, Tennessee River, Tenn., by Conestoga, Tyler, and Lexington. Transferred from War Department, January 9, 1863, at which time she was paid for by the Navy Department. April 26, 1864, sunk, 1 1/2 miles below Montgomery, Ark., in Red River, by a torpedo, a short distance above mouth of Cane River. Blown up by Admiral D. D. Porter. Class: Ironclad steam gunboat. Description
Ebenezer see Tawah
Edward Purchased at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell, November 15, 1861. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Elfin Purchased February 23, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Admiral D. D. Porter, from John N. Shunk and others. Sunk, November 4, 1864, off Johnsonville, Tennessee River. Purchased under name of W. D. Mann. Most articles of value were recovered in August, 1865, by Acting Volunteer Lieut. G. W. Rogers. She was sunk after a protracted engangement. Class: Steamer. Description
Elk Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, December 8, 1863, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, from W. Metcalf et al. Sold at public auction, August 24, 1865; purchased under name of Countess. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $4,029.33. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Ella Purchased at New York, July 30, 1862, by Rear-Admiral H. Paulding from prize court. Sold at public auction September 15, 1865, at Washington, to H. R. Hazelhurst, Baltimore, Md., for $26,500, by William L. Wall & Co. Captured November 10,1863, off Fort Fisher, by Howquah. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Ella and Annie see Malvern.
Ellen Purchased at Brooklyn, October 10, 1861, from James Horn by Navy Department. Launched in 1855. Sold at public auction, September 2, 1865, at Bay Point, S. C., to J. J. Springer by Rear Admiral Radford, for $360. Commissioned October 16, 1861, at Brooklyn Navy Yard; went out of commission October 31, 1862. Cost of repairs while in Government service was $2,278.11. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferry boat; wood. Description
Ellen Goldsboro Purchased at Baltimore, Md., August 13, 1861, by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Class: Schooner. Description
Ellis Purchased, from New York prize court, May 19, 1862. Abandoned and fired in New River, N. C.,November 25, 1862. Captured in action at Elizabeth City, N. C., February 10, 1862. When captured she was commanded by J. M. Cook, formerly of the U. S. Navy. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Emerald Purchased August 3, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling from the "Central Sanitary Fair". In service at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H., as ferry boat, from 1865 to 1883. Name changed from Fairy. Total cost of repairs to December 31, 1888, was $14,168.63. Class: Steam yacht. Description
Emerald. Purchased at Sag Harbor, N. Y., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell, November 21, 1861. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Emma Purchased from New York prize court, September 30, 1863, b y Navy Department. Sold, November 1, 1865, at public auction, for $9,500. at Boston Navy Yard. Captured, July 24, 1863, by Army transport Arago. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,800.02. Class: Screw steamer; one-quarter inch iron. Description
Emma Brown see Gazelle.
Emma Duncan see Hastings
Emma Henry see Wasp
Eolus Purchased, July 27, 1864, from John Jewett & Sons, at New York prize court, by Rear-Admiral Gregory. Sold, August 1, 1865, at public auction, at Boston Navy Yard. for $27,500, to McKay & Aldus, by Horatio Harris. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $12,136.13. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Eolus see Shawnee.
Epervier Name removed from register; vessel was never commenced. She was to have been built at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H. Class: Steamer; screw. Description
Epsilon Purchased at Philadelphia, June 3, 1864, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from B. Bramwell and others. Sold, July 12, 1865, at New York, at public auction, for $6,600, to C. & J. Peters, by Burdett. Jones  Co. Formerly known as harry Bumm; also tug No. 5; purchased to be used as a picket boat on James River. Name changed to Epsilon  from  Harry Bumm,  by which she was formerly known. She was well built, strong and inteded for inside towing. Boiler inted to use fresh water only. Class: Screw steamer; picket boat. Description
Ererus see Laurel
Erebus see Squando
Essex Purchased by Government, September 20, 1861, from Wiggins Ferry Co., at St. Louis, Mo. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to W. L. Hambleton, by Sol. A. Silver, for $4,000. Name changed from New Era. Altered when puchased, into an ironclad gunboat, for service in Western Flotilla. She was built at St. Louis by Page & Bacon, bankers, and sold to Wiggins Ferry Co., October 14, 1856. Class: Center-wheel steamer; ironclad. Description
Estrella Transferred, 1862, by the Army. Sold, October 9, 1867, at New York, by Rear Admiral C. H. Bell, for $7,500. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $34,248.70. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Ethan Allen see Commodore Barney.
Ethan Allen Purchased, August 23, 1861, at Boston, by board composed of J. M. Forbes et al. Sold at public auction, July 20, 1865, at Portsmouth, N. H., to E. Snow, by Charles Clark, for $20,000. Commissioned, October 3, 1861. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $15,583.22. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
Etlah Built by contract with C. W. McCord, St. Louis, Mo. Sold, September 12, 1874, at New Orleans, to Nat. McKay for $9,500, at public auction. Name changed to Hecate, June 15, 1869; and August 10, 1869, renamed the Et'ah. Turret of this vessel was constructed at St. Louis by James B. Eads. This vessel rendered no service, having been laid up at Mound City, Ill., from 1867 to 1871; at New Orleans, La., from 1872 to 1873. Class: Light-draft monitor. Description
Eugene Purchased, April 22, 1862, from Key West prize court by Navy Department. Sold at auction, November, 1864, by Rear Admiral Stribling at Key West, Fla. Captured, March 16, 1862, off the Mississippi and sent to Key West, Fla., where she was condemned and sold by prize court. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $521.13. Was guard ship at Key West, Fla., from 1862 to 1864. Name changed from Eugene Smith. Class: Sailing vessel; live oak and red cedar. Description
Eugene see Glasgow.
Eureka Purchased, August 22, 1862, from Washington prize court. Sold at auction, September 15, 1865, to Mr. Mackell, by William L. Wall & Co., for $90. Captured in April, 1862, in Potomac River by Potomac Flotilla Class: Screw steamer. Description
Eutaw Built by contract. Launched February, 1863, at Baltimore, Md. Sold October 15, 1867, at New York, for $15,000. Commissioned, July 2, 1863, at Baltimore, Md. Class; Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood.
Exchange Purchased May 13, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, from Henry B. Cock. Sold at auction August 17, 1865, at Mound, Ill., to W. G. Priest for $7,000. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
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F. W. Lincoln see Phlox.
Fahkee Purchased July 15, 1863, at New York, by Rear-Admiral H. Paulding, from William B. Dinsmore. Launched at Williamsburg, N. Y. Sold August 10, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $69,000. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $4,532.30. Class: Screw steamer; wood and iron. Description
Fairplay Transferred by War Department, September 30, 1862. Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, to Charles C. Duncan, by Sol. A. Silver, for $5,150. Transferred by Army quartermaster to Mississippi Flotilla. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Fairy see Emerald
Fairy. Purchased, March 7, 1864, from Thomas Sherlock and others. Sold, August 17, 1865, at public auction, to J. Kenniston, for $9,600. Name changed from Maria. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Falmouth By Government contract. Sold at auction, November 7, 1863 at Aspinwall, U. S. C., for $5,003.50. paid in American gold. The Falmouth was the storeship at Panama. Bureau of Construction and Repair, September 18, 1863, ordered that the Falmouth be sold, so the incidental expenses of which, comprising auction fee, advertising, lighterage, hauling her to the dock, etc., amount to $768.07. Class: Sailing sloop; wood. Description
Fannie, or Fanny see Paw Paw
Fanny see Grossbeak
Fanny Barker see Fawn
Farallones Transferred by War Department to Navy Department at Mare Island, Cal., August 1, 1849. Launched, 1848, at Boston, Mass. Sold, May 15, 1867, at San Francisco, Cal., to Moore & Co., for $15,000 in gold. Name changed from Massachusetts. She was frequently repaired. Total cost to June 30, 1864, was $109,451.21. Class: Screw steamer; storeship; wood. Description
Fawn Purchased, May 13, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, from Barker, Hart & Cook. Sold at auction, August, 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to D. Caughlin, by Sol. A. Silver, for $7,300. Name changed from Fanny Barker to Fawn, June 19, 1863. Commissioned, May 11, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., and went out of commission June 30, 1865. Her present condition is poor; last repaired in 1863. Her original name was Fanny Barker. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Fearnot Purchased, July 20, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by board composed of J. M. Forbes et al. Sold at public auction, October 3, 1866, at Boston, Mass., to William F. Weld & Co., for $19,500, by Horatio Harris & Co., Commissioned August 28, 1861, at Boston Navy Yard. Went out of commission. July 18, 1866. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $26,673.21. Class: Sailing storeship; wood. Description
Fern. Transferred, September 30, 1862, by War Department. Sold at public action, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to J. P. Haight, by Sol. S. Silver, for $4,250. Her original name was Intrepid, and was employed as a tug on Wester rivers; kept in good repair. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Fernadina Purchased, July 29, 1861, at New York by George D. Morgan frm Mailler & Houghton. Sold at public auction, June 2, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., to Philip Fitzpatrick, by Samuel C. Cook, for $8,200. Name changed from Florida. Commissioned, November 16, 1861, at Norforlk Va.; April 29,1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $39,146.80. Description
Firefly see Dahlia.
Flag Purchased, April 26, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Admiral Du Pont from H. Winsor & Co. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, to M. O. Roberts, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $50,000. Name changed from Phineas Sprague. Commissioned May 28,1861; February 25, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $124,014.39. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Flambeau Purchased, November 14, 1861, at New York from Paul Forbes, by George D. Morgan. Sold, at public auction, July 1, 1865, at New York, to G. W. Quintard by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $43,500. Commissioned, November 27, 1861; June 7, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $6,256.69. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Florence see Curlew
Florence Miller see Rattler
Florence Miller, No. 2 see Moose
Florence Miller, No. 3 see Oriole
Florida see Hendrick Hudson
Florida Purchased at New York, August 12, 1861, by George D. Morgan from S. L. Mitchell & Co. Sold, December 5, 1868, at Philadelphia, Pa., to Samuel Ward, for $19,200. Commissioned, October 5, 1861, at New York; April 26, 1867, went out of commission. Total cost of alterations and repairs while in the Governmnet service was $82,942.35. Class: Side-wheel vessel. Description
Florida By Government; built at New York. Launched, December 15, 1864. Sold, February 27, 1885, at New York to Lebars for $41,508. Name changed from Wampanoag, May 15, 1869. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $37,709.68. Four of the main boilers were constructed at Newburg, N. Y., and the other four by Samuel Secor, New York, N. Y. Superheating boilers built by the Novelty Works, N. Y. Designed by Naval Constructor B. F. Delano. Boilers to be fitted with blowers and blower engines and the engines with surface condensers and steam pumps; etc. Class: Screw steamer; frigate. Description
Flusser Captured and never libeled. Sold at public auction, September 15, 1865, at Washington, to Robert Miller, by William L. Wall & Co., for $750. August 30, 1865, ordered to be sent to Washington for sale. Class: Sails Description
Forest Rose Purchased, November 5, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to D. White et al, by Sol. A. Silver, for $8,200. Commissioned early in December, 1862; went out of commission August 4, 1865. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Fort Purchased, July 16, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, agent. Purchased to sink, Stone Fleet. Purchased with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Baltimore, Md., to Commodore Dornin Class: Canal boat Description
Fort Donelson Purchased, January, 1864, from Boston prize court, by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to Brown Brothers, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $24,500. Name changed from R. E. Lee, February 27, 1864. Commissioned July 29,1864. Commissioned July 29,1864; went out of commission October 25, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $30,173.95. Class: Side-wheel steamer. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n94/mode/1up Description]
Fort Gaines Captured in Gulf of Mexico, February 5, 1864. Sold at auction at New Orleans, L., August 12, 1865, to John F. Furlong, for $9,500. Name changed from Commodore toFort Gaines, September 1, 1864. She operated in the West Gulf Squadron. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $3,201.59. Class: Side-wheel steamer. [http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n95/mode/1up
Fort Henry see Lafayette
Fort Henry Purchased, March 25, 1862, at New York, from C. W. Copeland and James Howe by Navy Department. Sold at auction, August 15,1865, at New York, to J. B. Brown, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $18,500. Commissioned at New York, April 3, 1862; went out of commission, July 8, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $1,952.89. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferryboat. Description
Fort Hindman. Purchased, April 16, 1863, at Jeffersonville, Ind., from H. Marbury et al, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Pink Varble, by Sol. A. Silver, for $12,500. Name changed from James Thompson; June 2, 1863, changed to Manitou; then, November, 5, 1863, to Fort Hindman. August 3, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Fort Jackson Purchased at New York, July 22, 1863, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from C. W. Vanderbilt. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to D. B. Allen, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $108,000. Commissioned, August 18, 1863; went out of commission, August 7, 1865. January 20, 1863, this vessel was ordered to be called the Kentucky; January 20,1863, changed to Fort Jackson. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood; heavily iron-strapped. Description
Fort Morgan Purchased January 8, 1864, at New York, by Rear Admiral Gregory, from George Griswold. Sold at New York, September 5, 1865, at public auction, to Ward & Co., for $70,000, by Burdett, Jones & Co. Purchased as the Admiral, September 1, 1864, name changed to Fort Morgan. She was used as a supply steamer. Repairs at New Orleans cost $89.60; those at New York, in May and June, 1864, cost $6,813.76. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Fortune Purchased, October 28, 1861, at New London, Conn., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink, Stone Fleet. Description
Fortune. Built by contract with James Tetlow, at Boston, Mass. Launched March 25, 1865. Commissioned at Washington Navy Yard, May 19, 1871. Still in service (1900). By act of Congress approved February 28, 1867, the contractor was allowed $21,600 for an additional payment on the Fortune. making her total cost $149,600. Total cost of repairs while in naval service to December 31, 1888, was $99,378.78. Class: Screw steamer; tug; iron. Description
Fox. Purchased May 6, 1863, at Key West prize court by Navy Department. Sold at auction at Key West, Fla., June 28, 1865, to G. W. Curry, by A. Patterson, for $2,015. Name changed to Fox from Alabama. April, 1863, chased into Mississippi Sound; September 12, 1863, burnt. Steamer Fox captured by the Confederates. Class: Schooner. Description
Frances Henrietta Purchased October 19, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Franklin Built by Government, Hull by Portsmouth Navy Yard, at a cost of $891,236.35. machinery, by contact with Atlantic Works, Boston, Mass., at a cost of $400,000. Launced September 17, 1864, at Portsmouth, N. H. Still in service (1896) as a receiving ship at Norfolk, Va. Commenced in May 1854, and completed June 30, 1867. This was the old ship of line built in 1815, with 74 guns. Rebuilt in 1854, Commissioned June 3, 1867, at Boston; March 2, 1877, put out of commission and recommissioned. Class: Screw steamer; frigate; wood. Description
Fred Wheeler, see Alpha.
Fredonia Purchased and launched in 1846. Destroyed, August 23, 1868, at Arica, Peru, by an earthquake. At outbreak of the rebellion, the Fredonia was storeship at Valparaiso, Chile, Callao, and Arica. Class: Store and receiving ship. Description
Freeborn see Nansemond.
Freeborn see Thomas Freeborn
Friendship Purchased, August 13, 1861, by Captain H. S. Stellwagen, at Baltimore, Md. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Class: Schooner. Description
Frolic Captured, September 10, 1864, by the U. S. S. Santiago de Cuba, as the A. D. Vance (originally Lord Clyde). Purchased from New York prize court. Sold, September 27, 1883, to J. B. Agnew, for $11,250, at Alesandria, Virginia. Name changed from Advance; commissioned, October 28, 1864; went out of commission, March 16, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. She was a notorious blockade runner. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $192,818.29. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Description
Fulton, see Dick Fulton.
Fulton Launched in 1837. Built by Government at Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1837. May 10, 1862, destroyed by the Confederates on the navy yard ways. Old steamer at Pensacola Navy Yard, where , January 9, 1860, she was ordered to be repaired by the department. June 27, 1853, commissioned at Norfolk Navy Yard; May 7, 1859, put out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Fuchsia Purchased June 22, 1863 at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding from Henry F. Ward. Sold at public auction, September 28, 1865 at Washington, to N. L. & G. Griswold by William L. Wall & Co., for $1,000. Name changed from Kiang Soo. August 5, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer; tug; wood. Description
Fury see Umpqua.

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G. L. Brockenboro Captured, October 15,1862, by U.S.S. Fort Henry in Apalachicola River; purchased by Navy Department, July 24, 1863, from Key West prize court. Wrecked, May 27, 1863, on the west coast of Florida. Class: Sailing vessel. Description
G. W. Blunt Purchased at New York, November 23, 1861, by George D. Morgan. Sold, October 20, 1865, at Port Royal, S. C., by Lieut.-Commander R. C. Law, for $2,200. April 19, 1862, captured schooner Wave, of Charleston. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $3,528.29. Name changed G. W. Blunt  from  Blunt. She was leaking badly when sold. Class: Sails; wood. Description
Galatea Purchased, September 17, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral F. H. Gregory, from Neptune Steamship Co., William P. Williams, agent. Sold, September 27, 1865, to the Haitian Government by Navy Department for $54,000. Delivered to Government at New York Navy Yard, October 30, 1863. January 29, 1863, commissioned at New York; July 12, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $33,476.88. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Galena By contract with C. S. & H. L. Bushnell. Launched February 14, 1862, at Mystic. Conn. Wrecked on Gay Head, Marthas Vineyard. Commissioned, April 21, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; recommissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard, February 15, 1864. July 23, 1890, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $397,173.17. Class: Screw steamer; ironclad; wood and iron. Description
Gamma Purchased, June 3, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from J. B. Kirby and others. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to D. Trundy, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $4,100. Name changed from Loper; also known as tug No. 3. She operated as a picket boat in the North Atlantic Squadron. Class: Screw steamer picket boat Description
Gamage Purchased, December 24, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to J. R. Griffith et al., by Sol. A. Silver, for $11,000. Name changed from Willie Gamage. She was purchased for the U. S. Mississippi Squadron; repaired by Joseph Brown at a cost of $24,550. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Garland Purchased, October 28, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Built at Quincy, Mass., 1815, for a privateer; rebuilt at New Bedford, Mass., in 1845. Description
Garonne Purchased, May 19, 1863, from New York prize court, by Navy Department. Sunk as an obstruction in Petit Bois Channel. Paid for, but never used for naval purposes. Description
Gazelle Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, November 21, 1863, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold, at Mound City, Ill., August 17, 1865, at public auction, to Henry Scott et al, for $10,350. January 26, 1864, name changed to Gazelle, from Emma Brown, by which she was formerly called. July 7, 1865, went out of commission. Repaired last in 1863. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Gem of the Sea Purchased, August 3, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from Galway & Teller. Sold at Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 1865, by Commodore J. B. Hull, to A. C. Purvis & Son, for $6,500. Commissioned at Brooklyn Navy Yard, October 15, 1861. February 24, 1864, went out of commission. Cost of repairs to January 1, 1864, was $21,344. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
Gemsbok Purchased, September 7, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by board composed of J. M. Forbes et al. Sold public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., to Smith & Co., for $20,500. Commissioned, August 30, 1861, at Charleston Navy Yard. July 11, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $19,506.76. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
General Bragg Captured and transferred by War Department, September 30, 1862. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to David White, St. Louis, Mo., by Sol. A. Silver, for $52,100. Her original name was Mexico. July 24, 1865, went out of commission. General Bragg was delivered to Mr. White, September 2, 1865, at which time she was paid for. Total cost of repairs was $2,481.48. Captured by Admiral Davis's fleet in an engagement near Memphis, Tenn., June 6, 1862. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
General Burnside. Transferred from War Department and paid for by Quartermaster, U. S. Army. Turned over to Quartermaster's Department, Jun 1, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
General Grant Received from War Department. Turned over to Quartermaster's Department, June 2, 1865. July 20, 1864, commissioned at Bridgeport, Ala. She was assigned to the Mississippi Squadron. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
General Lyon Transferred, September 30, 1862, to Mississippi Flotilla by Assistant Quartermaster Wise from the War Department. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to H. L. Lee by Sol. A. Silver for $26,350. Formerly, transport De Soto; changed to General Lyon, by order of the department, October 24, 1862. August 3, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer; naval transport. Description
General Pillow Captured and transferred by the War Department, September 30, 1862, at Cairo, Ill. Sold at Mound City, Ill., November 25, 1865, to Wetzel & Hallerberg, by Commodore J. F. Schenck, for $2,000. Her original name was B. M. Moore. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
General Putnam, see  Wm. G. Putnam
General Price Captured and transferred, September 30, 1862, by Quartermaster Wise, U. S. A., at Cairo, Ill. Sold October 3, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to W. H. Harrison by Commodore J. W. Livingston, for $14,000. Name changed from Milledon. Went out of commission July 24, 1865. In her first log known as the General Sterling Price. May 30, 1865, ordered to Mound City, Ill., to turn in her ordnance and ship's stores. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
General Sherman. From War Department. Built at Chattanooga; superintended by Admiral D. D. Porter and paid for by Quartermaster, U. S. A. Turned over to Quartermaster's Department June 1, 1865. Commissioned at Bridgeport, Ala., July 27, 1864. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
General Sumpter (Sumter) see Sumpter.
General Thomas From War Department. Turned over June 1, 1865, to Quartermaster's Department. Commissioned, August 8, 1864, at Bridgeport, Ala.; active patrol duty in Tennessee River. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Genesee Built by Government; hull at Boston Navy Yard; machinery by Neptune Iron Works. Launched, April 2, 1862, at Boston, Mass. Sold, October 3, 1867, at Philadelphia, Pa., to Purvis & Son, for $14,400. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $9,187.10. July 3, 1862, she was commissioned at Boston Navy Yard; July 31, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
George Mangham. Purchased September 21, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Admiral Du Pont. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to D. T. Trundy, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $7,500. Commissioned January 11, 1862, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. September 9, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1863, was $22,972.23 [ Class: Sails; wood. Description
George P. Upshur Purchased at Baltimore August 13, 1861, by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Class: Schooner. Description
George W. Rodgers Purchased September 17, 1863, at New York, by Admiral Dahlgren. Sold at public auction September 8, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, to C. H. Miller, by Horatio Harris, for $6,400. Name changed from Shark  in honor of Commander George W. Rodgers, who was killed before Fort Sumter. She was purchased for service in Charleston Harbor. Commissioned at Port Royal January 17, 1865, and went out of commission August 16, 1865. Class: Sails; wood. Description
Geranium Purchased September 5, 1863, at New York by Rear Admiral H. Paulding. Sold October 18, 1865, to Treasury Department for lighthouse purposes at Washington, D. C., for $27,000. Name Changed from John A. Dix. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $2,397.91. Commissioned October 15, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; July 15, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Germantown Launched in 1846 at Philadelphia. Scuttled and burned April 20, 1861, at Norfolk, Va. Total cost of building and repairing to March 1851, was $188,801.30. April 18, 1860, went out of commission; April 20, 1861, burned by U. S. naval forces on the evacuation of Norfolk Navy Yard. Raised April 22, 1863. Class: Sloop-of-war; sails. Description
Gertrude Captured, April 16, 1863, by the Vanderbilt, off the island of Eleuthera; purchased from New York prize court, June 4, 1863, by Navy Department. Sold at auction, November 30, 1865, at New York, to Geo. Wright, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $13,100. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $842.92. Commissioned, July 22, 1863, at Norfolk Navy Yard; August 11, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Gettysburg Captured, November 5, 1863, in lat. 34° , long. 77°, by the Fulton, Keystone State, and Nansemond.  Purchased, November 20, 1863, from New York prize court by Navy Department. Sold, May 8, 1879, at Genoa, Italy, by Rear Admiral Howell, commanding European Squadron, for $10,983. Name changed from Margaret and Jessie. May 2, 1864, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; active in blockade duty. Total cost of repair while in naval service was $177,733.48. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood and iron. Description
Gipsey (No history or description.)
Gladiolus Purchased, June 2, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Hillman, Steaker, and others. Sold at auction, September 15, 1865, at Washington, to S. M. & J. M. Flanagan, by William L. Wall & Co., for $7,300. Commissioned, June 15, 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; August 30, 1864, went out of commission. Name changed from Sllie Bisho Class: Screw steamer; wood, iron-fastened. Description
Glance. Purchased, June 2, 1864, at Boston, Mass., by Rear Admiral Stringham. Sold, September 27, 1883, at League Island, to W. H. Swift, Boston, Mass., for $1,505. Name changed from Glade. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $25,469.17. Class: Screw steamer; wood, iron-fastened. Description
Glasgow Purchased, July 9, 1863, from Key West prize court by Navy Department. Sold, June 4, 1869, to Thomas McClellan, at Pensacola, Fla., for $7,150. Name changed from Eugenie  to Glasgow,  January 21, 1864. Captured at Mobile, by the R. R. Cuyler, May 6, 1863. Total cost of repairs while in naval service, was $18,166.02. Ocotber 17, 1868, went out of commission. She has no masts or sails nor iron ballast. She stows 550 gallons in breakers. She has a condenser; rolls very little; she minds her helm quickly and is very easily handled. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Glaucus Purchased at New York, July 17, 1863, by Rear Admiral Gregory, from William P. Williams. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, to John Henderson, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $62,000. February 9, 1864, went into commission; went out of commission, June 6, 1865. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, October 1, 1863. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $35,289.90. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Glide Purchased November 30, 1863, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, at Pittsburgh, Pa. Sold at public auction, August 12, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to J. W. Young, for $18,000. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $3,306.75. August 1, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Glide Glance
Glide Purchased, November 17, 1862, at Pittsburgh, Pa., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Burned and sunk, February 7 , 1863, 1 mile below Cairo, Ill., on Kentucky shore. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; tinclad. Description
Gorgon see Naubuc
Goliath see  Catskill
Governor see Camelia
Governor Buckingham Built by contract with Charles Malory, Mystic, Conn., August 7, 1863; purchased at Stonington, Conn., July 29, 1863, by Isasc Henderson. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, to J. O'Donohue, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $38.000. November 13, 1863, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; cost of repairs (exclusive of original alterations) was $22,952.73. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, September 30, 1863. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Grampus Purchased, July 22, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold, September 1, 1868, to D. H. Holliday & Bros., at Mound City, Ill., for $450, where she was a receiving ship. Name changed from Ion. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Grand Gulf Purchased, September 14, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral Gregory, from Cornelius and Richard Poillon. Sold at public auction, November 30, 1865, at New York, to C. Comstock & Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $86,000. Name changed from Onward. Delivered to Government at New York Navy Yard, September 9, 1863. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $36,078.45. September 28, 1863, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, November 10, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Granite Transferred from Light House Board. June 29, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Sailing vesel; wood. Description
Granite City Purchased, April, 1864, at New York prize court by Navy Department. Captured, May 6, 1864, at Calcasieu Pass, Texas. Delivered, April 16, 1863, to Government at New York Navy Yard. Cost of repairs at New Orleans, La., April, 1864, was $26. Class:Side-wheel steamer; iron. Description
Great Western Transferred, September 30, 1862, by War Department. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to John Riley, by Sol. A. Silver, for $4,300. January 25, 1865, Great Western was being used as a receiving ship at Cairo, Ill. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Grossbeak Purchased February 3, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, to Robert Keames, by Sol S. Silver, for $11,000. Name changed to Grossbeak  from Fanny.  Purchased for the U. S. Mississippi Squadron. Repairs at a cost of $25,815, were made by Joseph Brown. Class: Light0-draft side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Guard see National Guard.
Guerrierel By Government. Hull built at Boston Navy Yard; machinery at Boston, Mass., by Globe Works. Launched, September 9, 1865, at Boston, Mass. Sold, December 12, 1872, at  New York Navy Yard, to D. Buhler, for $54,000. Commissioned May 21, 1867; March 22, 1872, went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer; spar-deck sloop; wood. Description

