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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Gaines. Sunk in battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864. Side-wheel steamer; wood.

Similiar in construction to the Selma.[1]

Her crew all told were about 120.For more information, see page 253
General Beauregard. Blown up and sunk in the Mississippi River, off Memphis, Tenn., June6, 1862.[2] Class: Steamer. For more information, see page 253
General Bragg. Mississippi River Defense Fleet. Captured by Federal forces Memphis, Tenn., June 6, 1862.[3] Class: Steamer; For more information, see page 253
General Earl van Dorn. Mississippi River Defense Fleet. Burned by Confederates in Yazoo River. Class: Steamer; For more information, see page 253
General M. Jeff Thompson. Mississippi River Defense Fleet. Sunk off Memphis, Tenn., June 6, 1862. Class: Steamer; For more information, see page 253
General Polk. man-of-war. Destroyed by her officers in Yazoo River, June 26, 1862.[4] Purchased in 1861. Class: Steamer; For more information, see page 253
General Quitman. Destroyed, April 24, 1862, below New Orleans, La.[5] Class: Louisiana gunboat. For more information, see page 254
General Sterling Price. Sunk off Memphis, Tenn., June 6, 1862, and raised by the Federals.[6] Class: Steamer; Mississippi River Defense Fleet. For more information, see page 254
General Sumter. Captured at Memphis, Tenn., June 6, 1862.[7] Class: Steamer; Mississippi River Defense Fleet. For more information, see page
George Page. Seized at Alexandria in 1861.Burned at Qauntico, Va. Class: Side-wheel river steamer. Name changed to City of Richmond.[8] For more information, see page 254
Georgia (Cruiser). She was built in 1862. Said to be very fast.[9] Purchased on the Clyde at Dumbarton, March, 1863. Sold at Liverpool to a British merchant, June 1, 1864. Muster roll for September 1861; November 1862; September, October, November 1863; October, November, December 1864. Class: Screw steamer;iron. Originally, she bore the name of Japan. For more information, see page 254.
Georgia (Floating Battery). Destroyed by the Confederates at the fall of Savannah, December, 1864. June 3, 1864, the Georgia's complement was 12 officers and 82 men.[10] Class: Ironclad floating battery. For more information, see page 254
Germantown. Siezed by Confederates at Gosport Navy Yard, 1861. Burned at the evacuation of Norfolk.[11] Class: Sailing sloop of war. For more information, see page 254
Gibraltar (Privateer). Fitted out at Mobile, Ala. Commissioned February 5, 1864. Class: Schooner.[12] For more information, see page 254
Governor A. Mouton (Privateer). Fitted out at New Orleans, La. Commissioned June 10, 1861. Captured, May 11, 1862, near Berwick Bay, La. Not armed when captured.[13] Class: Steamer. For more information, see page
Governor Moore. Destroyed, April 24, 1862, below New Orleans, La.[14] Class: Steamer, Louisiana gunboat. For more information, see page 255
Gray. Name changed to Lady Davis.[15] Purchased at Charleston, S.C. For more information, see page 2
Grotesque, see Maurepas.
Gunboat at Edwards Ferry. Captured. Presumed to be the Fisher. June 27, 1865, new, and with good machinery, arrived at Hampton Roads, Va.[16] Class: Wooden gunboat, unfinished. For more information, see page 255
Gunboat at Halifax, N.C. Built by Confederate Government, at Richmond, Va. Seized by naval force under Commodore Macomb at Halifax, N.C., May 12, 1865. This unfinished gunboat was at Norfolk Navy Yard, in early part of July; was sent to Philadelphia previous to July 18, 1865.[17] Class: Gunboat; tug. For more information, see page

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Hampton. Built at Norfolk in 1862.Burned at Richmond, Va., April 4, 1865, by the Confederates.[18] Class: Screw steamer; wooden. For more information, see page 255
Harmony. Chartered by Confederates in Hampton Roads, Va., in 1861. Class: Steamer; tug.[19] For more information, see page 255
Henry Dodge. Seized in Texas, March 2,1861, by Confederates. Class: Schooner; tug. The Dodge was formerly a U.S. revenue cutter.[20] Turned over to quartermaster, C.S.A., at Houston, Tex. For more information, see page 255
Huntress. Purchased in New York by Lieut. Wilburn B. Hall for the state of Georgia and turned over to the C.S. Navy. Afterwards the bolckade runner Tropic; Burned off Charleston, S.C., January 18,1863.[21] Class: Side-wheel steamer. For more information, see page 256
Huntsville. Built at Mobile, Ala. Sunk, 12 miles above Mobile in Spanish River, at evacuation of that city.[22] Muster roll for July - December Class: Ironclad steam Floating Battery. For more information, see page 256
Hunley. Built at Mobile, Ala., in 1863, in the shops of Park & Lyons, by her designer, Hunley, McClintlock, and Watson. Sunk with the U.S.S. Housatonic, which vessel she torpedoed, February 17, 1864, off Charleston, S.C. Class: Submarine torpedo boat. For Motive power, a hand propeller, worked by eight men.[23] more information, see page 256
Harriet Lane Captured from the Federals at Galveston, Tex., January 1, 1863. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Converted into blockade runner and was in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, when the war ended.[24] For more information, see page 256

