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A[edit | edit source]

Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
A. C. Gunnison (Privateer) Commissioned May 25, 1861 Class: Steam tug.[1] For more information, see page 247.
Aiken Acquisition: Surrendered to South Carolina authorities December, 1860. Sunk, July 28, 1861, by U. S. frigate St. Lawrence. Class: Revenue cutter.

Rig: Schooner.[2]

Petrel For more information, see page 247.
Alabama Built in England and delivered by builders in August 1862. Sunk off Cherbourg, France, June 19, 1864, by the U.S.S. Kearsarge. Class: Steam sloop.[3] For more information, see page 247.
Albemarle (Ram). Built on the Roanoke River. N. C, 1864. Class: Screw steamer; ironclad[4] For more information, see page 247.
Alert. Class: Lighthouse tender. Rig: Schooner.[5] For more information, see page 247.
Appomattox. Bought at Norfolk, Virginia 1861 Class: Tugboat.[6] For more information, see page 248.
Arches Class: Fishing schooner. [7] For more information, see page 248.
Arctic For more information, see page 248.
Arkansas (Ram) Class: Twin screw ironclad ram. [8] For more information, see page 248.
Atlanta (Ram) It was converted September. 1862, Into an ironclad gunboat and ram at Savannah, Georgia., by Messrs. N. and A. F. Tift. Class: Screw steamer; Ironclad gunboat and ram.[9] Finyal For more information, see page 248.

B[edit | edit source]

Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Baltic (Ram) Turned over to the Confederate States by the State of Georgia. Surrendered by the Confederates at Nannn Hubba Bluff, Alabama, May 10, 1805 Class: High - pressure, sidewheel steamer. [10] For more information, see page 248.
Bartow Rig: Schooner. [11] For more information, see page 248
Bayou City Chartered by the Confederate Government at Galveston, Texas. Formerly employed as a mail boat between Galveston and Houston, Texas. Class: Steamer. [12] For more information, see page 249
Beaufort. Bought at New Berne in 1861 Class: Screw steamer, iron. Rig: Tug .[13] For more information, see page 249
Beauregard (Privateer) Fitted out from Charleston and commissioned October 14, 1861 Class: Schooner. [14] For more information, see page 249
Bienville Built by contract at Bayou St. John, Louisiana, with John Hughes & Co. Destroyed by her officers in Lake Pontehartrain, Louisiana, in 1802. Class: Light-draft side-wheel

river steamer. [15]

For more information, see page 249
Black Warrior Armed to help defend Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Burned and abandoned by her crew during the fight. Class: Schooner. [16] For more information, see page 249
Bombshell Sunk by Confederate batteries at Plymouth, North Carolina April 18, 1804. Raised and put in service. Recaptured by D. S. S. Mattabesett, May 5, 1864. Class: Steamer. [17] For more information, see page 249
Bradford Payroll for April 1862. Gunboat.


C[edit | edit source]

Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Caleb Captured by the Archer in Portland Harbor, April IS, 1803. Set on fire and abandoned to avoid recapture. Class: Revenue cutter.[18] For more information, see page 249
Calhoun Commissioned at New Orleans May 15, 1881. Burned by the Confederates after the fall of New Orleans. Class: Side-wheel steamer. [19] For more information, see page 250
Carondelet Built at Bayou St. John under charge of Naval Constructor S. D. Porter. Destroyed by the Confederates on Lake Pontchartraln in 1862 Class: Light-draft side-wheel steamer.[20] For more information, see page 25
Caswell Burned by the Confederates at tin- fail of Wilmington in 1865.[21] For more information, see page 25
Charleston Built in 1863 in Charleston, South Carolina. Destroyed by Confederates at the evacuation of Charleston in 1865 Class: Steamer: ironclad.[22] For more information, see page 250.
Chattahoochee Burned by the Confederates on the Chattahoochee River at the close of the war. Class: Wooden steam gunboat.[23] For more information, see page 250.
Chickamauga Bought at Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1864. Burned at the fall of Wilmington in 1865 Class: Screw steamer, cruiser.[24] For more information, see page 250
Chicora Built at Charleston, South Carolina. Burned by the Confederates at the evacuation of Charleston in 1865 Class: Steamer; ironclad ram For more information, see page 250.
Clarence. Captured by the C. S. S Florida, May 6, 1863. Burned June. 12, 1803; her crew was transferred to the Tacony. Class: Brig.[25] For more information, see page 250
Colonel Lovell Sunk. June 6, 1802, off Memphis, Tennessee in Mississippi River. Class: Steamer. [26] For more information, see page 251
Columbia Built at Charleston in 1864. Caught on a sunken wreck at Charleston and broke in two by the falling tide. Was launched not long before the evacuation of Charleston.[27] Class: screw steamer. For more information, see page 25
Cotton. Built for the Bayou Sara route and bought in Louisiana in 1862. Burned in Bayou Teche, La., by her crew, in January, 1863, in order to avoid capture. In connection with shore battery, engaged, November 3, 1862, the U.S. gunboats Kinsman, Estrela, Calhoun, and Diana.[28] Class: Side-wheel river steamer. For more information, see page 25
Curlew Bought at Norfolk in 1861. Sunk in battle at Roanoke Island, February 7, 1862.[29] Class: Side-wheel river steamer. For more information, see page 251