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Harcourt. Purchased, June 14, 1864, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding. Sold, April 16, 1867, at Norfolk Navy Yard, for $3,581.45. November 20, 1865, was in ordinary at Norfolk Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs was $6,631.59 Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Harriet Lane. Built in New York by W. H. Webb. Launched November, 1857. Transferred to Navy September 17, 1861.Captured by Confederates, January 1, 1863, off Galveston, Tex. Recovered at Havana at close of war and sold to Elliot Ritchie and others, of Boston; transformed into a bark and eventually foundered in Carribean Sea May 13, 1884. Only steam vessel in Revenue Cutter Service at outbreak of war. Was at disposal of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales and party, 1860. Side-wheel steamer; revenue cutter. Description
Harry Bumm, see Epsilon.
Hartford. By Government; machinery by Harrison Loring, Boston, Mass. Launched, November 22, 1858, at Boston Navy Yard.Still in the service at Charleston, S. C. Commenced in December 1857, and completed in June 1859. Class: Screw steamer; first-class sloop; wood. Description
Hartford,  see Sibyl.
Harvest.  Purchased, October 21, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell.Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Bark. Description
Harvest Moon. Purchased, November 16, 1863, at Boston, Mass., by Commodore J. B. Montgomery, from Charles Spear.Sunk, May 1, 1865, by a torpedo, near Georgetown, S. C. Commissioned, February 12, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard, April 20, 1865, wreck was abandoned, after taking out machinery, etc. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Harpy, see Klamath.
Hastings Purchased, March 24, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, from J. Batchelor and others Sold, at Mound City, Ill., August 17, 1865, at public auction, to Henry H. Semmes, by Sol. A. Silver, for $12,700.June 7, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from Emma Duncan, under which she was purchased, to Hastings. Description
Hatteras. Purchased, September 25, 1861, at Wilmington, Del., by Admiral S. F. Du Pont, from Harlan, Holinsworth & Co. Sunk, January 11, 1863, off Galveston, Tex., by C. S. S. Alabama.  Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Name changed from St. Marys. Description
Hecated, see Etlah.
Hecla, see Shakamaxon.
Heliotrope. Purchased, December 16, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral Gregory, from Stacey Pitcher.Sold, June 17, 1865, at Washington, D. C., to Treasury Department, to be turned over to Light-House Board, for $6,000. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $38,060.84. April 24, 1864, commissioned a New York Navy Yard; June 12, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from Mappie Baker. Description
Hendrick Hudson. Purchased, September 20, 1862, from Philadelphia prize court, by Navy Department.Sold at auction at Philadelphia, September 12, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $28,500. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $55,264.04. Captured, April 6, 1862, by the U. S. S. Pursuit. December 30, 1862, commissioned at Philadelphia, Pa.; went out of commission, August 8, 1865. this vessel has a round stern, light spar deck fore and aft. and a house on top Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Florida, her former name, to Hendrick Hudson. Description
Henry Andrew. Purchased September 10, 1861, at New York, from Mr. Van Santvoord, by George D. Morgan. Wrecked August 24, 1862, 15 miles south of Cape Henry, in a gale. Class: Swiftsure propeller steamer. Description
Henry Brinker. Purchased October 29, 1861, at New York, N. Y., from Henry Brinker, by George D. Morgan. Sold at public auction July 20, 1865, at Washington, D. C., to Mr. Howell, by William L. Wall & Co., for $5,200. Commissioned December 15, 1861, at Baltimore, Md.; June 29, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $30,068.78. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Henry Janes. Purchased, September 27, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from Van Brunt & Slaght. Sold at public auction July 20, 1865, at Portsmouth, N. H., to George Burnham, jr., by Charles Clark, for $10,100. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $33,121.64. January 30, 1862, commissioned at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission July 12, 1865. Class: Sails; wood. Description
Herald. Purchased October 24, 1861, at New Bedford, by George D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Ship Description
Hero,  see  Moccasin.
Hero,  see Casco.
Hero. Purchased August 13, 1861, at Balrimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Schooner. Description
Hettiwan,  see Percy Drayton.
Hetzel. Placed at disposal of the Navy Department August 21, 1861, by the Treasury Department. Returned to Coast Survey. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $29.804,16. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Hibiscus. Sold at public auction, October 5, 1866, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett, Jones & Co., $15,300. November 3, 1864, delivered to the Government. Commissioned December 29, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. August 19, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Hippodame, see Hydrangea.
Hollyhock. Purchased March 5, 1863, at New Orleans, La., by Admiral Farragut. Sold at public auction Ocotber 5, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to P. Bennett, by G. A. Hall & Co., for $6,500. Taken into service March 5, 1863, as tender to vessels of West Gulf Squadron. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,703.82. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name changed to Reliance. Description
Home. Purchased August 14, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral F. H. Gregory. Sold at public auction September 5, 1865, at New York, to Benner & Brown, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $35,000. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, August 18, 1863. Total cost of repairs was $4,650.45. Commissioned, August 21, 1863, at New York; August 24, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer; wood Name changed from Key West. Description
Honduras. Purchased, July 31, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from Simeon Ackerman. Sold at auction, September 5, 1865, at New York, W. A. Lightfall, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $27,000. Commissioned, Septmeber 8, 1863, a New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission, August 5, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Honeysuckle. Purchased, August 19, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from Frank Perew. Sold at public auction, August 15, 1865, at New York, for $21,300. Cost of alterations and repairs while in the naval service was $11,506.80. Commissioned December 3, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; June 30, 1865, went out of commission Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from W. G. Fargo. Description
Hope. Purchased, November 29, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from T. P. Ives. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to T. Morley, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $5,050. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $3,712.52. Went out of commission, September 6, 1865. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
Horner,  see T. D. Horner.
Hornet,  see Lady Sterling.
Horace Beals. Purchased, September 14, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan.Sold at public auction, May 30, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to A. Leary, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $11,000. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $29,250.79. Commissioned at New York Navy Yard, February 5, 1862; went out of commission, May 13, 1865. Class: Mortar schooner, sails; wood. Description
Houghton, see Houghton.
Housatonic Built by Government contract; hull at Boston Navy Yard; machinery, by Globe Works (Jabez Coney et al.), Boston, Mass. Launched, November 20, 1861, at Boston, Mass. Sunk, February 17, 1864, outside bar of Charleston, S. C., by Confederate torpedo boat. Screw steamer; sloop-of-war. Description
Howquah. Purchased, June 17, 1863, at Boston, Mass., from G. W. Upton by S. M. Pook. Sold, at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, by Samuel C. Cook, for $15,900. Commissioned September 1, 1863, at Boston, Mass.; went out of commission, June 22, 1865. Total cost of repairs was $23,857.45. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Hoyt. Purchased, July 1, 1864, at New York, N. Y., by Rear-Admiral H. Paulding. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $2,100. cost of repairts while in naval service was $736.16. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Luke Hoyt. Description
Hunchback. Purchased, December 16, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from George Law. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to New York & Brooklyn Fetty Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $16,500. Commissioned January 3, 1862, at Hampton Roads, Va.; Went out of commissioin, June 12, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $1,981.41. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferry boat; wood Description
Huntress. Purchased June 9, 1864, at Louisville, Ky., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at publice auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Samuel Black, by Sol. A. Silver, for $8,100. Went out of commission, August 10, 1865. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Huntsville. Purchased August 24, 1861, at new York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from H. B. Cromwell & Co. Sold at public auction November 30, 1865, at New York, to Russell Sturgis, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $33,000. Originally chartered for 3 months early in May, 1861, by S. L. Breese, at New York. Commissioned May 9, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; April 5, 1862, went out of commission. Recommissioned June 11, 1862. August 19, 1864, again went out of commission and recommissioned March 25, 1865. August 28, 1865, finally went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Huron. Built by contract at Boston, Mass. Hull by Paul Curtis; machinery by Harrison Loring. Launched there, September 21, 1861. Sold June 14, 1869, at New York, for $13,200. Commissioned January 8, 1862, at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission June 8, 1864; Recommissioned September 26, 1864; went out of commission June 19, 1865. Recommissioned January 8, 1867, and finally went out of commission October 8, 1868. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Hyacinth. Transferred September 30, 1862, by War Department. Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to A. T. Paine, Mobile Ala., by Sol A. Silver, for $4,350. The total cost of repairts was $1,157.40. Employed as a tug on Western rivers and carried no battery. Class: Screw steamer. Name changed from Spitfire. Description
Hydra, see Tunxis.
Hydrangea Purchased, October 16, 1863, at Erie, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from C. W. Copeland. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, to S. & J. M. Flanagan, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $10,300. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $12,577.93. April 18, 1864, commissioned at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission September 1, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed to Hydrangea  from Hippodame. Description

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I. N. Seymour. Purchased, October 26, 1861, New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Mr. Schutlz. Ordered, June 20, 1865, to be turned over to the Light House Board, at Washington, by Navy Department, at a cost of $8,000. Total cost of repairs was $15,802.47. May 16, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Ibex. Purchased, December 10, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Thomson Dean et al., by Sol. A. Silver, for $19,000. She was purchased for the Mississippi Squadron. April 4, 1865, commissioned at Mound City, Ill.; went out of commission August 5, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from Ohio Valley. Description  
Ida. Purchased, April 11, 1863, at New Orleans, La., by Admiral D. G. Farragut, from S. P. Griffin. Wreck sold, September 11, 1865, at Mobile, Ala., by Admiral H. K. Thatcher, to Hollingsworth & Merchant, for $3,000. Blown up by a torpedo in main ship channel, near Choctaw Pass, Mobile Bay, April 13, 1865. Total repairs cost $4,048.33. The ordnance and ordnance stores were not sold. Steam tug. Description  
Idaho. Built by contract with Paul S. Forbes, Brooklyn, N. Y., March, 1865. Launched, at Brooklyn, N. Y., October 8, 1864. Sold, April, 1874, for $18,642.05. Cost of repairs from April 1, 1866, to December 31, 1872, was $160,811.15. The Idaho was rejected by Government, May 25, 1866. Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war; wood. Description  
Illinois. Built by Government contract with Corliss Steam Engine Co., at Portsmouth, N. H. Broken up. February, 1872, at Kittery Yard, Me. Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war. Description  
Independence. Built by Government, at Boston Navy Yard, Mass. Launched at Boston, in 1814. Receiving ship at Mare Island, Calif., from October 2, 1857, to 1900. In 1853, went out of commission; September 4,1854, commissioned at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Total cost of  repairs from June, 1849 to December 31, 1888, was $250,216.84. Class Sails, razee frigate; wood. Description  
India Purchased, November 14, 1861, at New Bedford, by George D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Ship. Description
Indianola Built at Cincinnati, Ohio, under contract with Joseph Brown. Class: Sold at auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to John Riley, for $3,000. Seized, launced, and manned by Gen. Wallace for the protection of Cincinnati. February 13, 1863, ran past the Vicksburg batteries. In an engagement with the C. S. rams Webb and Queen of the West. and cotton-clas steamers, was captured and sunk, February 24,1863. Subsequently raised by the U. S. Navy, and taken to Mound City and sold. Class:Side wheel and screw steamer; gunboat. Description  
Innes, see Kalmia.  
Ino Purchased, August 30, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by board composed of J. M. Forbes et al. Sold at auction, March 19, 1867, at Boston, Mass., to Samuel G. Reed, by Horatio Harris, for $12, 500. Class: Sails; storeship. Description  
Ino, see Vebena.  
Intrepid, see Fern.
Ion, see Grampus.  
Iosco. Built by Government contract with Larrabee & Allen, who built the hull, and Globe Works, Boston, Mass., who built the engines. Launched, March 20, 1863, at Bath, Me. Engines removed and hull turned over to Bureau Construction and Repair for coal hulk at New York Navy Yard, February, 1868. Delivered to Government, March 7, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Commissioned, April 26, 1864, at Boston, Mass.; July 28, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of extra work, transporting her, and repairs while in naval service was $19,623.16. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender. Description
Iowa, see Ammonoosuc.  
Iris, see Shiloh.  
Iris. Purchased, October 16, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding from C. W. Copeland. Sold to Treasury Department, October 18, 1865, for Lighthouse Service by Navy Department, for $27,000. Cost of altering her for naval service was $5,605. July 15, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Willet Rowe. Description
Iron Age. Purchased, April 28, 1863, at Boston, Mass., by Commodore J. B. Montgomery. Grounded and destroyed near Lockwoods Folly Inlet, N. C., January 11, 1864. Commissioned at Boston, Mass., June 25,1863. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $17,409.71. Class:Screw steamer. Description
Ironsides, Jr. South Atlantic Squadron. Class: Store vessel. Description
Iroquois. Built by Government at New York Navy Yard, 1858. Launched, April 12, 1859. Transferred, 1899, to Marine Hospital Service. Commissioned, November 24, 1859, at New York Navy Yard; October 8, 1863, went out of commission; recommissioned, March 31, 1864; October 6, 1865, went out of commission; recommissioned, January 7, 1867; April 23, 1870, went out of commission; recommissioned August 23, 1871; July 23, 1873, went out of commissioin; recommissioned, April 12, 1882; March 6, 1888, went out of commission; recommissioned, June 19, 1889; May 12, 1892, went out of commission; recommissioned, December 13, 1898. Class: Screw; second-class sloop of war. Description
Isaac Smith. Purchased, September 9, 1861, at New York, from E. J. Hamilton, by George D. Morgan.Captured, January 30, 1863, in Stono River, S. C. Commissioned, October 16, 1861, at New York. Cost of repairs while in the Government service was $37,812.46. Class: Swiftsure propeller steamer. Description
Isilda. Taken into service as tender to vessels to East Gulf Squadron, 1863. Sold in 1863 at Key West. Surprised the steamer Havana in Deadman's Bay, Fla., June 5, 1862, which was deserted and burned by her crew. Schooner. Description
Island Belle. Purchased September 4, 1861, at New York, from Luther Adams, by George D. Morgan. Burned in Appomattox River, June 28, 1862, to prevent falling into the hands of enemies. Total cost of repairing while in the Government service was $4,498.01. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Isonomia. Purchased July 16, 1864, at New York, from Charles S. Leary, by Admiral Gregory. Sold at public auction July 12, 1865, at New York, to Taber & Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $63,000. Commissioned August 16, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. Delivered at New York Navy Yard August 11, 1864. June 28, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $14,739.66. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name changed from Shamrock. Description
Itasca. Built by contract with Hillman & Streaker and J. P. Morris & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Launched October 1, 1861. Sold November 30, 1865, at New York, for $15,200. November 13, 1861, delivered at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Commissioned at Philadelphia. Pa., November 28, 1861; August 22, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Iuka. Purchased March 8, 1864, at New York, N. Y., from George Griswold by Rear Admiral Gregory. Sold at publice auction August 1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard to Arthur Leary by Horatio Harris, for $57,000. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $3,309.26. May 23, 1864, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; June 22, 1865, went out of commission there. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Purchased under name of Commodore; renamed Iuka. Description
Ivy. Transferred, September 30, 1862, from War Department. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to W. G. Priest, by Sol. A. Silver, for $5,650. Employed as a tug on Mississippi River, September 2, 1863. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,309.42. Class: Screw steamer. Original name was Terror. Description

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J. C. Kuhn. Purchased, July 6, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from J. H. Brower & Co. Commissioned. August 23, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Sold, July 7, 1869, to P. H. Fay, at New York, for $8,038.41. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $5,580.58. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Name changed to Purveyor. April 9, 1866. Description
J. D. Billard, see Rocket.
J. F. Freeborn, see Nansemond.
J. G. Loane, see Zeta.
J. J. Crittenden. Purchased, May 19, 1863 , by Navy Department. Sunk as an obstruction. Paid for, but never in naval service. Description
J. K. Kirkman, see Jonquil.
J. T. Jenkins, see Saffron.
J. T. Stockdale, see Stockdale.
J. W. Wilder. Purchased, July 28, 1863, from New York prize court by Navy Department.Condemned. Captured, January 20, 1862, by R. R. Cuyler, off Mobile Schooner Description
Jacob Bell. Purchased, August 22, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from O. T. Glover & F. R. Anthony. Lost, November 6, 1865, while being towed to New York by U. S. S. Banshee. May 13, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $10,545.97. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
James Adger. Purchased, July 26, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from Spofford, Tileston & Co. Sold, October 9, 1866, at New York, to James B. Campbell, by  U. S. Navy Department, for $32,000. Commissioned, September 20, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. December 28, 1863, went out of commission; recommissioned, June 17, 1864; May 2, 1866, went out of commission. Cost of repairs while in Government service was $96,300.20. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
James L. Davis. Purchased, September 29, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore J. G. Pendergrast. Sold at auction, June 20, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $12,500. December 30, 1861, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $14,774.86. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
James McMartin, see McMartin.
James S. Chambers. Purchased, September 4, 1861, at Phildelphia, Pa., by Commodore J. G. Pendergrast. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to Mr. Rhinehart, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $20,200. December 16, 1861, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Went out of commission, August 31, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $31,466.23. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
James Thompson, see Fort Hindman.
Jamestown. Built by Government, Launched, 1844, at Norfolk, Va.Transferred, September 9, 1892, to Marine Hospital Service. May 11, 1854, went out of commission; recommissioned, February 22, 1855. November 10, 1865, ordered to be converted, at Mare Island Navy Yard, into a transport and store vessel. Class: Sailing sloop. Description
Jasmine. Purchased, May 29, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding from Palmer, Crary & John Reid.Sold, June 13, 1866, to Treasury Department by Navy Department for $8,000.Commissioned at New York Navy Yard, June 17, 1863; went out of commission, May 12, 1866. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $7,404.51. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Peter B. Van Houten. Description
Jason, see Sangamon.
Java. Hull built at New York Navy Yard; machinery by Etna Works, New York, N. Y. Broken up at New York Navy Yard in 1884. Never finished; was condemned under act of Congress of August 5, 1882. Class: Screw steamer; slooop. Description
Jean Sands. Purchased, October 18, 1864, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from T. F. Rowland.Delivered at New York, October 17, 1864. This vessel was bought as a steam tug, with apparatus, etc., for pumping out sunken vessels. She was yard tug at Norfolk, Va. Total cost of repairs was $34,625.61. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Jeff Davis Purchased, May 19, 1863, from Illinois prize court by Navy Department.Captured, March 14, 1862, off Newbern, N. C., by vessels of the Sound. Sloop. Used as a coal hulk. The change of name was Reindeer. Description
Jessie, see Lily.
John A. Dix, see Geranium.
John. (No history.)
John Adams. Originally built, 1799, as a corvette; rebuilt, 1830, at Norfork Navy Yard, by Government. Launched at Norfolk, 1829-30. Sold at public auction, October 5, 1867, at Boston, for $10,000. Went out of commission, July 29, 1853; recommissioned, at Boston harbor, October 20, 1854. January 18, 1862, went out of commission; recommissioned, May 27, 1862. September 30, 1865, finally went out of commission, and was sold. Class: Sailing sloop. Description
John Alexander. Purchased, August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Schooner. Description
John Griffith. Purchased, September 16,1 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from B. F. Woolsey. Sold at public aucton, September 8 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, Mass., to C. Foster, by Horatio Harris, for $10,500. Total cost of repairs while in the service of the Government was $26,755.54. January 20, 1862, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; June 1, 1864, went out of commission. Recommissioned, August 23, 1864. Finally went out of commission August 21, 1865.  Class: Sails; mortar schooner; wood. Description
John Hancock. Built for a tank and tug boat and launched at Boston, 1850. By act of Congress, August 3, 1852, ordered to survey Bering Straits, Pacific Ocean, and

China Seas. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mare Island, Calif., for $16,750. Commissioned at Boston, March 19, 1853; went out of commission, August 23, 1856.

Class: Screw steam tender. Description
John L. Lockwood. Purchased, September 1, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from P. Crary. Sold at auction, September 15, 1865, at Washington, D. C., to Mr. Crossett, of New York, by William L. Wall & Co., for $6,300. December 6, 1861, commissioned at Baltimore, Md.; went out of commissioin, May 23, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
John McHale. Purchased, July 19, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, agent, Canal boat. Purchased to sink. Bought with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Commodore Dornin at Baltimore. Description
John Mitchell. Purchased, July 19, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, agent. Purchased to sink. Bout with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Commodore Dornin at Baltimor, Md. Canal boat. Description
John P. Jackson. Purchased, November 6, 1861, at Newark, N. J., from Jersey City Ferry Co., by George D. Morgan. Sold at public auction, Septmeber 27, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to Marcy, Maury & Co., by George A. Hall & Co., for $13,500. February 4, 1862, commissioned at New York; went out of commission, September 5, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $32,012.66. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Jonas Smith, see Daffodil.
Jonquil. October 21, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C.K. Stribling, from S. F. Baker. Sold at public auction, October 21, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $6,300. Cost to fit her for naval service was $851.13. October 28, 1863, commissioned at Philadelphia, Pa. Went out of commission, August 2, 1865 Class: Screw vessel; wood. Purchased under name of J. K. Kirkman. Name changed to JonquilName changed to Jonquil. Description
Jubilee. Purchased, November 28, 1861, at Portland, Me., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Judge Torrence. Transferred, September 30, 1862, from War Department. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to John A. Williamson et al. by Solomon A. Silver for $9,100. Commissioned at Cairo, Ill., December 25, 1862; went out of commission, August 1, 1864. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Julia. Purchased, July 24, 1863, from Key West prize court by Navy Department. Broken up and sold at Key West, 1865. Taken into the service as tender for the vessels of the East Gulf Squadron. Shared in the capture of the bark Stonewall, February 20, 1863, at Point Rosa, Fla. Sloop. Description
Juliet. Purchased, November 1, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Commodore J. B. Hull. Sold at auction, August 17. 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Philip Wallach, by Solomon A. Silver, for $6,150. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $11,568.37. Out of commission, in 1864; recommissioned, September 6, 1864. Finally went out of commission, June 30, 1865. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Juniata. Built at Philadelphia Navy Yard by Government, March, 1862; machinery by Pusey & Jones, Wilmington, Del. Launched, March 20, 1862, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Commenced, June 1861, and completed, March 1863. Sold, March 25, 1891, at Portsmouth, N. H., to Herbert H. Ives, New York, for $15,890. Commissioned, December 4, 1862, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Stricken from Navy Register, November 21, 1889. Went out of commission, December 23, 1863; recommissioned, July 16, 1864; went out of commission, June 29,1867; recommissioned, July 19, 1869; went out of commission, July 10, 1871; recommissioned, February 10, 1873; went out of commission, September 5, 1876; recommissioned, October 30, 1882. Finally went out of commission, February 28, 1882. Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war. Description
Juniper. Purchased, June 7, 1864, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from Solomon Thomas. Sold, June 29, 1865, to Treasury Department, by Navy Department, for LIghthouse Board, for $7,000. Name changed to Uno. Commissioned, July 11, 1864; went out of commission, May 26, 1865. Class: Screw steamer. Description

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Kalamazoo. By contract. Hull and machinery built at New York Navy Yard, by Delameter Iron Works.Broken up at New York in 1884. This vessel was never finished. November 27, 1865, ordered that work on her be suspended. Thickness of side plating will be 6"; of plates and stringers, 8" thick. There will be longitudinal iron truss frames and transverse ones. She was designed by Naval Constructor B. F. Delano. Estimated weights: Deck armor, 810 tons; stringers, 265 tons; side armor, 522 tons. John Bird was contractor for truss frames and ventilating apparatus. Phoenix Iron Company contracted for wrought-iron stringers. Class: Steamer; twin screws; double-turreted monitor; iron and wood. Name changed to Colossus, June 15, 1869. Description
Kalmia. Purchased at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., from Aaron Innes. Sold, October 25, 1865, at New York, for $9,900, at public auction. Class: Screw steamer; wood. The name of this vessel changed from Aaron Innes  to Kalmia  when purchased. Description
Kanawha. Built by contract with G. E. & W. H. Goodspeed, East Haddam, Conn., and Pacific Iron Works, Bridgeport, Conn. Launched, October 21, 1861, at the former place. Delivered at New York Navy Yard. December 20, 1861. Sold, June 13, 1866, at New York, for $12,050. January 21, 1862, commissioned at New York, N. Y.; went out of commission, July 5, 1866. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Kansas. Hull built at Philadelphia Navy Yard; machinery taken from the prize steamer Princess Royal. Launched, September 29, 1863.Sold, September 27, 1883, to J. L. Snow, Rockland, Me., for $7,000. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $184,634.37. December 21, 1863, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard. May 4, 1865, went out of commission but recommissioned, July 28, 1865. September 22, 1869, again went out of commission; but again recommissioned, September 26, 1870. Finally, went out of commission, August 9, 1875, and from 1876 to 1882, laid up at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat. Description
Katahdin. By contract; hull, by Larrabee & Allen, Bath, Me., and machinery, Morgan Iron Works, N. Y. Launched, October 12, 1861.Sold, November 30, 1865, at New York, for $15,400. December 23, 1861, the Katahdin was delivered at Boston Navy Yard. Commissioned, there, February 17, 1862; July 14, 1864, went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer gunboat; wood. Description
Kate. Purchased, December 23, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson.Sold at public auction, March 29, 1866, at Mound City, Ill., to J. H. Trover, by Commodore Livingston, for $10,350.She was repaired by Joseph Brown at a cost of $24,550. Purchased for the Mississippi Squadron. Commissioned, April 2, 1865, at Mound City, Ill.; went out of commission, March 25, 1866. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from Kate B. Porter. Description
Kate B. Porter, see Kate.
Kearsarge. By Government; hull, at Portsmouth Navy Yard; engines, by Woodruff & Beach, Hartford,

Conn. Launched, September 11, 1861, at Portsmouth, N. H. Wrecked, February 2, 1864, on Roncador Reef. Sunk Confederate cruiser Alabama, June 19, 1864. Commissioned, January 24, 1862, at Portsmouth, N. H.

Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war; white oak. Description
Kennebec. By Government contract; hull, by G. W. Lawrence, Thomaston, Me.; engines, Novelty Iron Works, N. Y. Launched, October 5, 1861.Sold November 30, 1865, at New York, N. Y., for $13,500. December 15, 1861, delivered to the Government at Boston Navy Yard. February 8, 1862, commissioned there. Went out of commission, August 9, 1965. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Kenosha. Purchased, in 1858. Broken up, 1884, at Kittery, Me. (Portsmouth, N. H.). Commissioned, January 20, 1869, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer. Name changed, May 15, 1869, to Plymouth. Description
Kensington. Purchased, January 27, 1862, at Boston, Mass., by Captain W. L. Hudson.Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, to Brown & Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $81,500. Delivered to Government, January 27, 1862, at Boston Navy Yard. Commissioned, February 15, 1862. She was used as a transport between Key West and Ship Island. Total cost of repair and alterations was $47,695.36. Went out of commission May 5, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Kensington. Purchased, October 28, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Ship. Description
Kenwood. Purchased, July 15, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio. by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter from H. A. JonesSold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to W. J. Priest, by Sol. A. Silver, for $10,100. Commissioned, May 24, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., went out of commission, August 7, 1865. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Keokuk.  Built by contract with Charles W. Whitney. Launched, December 6, 1862, at New York.Sunk, April 8, 1863, off south end of Morris Island, S. C., Commander A. C. Rhind, commanding. Stationary, round-top towers, pierced with 6 portholes Twin-screw steamer; monitor; iron. Name changed from Moodna. Description
Keosauqua. (Never built.)
Kewaydin, see Kickapoo.
Kewaydin. Hull built at Boston Navy Yard; engines by H. Loring, Boston, Mass.Broken up at Boston in 1884. Total cost of repairs $1,958.62. Class: Screw steamer; spar-deck sloop. Name changed to Pennsylvania May 15, 1869. Description
Keystone State. Purchased, June 10, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Admiral Du Pont from Ocean Steam Navigation Co. Sold, September 15, 1865, at auction, at Washington, D C., to M. O. Roberts, New York, by William L. Wall & Co., for $54,000. Chartered, April 19, 1861; ordered to be returned to owners, May 23, 1861. Commissioned, July 19, 1861, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; March 25, 1865, went out of commission. Ballast, September 15, 1865, was sold separately from the vessel for $2,160. Total cost of repairs was $85,401.93. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Key West, see  Home.
Key West. Purchased, April 16, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter from W. S. Evans et al. Sunk off Johnsonville, Tennessee River; she was burned November 4, 1864. Commissioned, May 26, 1863, at Cairo, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Kiang Soo, see Fuchsia.
Kickapoo. Built at St. Louis, Mo., under contract with G. B. Allen & Co. Sold at public aution, September 12, 1874, at New Orleans, La., to Schickels, Harrison & Co., for $7,750. Total cost of repairs $9,317.02. Commissioned at Mound City, Ill., July 8, 1864; went out of commission, July 29, 1865. The Kickapoo has two Ericsson turrets. April 23, 1864, the department authorized that one of them be arranged with Mr. Eads' plan of running out the guns and taking the recoil on steam, cost not to exceed $5,000. September 27, 1865. she was laid up on Algiers side of Mississippi River, 1 mile below Slaughter House Point. Class: Steamer; ironclad. Name changed to Cyclops, June 15, 1869; from Cyclops  to Kewaydin, August 10, 1869. Description
Kineo. Built by contract; hull by J. W. Dyer, Portland, Me.; machinery, Morgan Works, New York, N. Y. Launched, October 9, 1861, at Portland, Me. Sold, October 9, 1866, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $14,100. February 8, 1862, commissioned at Boston Navy Yard. Went out of commission. May 9, 1865. Delivered at Boston Navy Yard, January 10, 1862. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Kingfisher. Purchased, August 2, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by board composed of J. M. Forbes et al.Wrecked, March 28, 1864, at St. Helena Island. Commssioned, October 3, 1861, at Boston yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $15,349,02. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
King Philip. Transferred, April 21, 1861, from War Department. Sold at auction, September 15, 1865, at Washington, to Henry F. Hammill by William L. Wall & Co., for $9,750. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $11,586.91. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from Powhatan. Description
Kinsman. Transferred from the Army, January 1, 1863.Struck a snag and sunk in Berwick Bay, February 23, 1863, near Brashear City. Captured by the Army at New Orleans. This was one of the boats fitted out by General Butler for river service, with boilers and machinery portected by iron. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name changed from Colonel Kinsman. Description
Kittatinny. Purchased, September 21, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Admiral S. F. Du Pont from Simpson & Neile. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to D. McCarty & Son, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $20,600. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $18,248,.44. Commissioned, December 9, 1861, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission, September, 27, 1865. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Name changed from Stars and Stripes.  Description
Klamath. Built by contract at Cincinnati, Ohio, with Alexander Swift & Co. Light-draft monitor. Sold at auction, September 12, 1874, at New Orleans, La., to Schickels, Harrison & Co., for $7,400. The above cost includes all extra work and two extra gun carriages. Light draft-monitor Name changed to Harpy, June 15, 1869. August 10, 1869, renamed the Klamath. Description
Koka By contract with Wilcox & Whiting, Camden, Pa. Launched, May 18, 1865. Light-draft monitor. Broken up at League Island, October, 2, 1874. June 15, 1869,Harlan, Hollingsworth & Co. were paid $3,611.14 for breaking her up. Repairs on her cost $654.73. The cost price above given includes all alterations, extra work, and two extra gun carriages. Light draft-moniter name changed to Argos; August 10, 1869, changed to Koka. Description
Kosciusko. Transferred by War Department.Sunk, March 25, 1863, in passing Batteries at Vicksburg. She was a component of the Eliet Marine Brigade. Steamer. Called the Lancaster and changed to Kosciusko. Description

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L. C. Richmond. Purchased, October 25, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. 4th; Purchased to be sunk. Stone Fleet. ship. Description
Laburnum Purchased, June 24, 1864, at Phildelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Hillman & Co.Sold, tender after auction, March 16, 1866, at New York, to L. J. Belloni, by Admiral C. H. Bell, for $16,200.commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission, January 24, 1866. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Lion, July 7, 1864, Description
Lady Sterling. Captured, October 31, 1864, off Wilmington; purchased November, 1864, from New York prize court by Navy Department.Sold, June 26, 1869, at League Island, for $33,000. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, April 22, 1865, completely fitted for naval purposes. Total cost of alterations and repairs while in naval service was $60,989.38.commissioned at New York Navy Yard. There is an inclined trunk air pump worked from intermediate shaft; feed and steam pipes are of copper. Two bilge and two feed pumps attached to engine. A distiller and donkey engine. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron, three-eighth inch thick. Name changed from Lady Sterling to Hornet. April 24, 1865, Description
Lafayette. Purchased, 1861, by Government.Sold, March 28, 1866, at New Orleans, La., for $10,770.Designed by Commodore W. D. Porter and built at St. Louis, Mo., October 25, 1862. Commissioned, February 27, 1863, at Cairo, Ill.; July 22, 1865, finally went out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ram. Name changed from Alick Scott to Fort Henry, thence to Lafayette, September 8, 1862. Description
Lancaster, see Kosciusko.
Lancaster. Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard; machinery by Reaney, Neaffie & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Launched, October 20, 1858, at Philadelphia Yard and completed, June 1859.first class. Still (1896) in service. May 12, 1859, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard. The Lancaster was commenced in December, 1857. Class: Screw steamer; sloop, Description
Larkspur. Purchased, October 6, 1863, at Wilmington, Del., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from W. A. James & Co .Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $8,100. Commissioned, October 16, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission, July 8, 1865. Delivered to Government, October 12, 1863. Cost of alterations was $183.51. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Pontiac. Description
Laurel. Transferred, September 30, 1862, by War Department. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to W. P. Halliday, by Sol. A. Silver, for $3,700. She was employed as a tug on western rivers. She has been kept in good repair; present condition is fair. Class: Screw steamer. Name changed to Laurel from Erebus Description
Lavender. Purchased, May 25, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from H. & W. D. Winsor. Wrecked, June 13, 1864, off Cape Lookout, N. C., Acting Master J. H. Gleason, commanding. Class: Screw steamer; wood, copper-fastened. Name changed from Mayflower. Description
Lavinia Logan. Purchased, August 31, 1864, at Louisville, Ky., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter.Sunk, September 23, 1864, in Mississippi River. Steamer. Description
Lehigh. Built by contract with John Ericsson, Chester, Pa. Launched, June 17, 1863.Commissioned, April 15, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission, June 9, 1865. Recommissioned, December 15, 1875, at Norfolk, Va.; April 18, 1898, commissioned at League Island; finally went out of commission. September 6, 1898. For extra work done on the Lehigh, Captain Ericsson was allowed $22,726.28. Class: Screw steamer; single-turreted monitor; wood and iron. Description
Lena Clinton, see Clinton.
Lenapee. Built by contract; hull at Brooklyn, N. Y., by E. Lupton; engines by Washington Iron Works, Newburg, N. Y. Sold, August 26, 1868, at Portsmouth, N. H., to E. Stannard. Commissioned, December 30, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. October 17, 1867, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs and extra work while in the Government service was $25,458,65. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double ender; wood. Description
Leonidas. Purchased, November 27, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Purchased to be sunk. Stone Fleet. Description
Leslie. Borrowed, early in 1861, from War Department, for use at Washington. Delivered, June 2, 1865, to Army, at Baltimore, Md. Tender to Potomac Flotilla, 1862-3. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,983.03. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Levant By Government at Brooklyn, N. Y.,where she was launched in 1838. Lost in Pacific Ocean. Class: Sailing sloop-of-war. Description
Lewis Purchased, October 28, 1861, at New London, Conn., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Class: Ship. Description
Lexington. Purchased, June 1861, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Commodore John Rodgers; transferred by War Department. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Thomas Scott  Woodburn, by Solomon A. Silver for $6,000. The Lexington was built at Pittsburgh in 1860 as a regular side-wheel passenger and freight boat. She made two trips from Pittsburgh to New Orleans in 1861, when she was laid up at Cincinnati, Ohio, and sold to Government in 1861. July 2, 1865, finally went out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood Description
Leyden Purchased at Chelsea, Mass., under contract with James Tetlow. Launched at Boston, Mass., 1865. Navy yard tug at Boston, Mass. Total cost of repairs to December 31, 1888, was $185,605.88. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Lightning. Captured at Port Royal; purchased by Navy Department. Sold, August 5, 1865, at Port Royal, for $400, to M. J. Stattery by Commander J. C. Howell. No log, no history. Class: Schooner. Description
Lilac Purchased, April 15, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from H. Winsor & Co. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to H. G. Farrington, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $9,200.  The pilot and engine rooms were rifle proof. Commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard, April 28, 1863; June 16, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $5,794.54 Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Lillian. Captured at sea while running the blockade; purchased, September 6, 1864, from Philadelphia prize court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, November 30, 1865, at New York, to Russell Sturgis, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $28,500. She was captured by the Keystone State and others August 24, 1864. October 6, 1864, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commision, April 5, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; three-eighths-inch steel. Description
Lilly. Transferred, September 30, 1862, from War Department. Accidentally sunk, May 3, 1863, by collision with Choctaw, in Yazoo River. Class: Steamer. Name changed to Lily from Jessie, by which she was formerly called. Description
Linda, see Delta.
Linden. Purchased, November 20, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Snagged and sunk in Arkansas River, 15 miles from mouth, February 22, 1864. Her machinery was raised and taken to naval station, Mound City, Ill. Commissione, January 3, 1863, at Cairo, Ill. Class: Side-wheel steamer.
Lion, see Laburnum.
Little Ada. Captured at sea, July 9, 1964, by U. S. S. Gettysburg; purchased, August 18, 1864, from Boston prize court, by Navy Department. Sold, August 12, 1865, to War Department, by Navy Department, for $21,000. Commissioned, Ocotber 5, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard; June 24, 1865, went out of commission. Cost of repairs at Boston in October, 1864, was $8,818.48. Class: Screw steamer; iron, one-fourth-inch plates. Description
Little Rebel. Captured, June 6, 1862, in engagment off Memphis, Tenn.; purchased, January 9, 1863, from Illinois prize court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill.,  to Daniel Jacobs, by Sol. A. Silver, for $2,500. Name changed from  R. E. & A. N. Watson. She was the flagship of Commodore Montgomery in fight near Memphis with Commodore Davis's fleet. Went out of commission, July 24, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; wood.  Description
Loane, see Zeta.
Lockwood, J. L., see John L. Lockwood.
Lodona. Captured, August 4, 1862, in Ossabaw Sound, by U. S. S. Unadilla; purchased from Philadelphia prize court by Navy Department September 20, 1862. Sold at public auction, June 20, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, by Samuel C. Cook, for $35,200. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $75,169,61. January 5, 1863, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard; May 11, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Lousiana. Purchased, July 10, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Rear Admiral Du Pont. Loaded with powder and blown up, December 24, 1864, under Fort Fisher. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $20,374.92. She was used as a torpedo boat. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Louisville, see Ouachita.
Louisville. One of the seven gunboats built by contract with J. B. Eads, at St. Louis, Mo. Accepted, January 15, 1862. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Daniel Jacobs, by Sol. A. Silver, for $3,600. June 5, 1864, 6 32-pdrs., 42-cwt., were put on shore above the Alexandria Falls, Red River Expedition, and were burst by Lieut.-Commander T. O. Selfridge by order of Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter. Commissioned January 16, 1862: went out of commission, July 21, 1865. Class: Center-wheel steamer; ironclad. Description
Luke Hoyt, see Hoyt.
Lupin. Purchased at New York, November 19, 1863, by Rear-Admiral H Paulding, from Sarah J. Duvall and Mary S. Boggs. Sold at public auction, Ocotber 25, 1865, at New York, to F. S. Palmerton by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $5,500. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $710.24. She has a steam pump and a Gifford injector attached to the boiler. Class: Screw steamer. Name changed to Lupin from C. Vanderbilt. Description
Lynnhaven. Purchased, May 19, 1863, from New York prize court by Navy Department. Sunk as an obstruction at outlet of Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal. Paid for, but never in naval service. Description

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M. W. Chapin see Anacostia.
Macedonian. Captured October 25, 1812, from the British by the U. S. S. United States. Repaired, taken into the U. S. Navy. Broken up and rebuilt at Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., 1835-1836. Launched 1836. Sold December 31, 1875, at Norfolk, Va., to Wiggin and Robinson, for $14,071. Total cost of building and repairing to 1849, approximately, $340,895.09; cost of converting her from a frigate to a sloop-of-war, approximately, to April 15, 1853, $166,639. 1815 took part in operations against Barbary Powers. 1853-1856 one of Commodore Perry's Squadron, Japan Expedition, the only ship of that squadron that had target practice in Asiatic waters. 1863-1870, practice ship for midshipmen, U. S. Naval Academy. Class: Sailing frigate; changed to sloop-of-war. Description
Mackinaw Built, April, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; machinery by Poole & Hunt, Baltimore, Md., January, 1864. Launched, April 22, 1863. Sold, October 3, 1867, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $17,900. Commissioned, April 23, 1864; went out of commission, May 11, 1865. Recommissioned, January 18, 1866, and went out of commission, finally, May 4, 1867. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $54,187. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Madawaska Hull built at New York Navy Yard; engines by Allaire Works, New York, N. Y. Launced July 8, 1865. Sold, September 15, 1886, to Burdett Pond, Meriden, Conn. for $34,525. Name changed to Tennessee, May 15, 1869. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $865,661.11. Class: Screw steamer; frigate. Description
Madgie Purchased, October 14, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from R. F. Loper. Foundered, October 11, 1862, off Frying Pan Shoals, N. C. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $26,924.93. Class: Screw steamer, wood. Description
Maggie Baker see Heliotrope.
Magnolia Purchased, April 9, 1862, at New York, N. Y., by Navy Department from Key West prize court. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to N. L. & G. Griswold, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $45,000. Captured, February 19, 1862, in trying to escape from Pass a l'Outre, by U. S. S. Brookly  and other vessels, and sent to Key West, where she was condemned, sent to New York, and sold. Thomas Stack, of New York, was paid $11,963.36 for repairing her. She was commissioned at New York, July 22, 1862; went out of commission, New York, June 10, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Mahaska Hull built at Portsmouth Navy Yard; machinery by Morgan Iron Works, N. Y. Launched, December 10, 1861, at Portsmouth, N. H. Sold November 20, 1868, at New Orleans, La., by the department to John Dole, of Boston, Mass., and delivered to his agent, John Gibben, for $17,000. Commissioned, May 5, 1862, at Portsmouth, N. H., and went to sea for first time May 15, 1862; out of commission, Boston, September 9, 1864; recommissioned, January 16, 1865. Went out of commission September 12, 1868. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $41,360.50. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Mahopac Built by contract at Jersey City, N. J., by Secor & Co. Launched, May 17, 1864, at New York, N. Y. In 1900, out of commission at League Island Navy Yard. June 15, 1869, name changed to Castor; August 10,1869, name changed from Castor  to Mahpac. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $254.357.25. September 22, 1864, commissioned at New York. Contract price was $460,000, the $174,827.89 being fro extras. Trial trip, August 20, 1864, at the end of which the vessel was delivered to the Government at New York Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; single-turret monitor; wood and iron. Description
Mail Captured vessel. Sold, October 20, 1865, at Port Royal, S. C., by Lieutenant Commander R. L. Law, for $1,025. A schooner of this name was captured by the U. S. S. Freeborn in the Potomac River August 1, 1862. Used as a schooner for divers at Port Royal, S. C. Class: Sailing vessel. Description
Majestic Purchased, December 2, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink Stone Fleet. Description
Malvern Purchased from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Commissioned. February 9, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to S. G. Bogart, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $113,500. Captured, under name of Ella and Annie, November 9, 1863, by U. S. S. Niphon as a blockade runner. Commissioned, December 10, 1863, at Boston, for chase of steamer Chesapcake.  Fitted for flagship, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron; commissioned, February 9, 1864, at Boston, Mass.; went out of commission, October 24, 1865, at New York. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $41,837.31 Flagship of Admiral D. D. Porter at capture of Fort Fisher, N. C., January 15, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; iron. Description
Manhattan Built by contract with Perine, Secor & Co. Launched, October 14, 1863, at Jersey City, N. J. In service, 1900, at Leauge Island. Sold March 24, 1902, to Henry Hitner's Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. Name changed to Neptune, June 15, 1869; thence to Manhattan,  August 10, 1869. The Manhattan  was completed, May 21, 1864, and delivered to Government at new York Navy Yard, May 23, 1864. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $246,456.10 Stricken from Navy Register December 14, 1901; sold March 24, 1902. Class: Screw steamer; light-draft monitor; wood and iron. Description
Manhattan Hull built in 1849. Ferry boat; wood. Description
Maitou see Fort Hindman
Manayunk Built by contract with Snowden & Mason, Pittsburgh, Pa. Launched, December 18, 1864. Sold, October 10, 1899, at public auction, for $29,566.66. Name changed  to Ajax, June 15, 1869. Cost of repairs to Januray 1, 1889, was $154,343.34 Class: Single screw steamer; single-turreted monitor; wood; iron armored. Description
Maratanza Hull built at Boston Navy Yard; machinery by Harrison Loring. Launched, November 26, 1861. Sold, August 26,1868, to A. S. & W. G. Lewis, for $32,700. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $51,635.62. Commissioned, April 12, 1862, at Boston, Mass.; went out of commission, Portsmouth, N. H., June 21, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Marblehead Built by contract; hull by G. W. Jackman, Jr., Newburyport, Mass.; machinery by Isaac Stanton & J. H. Mallery (Highlnad Iron Works), Newburgh, N. Y. Launched, October 16, 1861, at Newburyport, Mass. Sold, New York, September 30, 1868, for $14,100. March ;8, 1862, commissioned at Boston, Mass,; Log missing from March 26, 1863, to June 2, 1864, when commissioned at New York; out of commission, Washington, September 19, 1866; commissioned at Annapolis, June 12, 1866; out of commission, Washington, October, 1866; commissioned, Washington in December 19, 1866; September 4, 1868, finally went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,981.02. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Marcia Purchased, December 10, 1861, at Portland, Me., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Margaret and Jessie Gettysburg
Margaret and Rebecca Purchased, July 18, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling. Canal boat. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Margaret Scott. Purchased, November 30, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Maria see Fairy
Maria Built at New York by contract with William Perine. Sunk, January 4, 1870, off Marthas Vineyard, by U. S. S. Miantonomah. Delivered, August 11, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Maria A. Wood Purchased, September 21, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Rear Admiral Du Pont. Sold, September 6, 1866, at New York to W. H. Allen, for $5,000, by Admiral C. H. Bell. Total cost of repairs while in service of Government was $15,526,45. Commissioned, November19, 1861, at Phiadelphia, Pa. August 22, 1866, went out of commission. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
Maria Denning Mentioned in Davis papers, 4517-84. Receiving  ship at Cairo, Ill., November 8, 1861 - April1, 1862. Transport, 1862. Employed as receiving ship of the Mississippi River and tributaries and stationed at Mound City or Cairo, Ill., from November 20, 1861, to about June 1, 1862, and later employed on transport service. Was a Regular Army transport from December 15, 1862, to April 6, 1863, chartered by the Quartermaster's Department, U. S. A., at $225 per day. (N. W. R., Vols. 22, 23.) Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Maria J. Carlton. Purchased, October 15, 1861, at Middletown, Conn., by George D. Morgan, from Mr. Warner, Haddam, Conn. Sunk in Mississippi River, April 19, 1862, by round shot, during bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip. Total  cost of repairs while in the naval service was $17,070.71. Commissioned, January 29, 1862, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Mortar boat; white oak and chestnut. Description
Maria Love see Clematis.
Maria Theresa Purchased, October 31, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Ship Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Marietta Built by contract with Tomlinson, Hartupee & Co., at Pittsburgh, Pa. Launched in 1864. Sold, April 12, 1873, at Mound City, Ill., to David Campbell, for $16,000. June 15, 1869, changed from Marietta to Circe; August 10, 1869, again named the Marietta. Contract price for Marietta was $188,000; but $47,039,57 was allowed for extra work. A simple iron, flat-bottomed boat. Three fore-and-aft bulkheads and two additional ones in the stern. Seven athwartship bulkheads. One turret. Contract speed 9 knots. In the water on January 4, 1865. Class: Steamer; gunboat; ironclad; wood. Description
Marigold Purchased, June 13, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling from H. Winsor & Co. Sold at public auction, October 5, 1866, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $6,200, purchaser not known. This vessel is strong and well-built of good materials. Coppered to 7' 2". August 13, 1863, there was paid for an armor pilot house that Henry Winsor & Co. had put on her, $300.82. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Marion, see Morse.
Marion Built at Boston Navy Yard by Government, 1838. Date of launching not found. Rebuilt as a screw steamer at Portsmouth Navy Yard, 1871-1876.
  • -1897, turned over to the Naval Militia, San Diego, Calif., continued on this service until March 7, 1907, when name was stricken from the Navy list and ordered sold. First cruise made in 1839. Sunk when heaved down in Rio harbor, 1842; raised; sailed back to Boston. Cruised on various stations and used as practice ship for midshipmen until 1870. Rebuilt as a screw steamer at Portsmouth Navy Yard, 1871. Commissioned January 12, 1876. Out of commission 1882. Commissioned January 15, 1885. Out of commission, Mare Island, Calif., March 22, 1890. Recommissioned and cruised in the Pacific until 1897. Turned over to Naval Militia, San Diego, Calif., 1897.
Class: Sailing sloop-of-war. Description
Marmora Purchased, September 17, 1862, at St. Louis, Mo., by Commodore J. B. Hull, from C. L. Brennan, William Nelson, and James McDonnell. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to D. D. Barr, by Solomon A. Silver, for $8,650. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $15,107.40. October 21, 1862, commissioned at Carondelet, Mo.; July 7, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Martha see Violet.
Martin Purchased, June 16, 1864, at New York, by Rear Admiral Hiram Paulding, under name of James McMartin. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $2,600. Total cost of repairs, June 30, 1865, was $772.30. Name changed from James McMartin to Martin. Steers well; rolls; can carry 2 weeks' provisions. Class: Screw steamer; picket boat; wood. Description
Mary Ann Purchased, July 19, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, agent. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Bought with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Baltimore to Commodore Dornin. Class: Canal boat. Description
Mary Cook see Narcissus.
Mary Frances Purchased, August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Class: Schooner
Mary Grandy see Bignonia
Mary and Hetty Purchased at Baltimor, Md., August 13, 1861, by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Class: Schooner Description
Mary Linda Purchased, July 16, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, agent. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Class: Canal boat. Description
Mary Miller see Prairie Bird.
Mary Sanford. Purchased July 13, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from William B. Dinsmore. Sold at public auction August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $44,000. Commenced running June, 1863. Commissioned, August 20, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, Philadelphia Navy Yard June 21, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the Govenment service was $1,273.84. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Massachusetts, see Farrallones.
Massachusetts, see Passaconaway.
Massachusetts. Purchased May 3, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by Captain W. L. Hudon, from Boston & Southern S. S. Co. Sold at publice auction October 1, 1867, at New York, N. Y., to W. F. Weld & Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $50,000. Commissioned, May 24, 1861, at Boston, Mass.; finally went out of commission, September 23, 1867. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $20,545.45. February 26, 1862, out of commission at New York; February 29, 1862, ordered fitted as transport and supply ship; April 16, 1862, recommissioned; December 3, 1862, out of commission; New York Navy Yard. March 10, 1863, recommissioned: August 28, 1866, out of commission, New York. Class: Screw steamer; supply ship; iron. Description
Massasoit. Built by contract at Boston, Mass.; hull by Curtis & Tilden; machinery by Globe Works. Launched, March 8, 1863. Sold, October 15, 1867, at New York, for $15,000. March 8, 1864, commissioned at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission, June 27, 1865. Delivered to Government at Boston Navy Yard, January 23, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $19,175.54. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Mattabesett. Hull built by contract at Boston, Mass., and New York, N. Y. Hull by A. & G. T. Sampson of the former place and machinery by Allaire Works of the latter. . Sold, October 15, 1867, at New York, N. Y., for $15,000. Delivered to Government, January 18, 1864, at New York Navy Yard, where she was commissioned, April 7, 1864. May 31, 1865, she finally went out of commission. Cost of extra work and repairs was $18,759.59. Class: Side-wheel steamer, double-ender Description
Matthew Vassar. Purchased, September 9, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Booth & Vassar. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $7,300. Total cost of repairs by Government was $18,688.83. Served in Mortar Flotilla, 1862-1863; repaired; commissioned November 29, 1864, at Washington Navy Yard and finally went out of commission July 10, 1865. Class: Sails; mortar schooner; wood. Description
Maumee. Built at New York Navy Yard; machinery by Stover Machine Co. Launched July 2, 1863. Sold, December 15, 1869, for $31,726.87, to Mr. Landstein, of Hong Kong, China. September 29, 1864, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,241.35. Out of commission, Philadelphia, June 17, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat, wood. Description
Mayflower see Lavender.
Mayflower Built, February, 1866, by contract, at Boston, Mass., with James Tetlow. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $83,338.15. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Mechanic. Purchased, November 13, 1861, at Newport, R. I., by G. D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Medusa see Nantucket.
Memphis see Mystic
Memphis Captured, July 31, 1862, by U. S. S. Magnolia; condemned by Government and purchased from New York prize court, September 4, 1862, by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, May 8, 1869, at New York, N. Y., to V. Brown & Co., for $54,470.50. She was a blockade runner, laden with cotton when captured. Commissioned, October 4, 1862, at New York. Finally went out of commission, May 6, 1867. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Mendota Purchased, at Brooklyn, New York, from contractors. Launched January 13, 1863. Delivered, February 1, 1864, to Government. Sold, December 7, 1867, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $18,750. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $87,744.75. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $87,744.75. Commissioned, May 2, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. May 12, 1865, went out of commission and was laid up at Philadelphia Yard. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Mercedita Purchased, July 31, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from C. Burrill, agent, for J. C. Jewett & Co., owners. Sold at publice auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to Smith & Dunning, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $35,000. Commissioned, December 5, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; October 14, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs was $86,773.18. January 31, 1863, attacked, between 4 and 5 a. m., by C. S. ram Palmetto State in Charleston Harbor. Shot destropyed steam drum, motive power gone, surrendered. Released on verbal parole, Casualties, 2 killed, 5 wounded, 2 of whom died. February, ordered to Philadelphia for repairs. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Mercury Purchased, August 17, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from R. Coffin & Co. Rebuilt at New York Navy Yard. Sold, August 29, 1873, to Wyeth Bros., Washington, D. C., for $6,200. Cost of repairs from September 4, 1861, to February 13, 1862, was $6,511.55. Commissioned, October 3, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Merrimac Captured, July 24, 1863, off New Inlet, N. C.; purchased from New York prize court, March 10, 1864, by Navy Department. Foundered at sea, February 15, 1865, during a N. E. gale. Cost of repairs at Kittery, January, 1865, was $10,014.91. May 18, 1864, commissioned. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Description
Merrimack Built at Boston Navy Yard. Launched Jun 14, 1855. Completed February 25, 1856. Scuttled and burned by U. S. naval forces on abandonment of Norfolk Navy Yard, April 20, 1861. Raised by rebels and converted into an ironclad ram. Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard February 20, 1856. Cruised in West Indies. Put out of commission April 22, 1857.  Recommissioned September 11, 1857, as flagship of Pacific Station. February 16, 1860, went out of commission at navy yard, Norfolk, Va. Class: Screw steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n152/mode/1up Description]
Messenger Purchased, November 16, 1861, at Salem, Mass., by George D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Class: Sailing vessel. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n153/mode/1up Description]
Metacomet. Built by contract with Thomas Stack, Brooklyn, N. Y. Launched March 7, 1863. Sold, October 28, 1868, at Philadelphia, Pa., to John Roach & Sons, for $21,687.50. Commissioned, January 4, 1864, at New York; August 18, 1865, went out of commission. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $36,757.62. Took prominent part in the Battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864. Class: Side-wheel steamer, wood; double-ender. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n153/mode/1up Description]
Meteor. Purchased, November 4, 1861, at Mystic Conn., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Class: Sailing vessel. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n153/mode/1up Description]
Meteor see  Cowslip.
Meteor Purchased, January 23, 1864, under name of Sciota, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, from Washington Houshell et al. Sold at public auction, October 5, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to Mitchell, Boardman & Walden, for $6,000 by G. A. Hall & Co. Commissioned, March 8, 1864, at New Orleans, La.; went out of commission, September 12, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,311.21. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Miami. Built at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Launched, November 16, 1861. wood. Sold at auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $19,900. Commissioned, January 29, 1862, at Phiadelphis Navy Yard; May 22, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in naval servoce was $10,235.71. April 19, 1864, engageed Confederate ram Albevarle off Plymouth, N. C. Commander  C. W. Flusser killed in engagement. Class: Side-wheel steamer, double-ender; Description
Miantonomoh. Built at New York Navy Yard. Launched August 15, 1863. Rebult by John Roach in 1874 - 1875, at New York, at cost of $709,605.72. 1906 loaned to Naval Militia, State of Maryland. 1915 laid up, League Island Navy Yard. Commissioned September 18, 1865, at New York; June 5, 1866, stood to sea from St. Johns, Newfoundland, on cruise to the principal ports of Europe, to prove ability of turreted vessels to perform long sea voyages. Arrived at Philadelphia Navy Yard July 22, 1867, having steamed 17,767 miles. 1868, laid up at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Recommissioned November 15, 1869. Finally out of commission March 8, 1900. 1915, still on Navy List. Class: Twin screw steamer; double turreted monitor; wood and iron. Description
Michigan Built by Government. Launched, in 1844, at Erie, Pa. Still in service (1915) under the name of Wolverine. Loaned to Naval Militia, State of Pennsylvania. June 17, 1905, name changed to Wolverine. Total cost of building and repairing to July 30, 1853, was $154,100.18. Built for service on the Great Lakes. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Description
Midnight. Purchased, July 31, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from Reynolds & Cushman, under name of Dawn. Sold at public auction, November 1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard to C. H Miller by Horatio Harris, for $13,500. Nave changed from Dawn to Midnight when purchased. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $23,321.76. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
Mignonette Transferred, September 30, 1862, by the War Department. Sold to Brown & Jones, April 18, 1873, for $5,000. Original name was Dauntless. September 2, 1863, used as a tug on western rivers. Total cost of repairs was $4,849.66. In service at Mound City Station Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Milwaukee Built by contract with James B. Eads, May 27, 1862, at St. Louis, Mo. Sunk, March 28, 1865, in Blakely River, Fla., by a torpedo. Delivered, August 2, 1864, to the Government at Mound City, Ill. Contract price for her was $313,000; extra deck armor cost $61,162.09. Total cost of repairs was $10,957.12. Class: Screw steamer; wood, iron. Description
Minerva see Sandusky
Mingo One of the Ellet ram fleet. Purchased by Col. Chas. Ellet at Pittsburgh, Pa. Transferred by