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Indian Chief. Muster roll for October, November, December 1864. Class: Receiving ship Class: Receiving ship at Charleston, S.C. Burned at Charleston, S.C.[25] For more information, see page 257.
Ironclad at Kinston, Ironclad at Kinston, on Neuse River, N.C.
Isondiga. Burned at Savannah, December 21, 1864, by her crew, on the fall of that city.[26] Muster roll for January, February, March, and July - December 1863; January - September 1864. Class: Steamer; wood. For more information, see page 256.
Isaac Smith, see Stono.
Isabella (Privateer). Fitted out at New Orleans, La.; commisioned June 4, 1861. Class: Steam propellor.[27] For more information, see page 256
Ivy. Bought at New Orleans, La., in 1861. Burned by the Confederates on the Yazoo River, in 1863, to avoid capture. Class: Side-wheel river steamer. Formerly C.S. privateer V.H. Ivy.[28] For more information, see page 25

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
J.O. Nixon (Privateer). Fitted out in New Orleans, La.; commissioned July 3, 1861. Class: Schooner.[29] Fore more information, see page 257
Jackson. Purchased at New Orleans, La., under orders of May 9, 1861, and fitted out by Captain Rousseau. Class: Side-wheel river steamer; tug. Sunk by the Confederates at the fall of New Orleans.[30] For more information, see page 25
Jamestown. Seized at Richmond in 1861. Sunk by the Confederates in May 1862, at Drewrys Bluff, to obstruct the James River. Muster roll for January - March, November 1861, January - June 1862. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Her name was changed to Thomas Jefferson.[31] For more information, see page 2
Japan, see Cruiser Georgia.
Jefferson Davis (Privateer). Fitted out at Charleston, S.C.; commissioned June 18, 1861. Class: Full-rigged brig. Was formerly the slaver Echo; her crew consisted of about 70 men.[32] For more information, see page 257
Josiah A. Bell. Class:Cotton clad steamer.[33] Fitted out at Sabine Pass, Tex. For more information, see page 2
Judah (Privateer). Destroyed at Pensacola Navy Yard, September 14 ,1861, by boat expedition from U.S.S. Colorado.[34] Class: Schooner. For more information, see page 257
Junaluska. Purchased at Norfolk in 1861. Dismantled at sold in 1862.[35] Class: Steamer; tug. For more information, see pa

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Kate Bruce. Class: Schooner. Sunk to obstruct the Chattahoochee River.[36] For more information, see page 25

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Lady Davis. Purchased at Charleston, S.C., in 1861 as the James Grey. Class: Steamer; tug; iron. the James Grey. Her machinery was put in the C.S.S. Palmetto State and the vessel sold.[37] For more information, see page 258
Lapwing. Captured by the C.S.S. Florida, March 28, 1863. Burned by order of her commander and abandoned, June 20, 1863. Class: Bark. Alson known as C.S. bark Oreto.[38] For more information, see page 25
Launch No. 3. Captured in April, 1862.[39] Class: Steamer. For more information, see page 258
Launch No. 6. Destroyed April 24, 1862.[40] Class: Steamer. For more information, see page 258
Little Rebel. Captured by Federals at Memphis, Tenn., June 6, 1862.[41] Class: Steamer; ram; Mississippi Defense Fleet. For more information, see page 258
Lewis Cass. Seized by Alabama authorities, January 31, 1861, and transferred to the C.S. Navy. Class: Revenue cutter.[42] For more information, see page 258
Livingston. Destroyed, June 26, 1862, by her officers, in Yazoo River.[43] Class: Side-wheel steamer. Converted into man-of-war under contract of Commodore rousseau with John Hughes. For more information, see page 258
Lorton (Privateer). Fitted out in Baltimore, Md.; Commissioned June 11, 1861. Class: Schooner.[44] For more informationm, see page 258
Louisiana. Built at New Orleans, La., in 1862, by contract of Navy Department with E.C. Murray. Destroyed by her crew at the order of her commander, April 28, 1862, after the fall of the city of New Orleans.[45] Class: Steamer; ironclad. For more information, see pag

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