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Defiance Purchased at New Orleans, La. Class: Mississippi River Defense steamer. Destroyed by her crew, April 28, 1862, at New  Orleans, La., to prevent capture. For more information, see page 251
Diana Captured from the Federals in Atchafalaya River, March 23, 1863,Burned in Bayou Teche, April 12, 1863. Class: Steamer; wood For more information, see page 251
Dixie (Privateer) Fitted out from Charleston, S.C.Captured, April 15, 1862, by U.S.S. Keystone State, off Georgetown, S.C. Class: Schooner. name changed to Kate Hale, For more infomation, see page 251
Drewry Muster roll for October-December 1863.
Duane Seized by Confederates, April, 18, 1861, at Norfolk, Va. Class: Revenue cutter. For more information, see page 251

E[edit | edit source]

Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Brig Echo see Privateer Jefferson Davis.
Edwards see Forrest.
Ellis Bought at Norfolk, 1861 Captured by the Federals in battle of Elizabeth City, February 10, 1862. Muster roll for August, September, October 1861; and January - May 1862. Class: Steamer. For more information, see page 252 .
Equator Burned at the fall of Wilmington, 1865. Class: Steam gunboat; wood For more information, see page 252

F[edit | edit source]

Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Fanny Captured from the Federals, October 1, 1861, in Loggerhead Inlet, N. C. iron hull; propeller. Run aground and set on fire by her commander, February 10, 1862, at the battle of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to avoid capture. Muster roll for September - December 1861, and May 1862. Class: Steamer For more information, see page 252
Firefly. tender to Savannah squadron. Burned by her officers at Savannah, Ga., December 21, 1864. Muster roll for September, October, November, December 1863. Class: Side-wheel steamer; For more information, see page 252
Florida see Selma.
Florida Built by William C. Miller & Sons at Liverpool, England; Purchased from Messrs. Fawcett, Preston & Co., Liverpool, England, who built her engines. cruiser; wood. Boarded and captured by the U.S.S. Wachusettt, October 7, 1864, at Bahia, Brazil, while her captain and half her crew were ashore on liberty. Run into by Army Transport Alliance on November 19, 1864, and sunk November 28, 1864 off Newport News, Va., in 9 fathoms of water. Class; Two-bladed screw steamer; She was known as the Oreto in the port of her construction, and first named Manassas by the C.S. Navy Department. For more information, see page 252.
Florida After examination by Captain Rousseau, April 22, 1861, she was purchased and fitted up on the lakes near New Orleans, La Class: Screw steamer. For more information, see page 252
Forrest. Bought at Norfolk in 1861 Disabled, February 7, 1862, at battle of Ronake Island, and burned on the ways by the Confederates at Elizabeth City, February 10, 1862. Muster roll for February - July 1862. Class Steamer; wood. Formerly known as the Edwards.: Steamer; wood. For more information, see page 253.
Fredericksburg Built at Richmond in 1863. Burned by the Confederates below Richmond, April 4, 1865. Class: Ironclad steam ram. For more information, see page 253
Fulton. Siezed at Pensacola, Fla. For more information, see page 253

References[edit | edit source]

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