War Department, July 16, 1862. Sunk accidentally at Cape Girardeau, Mo., November 1862. Used as a transport on the western waters. Participated in operations with Mississippi Flotilla.

Class: Stern-wheel steamer. Description
Mingoe Built by contract with D. S. Mershon, Bordentown, N. J., and Pusey, Jones & Co., Wilmington, Del. Launched, August 6, 1863. Sold October 3, 1867, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $16,000. Delivered at Philadelphia Navy Yard, July 1864. Commissioned July 29,1864. Cost of repairs was $8.106.61. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Minnesota Built by Government at Navy Yard, Washington, D. C. Launched December 1, 1855. Sold to 'Thos. Butler & Co., Boston, Mass., 1901, for $25,738.38. Burned at Eastport, Me., for old junk. Put in commission May 2, 1861. Flagship in Hatteras Expedition, August 26-29, 1861. Attacked by C. S. S. Merrimack, Hampton Roads, March 8 and 9, 1862, defended herself but grounded. Floated March 10, 1862. In both attacks on Fort Fisher, December 24, 25, 1864, and January 13-15, 1865. Special service, 1867-68. Training ship, 1875-1895. Loaned to Naval Militia of Massachusetts, 1896-1900. Class: Screw steamer; frigate; wood. Description
Minnetonka see Naubuc
Minnetonka Built by Government at navy yard, Portsmouth, N. H. Launched July 3, 1867. Machinery contracted for with Woodruff & Beach, November 1, 1863, to be completed 12 months from that date. Sold May, 1875, at Mare Island, Calif., for $23,650. Name changed to California, May 15, 1869. First went to sea October 7, 1870. Heavily sparred; steam auxiliary to sails. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Mississippi see Connecticut.
Mississippi Built by Government at navy yard, Philadelphia, Pa., 1839. Launched, May 5, 1841. Sunk at Port Hudson, Mississippi River, March 14, 1863; abandonded and blown up, Captain Melaneton Smith commanding. Total cost to end of fiscal year 1853, including repairs, $996,455.37. Commissioned in 1841. Flagship of Commodore M. C. Perry during Mexican War, 1846-1848. Flagship of Commodore M C. Perry, Japan expedition, 1853-1855. Flagship East Gulf Squadron, and one of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, civil war, when sunk by the Confederate batteries at Port Hudson, La. Class: Side-wheel steamer; frigate; wood. Description
Missouri. Surrendered by the Confederates in the Red River at close of hostilities, June 3, 1865, to the Mississippi Squadron. Taken into United States Navy at Mound City, Ill. Hull sold at auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to John Riley, for $2,100. November 23, 1865, the Missouri was at Mound City, Ill., waiting to be sold. The railroad iron forming her armor had been removed. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood and iron. Description
Mist Purchased, January 21, 1865, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson from J. A. Williamson and J. G. Isham. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to C. C. Hutchinson, by Solomon A. Silver, for $11,500. Commissioned, March 2, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. The Mist  was purchased for the Mississippe Squadron. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Mistletoe. Purchased under the name of Restless by War Department. Transferred, September 30, 1862, from the War Department to the Mississippi Flotilla, at Cairo, Ill. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to S. Horner, for $2,950. September 2, 1863, used as a tug on Western rivers. Description

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Moble,  see Tennessee.
Moccasin Purchased under the name Hero, July 11, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from S. & J. M. Flannagan. Built at Philadelphia. Sold September 18, 1865, at Washington, D. C., to Treasury Department, for $12,600. Name changed to Moccasin,  July 25, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in naval service, $3,059.04. Commissioned July 14, 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Attached to North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Modoc Built by contract with J. S. Underhill, New York, March, 1865. Broken up at New York by John Roach, for which he was paid, August 25, 1875, $2,568. June 15, 1869, name changed to Achilles; August 10, 1869, renamed Modoc. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $3,059.04. Class: Screw steamer; lightdraft monitor. Description
Mohawk. Purchased June 14, 1869, as the Caledonia. Sold, July 12, 1864, at Philadelphia. Name changed from Caledonia to Mohawk on the date of purchase. Chartered in 1858 for Paraguay Expedition. Commissioned, September 19, 1859, at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $23,495.08. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Mohican Built at navy yard, Portsmouth, N. H.; machinery by Woodruff & Beach, Hartford, Conn. Launched February 15, 1859. Rebuilt 1885, at Mare Island Navy Yard; in service, tender to Torpedo Fleet, Asiatic Station. Commissioned, November 29, 1859, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Finally went out of commission, April 26, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Mohongo Built by contract with Zeno Secor & Co., New York, who furnished the hull, and Fulton Foundry, Jersey City, N. J., who furnished the machinery. Launched July 9, 1864. Sold, Mare Island, November 17, 1870, to Harry Norton, for $30,000. Commissioned, May 23, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of extra work and alterations and of repair while in naval service was $65,418.78. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron; double-ender. Description
Monadnock Built by contract; hull at Boston Navy Yard, machinery by J. P. Morris & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Launched, Boston Navy Yard, March 23, 1864. Laid up at Mare Island, and condemned in 1882. Rebuilt and launched at Mare Island, September 19, 1883. Commissioned October 4, 1864. Made the long voyage to the Pacific, going through the Straits of Magelian. First of her type to make a long sea voyage, 1865-66. Total cost to January 1, 1889, $592,358.59. Class: Twin screw steamer; wood and iron; double turret. Description
Monitor,  see Monterey.
Monitor. Built by contract with John Ericsson at Green Point, L. I. Launched January 30, 1862. Foundered off Hatteras, December 31, 1862, Commander J. P. Bankhead in comand. Cost of articles furnished to her was $560.35. Had famous engagement with C. S. S. Merricack  in Hampton Roads, March 9. 1862. First engagement of ironclads. Class: Monitor; screw steamer; iron and wood; single turret. Description
Monocacy. Built by contract with A. & W. Denmead & Son, Baltimore, Md. Launched December 14, 1864. Sold at Nagasakik Japan, to Hashimoto & Co. for $11,325.  1903. Total cost of extra work and materials, and of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $163,546.42. Cruised in the West Indies and Asiatic Station from 1865 to 1903. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron; double-ender. Description
Monongahela. Built at navy yard, Philadelphia, Pa. Launched July 10, 1862. Completed January 5, 1863. Machinery by Merrick & Sons. Destroyed by fire March 17, 1908, at U. S. Naval Station, Guantanamo. Commissioned January 15, 1863, Philadelphia Navy Yard. Took prominent part in operations on Mississippi River, 1862-1863. In engagement in Mobile Bay August 5, 1864. November 18, 1867, thrown ashore by a tidal wave at Frederikstadt, Island of St. Croix, West Indies. Floated off May 1, 1868. Repaired; commissioned for service on the Asiatic Station, 1879. Converted into a sailing ship at Mare Island Navy Yard. 1884-1885, on the Pacific coast, part of time storeship at Callao, Peru. 1894-1903, training ship for apprentices. 1904-1908, station ship, Guantanamo, Cuba. Class: Screw steamer; wood; sloop-of-war. Description
Montauk Built by contract with John Ericsson, who delivered her December 13, 1862. Launched at Continental Yard, Green Point, N. Y., October 9, 1862. Sold at League Island April 14, 1904, to Frank Samuels for $12,057. Commissioned, December 14, 1862, at New York Navy Yard. The Montauk was damaged February 28, 1863, by explosion of torrpedo. She assisted in destroying the C. S. S. Nashvill. Total cost of all repairs to January 1, 1889, including extra work, was $237,917.39. Went out of commission June 9, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; wood and iron; single turret. Description
Monterey Purchased, April 20, 1863, at San Francisco, Calif., by Commodore Selfridge, from William Mighell. Name changed May 18, 1863, from Monitor  to Monterey. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Montezuma. Purchased, November 29, 1861, at New London, Conn., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Montgomery. Purchased, August 24, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from H. B. Cromwell & Co. Chartered first in May, 1861. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook , for $39,500. Commissioned, May 27, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission June 20, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $32, 163.38. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Monticello Chartered, May, 1861, for three months. Purchased, September 12, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from H. B. Cromwell & Co. Sold at public auction, November1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, to W. H. Lincoln, by Horatio Harris, for $19,500. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Moodna, see Keokuk
Moose. Purchased as the Florence Miller No. 2, at Cincinnati, Ohio, where she was built, by Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to D. White, for $10,100. Named changed from Florence Miller No. 2 to MooseLast repaired in 1863. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Morgan, see Fort Morgan
Morning Light. Purchased, September 2, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from J. B. Sardy, agent. Captured by Confederates January 21, 1863, off Sabine Pass, Acting Master John Dillingham, United States Navy, commanding. Commissioned, November 21, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs on her made by Government was $35,468.77. Class: Sails; wood. Description
Morse Purchased under the name of Marion, November 7, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Brooklyn Ferry Co. Sold at public auction, July 20, 1865, at Washington, to East Boston Ferry Company, by William L. Wall & co., for $25,500. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $62,347.58. Went out of commission, June 10, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferryboat. Description
Muscoota Built by contract with T. F. Rowland, Brooklyn, N. Y., Continental Iron Works, Green Point, N. Y. Delivered to the Government December 7, 1864. Sold, June 17, 1869, to Thomas Clyde, at Portsmouth, N. H., for $50,000. Commissioned January 5, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $32,102.05. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; iron. Description
Mosholu. Hull built at New York Navy Yard; machinery by South Brooklyn Works, Brooklyn, N. Y. Sold, March 2, 1877, to John Roach, at New York, for $250,000. Name changed May 15, 1869, to Severn. Put in commission August 27, 1869. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $34,809.66. The Mosholu was commenced in October, 1864, and entirely completed in December, 1869. Class: Screw steamer; sloop of war. Description
Mount Vernon, see Mount Washington.
Mount Vernon. Chartered, May, 1861, for 3 months; purchased, September 12, 1861, from H. B. Cromwell & Co., New York, by George D. Morgan. Built at Green Point, N. Y., 1859. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to B. Finch, agent by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $38,000. June 27, 1865, went out of commission, at New York. Served in the North Atlantic Squadron. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Mount Washington. Built at Philadelphia, 1846. Transferred, April 21, 1861, by War Department, as the Mount Vernon. Name changed Mount Washington, November 4, 1861. Sold at public auction, June 21, 1865, at Baltimore, Md., to L. McMurray, by Commodore T. A. Dornin, for $9,100. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $33,441.41. Actively employed in the Potomac Flotilla. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Mulford, see Daisy.
Musadora. Purchased, July 16, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Bought with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Baltimore, Md., to Commodore Dornin. Class: Canal boat. Description
Myrtle. Transferred, September 30, 1862, from War Department. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to F. H. Ellis, for $5,650. Name changed from Resolute. Employed as a tug on western rivers September2, 1863. Class: Double screw. Description
Mystic. Chartered as the Memphis. Purchased for Paraguay Expedition. Built at Philadelphia, Pa., 1849. Sold at auction, June 24, 1865, at Washington, D. C., for $9,500. Name changed to Mystic. June 14, 1859. Commissioned, December 3, 1858. Total cost of repairs was $21,239.93. Commissioned, November 30, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa.; went out of commission May 26, 1865, at Navy Yard, Washington, D. C. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Nahant Built by contract with Harrison Loring, South Boston, Mass. Launched, October 7, 1862. Name changed from Nahant, June 15, 1869 to Atlas; changed from Altas to Nahant August 10, 1869. Commissioned, December 29, 1862, at Boston Navy Yard. August 11, 1865, went out of commission at Philadelphia. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $211,526.57. which includes the cost of rebuilding her by John Roach, from August 1873, to July 1874, at a cost of $89,000. Class: Screw steamer, single-turreted monitor; iron. Description
Naiad Purchased, March 3, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Admiral D. D. Porter from F. Maratta and others. Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to B. F. Beasley et al., by Sol. A. Silver, for $8,100. Purchased under name of Princess. Went out of commission at Cairo, Ill., June 30, 1865. Apparently in commission April 3, 1864. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Nansemond Purchased, Auguste 18, 1863, at New York, from Richard Squires, by Navy Department. Sold, August 22, 1865, to the Treasury Department, for $20,000, by Navy Department. Namve changed from J. F. Freeborn. She was  built in 1862. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $31,474.82. Commissioned, August 19 1863, at Baltimore Md.; went out of commission, August 8, 1865, at navy yard, Washington, D. C. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Nantasket Built and launched, August 15, 1867, at Boston Navy Yard. Commissioned, October 22, 1869, at Boston, Mass. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $119,970.22. Class: Screw. Description
Napa. Built by contract with Harlan, Hollingsworth & Co., Willmington, Del. Broken up, in 1875, at New York, by John Roach, for which he was paid $2,502. Delivered to Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, December 15, 1864. Converted into a torpedo and gun vessel. Name changed to Nemesis, June 15, 1869; thence to Napa, August 10, 1869. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $8,166.91. Class: Steamer; light-draft monitor. Description
Narcissus Purchased under the name Mary Cook, September 23, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding from James D. Stevenson. Launched, July, 1863, at Albany, N. Y. Wrecked, January 4, 1866, at Egmont Key, Fla. January 31, 1865, she was undergoing repairs at Pensacola Navy Yard, the total cost of which while in the naval service was $14,221.67. Commissioned, February 2, 1864, Navy Yard, New York. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Narragansett,  see Cohasset.
Narragansett Built at Boston Navy Yard; machinery by the Boston Locomotive Works. Launched, February 15, 1859. Sold, November 20, 1883, at Mare Island, Calif., to W. E. Mighell, San Francisco, Calif., for $11,050. Commenced in July, 1858; completed, October, 1859. Commissioned, November 6, 1859, at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission, March 25, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Second-class screw sloop; wood. Description
Nashville Captured Confederate ironclad. Purchased by Navy Department. Sold, November 22, 1867, at New Orleans, La., at public action. Description
Nathaniel Taylor Purchased, May 19, 1863, from New York prize court, by Navy Department. Not sent North; sunk as an obstruction at Petit Bois channel; paid for, but never in naval service. Class: Captured vessel. Description
National Guard Purchased, July 6, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from J. H. Bower & Co. Sold at Portsmouth, N. H., September 27, 1865, to C. A. Williams & Co., New London, Conn., for $5,050. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $80,082.74. December 23, 1862, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; December 15, 1878, went out of commission there. A good sailing vessel, and carries a large cargo. May 25, 1865, she was in first-rate condition. October 27, 1862, New York Navy Yard, she was ordered to be converted into a supply or store vessel; November 15, 1862, New York Navy Yard, ordered to be fitted as a coal vessel with all conveniences for loading and unloading coal, etc. Class: Sails; supply ship; wood. Description
Naubuc Built by contract with William Perine, Williamsburg, N. Y. Launched October 19, 1864. Broken up in 1876 at Wilmington, Del., by Harlan, Hollingsworth & Co., at a cost of $2,541.43. Name changed from Naubuc to Gorgon,  June 15, 1869; then to Minnetonka August 10, 1869. Delivered to Government February 6, 1865. Light-draft monitor Naubuc was converted into a torpedo and gunboat. June 27, 1865, ordered to be laid up at New York Navy Yard. April 20, 1867, two gun carriages cost $2,040. Repairs at Philadelphia from July to September, 1867, was $928.06. Class: Screw steamer; torpedo and gunboat. Description
Naugatuck, see Stevens' Battery.
Naumkeag Purchased July 23, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., by Admiral Porter, from Allen Collier. Sold at public action, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Charles F. Dumont, by Solomon A. Silver, for $8,100. Commissioned, April 16, 1863, at Mound City, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Nausett Built by contract with Donald McKay. John Roach, August 1875, was paid $3,666 for breaking her up. Changed to Aetna, June 15, 1869; August 10, 1869, name changed to Nausett. Delivered a Boston Navy Yard, July 18, 1865. Commissioned August 10, 1865, at Boston Mass.; went out of commission August 24, 1865. Total cost of repairs was $2,147.44. Class: Light-draft monitor; screw steamer; iron. Description
Nebraska,  see Shakamaxon.
Nelly B. vaughn, see Primrose.
Nemesis, see Napa.
Neosho Built by contract with James B. Eads, St. Louis, Mo. Launched February 18, 1863. Completed July 1, 1863. Sold April 17, 1873, at Mound City, Ill., to David Campbell, for $13,600. Name changed to Vixen, June 15, 1869; thence to Osceola, August 10, 1869. Commissioned May 13, 1863; went out of commission July 23, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Class: Steamer; single-turreted monitor; wood and iron. Description
Neptune Purchased July 17, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral Gregory from William P. Williams. Sold at public auction July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to John Henderson, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $67,000. December 19, 1863, commissioned a New York Navy Yard; went out of commission there May 31, 1865. Delivered to Government September 3, 1864. Total cost of alterations and repairs while in the Government service was $61,164.66. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Neptune, see Clyde.
Neptune, see Manhattan.
Nereus. Purchased October 5, 1863, at New York, by Rear-Admiral Gregory from William P. Williams Sold at publlic auction July 12, 1865, at New York, to James Hooper, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $73,000. Commissioned April 19, 1864, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission May 15, 1865; at New York. Delivered to Government at New York Navy Yard February 4, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $26,476.14. Class; Screw steamer; wood. Description
Neshaminy By contract with Aetna Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Launched October 5, 1865, navy yard, Philadelphia. Transferred to John Roach in part payment for rebuilding U. S. S. Puritan. The name of this vessel was changed to Arizona, May 15, 1869; thence to Nevada, August 10, 1869. Class: Screw frigate. Description
Nettle Transferred, September 30, 1862. from War Department. Run down by an ironclad and lost, October 20, 1865. Originally named Wonder. September 2, 1863, employed as a tug on Western rivers. Class: Steamer. Description
Neustra Senora De Regla, see Commodore Hull.
Nevada, see Neshaminy.
New Berne. Purchased June 27, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from Wakeman Dimon & Co. Sold, September 1, 1868, at Washington, D. C., to War Department for $35,000. Name changed from United States.  June 30, 1866, repairs at Norfolk cost $17,197.48; February, 1867, repairs cost $78.99. Commissioned, August 15, 1863, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; wood; horizontally and diagonally iron strapped. Description
Newburyport. Purchased November 30, 1861, at Gloucester, Mass., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink, Stone Fleet. Description
New England. Purchased November 21, 1861, at New London, Conn., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
New Era. Purchased October 27, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Commodore J. B. Hull. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865 at Mound City, Ill., to W. S. Mepham, by Solomon A. Silver, for $5,000. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $4,802.33. Went out of commission June 28, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
New Era,; see Essex.
New Hampshire. Built at Portsmouth Navy Yard, June 30, 1853. Launched January 23, 1864. September 19, 1863, ordered to be converted into a storeship for use at some Southern port. August 10, 1865, sold at Philadelphia for $28,000. Name changed from Alabama  to New Hampshire, October 28, 1863. June 15, 1864, went to sea after being fitted out for one years's cruise. Commissioned May 11, 1864, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Class: Ship-of-line; white oak; sails. Description
New Ironsides. Built by contract with Merrick & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. Burned, December 16, 1866, at League Island Navy Yard. Commissioned, August 21, 1862, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission at that place June 30, 1864. Recommissioned August 22, 1864. Finally went out of commission, April 6, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs was $54,818.73. Class: Screw steamer; ironclad. Description
New London. Purchased, Auguste 26, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from New London Propeller. Co. Sold at public auction, September 8, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, to M. M. Comstock, by Horatio Harris & Co., for $9,000. Commissioned, October 29, 1861, at New York Navy yard. Went out of commission, August 3, 1865, at Boston, Mass. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
New National. Seized at Memphis, Tenn., June 1862, Transferred from War Department. Delivered, 1865, to owner, by Acting Rear Admiral Lee. Went out of commission April 12, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; naval transport; wood. Description
New Orleans. Begun in 1812; built at Sackett's Harbor, 1815; never completed. sold September 24, 1883, at naval station, Sackett's Harbor, New York, to H. Wilkinson, jr., of Syracuse, for $427,50. She was intended to mount 84 or 90 guns. Class: Sailing ship-of-the-line. Description
New Uncle Sam, see
New York. Built at New York Navy Yard; never launched. Sold, May 31, 1888, at New York Navy Yard, to C. H. Gregory, Great Neck, L.,I., N. Y., foir $10. She was sold in the ship house on the stock at New York Yard; purchaser was to break her up and remove her. The above cost includes repairing also. Class: Ship-of-the-line; sails. Description
New York, see Ontario.
Niagara. Hull built by Government at New York Navy Yard; machinery by Pease & Murphy, New York. Launched, February 23, 1856. Commissioned, May 14, 1860. Sold, May 6, 1885, at Boston Mass., to H. E. Lynch, of New York, for $29,000. Went out of commissioin. September 29, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. The Niagara was commenced in October, 1854, and completed in April, 1857. Class: Screw steamer frigate. Description
Nightingale. Purchased, July 6, 1861, at marshal's sale, at New York, by N. L. McCready, having been seized for violation of slave-trade laws, for which he was paid a commission of $325. Sold, February 11, 1865, at public auction, at Boston, Mass., to D. E. Mayo, by Horatio Harris & Co., for $10,000. Commissioned a New York Navy Yard; went out of commission June 20, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs to her by Government was $11,092.40 Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
Nina. Built by contract with Reaney, Son & Archbold, Chester, Pa. Launched May 27, 1865. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, September 26, 1865. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $39,419.91. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Niobe, see Waxsaw.
Niphon. Purchased May 9, 1863, at Boston, Mass., from R. B. Forbes by Rear-Admiral F. H. Gregory. Launched, February, 1863, at Boston, Mass. Sold at public auction April 17, 1865, at Boston, Mass., to Atlantic Works, by Horatio Harris & Co., for $18,250. Commissioned April 24, 1863, at Boston Navy Yard. Delivered to Government at Boston, Mass., April 22, 1863. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $15,905.18. Class: Screw steamer; wood and iron. Description
Nipsic. Built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, June, 1863; machinery by Woodruff & Beach, Hartford, Conn. Launched, June 15, 1863, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H. March 16, 1889, benched at Samoa; afterward floated and sold February 13, 1913, to George J. Willy, of Seattle, for $7,375. The Nipsic was commenced, December 24, 1862, and finished, October 15, 1863. Commissioned, September3, 1863, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; wooden gunboat. Description
Nita. Captured vessel; purchased from Key West prize court, August 17, 1863. Sold by tender, May 25, 1865, at Key West, Fla., by Admiral C. K. Stribling, for $3,000 Commissioned, January 8, 1864, at Key West, Fla. Went out of commission on date of sale Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood; iron-fastened. Description

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Noble. Purchased December 2, 1861, at Sag Harbor, N. Y., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Norfolk Packet. Purchased September 10, 1861, at New York,, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from George E. Goodspeed. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $9,100. Commissioned February 7, 1862, at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission July 12, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa. Altered for naval service by J. Englis at a cost of $3,288.93 Cost of repairs by Government to January 1, 1863, was $27,097,54. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
North Carolina. Built at Navy Yard; Philadelphia, Pa. Launched September 1820. Sold October 1, 1867, at New York, for $30,000. Cost of repairs from June 30, 1853 to December 31, 1862, was $39,453.07. Class: Sailing ship-of-the-line; wood. Description
Norwich. Purchased September 26, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from J. M. Huntington & Co. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $12,300. Commissioned December 28, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission at Philadelphia Navy Yard, June 30, 186 Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Neustra Senora De Regla,  see Commodore Hull.
Nyack. Hull built at New York Navy Yard; machinery by contract with South Brooklyn Iron Works, Brooklyn, N. Y. Launched, October 6, 1863. Sold, November 30, 1883, at San Francisco, Cal., to W. E. Mighell, for $6,050. Commissioned, September 28, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. Delivered there with machinery completed, July 20, 1864. Cost of repairs from September 3, 1866, to September 1879, was $10,406.50. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat. Description
Nyanza. Purchased, November 4, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 12, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to Owen Finnegan, by G. A. Hall & Co., for $34,000. Commissioned, December 21, 1863, at Mound City, Ill. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $2,603.3 Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Nymph. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, March 8, 1864, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to A. M. Hutchinson, by Sol. A. Silver, for $9,000. May 20, 1865, present condition is fair; last repaired in 1863. Name changed to Nymph from Cricket No. 3, under which she was purchased. Commissioned, at Mound City, Ill., April 11, 1864; went out of commission, 2 1/2 miles above Cairo, Ill., June 28, 1865. Class: Stern-wheel steamer. Description

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
O. H. Lee. Purchased, August 27, 1861, at New York, New York. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Commissioned, February 4, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission at Philadelphia, July 19, 1865. December 5, 1861, the O.H. Lee was selected for a mortar boat. Class: Sailing mortar schooner. Description
O.M. Pettit. Purchased August 17, 1861, at New York, New York, Sunk by collision; raised and sold by Bay Point, S.C. September 2, 1865. Commissioned, October 4, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Class:Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Octorara. Hull built by Government at New York Navy Yard; machinery by Neptune Iron Works, New York, New York. Launced December 7, 1861. Description
Ohio. Built by the Government, Launced May 30, 1820. Sold September 27, 1883, at Boston, Mass., to J. L. Snow, Rockland, Me., for $17,100. The Ohio was commenced in November, 1817. Cost of repairs from June 30, 1853, to December, 1879, was $58,911.34. Class: Sailing ship-of-the-line; wood. Description
Ohio Valley, see Ibex.
Oleander. Purchased March 28, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding from James Howe and C. W. Copeland. Launched Janaury 10, 1863. Sold at public auction, September 5, 1865, at New York, by Burdett Jones & Co., to Smith & Downing, for $16,400. Went out of commission, August 18, 1865, at New York. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Oliver H. Lee, see O. H. Lee.
Oneida. Hull built at New York Navy Yard; machinery by J. Murphy & Co., New York, N. Y. Lauched November 20, 1861, and commissioned February 28, 1862. Run down and sunk, Janaury 24, 1870, in Yokohama Bay by the P. & O. steamer Bombay; wreck was sold at Yokohama, October 9, 1872 for $1,505. August 11, 1865, out of commission, at New York. The wreck was sold to the Tatcho-bo-nai-yo. Class: Screw steamer; wood; sloop. Description
Oneota. Built at Cincinnati, Ohio, by contract with Alexander Swift & Co., and Niles Works, June 1865. Sold April 13, 1868, at New Orleans, La., to Alexander Swift & Co., by Department for $375,000. She carried 2 guns. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Onondaga. Built by contract with G. W. Quintard, New York. Launched July 29, 1863, at Green Point, New York. Commissioned, March 24, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. By act of Congress, approved March 2, 1867, she was returned to G. W. Quintard, on payment of $759,673. Went out of commission June 8, 1865, at New York. Class: Twin screw steamer; double-turreted monitor; iron. Description
Ontario. Hull built at New York Navy Yard; machinery, Aetna Iron Works. Name changed from Ontario to New York., May 15, 1869. November 27, 1865, ordered that work be suspended on her. Dimensions of boiler are same as those of Java. Date of contract for machinery was October 26, 1863, to be completed ten months from date of contract, provided the vessel be placed at their command seven months from that date; otherwise three months from time that the contractors shall be notified the vessel is at their command. Class: Screw steamer. New York Description
Onward, see Grand Gulf.
Onward. Purchased September 9, 1861, at New York, N. Y. by George D. Morgan from John Ogden. Sold November 1, 1884, at Callao, Peru, for $1,850. Commissioned January 11, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission June 20, 1865, at New York. Total cost of repairs to her by the Government was $94,608.73. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
Oregon, see Quinsigamond.
Oriole. Purchased, December 7, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865. at Mound City, Ill., to Thomas Scott, for $17,000. Name changed to Oriole from Florence Miller, under which she was purchased. Purchased for U. S. Mississippi Squadron and repaired by Joseph Brown at a cost of $24,550. Commissioned, March 22, 1865, at Mound City Ill., went out of commission at that place, August 4, 1865. Class: Light-draft steamboat. Description
Orion, see Chimo.
Orion. Purchased, August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Schooner. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet Description
Orvetta. Purchased, October 1, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from E. & D. Bigelow, agents. Sold at public auction August 15, 1865, at New York, to Mr. Henseman, by Burdett Jones & Co., for $25, 496.40. Class: Sails; mortar schooner; wood. Description
Osage. Built at St. Louis, Mo., under contract with James B. Eads. Launched, January 13, 1863. Sunk, March 29, 1865. by a torpedo in Blakely River, Ala.; successfully raised and sold at public auction. November 22, 1867, at New Orleans, La., including the Calhoun, Tennessee, and Nashville, for $20,467.10. Commissioned, July 10, 1863, at Cairo, Ill. Class: Single -turreted monitor. Description
Osceola, see Neosho.
Osceola. Built at Boston, Mass., by contract; hull by Curtis & Tilden; machinery by Altantic Works. Delivered to Government at Boston Navy Yard, January 9, 1864. Sold October 1, 1867, at New York for $16,000. Commissioned, February 10, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission there May 13, 1865, Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $48,020,58. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Ossipee. Hull built at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H.; machinery by Reliance Machine Co., Mystic River, Conn. Commenced, June, 1861; launced, November 16, 1861; completed, November, 1862. Commissioned November 6, 1862; went out of commission, Philadelphia Navy Yard, July 3, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; wooden sloop. Description
Otsego, see Tunxis.
Otsego. Built at New York by contract hull by J. A. & D. D. Westervelt; machinery by Fulton Works. Sunk, December 9, 1864, in Roanoke River, by a torpedo. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $4929.91. After the Otsego was sunk her battery was recovered and disposed of. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender. Description
Ottawa. Built by contract with J. A. Westervelt and Novelty Iron Works, both of New York. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, N. Y., for $13,200. Commissioned, October 7,1861, at New York Navy Yard. All repairs cost $12,291.61. Went out of commission, August 12, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Ouachita. Purchased, September 29, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, September 25, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Tait, Able Gill. by Solomon A. Silver, for $25,000. Name changed to Ouachita from Louiseville, her former name, September 25, 1863. Cost of repairs to April 1865, was $91.50 Commissioned, January 18, 1864. Class Side-wheel steamer. Description
Owasco. Built by contract with Charles Mallory. Launched, October 5, 1861, at Mystic Conn. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, for $11,900. Delivered, December 6, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Commissioned,January 23, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission there, July 12, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $1,025.80. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Ozark. Built by contract with George C. Bestor, Mound City, Ill. Launced, February 18, 1863, and taken to St. Louis to put in her machinery. Sold at auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to F.B. Ellis & Brother. Commissioned, February 18, 1864, at Cairo, Ill.; went out of commission, July 24,1865, at Mound City, Ill. For extra work on the Ozark, Mr. Bestor was allowed $9.134.20. Class: Twin-screw steamer; iron-clad: wood. Description

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
P. B. Van Houten see Jasmine.
Palos. Built at Chelsea, Mass., under contract with James Tetlow, July 1866. Total cost of repairs to 2d quarter of 1889 was $104,361.15 Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Pampero. Purchased July 7, 1861, at  New York, from J. Bishop & Co., by George D. Morgan. Sold at public auction October 1, 1867, at New York, by Admiral C. H. Bell, for $6,000. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $12, 931.36 Class: Sailing vessel. Description
Panola, see Pinola.
Pansy Transferred, September 30, 1862 by War Department. Sold September 1, 1868, at Mound City, Ill., for $450. Formerly named Samson from which it was changed to Pansy, October 24, 1862. September 2 1863, carrying no battery, she was used as a tug on Western rivers. Class: Steam tug. Description
Para. Harris & Co., for $10.300. Commissioned February 4, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission August 5, 1865, at Boston. December 5, 1861, the Para was selected to be converted into a mortar boat. Total cost of repairs while in service of Government was $22,555.46. She was altered for naval service by T. Z. Tucker at a cost of $1,791.15. Description
Passaconaway. Hull built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H.; machinery by contract with C. H. Delamater, New York, N. Y. She was condemned under act of Congress August 5, 1882, and broken up in 1884 at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H. She was originally named Passaconaway, but was changed to Thunderer, June 15, 1869; thence to Massachusetts, August 10, 1869. Two turrets were constructed by the Atlantic Works, South Boston, Mass.  Side armor contracted for by M. K. Moorhead & Co., Pittsburgh, Pa. Commenced in November 1863. Class: Screw steamer; double-turreted monitor; wood and iron. Description
Passaic Built by contract with John Ericsson, Green Point N. Y. Delivered by contractor, November 25, 1862. Launced August 30, 1862. Turned over 1890-5-6, to the Massachusetts Naval Militia; then to Georgia Naval Militia, 1896-7-8. Commissioned November 25, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission June 16, 1865, at Philadelphia. She was altered and repaired by John Roach from January, 1874, to July 1875, at a cost of $193,740.which is included in the total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, $256,142.82. Class: Screw steamer; single-turrected monitor; wood and iron. Description
Patapsco. Built December, 1862, at Wilmington, Del., by contract with John Ericsson. Launched September 27, 1862. Sunk by torpedo, January 16, 1865, below Sumter, Charleston, S. C. Commander S. P. Quackenbush, commanding. Commissioned January 2, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs, sundries and extra work was $26,730.40. Class: Screw streamer; single-turret monitor; wood and iron. Description
Patriot. Purchased August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md. by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Schooner. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Patroon. Purchased October 28, 1861. at Trenton, N. J., by George D. Morgan. from R. T. Loper. Sold at public auction, December 30, 1862, Philadelphia, Pa., by commandant Philadelphia Yard, for $11,200. Commissioned March 18, 1862, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $22,249.56. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Paul Jones. Built by contract; hull by J. J. Abrahams, Baltimore, Md.; Machinery by Reaney, Son, & Archbold, Chester, Pa. Sold July 13, 1867, at New York, N. Y., for $10,000. Commissioned July 9, 1862, at Baltimore Md.; September 15, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; April 1, 1865, Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $39,017.47. Class: Side - wheel steamer; gunboat. Description
Paul Jones, Jr. Built in 1863-64, Steam launch. Sod. August 17, 1865. Description
Pawnee. Hull built at Philadelphia Navy Yard; machinery by Reaney, Neafie & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Commenced, October, 1858 and completed in September, 1860. Luanched October 8, 1859. Sold May 3, 1884, at Port Royal, S. C., to M. H. Gregory, Great Neck, N. Y. for $6,011. Finally went out of commission July 26, 1865. This vessel is sometimes spoken of as the Griffith ship. Class: Twin-screw steamer; 2d-class sloop; wood. Description
Paw Paw. Purchased April 9, 1863, at Chicago, Ill., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, from J.Van Vortwick. Sod at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Samuel Nancil, by Sol. A. Silver, for $5,850. Class: Center-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Pawtucket. Built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yark; machinery by Gardner & Lake, Providence, R. I. Launched March 19,1863; arrived at Providence, R. I., for machinery. May 4, 1863. Delivered to Government at New York Navy Yard, May 18, 1864. Sold October 15, 1867, at New York, for $15,000. Commissioned August 26, 1864, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission there June 15, 1865. Cost of repairs whil in the naval service was $2.947.45. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Pembina. Built by contract with Thomas Stack and Novelty Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Sold November 30, 1865, at New York, for $14,100. Commissioned October 16, 1861 , at New York Navy Yard; was completed October 18, 1861, when she went to sea. Finally went out of commission September 22, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. Total cost of repairt while in the naval service was $14,239,50. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Penguin. Purchased, May 23, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by Commodore S. L. Breese. Sold at publice auction, September 8, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, by Horatio Harris & Co., to Fogg & Co., for $22,500. Commissioned, June 25, 1861, at Brooklyn Navy Yard; went out of commission, finally, August 24, 1865, at Boston. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $448.16. Class: Screw steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n185/mode/2up Description]
Penobscot. Built by contract with C. P. Carter, Belfast, Me., and the Allaire Works, New York, N. Y. Launched, November 19, 1861, at the former place. January 16, 1862, she was delivered to the Government at Boston Navy Yard. Sold, October 19, 1869, at Portsmouth, N. H., to Nehemiah Gibson, for $6,700. Went out of commission at New York Navy Yard, July 31, 1865. For extra work C. P. Carter was paid $385. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $31, 621.01. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Pensacola. Built at Warrington Navy Yard, Fla. Launched August 13, 1859. Commissioned, December 5, 1859, at Warrington, Fla.; went out of commission, at New York Navy Yard, April 29, 1864, finally. Class: Screw steamer; 1st-class sloop. Description
Pennsylvania. Launched, July 17, 1837, at Philadelphia, Pa. Burned, April 20, 1861, at Norfolk Navy Yard. Cost of repairs from June 30, 1853, to March 5, 1861, was $16,302.50. Class: Sailing ship-of-the-line, Description
Peony. Purchased December 7, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling from Bishop & Sons. Sold at Public auction, August 1, 1865, at Boston, Mass., to S. & J. M. Flanagan, by Horatio Harris, for $16.200. Purchased under name of Republic. She was well built; bottom sheathed with yellow metal. She was completely fitted with all necessary articles, including an auxiliary steam pump and a distilling apparatus, the cost of which, with other spare machinery, was approximately, $1,000. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Peoria. Built at New York Navy Yard; machinery by contract with Aetna Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Launched, October 29, 1863, at New York Navy Yard. Sold, August 26, 1868, to R. C. Flanning, for $6,900. Repairs, June 30, 1867, cost $252.20. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender. Description
Peosta. Purchased, June 13, 1861, at Dubuque, Iowa, by Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, IIl., to John W. Waggener, by Solomon A. Silver, for $8,350. Commissioned, October 2, 1863, at Cairo, Ill,; went out of commission, at Mound City, Ill., August 7, 1865. March 25, 1864, cooperated in the repulse of a Confederate attack on Paducah, Ky. Class Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Pequot. Hull built at Boston Navy Yard; machinery by Woodruff & Beach, Hartford, Conn. Launched, June 4, 1863, and commissioned, January 15, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Went out of commssion, June 3, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $1,503.82. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Percy Drayton. Purchased, November 12, 1863, from New York prize court by Navy Department. Sold September 2, 1865, at Bay Point. S. C., to George Crane, for $370. Name changed from Hettiwan to Percy Drayton. Class: Sloop. Description
Peri. Purchased, April 30, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Alfred Hoff, by Solomon A. Silver, for $7,200. Navm changed for Reindeer. Commissioned, June 20, 1864, at Mound City, Ill.; wnet out of commission, at Cairo, June 30, 1865. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Peri. Purchased, November 29, 1861, at Portland. Me,, by G. D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Periwinkle. Purchased at Philadelphia, December 9, 1864, by Commodore J. B. Hull from John W. Lynn Lost in the Arctic regions, Hall's expedition. Name changed to Periwinkle from America. Class: Screw steamer; white oak; copper-fastened. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n189/mode/1up
Perry. Built by Government at Norfolk, Va. Sold at auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $6,500. At New York Navy Yard. commissioned, April 23, 1861, for East Gulf Squadron; and February 28, 1863, for South Atlantic Squadron. Went out of commission, finally, April 29, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Captured privateer Savannah, June 3, 1861. Class: Sails; wood. Description
Peter B. Van Houten, see Jasmine.
Peter Demill. Purchased, November 9, 1861, at New London, Conn., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell.  Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Peterhoff. Purchased, February, 1863, from New York prize court by Navy Department. 4th rate. Sunk, March 6, 1864, by collision, on coast of North Carolina. Description
Petrel. Purchased, December 22, 1862, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, at Cincinnati, Ohio. Captured and destroyed, April 30, 1864, by rebels, above Yazoo City, Miss. Name changed to Petrel from Duchess, under which she was purchased. Class: Tinclad; wood. Description
Philadelphia. Taken possession of and transferred by War Department, April 21, 1861. Sold at public auction, September 15, 1865, at Washington, D. C., by William L. Wall & Co., to N. L. & G. Griswold, for $31,000. August 31, 1865, went out of commission, at Washington Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $18,968.56. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Description
Philippi. Purchased, February 23, 1864, from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Destroyed, August 5, 1864, in Mobile Bay. Purchased under name of Ella, from which, February 27, 1864, it was changed to Philippi. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $9,637.17. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Phineas Sprague, see Flag.
Phlox. Purchased, August 2, 1864, at Boston, Mass., by Rear-Admiral S. H. Stringham, from McKay & Aldus. Name changed to Phlox from F. W. Lincoln, under which she was purchased. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $53, 272.20. Commissioned, September 14, 1864, at Boston, Mass.; went out of commission. July 28, 1865. at Washington D. C. Wrought-iron crank and shaft. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood; copper-fastened. Description
Phoenix. Purchased, November 9, 1861, at New London, Conn., by G. D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Picket Boat, No. 1. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, August 22, 1864. Her machinery was paid for, September 5, 1864. Sundries: September 19, 1864, $2,016.25; October 29, 1864, $423.34. Repairs at Philadelphia, July 31 and August 31, 1867, cost $113.47; at Norfolk, June 30, 1867, $545.84. Description
Picket Boat, No. 2. Crew captured and boat destroyed, October 18, 1864, in Great Wicomico River, Md. Her machinery was paid for on September 5, 1864, Repairs at Norfolk, June 30, 1866, cost $87.53; sundries, September 19, 1865, $2,016.25; October 29, 1864. $434.34. Description
Picket Boat, No. 3. Screw steamer. Cut adrift from her ship on night of February 19, 1865, at mouth of Cape Fear River and drifted to sea. January 7, 1865, she was at Norfolk, for sheathing, etc., L. H. Hoagland was paid $1,632.53. Sundries, September 19, 1864, cost $2,016.25. March 3, 1865, Clute Brothers were paid $47.50. for her propeller wheel. C. H. Delamater was paid, June 2, 1865, $99.30 for a blower. Description
Picket Boat, No. 4. Built by contract, August, 1864, at East Boston, Mass. Repairs at Norfolk, June 30, 1865-6-7. cost $1.099.62. June 2, 1865, ordered to be laid up and carefully protected from the weather at Norfolk Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Picket Boat, No. 5. Built by contract in summer of 1864 at Boston, Mass. Machinery was paid for on November 11, 1864. For materials. Bartow & Sons were paid $1,515.73. November 28, 1864. For steam pipe, Campbell & Hardwick were paid, December 24, 1864. $305. Repairs at Norfolf, June 30, 1866 , cost $1,900. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Picket Boat, No. 6. Built by contract in summer of 1864. Screw steamer. August 4, 1865, ordered to be turned over to ordinance yard, Washington, D. C. Retransferred. September 6, 1865, from the Ordinance to the navy yard. Washington. The machinery was paid for December 24, 1864. June 30, 1865. repairs at Norfolk cost $266.08. Description
Pilgrim. Built by contract with Pusey, Jones & Co., Wilmington, Del. Launched November 1, 1864. Dropped. January 1, 1889, from Navy Register. After a satisfactory trial trip, delivered to Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard. March 2, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Pilgrim. Purchased, July 18, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling; Bishop, agent. Purchased to sink, with 60 tons of stone on board, and sent to Baltimore, Md., to Commodore Dornin. Stone Fleet. Class: Canal boat. Description
Pink. Purchased, December 14, 1863, from New York & Glen Cove Steam Navigation Co., by Rear Admiral Gregory. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett, Jones & Co., to M. O. Roberts, for $9.000. Name changed from Zouave.Commissioned, February 6, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $22, 023.24. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Pinola. Built by contract with J. J. Abrahams and Charles Reeder, Baltimore, Md. Sold, November 30, 1865, Commissioned, January 29, 1862, at Baltimore, Md. July 18, 1865, ordered to be laid up at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $532.96. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Pinta. Built by contract with Reaney, Son & Archbold, Chester, Pa. Launched, October 29, 1864. Total cost of repairs to end of first quarter of 1889 was $143.743.32. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Piscataqua, see Chimo.
Piscataqua. Built by Government; hull at Portsmough Navy Yard; machinery by Woodruff & Beach, Hartford, Conn. Launched at Portsmouth,  N. H., in 1863. Sold at New York, February, 1877, to Nat. McKay, for $5,175. Name changed to Delaware, May 15, 1869. Date of contract for machinery was November 1, 1863. to be completed within 11 months from that date, provided the vessel be place at contractor's command within 8 months; otherwise, within 3 months from time they shall be notified that the vessel is at their command. Class: Screw sloop; spar deck. Description
Pittsburg. One of the seven gunboats built by contract with James B. Eads, at St. Louis, Mo. Transferred by War Department. Sold at auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Cutting & Ellis (plates sold separtely), for $3,100. December 12, 1862, took part in Yazoo River Expedition, March 14-24, 1863, took part in Steele's Bayou Expedition. On night April 6-7, 1862, ran past batteries of Island No. 10. Class: Ironclad. Description
Planter. Run out of Charleston, S. C., by Robert Smalls, colored pilot, and surrendered to the blockading fleet, May 13, 1862. Sold, September 10, 1862, to War Department; but not paid for. In service but few months; transferred because not a coal burner. Class: wood. Description
Plymouth, see Kenosha.
Plymouth. Burned and scuttled at Norfolk Navy Yard, April 20, 1861, to prevent capture by Confederates. Class: Sailing sloop-of-war. Description
Pocohontas. Purchased at Boston, Mass., March 20, 1855. Sold November 30, 1865, at New York, for $18,600. The City of Boston changed to Despatch when purchsed. January 27, 1860, changed to Pocahontas by department. Enlarged at Norfolk yard in 1859. Commissioned March 19, 1860, at Norfolk Navy Yard, and March 16, 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Went out of commission July 31, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. New boilers were put in her in March, 1857, by Pease & Murphy, of New York, for $5,414.22. It was frequently necessary to repair her; was enlarged at Norfolk Navy Yard in 1859. Class: Screw steamer; second-class sloop. Description
Polar Star, see Cactus.
Pompanoosuc. Hull built by Government at Boston Navy Yard; machinery, Corliss Steam Engine Co., Providence, R. I. This vessel is of the Ammonoosuc type. Name changed from Pompanoosuc to Connecticut, May 15, 1869. Class: Screw frigate. Description
Pontiac. Built by contract with Hillman & Streaker and Neafie, Levy & Co., both of Philadelphia, Pa. Sold October 15, 1867, to John Roach for $15,000. Delivered at Philadelphia Navy Yard and commissioned July 7, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $8,594.35. Went out ouf commission, at Navy Yard, New York, New York, June 21, 1865. Class: side-wheel steamer; double- ender. Description
Pontiac, see Larkspur.
Pontoosuc. Built by contract with G. W. Lawrence and the Portland Locomotive Co., Portland, Me. Sold, October 3, 1866, Mass., for $6,800.  Commissioned, May 10, 1864, at Portland, Me.; went out of commission, July 5, 1865, at Boston, Mass. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double- ender; wood. Description
Poppy. Purchased at Philadelphia, October 31, 1863, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from J. Alderdice. Sold at New York, November 30, 1865, to William Farrington, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $7,700. Name changed to Poppy from Addie Douglass; built in a strong and substantial manner; bottom at water line covered with iron. November 8, 1865, Poppy was in ordinary at the Norfolk Navy Yard. Commissioned, November 10, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $5,016. Class: Screw steamer; white oak. Description
Port Fire. Hull built at Portsmouth, N. H. Powder tug. Description
Port Royal. Built by contract with Thomas Stack, New York, N. Y. Sold, October 3, 1866, at Boston, Mass., for $4,500. Commissioned, April 26, 1862, at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $15,939.02. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender. Description
Portsmouth. Launched, October 23, 1843. October 1, 1861, out of commission at Portsmouth, N. H. December 1, 1861, recommissioned; finally went out of commission, September 11, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Sailing sloop-of-war; wood. Description
Potomac. Built by Government at Washington Navy Yard. Launched 1822, at Washington, D. C. Sold May 24, 1877, at Philadelphia, Pa., to E. Stanuard, for $12,400. Commissioned August 20, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. She was commenced August 9, 1819, Was flagship at Pensacola. Class: Sailing frigate; wood. Description
Potomac. Purchased November 1, 1861, at Nantucket, R. I., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone fleet. Description
Potomska. Purchased September 25, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from H. Haldrege. Sold at Public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $7,100. At New York Navy Yard, December 20, 1861, commissioned for repairs, out of commission at Philadelphia, August 1862, and at Baltimore, March, 1864. Recommissioned June 21, 1864. Finally went out of commission June 16, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $49,099.76. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Powhatan, see King Philip.
Powhatan. 1 1861, at Brooklyn Navy Yard. April 5, 1861, recommissioned, November 13, 1861, went out of commission, at New York; recommissioned August 9, 1862, at Philadelphia. [http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n194/mode/1up
Prairie Bird. Purchased as the Mary Miller, December 19, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, U. S. Navy. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to Henry Morton, for $8,500. Commissioned at Cairo, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Preble. Burned accidentally, April 27, 1863, at Pensacola, Fla., W. F. Shankland, acting master, commanding. October 12, 1861, took part in engagement with ram Manassas and other vessels at Head of the Passes. Class: Sailing sloop. Description
Preston. Purchased, October 31, 1864, from New York prize court by the Navy Department. Sold, November 30, 1865, at New York, for $17,200. Name changed from Annie to Preston. Commissioned, February 6, 1865, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, August 8, 1865, at Philadelphia. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $507.79. She has a round stern, light spar deck fore and aft, two masts, and two screws. Class: Double-screw steamer; iron. Description
Primrose. Purchased, January 14, 1863, at Washington, D. C., by Bureau of Construction and Repair, from A. H. Cunningham. Description
Princess, see Naiad.
Princess Royal. Purchased, March 18, 1863, from Philadelphia prize court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $54,175. Commissioned, May 29, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the government service was $46,000.47. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Princeton. Launched in 1851, at Boston, Mass. Sold, October 9, 1866, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $13,000. June 26, 1866, the President granted authority to break up or sell the Princeton. Class: Screw steamer; permanent store and receiving ship; wood. Description
Proteus. Purchased, October, 5, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral Gregory, from William P. Williams. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to Hooper & Co. for $75,500, by Burdett, Jones & Co. Delivered, February 4, 1864, to Government at New York Navy Yard, where she was commissioned March 10, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $25,066.21. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Pulaski. d. Condemned and sold at public auction, January 22, 1863, for $9,062.50, at Montevideo. Uruguay, where she went out of commission. The old stores, spare boats, and anchors of the Pulaski were separately sold from the ship, bringing $1,624.73. Class: Side-wheel steamer; 3rd class; woo Description
Puritan. Built by contract with John Ericsson, at Green Point, L. I., where she was launched, July 2, 1864. Contract price for Puritan was $155,000. For rebuiilding her from May, 1876, to February 1885, John Roach was paid $475,553.73. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $47,687.05. Class: Ironclad monitor. Description
Pursuit. Purchase, September 3, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Fabbri & Chauncey. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1864, at New York, N. Y., to A. Holbrook, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $16,800. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $27,010.18. Commissioned, December 17, 1861, at New York, N. Y. Went out of commission, June 5, 1875, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
Purveyor see J. C. Kuhn.
Pushmataha. Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard; machinery by contract with Morris, Towne & Co., Phladelphia, Pa. Sold, September 27, 1883, at Portsmouth, N. H., to H. P. Lynch, for $26,006. May 15, 1869, name changed from Pushmataha to Cambridge; August 10, 1869, again changed to Congress. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $40,052.89. Finally went out of commission, July 26, 1876. Class: Screw steamer; sloop. Description
Putnam, see William G. Putnam.

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Quaker City. Chartered, April 25, 1861, for 30 days; purchased, August, 12, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Hargous & Co. Sold at public auction, June 20, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, by Samuel C. Cook, for $35,000. Commissioned, December 14, 1861, at New York. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $103,574.38. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Queen. Captured, June 21, 1863, by the Santiago de Cuba. Purchased, September 29, 1863, from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Sold, tender after auction, October 16, 1865, at New York, by Admiral C. H. Bell, to Smith & Dunning, for $51,300. She was the blockade runner Victory;  name changed, August 1, 1863, from Victory  to Queen. Commissioned, April 15, 1865; went out of commission, June 21, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Queen City. Purchased, February 13, 1863, at Cincinati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, from Samuel Wiggins, Cairo, Ill. Captured by rebels and sunk at Clarendon, White River, Arkansas, June 24, 1864. Commissioned, April 1, 1863, at Cinncinati, Ohio Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Queen of the West. Transferred by War Department. Ram. Grounded and captured February 14, 1863. Description
Quinnebaug. Built by Government at New York Navy Yard. Launced, March 31, 1866. First commissioned, July 19, 1867, at New York. Total cost of repairs while on South Atlantic station was $1,509.09. Class: Twin screw steamer; gunboat. Description
Quinsigamond. Built by contract; hull at navy yard, machinery at Atlantic Works, Boston, Mass. Broken up at Boston, 1884. Name changed to Hercules, June 15, 1869; from Hercules to Oregon, August 10, 1869. James Tetlow, Boston, Mass., contracted for the turrets. Phoenix Iron Co., of Philadelphia, contracted for wrought-iron stringers. Work suspended, November 30, 1865. Moorhead & Co. were contractors for the armor plating. J. Baird contracted for the truss frames and for ventilating purposes. This vessel was never finished. Class: Twin screw steamer; double-turreted monitor. Description

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R. B. Forbes. Purchased, September 20, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by Captain W. L. Hudson. Wrecked, February 25, 1862, near Currituck Inlet, N. C. December 20, 1861, out of commission at New York; recommissioned, February 12, 1862. Cost of repairs on her while in Government service was $6, 818.74. Class: Twin Screw steamer; wood. Description
R. E. Lee., see Fort Donelson.
R. F. Loper, see Gamma.
R. T. Renshaw, see Renshaw.
R. R. Cuyler. Chartered, May 1861, for three months; purchased, August 24, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from H. B. Cromwell & Co. Sold at public auction, August 15, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., to Russel Sturgis, for $81,000. Commissioned, May 23, 1864, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, July 1, 1865, at New York. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $73,392.61. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Racer. Purchased, August 29, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to Mr. White, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $9,500. Commissioned January 21, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commison, September 2, 1865, at New York. Fitted, at a cost of $3,416.94, for service in the Navy by W. H. Webb. Cost of repairs on her to January 1, 1863, was $23,064.42. Class: Sailing mortar schooner; wood. Description
Rachel Miller, see Reindeer.
Rachel Seaman. Purchased, September 20, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Rear Admiral Du Pont. Sold at public auction, May 30, 1865, at New York, by Burrdett, Jones & Co., for $13,500, to Mr. Wiggins. Commissioned, November 16, 1861, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Went out of commission, May 22, 1865, at New York. Total cost of repairs while in service of the Government was $15,665 ,82. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
Raritan. Burned, April 20, 1861, at Norfolk Navy Yard. Wreck sold in 1867. Class: Sailing frigate. Description
Rattler. Purchased by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, November 11, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio. Class: Steamer; wood. Driven ashore in a gale and abandoned, December 30, 1864, near Grand Gulf, Miss. Formerly the Florence Miller. Authorized
Rebecca Sims. Purchased October 21, 1861, at Fairhaven, Mass., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Red Rover. Captured; purchased from Illinois prize court September 30, 1862, by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to A. M. Carpenter, for $4,500. Commissioned December 26, 1862, at Cairo, Ill. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Reindeer, see Peri.
Reindeer. Purchased June 13, 1863, at Cincinnati Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to J. A. Williamson et all., by Solomon A. Silver, for $12,200. Purchased under name of Rachel Miller. Commissioned July 25, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio; went out of commission, August 7, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Release. Purchased April 3, 1855, at Boston, Mass. Sold at auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, for $14,600. Commissioned October 16, 1860, at Boston Navy Yard; August 24, 1863, at Boston Navy Yard. Finally went out of commission, October 6, 1865, at Port Royal S. C. In April and May 1855, the Release was repaired at New York Navy Yard at a cost of $34,146.80. Class: Sails; storeship; wood. Description
Reliance, see Hollyhock.
Reliance. Purchased, May 7, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by Navy Department from A. Degroot. Captured, August 23, 1863, in Rappahannock River, Va. Acting Ensign Henry Walter was commanding when she was captured. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Relief. Sold, September 27, 1863, at Washington, D. C., to J. B. Agnew. Commissioned January 29, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; December 3, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; April 29, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Went out of commission October 22, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; December 5, 1863, at Boston Navy Yard, when she was ordered to be fitted out for a permanent storeship. Class: Sails storeship; wood. Description
Renshaw. Purchased, October 28, 1863, from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Sold at auction, August 28, 1865, at Norfolk Navy Yard, for $785. This vessel is a prize, captured by the U. S. Navy in 1862, and has since been used for an ordnance hulk. July 31, 1865, she was at Norfolk Navy Yard; August 12, 1865, she was condemned and settled for, and hence can be sold. Name changed from R. T. Renshaw. Class: Sailing vessel. Description
Republic. Sold at public auction, August 1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, for $16,200. Name change4d to Peony. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Republic, see Peony.
Resaca. Built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Launched November 18, 1865. Sold at Mare Island, Calif., February, 1873, to Godall, Nelson & Perkins, for $41,000. Total cost of naval repairs while in service was $110,048.70. Description
Rescue. Purchased August 21, 1861, at Wilmington, Del., by Rear Admiral Du Pont. IN 1889 an unserviceable fire tug at Washington Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $38,296.33. Class: Screw steamer; tug. Description
Resolute, see Myrtle.
Resolute. Purchased May 7, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by Navy Department from A. Degroot. Sold at public auction June 24, 1865, at Washington, by William L. Wall Co., to T. J. Southard, for $6,300. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $2,266.44 Went out of commission May 26, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Restless, see Mistletoe.
Restless. Purchased August 26, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from Everett & Hawley. Sold at public auction, September 21, 1865, at Philiadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $9,000. Commissioned December 24, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission July 19, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $27,937.09 Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
Rhode Island. Purchased July 8, 1861, at  New York, by George D. Morgan from Spofford, Tileston & Co. Sold at public auction, October 1, 1867, at New York, to G. W. Quintard, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $70,000. Name changed from Eagle, when purchased, to Rhode Island. Originally, she was the John P. King; was burned, rebuilt, and name changed to Eagle. November 11, 1862, she was ordered to be converted into a cruiser at Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $106,674.33. Commissioned, July 29, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; October 3, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Richard Vaux. Purchased, July 16, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, Agent. Canal Boat. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. This boat was purchased with 60 tons of stone on board and was ordered to be sent to Commodore Dornin at Baltimore, Md. Description
Richmond. Built by Government; hull at Norfolk Navy Yard; machinery at Washington Navy Yard. Lauched, January 26, 1869, at the former. Went out of commission, July 14, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; 1st-class sloop; wood. Description
Roanoke. Hull built by Government at Norfolk Navy Yard; machinery at Richmond, Va., by Anderson, Delaney & Co. Launched, December 13, 1855, at the former. Sold at Chester, Pa., September 27, 1883, to E. Stannard & Co., Westbrook, Conn., for $45,070.60. Altered, 1862-3, to 3 turreted ironclad by Novelty Iron Works, New York. Commissioned June 20, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; June 29, 1863, at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission at New York Navy Yard, March 25, 1862, and June 20, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; frigate; wood. Description
Robb, see Alfred Robb.
Robin Hood. Purchased October 20, 1861, at Mystic, Conn., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship Purchased to sink. Stone fleet. Description
Rocket. Purchased October 12, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Pauling, from Copeland & Howe, for ordnance tug at New York Navy Yard. Name changed to Rocket  from J. D. Billard, when purchased. Before she was taken by the Government, the owners fitted her up with boats, awnings, a mast for hoisting cargo, yellow metaled the bottom, fitted in a steam pump, and supplied 200' of hose. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Rudolph. Purchased December 31, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, from H. A. Jones & T. Shetlock. Destroyed by a torpedo, April 1, 1865, in Blakely River, Alabama, while attacking rebel forts. Commissioned May 28, 1864, at New Orleans, La., for the West Gulf Squadron. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $3,791.91. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wooden tinclad. Description
Roebuck. Purchased, July 21, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Reynolds & Cushman. Sold at public auction, July 20, 1865, at Portsmouth, N. H., to M. Bartlett, by Charles Clark, for $14,100. Commissioned, November 8, 1861, for South Atlantic and East Gulf Squadrons, at New York Navy Yard. Finally went out of commission, October 17, 1864, at New York. Total cost of repairs to her while in the service was $28,138.16. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
Rolling Wave. Purchased, July 19, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, agent. Canal Boat. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Purchased with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Baltimore, Md., to Commodore Dornin. Description
Roman. Purchased, May 18-22, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by Commodore S. L. Breese, from Henry F. Thomas. Sold at public auction, November 30, 1865, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett. Jones & Co., to Mr. Hammill, for $4,600. The Roman was formerly a whaler. Cost of repairs to her while employed by the Government was $2,625.14. Class: Sailing ordnance storeship. Description
Romeo. Purchased, October 31, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Commodore J. B. Hull. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound  City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to Nathaniel Williams for $7,100. June 30, 1865, went out of commission at Mound City, Ill, Total cost of repairs whil in the Government service was $11,524.93. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Rosalie. Purchased May 6, 1863, from Key West prize court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, June 28, 1865, at Key West, Fla., by A. Patterson, to Benjamin Roberts, for $1,610. Class: Sailing vessel. Description
Rose. Purchased at New York, December 12, 1863, by Rear Admiral Gregory, from Lawrence Fisher. Purchased under name of Ai Fitch. In service as tug at Pensacola. Commissioned, February 8, 1864 at New York Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description

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Sabine. Built by Government at New York Navy Yard; launched, February 3, 1855. Sold September 23, 1883, at Portsmouth, N. H., to J. L. Snow, Rockland, Me., for $11,100. Out of commission, Jly 8, 1861, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H.; recommissioned, August 30, 1861. Ordered, October 28, 1862, to cruise in search of theAlabama. August 19,1864, ordered to be fitted as a practice schoolship for naval apprentices and landsmen. Class: Sailing frigate. Description
Sachem. Purchased, September 20, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, form Dudley Buck. Surrendered, September 8, 1863, at Sabine Pass, by Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Amos Johnson. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $22,313.04. Screw steamer. Description
Saco. Hull built at Boston Navy Yard; machinery by contract with Corliss Steam Engine Company, Providence, R. I. Launched at the former place, August 28, 1863. Sold, November 20, 1863, to William E. Mighell, San Francisco, Calif., for $6,850. Commissioned, July 11, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission, January 27, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $173,083.44. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Sacramento. Hull built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard; machinery by Taunton Locomotive Works, Taunton, Mass. Launched at the former place, April 28, 1862. Totally wrecked, June 19, 1867, on the shoal off the mouth of the Kothapali, a brance of the Godavery River, Madras District, Lat. 16 degrees 53' N., Long. 82 degrees 23' E. Commissioned, January 7, 1863, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, for special service. August 21, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs was $363.67. Class: Screw steamer; sloop; wood. Description
Saffron. Purchased, December 8, 1864, at Perth Amboy, N. J., by Admiral D.  D. Porter. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to D. Townsend by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $7,500.Cost of repairs at Norfolk, June 30, 1865, was $637. 18. Strongly built. Class: Screw steamer. Name changed to Saffron from J.  T. Jenkins, under which she was purchased. Description
Sagamore Built by contract with A. G. T. Sampson and Atlantic Works, Boston, Mass., at East Boston, Mass.; turned over to authorities at Charlestown Navy Yard, November 1, 1861, Launched September 1, 1861, at East Boston, Mass. June 13, 1865, at New York, for $12,300. December 7, 1861, commissioned at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission December 1, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa.; recommissioned March 15, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $17,099.97. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Sold Description
Saginaw. Hull built at Mare Island Navy Yard by the Government; machinery by Peter Donahue, San Francisco, Cal. Launched March 3, 1859, at the former place. Commenced in July, 1858, and completed in March 1860.Wrecked at 3 am. October 29, 1870, on Ocean Island Reef. January 3, 1862, out of commission at Hong Kong, China; recommissioned March 23, 1863, at Mare Island, Calif. There is no record of the manner in which the Saginaw got home. Class: Side-wheel steamer; 3d class; laurel wood. Description
St. Clair Purchased August 13, 1862, at St. Louis, Mo., by Commodore J. B. Hull, from R. D. Cochran, Robert Finney, C. A. Dravo, Jane and Mary A. Nimick, Allegheny County, Pa. Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to J. H. Stearn, by Solomon A. Silver, for $9,000. Commissioned September 24, 1862, at Carondelet, Mo.; went out of commission July 12, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. She was purchased for Commodore Davis's fleet, to be used on Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $7,554.53. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
St. Charles , see Paw Paw.
St. Lawrence. Built in 1844 at Norfolk Navy Yard by the Government. Sold, December 31, 1875, at Norfolk, Va., to E. Stannard, for $17,900. Waiting the decision of the department as to her final disposition, she was at Norfolk Navy Yard, December 27, 1865. October 12, 1865, Naval Constructor Hanscom had examined the St. Lawrence and estimated that it would cost $22,500. to convert her into a permanent store vessel. She as a commissioned June 21, 1851, at Philadelphia, Pa.; went out of commission May 30, 1863, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H. Recommissioned, August 5, 1860. Class: Sailing frigate; wood. Description
St. Louis, see Baron de Kalb.
St. Louis January 31, 1862, commissioned, at Philadelphia, Pa.; May 6, 1865, ordered to be placed in ordinary at Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she went out of commission, May 12, 1865 Sailing sloop; wood. Description
St. Mary's, see Alexandria.
St. Mary's, see Hatteras.
St. Mary's. Built at Washington in 1843, by Government At Mare Island Navy Yard, September 22, 1866, went out of commission. Class: Sailing sloop; wood. Description
Sallie Woods. Captured, February 9, 1862, at Florence, Ala., by Tyler, Lexington, and Conestoga. Naval transport. Captured and burned, July 17, 1862, at Island No. 82, Mississippi River, by Confederates. Description
Sally Bishop, see Gladiolus.
Sam Houston. Captured, July 6, 1861, off Galveston, Tex. Class: Sails. Sold at public auction, April 25, 1866, by J. B. Walton for $1,998.70, at New Orleans, La. Description
Samson, see Chickasaw.
Samson, seePansy.
Samson. Transferred by War Department, November 27, 1862 at St. Louis, Mo., by Quartermaster Department. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to J. W. Clark and J. Nixon et al, for $16,100. Formerly one of the Ellet Ram Fleet. Went out of commission, August 9, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Class: Tug; wood. Description
Samuel Rotan. Purchased, September 21, 1861 at Philadelphia, Pa., by Admiral Du Pont.Sold at public auction. August 15, 1865, at New York, by Burdett. Jones & Co., to Mr. Stannard, for $8,300. November 12, 1861, she was commissioned at Philadelphia, Pa., and went out of commission, June 10, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost fo repairs while in the Government service was $15,835.93. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
Sandusky Built at Pittsburgh, Pa., April, 1866, by contract with Tomlinson, Hartupee & C. Launched, January, 1865, at Pittsburgh, Pa.old, April 17, 1873, at Mound City, Ill., to David Campbell, for $18,000.The contract price for the Sandusky was $188,000; but there were two allowances for extra work, one on April 8, 1865, for $10,000 and the other on January 10, 1867, for $37,039.57 Class: Steamer; iron and wood. Name changed to Minerva from Sandusky, June 15, 1869August 10, 1869, to Sandusky again. Description
Sangamon. Built by contract with John Ericsson, Chester, Pa., where she was launched, October 27, 1862.Commissioned, May 13, 1898; went out of commission at League Island, 1899-1900. She was first commissioned, February 9, 1863, at Chester, Pa. Class: Screw steamer; wood and iron; single-turret monitor. Name changed from Conestoga, September 9, 1862, by order of Department, to Sangamon; then, June 15, 1869, to Jason. Description
San Jacinto Hull built by Government at New York Navy Yard; machinery by Merrick & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. Launched at the former place in 1850. Wrecked, January 1, 1865, at No Name Key, Great Abaco, Bahama Islands. The wreck was sold, May 17, 1871, at Nassau, for $224.61. Went out of commission, November 30, 1861, at Boston Navy Yard; recommissioned, March 1, 1862. Total cost, including repairs, to July 30, 1853, was $418,835.25. Class: Screw steamer; 1st-class sloop; wood. Description
Santee. Hull built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, where she was launched, February 16, 1855. Commissioned, June 9, 1861, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Went out of commission, September 4, 1862, at New York Navy Yard, where she was recommissioned, October 4, 1862. Class: Sailing frigate; wood. Description
Santiago De Cuba Purchased, September 6, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan. Sold at public auction, September 21, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $108,000. Commissioned, November 5, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, June 17, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs by Government was $104,088. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Sarah Bibbey. Purchased August 13, 1861, by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone fleet. Schooner. Description
Sarah and Caroline. Purchased August 1, 1863, from New York prize court by Navy Department. Sold August 8, 1865, at Port Royal. Prize schooner. Description
Sarah Bruen. Purchased, September 3, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from Dallner & Potter. Sold at public auction, August 15, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., to Mr. Rhinehart, for $7,250. Commissioned February 3, 1862, at New York Yard; went out of commission there July 6, 1865. Total cost of repairs by Government was $29,114.46. Class: Sailing mortar schooner; wood. Description
Sarah M . Kemp. Purchased August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen Purchased to sink. Stone fleet. Schooner. Description
Sarah S. B. Carey, seeTritonia.
Saranac Hull Built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, where she was launched in 1848; machinery by Jebez Coney, Boston, Mass. Sunk June 18, 1875, in Seymour Narrows, off Vancouver Island. Early in 1857, machinery was overhauled and repaired and two new boilers put in her by Merrick & Sons at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, who also received the contract for building two vertical tubular boilers and altering and repairing the machinery, December 29, 1856. Class: Side-wheel steamer; 1st-class sloop; wood. Description
Saratoga Built by Government at Kittery Me., where she was launched July 26, 1842. Commissioned November 5, 1860 and June 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard for African Squadron and South Atlantic station, respectively. Class: Sail; sloop of war; wood Description
Sassacus.Hull built at Portsmouth Navy Yard by Government, where she was launched, December 23, 1862; machinery by Atlantic Works, Boston, Mass., and completed, May 15, 1863. Sold, together with the Chenango and Metacomet, August 28, 1868, to John Roach, for $65,062.50. October 5, 1863, commissioned at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission, May 13, 1865 at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission May 13, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $49, 275.61. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Satellite. Purchased, July 24, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from Hammond. Captured, August 23, 1863, by Confederate boat expedition, in Rappahannock River. Commissioned, September 27, 1861, at New York Navy Yard for Potomac Flotilla Class: Side-wheel steamer; tug; wood. Description
Saugus. Built by contract with Harlan, Hollingsworth & Co., at Wilmington, Del. Launced, December 16, 1863. She was condemned and moored (January, 1889) in the Potomac River opposite Washington Navy Yard. June 15, 1869, name changed to Centaur; August 10, 1869, Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $190.957.56. Commissioned, April 7, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa.; wnet out of commission, June 13, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. October 8, 1864, had spped trial from buoy off Hospital wharf, Norfolk, Va., to Sewells Point and return. Class: Screw steamer; single-turret monitor; wood and iron. name again changed to Saugus. Description
Savannah, see Chotank.
Savannah. Sold, September 27, 1883, at Norfolk, Va., to E. Stannard & Co., Westbrook, Conn., for $12,403. Commissioned, June 27, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; out of commission at New York, February 11, 1862. Recommissioned as Instruction ship. Class: Sailing sloop; wood. Description
Sciota, see Meteor.
Sciota. Built by contract with Jacob Birely and J. P. Morris & Co., Philadelphia, Pa., where she was launched, October 15, 1861. Delivered at Philadelphia Navy Yard, November 26, 1861. Sunk April 14, 1865, in Mobile Bay, by a torpedo; wreck sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, N. Y., for $16.000. December 15, 1861, commissioned at Philadelphis Navy Yard; went out of commission, July 27, 1865 , at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $15, 735.11. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Scylla, seeCanonicus.
Sea Bird Purchased July 12, 1863, from Key West prize court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, June 28, 1865, at Key West, Fla., to W. F. Pitcher, for $2,510. April 11, 1863, assisted in destroying sloop Annie, in Crystal River; April 11, 1865, assisted in the destruction of sloop Florida off Crystal River, Florida. Class: Sailing vessel. Description
Sea Foam Purchased September 14, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from John R. Dow. Sold at public auction, June 12, 1865, at Boston, Mas., by Horatio Harris & Co., to A. C. DeWells, for $10,000. Commissioned January 27, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; August 1, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Went out of commission May 31, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard; May 16, 1865, at the same place. Total cost of repairs while owned by the Government. Class: Sailing mortar schooner; wood. Description
Sebago. Hull built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, where she was launched November 30, 1861; completed March 15, 1862, from which place she went to sea April 7, 1862, Machinery by the Novelty Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Sold January 19, 1867, at New York, N. Y., for $16,000. Commissioned March 26, 1862, at Portsmouth Navy Yard; December, 2, 1863, at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission July 9, 1863, at New York Navy Yard, and July 29, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $28, 054.66. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Selma. Captured August 5, 1864, in Mobile Bay, by the U.S. S. Metacomet. Sold at public auction July 12, 1865, at New Orleans, La., by G. A. Hall & Co., for $4,325. Commissioned evening of August 5, 1864, at Mobile Bay. Commission paid for sale, $21.62 and cost of advertisement, $31,50, deducted from the amount of sale, leaves as the net proceeds of the sale, $4,271.88. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $4,475.10. Class: Steamer; wood. Description
Seminole. Built by the Government at Pensacola Navy Yard, where she was launched, June 25, 1859. Machinery by Morgan Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Sold, July 20, 1870, at New York, N. Y., to Mullen & Winchester, for $25,000. Commissioned, April 25, 1860, at Pensacola, Fla.; went out of commissioin, August 11, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; 2d-class sloop; wood. Description
Seneca, see Currituck.
Seneca. Built by contract with J. Simonsou and Novelty Iron Works, New York, N. Y., where she was launched, August 27, 1861. Sold, September 10, 1868. at Norfolk, Va., to Purvis & Son, for $9,924.75. Commissioned, October 14, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; finally went out of commission, June 24, 1865 at Norfolk Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $36,682.12. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Severn, see Mosholu.
Seymour, seeI. N. Seymour.
Shakamaxon. By Government contract with Pusey, Jones & Co., of Wilmington, Del. Hull, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; machinery, by contractors. Broken up, from January, 1874, to March 1875, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, at a cost of $18,869.76. June 15, 1869, Two turrets, two pilot houses, and two impregnable smokepipes were built by the Atlantic Works, East Boston, Mass. Phoenix Iron Co., Philadelphia, contracted for the wrought-iron stringers; Reese, Graff & Duell, Pittsburgh, Pa., contracted for the deck plating. Atlantic Works was paid for turrets and extras, $322,700; Reese, Graff & Duell for deck plates, $52,118.01; Moorhead & Co., for armor plates, $54,177.46; Phoenix Iron Co., for wrought-iron stringers, $60,283.49; John Baird for truss frames, $64,130.28. Class: Twin-screw steamer; double-turret, ironclad. name changed to Hecla; August 10, 1869, changed to Nebraska. Description
Shamokin Built by contract with Reaney, Son & Archbold, Chester, Pa. Delivered, July 31, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Sold, October 21, 1869, at Washington, D. C., to Thomas Clyde, for $25,000. Cost of material and repairs while in the naval service was $12,000.62. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; iron. Description
Shamrock, see Isonomia.
Shamrock Hull built by Government at New York Navy Yard, where, April 17, 1863, she was launched; machinery by contract with Poole & Hunt, Baltimore, Md. Completed in 1864. Sold, September1, 1868, to E. Stannard, for $19,700. Commissioned, June 13, 1864, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, August 15, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Cost of repairs from June 30, 1865, to September 1, 1868, was $27,670.44. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double ender; wood. Description
Shark, see Geo. W. Rodgers.
Shawmut. Hull built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, where, June 15, 1863, she was launched. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, October 16, 1864. Machinery by contract with Daniel McLeod, South Brooklyn Works, Brooklyln, N. Y. Sold, September 27, 1883, to E. Stannard & Co., Westbrook, Conn., for $8,106. Commenced, February 2, 1863, and left the navy yard, October 20, 1863, for New York, to take in her engine and machinery. Commissioned, November 1, 1864, at New York Navy Yard, where she went out of commission, April 17, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $234,350.50. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Shawnee. Built by contract with Curtis & Tilden. July 22, 1865, delivered at Boston Navy Yard. September 9, 1875, to be cut up by Power & Co. November 10, 1865, ordered to be placed in ordinary at Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $19,217.23. Delivered at Boston Navy Yard, July 22, 1865. November 20, 1866, $3,400 was paid for two gun carriages. Class: Light-draft monitor. Changed from Shawnee to Eolus, June 15, 1869; August 10, 1869, renamed Shawnee. Description
Shawsheen. Purchased under name of Young America, Septmeber 21, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from S. Schuyler. Destroyed, May 7, 1864, by Confederate batteries at Turkey Bend, James River. Acting Ensign Charles Ringot was temporarily comanding. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $44,760.12. Purchased under name of Young America. Class: Side-wheel steamer; tug. Description
Shenandoah Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she was launched, December 8, 1862; machinery by Merrick & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. Sold, July 30, 1887, to W. T. Garratt & Co., San Francisco, Cal., for $18,002. Commissioned, June 20, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission there, April 25, 1865. July 1864, cruised in search of C. S. S. Florida. Class: Screw steamer; sloop of war; wood. Description
Shepherd Knapp. Purchased, August 28, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Lawrence Giles & Co. Wrecked, May 18, 1863, on coral reef, Cape Haitien, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant H. S. Eytinge, commanding. Logs missing. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $33,173.16. Class: Sailing vessel. Description
Shiloh. Built by contract with George C. Bestor, St. Louis, Mo., March. 1865. Sold, October 1, 1865, to Treasury Department for Lighthouse Board by Navy Department, for $12,000. Laid up at New Orleans, La., from 1869 to September, 1874; September 17, 1874, in temporary commission; October 5, 1874, again laid up at New Orleans, La. Turrets of this vessel were constructed at St. Louis, Mo., by J. B. Eads. Class: Light-draft monitor. Name changed to Iris, June 15, 1869. Description
Shokokon. Purchased under name of Clifton at New York, N. Y., April 3, 1863, by Rear-Admiral H. Paulding from George Law. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, for $29,000. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $45,317.50. Commissioned, May 18, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission there, May 4, 1865. Altered for naval use by Simonson, New York, for $35,000. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, May 6, 1863. George Law was president of the company to which the boat belonged Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood, diagonally ironstrapped. Description
Shultz, see Columbine.
Sibyl. Purchased, April 27, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to R. J. Trunstall by Sol. A. Silver, for $10,100. Commissioned, June 16, 1864, at Mound City, Ill.; went out of commission there, July 31, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from Hartford, under which she was purchased to Sibyl. Description
Sidney C. Jones. Purchased, October 7, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from George E. Goodspeed. Grounded in an attack on Vicksburg batteries, July 15, 1862, and burned to prevent capture by the enemy. Acting Master Jack, commanding. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $21,351.82. Class: Sailing mortar schooner. Description
Signal, see Buckethorm.
Signal. Purchased, September 22, 1862, at St. Louis, Mo., by Commodore J. B. Hull, from Thomas C. & Andrew J. Sweeney. Sunk, May 5, 1864, by shore batteries in Red River about 20 miles below Alexandria, La. Took part in the Yazoo River Expeditions in December, 1862. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $2,664.71. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Silver Cloud. Purchased, November 15, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon  A. Silver to J. H. Kenniston, for $9,500. Commissioned December 24, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio; went out of commission, August 11, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Silver Lake. Purchased, November 15, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver to J.H. Kenniston, for $9,500. Commissioned December 24, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio; went out of commission, August 11, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Siren. Purchased, March 11, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, form Mirah Shinkle. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to G. E. Warner, E. S. Mills et al, for $ 9,050. Commissioned, August 30, 1864, at Mound City, Ill., where she went out of commission, August 12, 1865. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Purchased under name of White Rose. Description
Snowdrop Purchased from C. W. Copeland, at New York, October 16, 1863, by Rear-Admiral H. Paulding. Broken up at New York in 1884. Purchased as theAlbert De Groot. Class: Screw steamer; tug. Description

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Sol. Thomas, see Crocus.
Somerfield Purchased, August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Schooner. Description
Somerset.  Purchased, March 4, 1862, at Washington, D. C., by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett Jones & Co., to Union Ferry Co., for $15,000. Commissioned, April 3, 1862, for East Gulf Squadron, at New York Navy Yard, where she went out of commission, June 26, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferryboat; wood. Description
Sonoma Hull built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, where she was launched, April 15, 1862; machinery by Novelty Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Went to sea for the first time July 17, 1862. Sold October 1, 1867, at New York. N. Y., for $16,900. Commissioned July 8, 1862, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, for West India Squadron; September 28, 1863, at New York Navy Yard, for South Atlantic Squadron. Went out of commission June 20, 1863, and June 13,1865, at New York Navy Yard. Total amount extra paid the Novelty Iron Works for extra labor and materials was $506. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Sophronia. Purchased September 3, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Charles Clark. Sold at public auction September 8, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, by Horatio Harris to Daniel Brown for $8,700. Commissioned January 25, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission August 21, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $31,017.61. Class: Sails; mortar schooner; wood. Description
Sorrel. Purchased August 1, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Hillman & Streaker. Sold September 27, 1883, at League Island, Pa., to A. Purvis & Son, Philadelphia, Pa., for $400. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $10,351.42. Class: Tug boat; wood. Name changed from W, S, Hancock. Description
South America. Purchased, November 7, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Puchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
South Carolina. Purchased May 3, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by Captain W. L. Hudson, from Boston & Southern Steamship Co. Sold at public auction, October 5, 1866, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $71,000.Commissioned May 22, 1861, at Boston Navy Yard;  out of commission, March 25, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $32,527.27. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Southerner. Purchased August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Schooner. Description
Southfield. Purchased December 16, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from George Law. Sunk, April, 1864, by C . S. ram Albemarie in Townoke River, N. C. Volunteer Lieutentant Charles A. Frence, commanding. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
South Wind. Purchased August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Schooner. Description
Sovereign Purchased January 9, 1863, from Illinois prize court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to S. Horner, for $2,900. Engines and boilers good. In January, 1865, used for boarding workmen employed at Mound City, Ill. Description
Speedwell. Built by contract with James Tetlow, Boston, Mass., November, 1865. November 13, 1865, arrived at Portsmouth Navy Yard, for use there. By Congressional act, approved February 28, 1867, contractor was allowed $21, 600 for extras. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $84,461.03. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Spirea. Purchased, December 30, 1864, at New York, N. Y. by Rear Admiral Gregory, from S. M. Pook. Sold at public auctin, October 5, 1866, at New York, N.Y., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $15,100. Delivered to Government, December 24, 1864, at New York Navy Yard Class: Gunboat. Description
Spitefull, see Thistle.
Spitfire, seeHyacinth.
Spitfire, see Suncook.
Springfield. Purchased, November 20, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to R. G. Jameson, for $4,500. June 30, 1876, repairs cost $48,.72. Commissioned, January 12, 1863, at Cairo, Ill.; went out of commission, June 30, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from W. A. Healy, December 5, 1862. Description
Spuyten Duyvil. Hull built by contract with S. M. Pook, New Haven, Conn.; machinery by Mystic Iron Works, Mystic Bridge, Conn. Dropped from register in 1880. Chief Engineer W. W. Wood invented the plans and designed the torpedo machinery, assisted by First Assistant Engineer John L. Lay. Class: Screw steamer; torpedo boat. Description
Squando By contract with McKay and Aldus, who built her at Boston. Launched, January 6, 1865.Broken up, July 1, 1874. Reconstructed and ready for delivery March 30, 1865; delivered, April 5, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. June 15, 1869, from which time she was laid up at League Island to July 1, 1874. Total cost of repairs including cost of two gun carriages was $12,573.01. Class: Screw steamer; light-draft monitor. name was changed from Squando to Erebus. August 10, 1869, it was changed to Algoma, Description
Standish. Built by contract with James Tetlow, Boston, Mass. Contractor was allowed by act of Congress of February 28, 1867, for extras, $21,600. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $70,861.95. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Stars and Stripes. Purchased, July 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from C. S. Bushnell. Sold at public auctin, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $30,000. Commissioned September 19, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, June 30, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard., Cost of repairs to October 31, 1862, was $11,814.11. Class: Screw Steamer' wood. Description
State of Georgia. Purchased, September 25, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Admiral S. F. Du Pont. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., to Captain Wright, for $50,000. Commissioned November 20, 1861, and November 27, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; January 5, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission August 10, 1863, and September 10, 1864, September 9, 1865, at Philadelphia and New York Navy Yards. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $90,414.86. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Stephen Young. Purchased  November 27, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Brig. Purchased to sink. Stone fleet. Description
Stepping Stones. Purchased September 30, 1861, at New York, N, Y,, by George D. Morgan, from Edward Haight. Sold, tender, July 12, 1865, at Washington, D. C., by Navy Department, to W. D. Wallach, for $6,000. Cost of repairs while in the Government service was $8,311.11. Commissioned September 10, 1862, at Washington Navy Yard, where she went out of commission June 23, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferry-boat; wood. Description
Stettin Captured May 24, 1862, northeast of Charleston Bar, by U. U. S. Bienville, runing the blockade. Purchased September 4, 1862, by Navy Department from New York prize court. Sold at public auction, June 22, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, to Richard Baker, jr., by Horatio Harris, for $33,750. November 12, 1862, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission April 6, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Repairs in March and June, 1865, cost $688.42. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Stevens Battery. Built by E. A. Stevens, of New Jersey, and presented to the Government under the name of the Naugatuck. August 12, 1889, she was probably put out of commission at Baltimore, Md. Took part in all the naval fights from the first battle with the Merricack until that of Drewry's Bluff. Afterwards sent into the inland waters of North Carolina. Class: Twin propeller. Naugatuck. Description
Stockdale. Purchased, November 13, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter from B. T. Laughlin et al. Sold at public auction, August 24, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to John Smoker & Richard Sinnott by Montgomery & Brother, for $13,000. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $4,607.78. Went out of commission on date of sale. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from J. T. Stockdale to Stockdale. Description
Stonewall. Purchased, July 24, 1863, at Key West prize court by Navy Department. Sold at auction, June 28, 1865, at Key West, Fla., by A. Patterson, to I. Silvery, for $910. Taken into the service as a tender to East Gulf Squadron. Class: Pilot-boat tender. Description
Stonewall. Purchased by Navy Department. Sold, August 5, 1867, to Japanese Government. Hornet and Rhode Island, with the ram Stonewall, arrived at the Washington Navy Yard, November 25, 1865. Class: Steamer; ironclad ram. Formerly the C. S. ram Stonewall. Description
Stromboll, seeWassuc.
Sumpter. Purchased, 1859. Sunk, June 24, 1863, 8 1/2 miles S. S. E. from light-house in collision with transport steamer General Meigs,off Smith Island, N. C. Purchased for Paraguay Expedition. October 21, 1862, ordered to be repaired at New York Navy Yard for service in Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Formerly called Atalanta, name was changed to Sumpter, June 14, 1859. Description
Sumter. Captured off Memphis, Tenn., June 6, 1862. Got ashore off Bayou Sara, La., Mississippi River, and abandoned, August 1862; afterwards burned by Confederates.  A great deal of machinery was stolen by people on shore when the water was low. A great deal also was taken by officers of the U. S. squadron whenever they found anything needed. When she was wrecked there was little left, and what was left could only be used as old iron. Ironclad steamer. Description
Suncook Built by contract with Globe Works, South Boston, Mass. Delivered, July 8, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Broken up, in 1874, at League Island, Pa. June 15, 1869, The above cost includes all extra work and 2 extra gun carriages. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $1940.50. Delivered, July 8, 1865, at Navy Yard Boston. Light-draft monitor. name changed to Spitfire;renamed Suncook  August 10, 1869. Description
Sunflower. Purchased, May 2, 1863, at Boston, Mass., by S. M. Pook. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $11,000. Commissioned, April 29, 1863, at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission, June 23, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; tug; wood. Description
Supply. Sold May 3, 1884, to M. H. Gregory, Great Neck, L. I., New York, for $1,301. Out of commission, at New York Navy Yard, June 21, 1861; recommissioned, July 30, 1861 Class: Sailing storeship; wood. Description
Susan A. Howard. Purchased, May 19, 1863, by Navy Department from New York prize court. Sold at auction, September 15, 1865, at Washington, by William L. Wall & Co., to H. F. Hammill, for $90. August 30, 1865, ordered to be sent to Washington for sale. Class: Sailing ship. Description
Susquehanna. Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pa., where she was launched, in 1850; machinery by Vulcan Works, Baltimore, Md. Sold September 27, 1883, to E. Stannard, Westbrook, Conn., for $13,143. Commissioned, August 17, 1860, at New York Navy Yard; recommissioned, July 20, 1864. Total cost of building, including repairs to end of fiscal year 1853, was $749.379.66. Class: Side-wheel steamer; 1st class sloop; wood. Description
Suwanee Built by contract with Reany, Son & Archbold, Chester, Pa., where she was launced March 13, 1865. Delivered to Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, December 14, 1864. Wrecked, July 9, 1868, in Shadwell Passage. Commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard, January 23, 1864. Cruised in search of privateers, January and February, 1865. Cost of repairs while in Naval service was $57,588.27. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; iron. Description
Swatara Hull and machinery built by Government, the former at Philadelphia Navy Yard and the latter at Washington Navy Yard. Launched May 23, 1865. Commissioned, November 15, 1865. Total cost of repairs to Octoboer, 1, 1888., was $385,632.97. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Sweet Brier. Purchased, September 22, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from McCready & Co. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to D. T. Rowland, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $8,100. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $10,957.90. Commissioned January 25, 1864, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission there July 1, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; tug; wood; Name changed to Dictator from Sweet Brier. Description
Swift. Sold at public auction, August 8, 1865, at Port Royal, S. C., by Rear Admiral Radford, to M. Stangoich, for $600. Prize to the Patapsco. Schooner. Description
Switzerland. Transferred by the War Department. Ram. Sunk by Vicksburg batteries, March 25, 1863. Description

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T. A. Ward Purchased, October 9, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from S. S. Wyckoff. Sold at public auction, September 25, 1865, at Portsmouth, N. H., by Charles Clark, to Samuel C. Cobb, Boston, Mass., for $12,600. Commissioned, January 17, 1862, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $23,450.02. Went out of commisson, July 15, 1865, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Class: Sailing mortar schooner; wood. Description
T. D. Horner. belonged to Ellet's Ram Fleet. U. S. ram Hormer Description
Tacony. Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she was launched, May 7, 1863; machinery by Morris, Towne & Co., Philadelphia, Pa., who contracted for same, September 25, 1862, with the provision for its completion six months subsequent to the date of contract. Sold, August 26, 1868, at Portsmouth, N. H., to N. Gibson for $20,000. Commissioned, February 12, 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $30,796.24. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Tahoma. Hull built by contract with W. & A. Thatcher, Wilmington, Del., where she was launched, October 2, 1861; machinery by contract with Reaney, Son & Archbold, Chester, Pa. Sold, October 1, 1867, at New York, N. Y., for $3,000. Commissioned, December 20, 1861, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; out of commission, finally, July 27, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $22,077.21. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Tallahatchie. Purchased under name of Cricket No. 4, January 23, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, from Stephen Morse and others. Sold at public auction, August 12, 1865, at New Orleans, La., by G. A. Hall & Co. to S. W. Roberts, for $18,500. Commissioned April 19, 1864, at New Orleans, La., where she went out of commission July 21, 1865. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,850.56 Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed, January 26, 1864, to Tallahatchie. Description  
Tallahoma. Hull built by Government at New York Navy Yard, where she was launched November 28, 1863; machinery by contract with Stover Machine Co., New York, N. Y. December 27, 1865, delivered at the former place with machinery completed. The contract date was October 29, 1862, 7 months from which it was agreed to have it finished, provided the vessel was place at contractor's command within 5 months; otherwise, 2 months from such time. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender. Description
Tallapoosa. Hull built by Government at Boston Navy Yard, where she was launched February 17, 1863; machinery by contract, dated August 15, 1862, with Neptune Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Sold at Montevideo, Uruguay, 1892, March 2, at public auction, having been offered for sale, January 30, 1892. Commissioned September 13, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. At at cost of $213,338.86, she was rebuilt by C. W. Booz, Baltimore and Washington. August, 1884, sunk in Vineyard Sound; raised by Merritt's Wrecking Organization, New York, for $30,000. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Tartar, see Yazoo.
Tartar, see Yazoo. Purchased, June 19 1863, from Ebenezer Blackstone, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, at St. Joseph, Mo. Sunk, November 4, 1864, off Johnsonville, Tennessee River, and burned on the same date to prevent capture. Many articles and parts of her were recovered in August, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Purchased under name of Ebenezer. Description
Teaser Captured, July 4, 1862, in James River; purchased by Navy Department. Sold at auction, public, June 24, 1865, at Washington, D. C., by William L. Wall & Co., for $2,500, to J. Bigler. Went out of commission, June 2, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. May 16, 1865, the Teaser is yellow-metaled; hull and engine are in tolerable good order. April 30, 1863 cost to repair her $3.25. Class; Screw steamer; wooden. Description
Tecumseh. Built by contract with Secor & Co., New York, N. Y., where she was launched, September 12, 1863. Contract price was $460.000. Sunk, August 5, 1864, near Fort Morgan, at battle of Mobile Bay, by a torpedo. For extras contractors were allowed $54,924. at the sinking of the Tecumseh. Commander Craven was drowned. Class: Screw steamer; single-turret montor; wood and iron. Description
Tempest, seeYuma.
Tempest. Purchased, February 10, 1865, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson from J. Brown. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to Robert Carns, for $12,300. Commissioned, April 26, 1865, at Cairo, Ill.; went out of commission, November 30, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Total repairs by Joseph Brown cost $27,815. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Tenedos. Purchased, October 16, 1861, at New London, Conn., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Tennessee, seeMadawaska.
Tennessee. Captured, August 5, 1864, at battle of Mobile Bay . Sold at public auction, November 27, 1867, at New Orleans, La., by Walron & Deslond, to J. F. Armstrong, for $7,100. Commissioned, August 5, 1864, at Mobile Bay; went out of commission August 19, 1865, at New Orleans, La. Total cost of repairs was $7,258.44 Class: Screw steamer; ironclad, casemated; wood. Description
Tennessee. Captured, April 25, 1862, at New Orleans, La. Commissioned, May 2, 1862, at New Orleans, La. Sold at public auctin, March 30, 1865, at New York, to Russell Sturgis, by D. D. T. Marshall, for $25,000. Cost of repairs at New Orleans, December, 1864, was $604,85. Captured, April 25, 1862, at New Orleans, La. Commissioned, May 2, 1862, at New Orleans, La. Name changed to Mobile September 1, 1864, from Tennessee. Description
Tensas Captured in 1863; purchased from Illinois prize court, September 29, 1863, by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to E. B. Trinidad, for $6,200. Last repaired in 1864, Commissioned, January 1, 1865, at Mound City, Ill.; went out of commission, August 7, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Her original name was Tom Sugg. Description
Terror,  see Ivy.
Terror.  Constructed by Government at Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H. Launched, March 19, 1863; machinery, by J. P. Morris & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. December, 1912, in service under name of Terror.Rebuilt by William Cramp & Sons; launched Marched 24, 1883. Class: Twin-screw steamer; double-turreted ironclad monitor. Name changed from Agamenticus  to Terror,  June 15, 1869. Description
Texas. Captured, April 4, 1865, at the fall of Richmond, Va., and taken for the U.S. Navy. Sold, October 15, 1867 at Norfolk, Va., to J. N. Leonard & Co., for $3,200. Her bottom was unsheathed. May 30, 1865, she was sent to navy yard, the Bureau of Construction having ordered that her bottom be sheathed. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $12,315,59. Twin-screw steamer; ironclad ram; wood. Description
Thistle,  see Dumbarton.
Thistle. Transferred September 30, 1862, by War Department. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver to J. T. Haight, for $8,050. Used as a tug in Western rivers. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name, originally Spiteful,  was changed to Thistle. Description
Thomas Freeborn. Purchased May 7, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, July 20, 1865, at Washington D. C., to Anthony Raybold by William L. Wall & Co., for $13,000. June 17, 1865, went out of commission at Washington Navy Yard. Cost of repairs while in the Government service was $6,208, 56. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Thunder. Purchased from New York prize court, December 9, 1863, by the Navy Department. Sold, August 8, 1865, by Rear-Admiral Radford, at Port Royal, S. C., to John Smith for $50. Sloop. Name changed to Thunder from Annie Dees. Description
Thunder,  see Passaconaway.
Ticonderoga. Hull built by Government at New York Navy Yard, where she was launced, October 16, 1862; machinery by contract with Morgan Works, New York, N. Y. Sold, August 1887, to Thomas Butler & Co., Boston Mass., for $15,900. Commissioned, May 12, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, May 5 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, July, 1864, cruised in search of C.S. S. Florida. Total cost of repairs was $208,811.56. Class: Screw steamer; sloop; wood. Description
Tigress Purchased from A. C. Hall, Baltimore, Md. Run down by a steamer at Indian Head, Potomac River; afterwards raised and sold for $1,319.24. November 22, 1862, Tigress is not worth the expense of repair; whereupon the Department agreed to sell her at public auction and half of the proceeds to go to Mr. Hall, who raised her Tug. .Description
Timor. Purchased, October 30, 1861, at Sag Harbor, N. Y., by G. D. Morgan & R. H.  Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Ship Description
Tioga Hull built by Government  at Boston Navy Yard, where she was launched, April 18, 1862; machinery, by Morgan Iron Works, New York, N. Y., under contract, dated November 25, 1861, in which it was agreed to complete it and have it ready for operation within 110 days from such date, etc. Sold, October 15, 1867, at New York, N. Y., for $15,000. Commissioned June 30, 1862, at Boston Navy Yard and June 6, 1865, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Went out of commission, June 29, 1864, at the latter place. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $31,530.42. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Tippecanoe Built by contract with Miles Greenwood, at Cincinati, Ohio. From July, 1873, to July, 1874, John Roach was paid $196,250 for rebuilding her. Cost of repairs to March 31, 1883 was $20,838.86. Screw steamer; single-turret monitor; wood and iron. Name changed to Vesuvius,  June 15, 1869; thence to Wyandotte, August 10, 1869. Description

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Tom Sugg, see Tensas.
Tonawanda, see Arkansas.
Tonawanda. Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she was floated, May 6, 1864; machinery by contract with Merrick & Sons, Phildelphia, Pa. Put afloat, May 6, 1864, from the dock. Commissioned, April 23, 1895, at Norfolk, Va., after being rebuilt. Class: Double-turreted monitor; twin screw; wood. Name changed to Amphitrite,  June 15, 1869 Description
Tornado, see Winnebago.
Trefoil. Purchased, February 4, 1865, at Boston, Mass., by Rear Admiral Stringham, from Donald McKay. Sold, tender after auction, May 28, 1867, at Boston Mass., by Commodore J. Rodgers, to L. Litchfield, for $11,500. Commissioned, March 1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, where she went out of commission, August 30, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $6,158.02. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Trinana. Built by contract with William Perine, New York, N. Y. Launched, April 29, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Delivered, October 25, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs was $40, 032. Contract price was $128,000. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Tristram Shandy Captured, May 15, 1864, by U. S. S. Kansas, at sea; purchased from Boston prize court, May 1864, by Navy Department. Sold, September 1, 1868, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, to J. N. Middleton, for $9,900. Commissioned, August 12, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $19,403.08. Good sea boat; steers well; rolls easily; Carries 15 days' provisions; built of 3/8 inch iron. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Name changed from Tristram Shandy  to Boxer, June 12, 1865. Description
Tritonia Purchased, December 1, 1863, at Hartford, Conn., by Rear Admiral Gregory, from Hartford & Long Island Steamboat Co.Sold at public auction, October 5, 1866, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett Jones & Co., for $12,300. Delivered to Government, February 19, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval serviced was $19,261.82. Commissioned, April 23, 1864 at New York Navy Yard. When purchased, to repair and fit her for naval service cost $18,461.57. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Purchased under name of Sarah S. B. Carey. Description
Tug No. 1,  see  Alpha.
Tug No. 2,  see Beta.
Tug No. 3,  see Gamma.
Tug No. 4,  see Delta.
Tug No. 5, see Epsilon.
Tug No. 6, see Zeta.
Tulip. Purchased, June 22, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding from Henry G. Ward. Destroyed by boiler explosion, Ragged Point, Va., November 11, 1864, W. H. Smith, acting master, commanding. a cabin was ordered to be put on her. Class: Screw steamer. Formerly called Chih Kiang. Name changed to Tulip. June 4, 1864, Description
Tunxis Built by contract with Raney, Son & Archbold, Chester, Pa. March, 1865, reconstructed by Cramp & Sons. Commisioned, July 12, 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Went out of commission, September 21, 1864, there. July 11, 1864, delivered to Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Tunxis  is decided success. March, 1865, being reconstructed by Cramp & Sons at expense of original contractor. Class: Screw steamer; light-draft monitor; wood and iron. Name changed from Tunxis  to Hydra, June 15, 1869; thence to Otsego August 10, 1869. Description
Tuscarora. Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she was launced. August 24, 1861; machinery by contract, dated June 27, 1861, with Merrick & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa.Sold, November 20, 1883, at Mare Island, Cal., to W. E. Mighell, San Francisco, Cal., for $12, 330. Commissioned, December 5, 1861, at Philadelphia Navy Yard for special duty; October 3, 1864, at Baltimore, Md., for South Atlantic Squadron. Went out of commission at Baltimore, Md., June 4, 1864; at Boston Navy Yard, May 30, 1865. She was commenced in June, 1861, and completed in January, 1862. Class: Screw steamer; sloop; wood. Description
Tuscumbia. Built by contract with Joseph Brown, at Cincinnati, Ohio; launched, December 2, 1862, at New Albany, Ind.; completed, March 5, 1863, and turned over to Mississippi Squadron, March19, 1863.Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to W. K. Adams for $3,300. Commissioned, March 12, 1863, at Cairo, Ill. the contract price for her was $148,000; extra work cost $8,669.73. Class: Steamer; two side wheels and 1 screw; ironclad; wood. Description
Two Sisters. Purchased, September 21, 1862, from Key West prize court, by Navy Department.Sold at public auction, June 28, 1865, at Key West, Fla., by A. Patterson to J. Jones, for $1,245. Commissioned, January 30, 1863, at Key West, Fla. May 10, 1864, she was a tender to the U. S. S. San Jacinto. Class: Sailing tender; wood. Description
Tyler. Purchased, June 1861, by Commander John Rodgers. Transferred by the War Department. Sold at auction at Mound City, Ill., to David White, St. Lousis, Mo., August 17, 1865, by Sol. A. Silver, for $6,000. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Description

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Umbqua. Built by contract with Snowden & Mason, Pittsburgh, Pa. Sold at auction, September 12, 1874, at New Orleans, La., to Nathaniel McKay, for $8,900. June 15, 1869, name changed from Umpqua  to Fury; August 10, 1869, renamed the Umpqua. She was commenced in 1863 and finished in September, 1866. Class: Light-draft monitor. Description
Unadilla. Hull built by contract with J. Englis and Novelty Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Sold October, 1869. Commissioned September 30, 1861, at New York Navy Yard, where she went out of commission May 4, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $19,883.73. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Uncas. Purchased September 20, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Dudley Buck.  Sold at public auction August 21, 1863, at New York, for $6,900. Total cost of repairs on her while in the Government service was $26,032.01. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Underwriter. Purchased August 23, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by Navy Department. Captured and destroyed by Confederates February 2, 1864, on Neuse River, North Carolina. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $47, 294.12. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Undine. Purchased March 7, 1864, at Cincinnati, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Captured by Confererates October 30, and burned November 4, 1864, on the Tennessee River, on the west shore, 1 mile above Reynoldsburg Island. After she was burned her two boilers were taken to the Naval Station, Mound City. All articles of value were recovered from her by Acting Volunteer Lieutenant G. W. Rogers, of the U. S. S. Kate, in August 1865.  Purchased under name of Ben Gaylord. Description
Union, see Unit.
Union. Purchased, January 6, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral Paulding, from P. Hargous & Co. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co. to W. H. Staruck for $39,500. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description Description

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Unit. Purchased, June 2, 1864, at Boston, Mass., by Rear-Admiral S. H. Stringham. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett, Jones & Co. to C. & E. T. Peters, for $6,750. Purchased under name of Union. June 30, 1865, repairs at Norfolk, Va., cost $4,727.11. About six months old, June 1, 1864. Number of officers, 2; men, 10; no condenser. Can carry 30 days' provisions. Steer passably well. Class: Screw steamer. Description
United States, see New Berne.
United States. Built by Treasury and War Departments, at Philadelphia, Pa. Launched, May 10, 1797; completed in 1798. Ordered to be docked at Norfolk Navy Yard, December 18, 1865, and broken up immediately. This frigate was constructed under act of Congress of 1794, March 27. Dimensions were fixed by John Barry, Richard Dale, and Thomas Truxtun. The draughts and molds were made by Joshua Humphreys. The bottom was coppered and she was copper-fastened. Class: Sailing Frigate; wood. Description
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Valley City. Purchased, July 26, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from H. Atwater. Sold at public auction, August 15, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., to Mr. Clyde, for $8,000. Commissioned, September 13, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $44,675.69. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Valparaiso. Purchased November 22, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell, Ship. Sold at public auction, September 2, 1865, at Bay Point, S. C., by Rear-Admiral Radford, to English & Co., for $625. Description
Vandalia. Commissioned November 8, 1860, at New York Navy Yard, where she went out of commission, February 4, 1863; October 17, 1863, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, as receiving and guard ship. Class: Screw steamer; sloop; wood. Description
Vanderbilt. Having been given to Government by Commodore Vanderbuilt, she was transferred, September, 1862, from war to naval service. Sold, April 1, 1873, at Mare Island, Cal., to George Howes, for $42,000 in currency. Delivered to Government, September 2, 1862, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of alterations and repairs while in the naval service was $221,433.86. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Van Houten, Peter B., see Jasmine.
Varuna. Purchased, December 31, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from C. Millory & C. S. Bushnell. Description
Velocity. Purchased September 30, 1862, by Navy Department from Key West prize court. Captured January 21, 1863, by Confederates at Sabine Pass. Class: Schooner. Description
Verbena. Purchased, June 7, 1864, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding from Thomas M. Wheeler. Sold at public auction, July 20, 1865, at Washington, to W. E. Gladwick, by William L. Wall & Co., for $8,950. Purchased under name of Ino . Commissioned, July 11, 1864, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, June 13, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. There are two engine feed pumps; one hand pump; one No. 3 steam pump, with usual connection. Crank shaft runs in iron boxes, fitted with soft metal. Wrought-iron air-pump levers and convenient arrangement of levers for moving the engine by hand. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Vermont. Receiving ship at New York Navy Yard. July 30, 18864, officers of the Vermont were transferred to the New Hamphirel. Class: Sails: ship - of - the - line: wood. Description
Vesuvius, see Tippecanoe.
Vicksburg, see Acacia.
Vicksburg. Purchased, October 20, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral F. H. Gregory, from Maxon, Fish & Co. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett, Jones & Co., to C. C. & H. Cable, for $50,500. Commissioned, December 2, 1863, for North Atlantic Squadron, at New York Navy Yard, where she went out of commission, April 29, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $8,529.20. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Victoria, see Abraham.
Victoria. Purchased, December 26, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from A. Degraw. Sold at public auction, November 30, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., to L. A. Edwards, for $5,400. Commissioned, March 13, 1862, for North Atlantic Squadron at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, May 4, 1865, at Norfolk Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $49,696.82. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Victory, see Queen.
Victory. Purchased, July 15, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear-Admiral Porter from H. A. Jones et al. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Soloman A. Sliver to W. Thorwegen, for $10,900. Her original name was  Banker. July 8, 1863, she was commissioned for the Mississippi Squadron at Cincinnati, Ohio: went out of commission June 30, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer: wood. Description
Vincennes. Built by Government, Sold, October 5, 1867, a Boston, Mass., for $8,600. Commissioned, June 29, 1861, for West Gulf Squadron, at Boston Navy Yard, where she was ordered to be placed in ordinary, August 28, 1865 Class: Sails; sloop; wood. Description
Vindicator. Built by Government at New Albany, Ind., for Army; transferred by War Department. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to W. L. Hambleton, for $5,000. Commissioned, May 24, 1864, for Mississippi Squadron, at Mound City, Ill., Class: Side-wheel steamer; ram; wood. Description
Violet. Purchased under name of Martha, December 30, 1862, at New York, N. Y., by Rear-Admirlal H. Paulding, from E. Brandon & J. Brites. Wrecked and lost, August 7 - 8, 1864, at Western Bar Inlet, Cape Fear River, N. C. Name changed to Violet'on purchase. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $8,490.08. Commissioned, January, 1863, for North Atlantic Squadron, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Virginia. Built by Government at Boston Navy Yard. Broken up, 1884, at Boston, Mass. She was never finished. Class: Sails; ship of the line; wood. Description
Virginia. Purchased, September 1, 1863, from New York prize court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction. November 30, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co. to Perry Brothers, for $20,000. Commissiioned, June 12, 1863, at New York Navy Yard for West Gulf Squadron. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $10,392.61. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Vixen, see Neosho.
Vixen. From Coast Survey, August 26, 1861. Returned to Coast Survey. Commissioned, July 31, 1862, for South Atlantic Squadron at New York Navy Yard, where she went out of commission November 8, 1862, the date upon which she was to be repaired and turned over to the Coast Survey. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Volunteer. Purchased, February 29, 1864, from prize court, Springfield, Ill., by Navy Department. Sold at public auction. November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver to B. F. Goodwin, for $9,100. Condition May 30, 1865, fair. Class: Stern-wheel steamer. Description

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W. A. Healy, see Springfield.
W. C. Mann, see Elfin.
W. L. Bartlett. Purchased, August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Class: Schooner. Description
W. S. Hancock,  see Sorrel.
W. W. Burns. Purchased, August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Class: Schooner. Description
Wabash. Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she was launched. October 24, 1855; machinery by Merrick & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. She was commenced in May, 1854, and completed in September 1856. Receiving ship, 1897, Boston Navy Yard. Commissioned, May 16, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, February 14, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; frigate; wood. Description
Wachusett. Hull built by Government at Boston Navy Yard, where she was launched, October 10, 1861; machinery, by Morgan Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Sold, July 30, 1887, at Mare Island, Cal., to W. T. Garratt & Co., for $16,501. Commissioned, March 3, 1862, at Boston Navy Yard. Commenced, June, 1861, and completed in August 1862. March 5, 1865, sailed for East Indies from Boston, Mass. Class: Screw steamer; sloop; wood. Description
Wampanoag,  see  Florida.
Wamsutta Purchased, September 20, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from H. Haldrege. Sold at public auction, July 20, 1865, at Portsmouth, N. H., by Charles Clark to Otis Seabury, for $14,500. Commissioned March 14, 1862, and April 24, 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; February 2, 1863, at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission December 3, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; September 14,1863, at Phildelphia Navy Yard; June 29, 1865, at Portsmouth, N. H., Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $37,030. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Wanderer Purchased, May 1863, from Philadelphia prizze court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, June 28, 1865, at Key West, Fla., by A. Patterson, to Packer & Watson, for $2,760. Class: Schooner. Description
Wando. Purchased, November, 1864, from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, November 30, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., to H. Allen, for $30,200. Commissioned, December 22, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission, August 10, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Cost of repairs in Boston in March, 1865, was $14,081.71 Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Description
Warren. Sold at auction, January 1, 1863, at Panama, for $3,900. Went out of commission and turned over to Panama Railway Co., January 2, 1863. Commission for sale was $195. Class: Sailing ship; wood. Description
Wasp. Purchased, January 13, 1865, from New York prize court by Navy Department. Sold, January 5, 1876, at Montevideo, to L. B. Scheiner, for $2,548.47 Name changed, June 12, 1865, from Emma Henry to Wasp. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $40,144.88. Was in service in South Atlantic Squadron. Thickness of iron plate in bottom, 3/8"; finished cranks. Cast-iron pillow block built into deck frame; wrought-iron columns. Engine room on main deck, conveniently arranged. Auxiliary steam pump and distilling apparatus; all pipes of stout copper; feed and bilge pumps attached to engines; four funaces to each boiler; water-tight partitions, fore and aft, to each boiler; two vibrating side wheels. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Description
Wassuc. Built by contract with G. W. Lawrence, Portland, Me.,  where she was launched July 25, 1865. September 9, 1875, to be cut up by Power & Co. Delivered at Boston Navy Yard, November, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $26,342.29. Name changed from Wassuc to Stromboli,  June 15, 1869; August 10, 1869, renamed Wassuc. Class: Light-draft monitor. Description
Watch. Purchased October 3, 1861, at New York from A. C. Powell by George D. Morgan. Sold at public auction July 5, 1865, at Washington to Robert Lear by William L. Wall & Co., for $2,600. Purchased under name of A. C. Powell;  changed to Alert, during which time she was burned at Norfolk Navy Yard August 31, 1863; raised the hull and rebuilt her. February 2, 1865, name changed to Watch. Went out of commission, May 26, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $14, 680.55. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Wateree. Built by contract with Reaney, Son and Archbold, Chester, Pa., where she  was launced August 12, 1863. Delivered to the Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard December 29, 1863. Standed by a tidal wave August 13, 1868, at Arica, Peru; and sold to William Parker, November 21, 1868, for $2,775. Commissioned, January 20, 1864, at Phildelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $36,798.14. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; iron. Description
Water Witch. Hull built by Government at Washington Navy Yard, where she was launched in 1852; machinery, by William M. Ellis. Captured, 2 A. M., June 6, 1864, in Ossabaw Sound, Ga., Lieutenant-Commander A. Pendergrast, commanding. Commissioned April 10, 1861, and September 6, 1862, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; June 3, 1863, at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission February 19, 1862, at New York Navy Yard and April 14, 1862, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Wave. Purchased, November 14, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Purchased, November 14, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Captured, May 6, 1864, at Calcasieu Pass, Texas. Name changed from Argosy No. 2  to Wave. Class: Side-wheel steamer; tinclad. Description
Waxsaw. Built by contract with A. & W. Denmead & Son, Baltimore, Md. Launched May 4, 1865. Ironclad. Broken up by John Roach, for which he was paid $3,720, August 25, 1875, at New York. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $431,37. Name changed June 15, 1869, to Niobe. The above cost price includes all alterations, extra work, and two extra gun carriages. Description
Weehawken. Built by contract with Zeno Secor & Co., Jersey City, N. J., where she was launched November 5, 1862. Sunk, December 6, 1863, off Morris Island, S. C. For extra work, sundries, labor, and materials, $65,110.73, was allowed. On passage from New York to Hampton Roads, January 19-22, 1863, she encountered a severe gale, her behaviour during which was reported by Captain John Rodgers as easy, buoyant and indicative of thorough strength and safety. Class: Screw steamer; single turret monitor; wood and iron. Description
Western World. Purchased September 21, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from S. Schuyler. Sold at public auction, June 24, 1865, at Washington, by William L. Wall & Co., to H. R. Haxelhurst, for $24,500. Commissioned January 3, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; November 14, 1864, at Washington Navy Yard. Went out of commission November 17, 1863, and May 26, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $49,642.89. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Westfield. Purchased, November 22, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from C. Vanderbilt. Blown up at Galveston, Texas, January 1, 1863, to prevent falling into hands of enemy. Fitted for naval service by J. A. Westervelt, at New York for $27,500. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Wheeler, see Alpha.
Whitehall Purchased October 10, 1861, at Brooklyn, N. Y., by Navy Department. Destroyed, March 10, 1862, by fire, at Old Point, Va. December 10, 1862, the wreck of the Whitehall was lying at Mill Creek, Va. She was entirely torn to pieces. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Whitehead. Purchased October 17, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from D. B. Martin. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $4,500. Commissioned, November 19, 1861, at Norfolk Navy Yard; went out of commission, June 29, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $17,018.44. Class: Screw steamer; tinclad; wood. Description
White Rose,  see Siren.
Wild Cat. Prize. Never libeled. Sold, tender, July 28, 1865, at Charleston, S. C., by Rear Admiral Radford, for $1,500. Class: Sails; wood, copper fastened. Description
Wilderness. Purchased at New York by Rear Admiral Gregory, May 30, 1864. Sold at Boston, Mass., September 9, 1865, to Treasury Department, by Admiral Stringham, for $31,000. Purchased as the B. N. Creary. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $7,246.27. Behaves very well in a gale; steers very easily and well; rolls moderately. She is rather slight built; not very strong. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Willet Rowe,  see Iris.
William Bacon. Purchased, September 6, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Van Brunt & Slaght. Sold at public auction July 20, 1865, at Washington, D. C., by William L. Wall & Co., to Mr. White, for $5,600. Commissioned February 3, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission June 17, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. Repairs on her to January 1, 1863, cost $20,609.53. At a cost of $4,738.16 altered for naval service. Class: Sailing schooner; wood. Description
William Badger. Purchased, May 18-22, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by Commander S. L. Breese, from Henry F. Thomas. Sold at public auction, October 17, 1865, at Beaufort, S. C., by Tomas C. Allen, to Captain James Abel, for $1,650. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $3,197.91. Formerly whale ship. Class: Sails; storeship. Description
William G. Anderson. Purchased, August 23, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by board composed of J. M. Forbes et al. Sold, tender after aucion, August 28, 1866, at New York, by John Lenthal, to A. A. Low & Brother, for $12,600. Commissioned, October 2, 1861, at Boston Navy Yard. Captured the C. S. privateer Beauregard,  November 12, 1861. Total cost of  repairs while in Government service was $12,873.34. Class: Sails; wood. Description
William G. Fargo,  see Honeysuckle.
Wm. G. Putnam. Purchsed, July 24, 1861, at New York, from Mr. Hammond, by George D. Morgan. Sold, tender after auction, to Light-house Board, June 20, 1865, for $8,000, by Navy Department. Name changed from General Putnam  to William G. Putnam. Total cost of repair while in the naval service was $26,639.43. Engine and boiler in good order; hull tight and strong; she was yellow-metaled in 1863. Protected from musketry by iron plates around the forecastle, quarter deck, and wheelhouse. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
William H. Brown. Transferred, September 30, 1862, by War Department. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to R. R. Hudson et al., for $10,700. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
William L. Jones. Purchased, August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen Purchased to sink. Stone fleet. Class: Schooner. Description
William Lee. Purchased, November 19, 1861, at Newport, R. I., by G D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone fleet. Description
Willie Gamage, see Gamage.
Winnebago. Built by contract with James B. Eads, at St. Louis, Mo., where she was launched, July 4, 1863. Sold at public auction September 12, 1874, at New Orleans, La., to Nathaniel McKay, for $7,350. Contract price was $313,000; the above given price includes all extras. For extra iron plating, Mr. Eads was allowed $13,087.85. Name changed to Tornado, June 15, 1869; renamed Winnebago, August 10,1869. She was laid up, September 27, 1865, on the Algiers side of the Mississippi River, 1 mile below Slaughter House Point. Class: Steamer; double-turreted monitor; ironclad. Description
Winnipec. Built by contract with H. Loring, Boston, Mass., where she was launched, August 20, 1864. Sold, June 17, 1869, to Thomas Clyde. Cost of extra work and repairs while in naval service was $44,034.50. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; iron. Description
Winona. Built by contract with C. & R. Poillon and Allaire Works, New York, N. Y. August 16, 1865, ordered to Portsmouth Navy Yard, to be laid up; November 22, 1865, ordered to New York, where she was sold, November 30, 1865. Delivered, November 26, 1861, at New York Navy Yard, where she was put in commission December 11, 1861. Went out of commission, June 9, 1865, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $22,262.75. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Winooski. Hull built by Government at Boston Navy Yard, where she was launched, July 30, 1863; machinery by contract with Gardner & Lake, Providence, R. I. Completed, May 8, 1863. Sold, August 26, 1868, to John Mullen, for $19,100. Date of contract for machinery was October 8, 1862. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $33,428.70. Class:Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Wissahickon. Built by contract with John Lynn and Merrick & Sons, Phildelphia, Pa., where she was launched, October 2, 1861. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, for $13,000. Commissioned, November 25, 1861, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she was delivered to Government, November 12, 1861. Class: Screw-steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Wonder, see Nettle.
Wyalusing. Hull built by contract with C. H. & W. M. Cramp; machinery by contract with Pusey, Jones & Co., Wilmington, Del. Sold, October 15, 1867, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $15,000. Commissioned February 8, 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission June 10, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $6,500.03. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Wyandank. Purchased, September 12, 1861, at Brooklyn N. Y., by George D. Morgan from Union Ferry Co. Broken up, in 1879, at Annapolis, Md. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $37,323.15. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Wyandotte. Sold at auction July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., for $10,000. Name changed from Westernport  to Wyandotte, June 14, 1859. Purchased for Paraguay expedition. Commissioned, December 31, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission September 24, 1861, and June 3, 1865, at New York Navy . Class: Screw steamer; 3d class; wood. Description
Wyoming. Hull built by Government at Phildelphia Navy Yard, where she was launched January 19, 1859; machinery by contract with Merrick & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. Commenced in July, 1858, and completed in October, 1859, Sold, May 16, 1892. Heretofore used as a storeship at Port Royal, S. C., the Wyoming has been turned over to the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., to be used as a practice ship, and can no longer be considered among the effective vessels of the Navy Class: Screw steamer; 2d-class sloop: wood. Description

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Yankee. Purchased, June 1, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by Navy Department. Sold at public auction September 15, 1865, at Washington, D. C., by William L. Wall & Co., to George B. Collier, for $6,400. Went out of commission, May 16, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $12, 183.96. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Yantic. Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she was launched March 19, 1864; machinery by Merrick & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa., under contract dated September 25, 1861. Commissioned for North Atlantic Squadron August 12, 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $389,458.02. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Yazoo. Built by contract with Merritt & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. Sold, September 5, 1874, at Philadelphia, Pa., to A. Purvis & Son, for $28,000. The above cost price includes $3,400 for gun carriages. Total cost of repairs was $542.86. December 20, 1865, ordered to be laid up at League Island. Name changed from Yazoo to Tartar, June 15, 1869; renamed Yazoo,  August 10, 1869. Class: Light draft monitor. Description
Young America, see Shawsheen.
Young America. Purchased, from Boston prize court, in 1864, by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett, Jones & Co., to Camden & Amboy Railroad Co., for $7,800. Captured by the U. S. S. Cumberland, April 24, 1861, while assisting a schooner to elude the blockade. Commissioned for North Atlantic, January 27, 1864; went out of commission, June 9, 1865, at Norfolk Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; tug; wood. Description
Young Rover. Purchased, July 27, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by a Board composed of J. M. Forbes et al. Sold at public auction, June 22, 1865, at Boston, Mass., by Horatio Harris & Co., to Mr. Curtis, for $19,250. Commissioned, September 10, 1861, at Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $58,492.74. Class: Screw steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n264/mode/1up Description]
Yucca. Purchased, February 25, 1865, at Boston, Mass., by Rear Admiral Stringham, from Donald McKay. Sold, August 26, 1888, at Portsmouth, N. H., to R. M. Funkhauser, for $9,500. Commissioned, April 3, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $10,379.42. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Yuma. Built by contract with Alexander Swift & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. Sold at public auction September 12, 1874, at New Orleans, La., to Theodore Allen, for $10,075. Name changed from Yuma to Tempest, June 15, 1869; thence to Yuma, August 10, 1869. The cost price given above includes $3,400, paid for gun carriages. Class: Light-draft monitor. Description
Zeta. Purchased June 3, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from William S. Mason and others. Sold at auction, June 24, 1865, at Washington, D. C., for $4,450, to G. Vanderwerken, by William L. Wall & Co. Purchased under name of Loane, thence to  Zeta; also known as Tug No. 6.  Purchased to use as a picketboat on James River. Engine needs repairs; hull in fair order; is not coppered. Steers well; has no fresh water condenser; can carry two month's provisions. Class: Screw steamer; picket boat; wood. Description
Zouava, see Pink.
Zouava. Purchased, December 20, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett, Jones & Co., to M. O. Roberts, for $9,000. Went out of commission, June 14, 1865, at  New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $25,058,5 Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description


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  1. United States. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion (Washington, District of Columbia: Government Printing Office (United States),1894-1922), Series 2, vol.1, page 36.