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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Macon. Fitted out at Savannah, Ga., in 1864. Class: Wooden gunboat propelled by steam. Formerly known as the Ogeechee.[1] Taken to Augusta after the fall of Savannah and held until the war was over. For more information, see page 258
Manassas. built in Boston in 1855.[2] Purchased in 1861, and converted into an ironclad ram at Algiers, La. Sunk in battle below New Orleans, La., April 24, 1862. Class: Steamer; iron-plated ram. Formerly Enoch Train, For more information, see page 259
Manassas. Seized at New Berne, N.C. Class: Revenue cutter. Soon dismantled.[3] For more information, see page 259
McRae. Purchased at New Orleans, La., 1861. Sunk in the Mississippi River, April 28, 1862. Muster roll for July - November 186 Class, Steamer; wood. The McRae was formerly called the Marquis de la Habanu.[4] For more information, see page 25
Mariner (Privateer). Fitted out at Wilmington, N.C.; commissioned July 14, 1861. Class: Screw steamer; propeller.[5] For more information, see page 259
Merrimack, see Virginia.
Missouri. Built in Red River, La.Surrendered to Federal authorities at Alexandria, La., June 3, 1865.[6] Muster roll for October, November, and Dece Class: Steam sloop; ironclad. For more information, see page 259.
Milldgeville. Constructed at Savannah, GA., by Mr. Willink.Burned to the water's edge and sunk in the river at Savannah, Ga., December, 1864. Class: Steamer; ironclad.
Mississippi. Construction commenced October 14, 1861; launched april 19, 1862, at New Orleans, La. No guns or ammunition were on board of her when destroyed.[7]Built by contract of Navy Department with N.& A.F. Tift, Jefferson City, La. Set on fire by her officers to prevent capture by Union Fleet, April 15, 1862. Construction commenced Class: Ironclad; three-screw gunboat. For more information, see page 260,
Mobile. Burned by Confederates in Yazoo River May, 1863. Ready for plating when destroyed.[8] Class: Screw steamer. For more information, see page 260
Morgan. Bought at Mobile, Alabama, in 1861.Escaped to Mobile but slightly injured in engagement with Farragut's fleet, August 5, 1864.[9] Burned by the Confederates at the fall of Mobile in 1865.Muster roll for January - December 1862, April - December 1863, January 1864 Class: Side-wheel merchant steamer. For more information, see page 260.
Morgan Class: Revenue cutter.[10] For more information, see page 260
Morning Light. Captured from the Federals off Sabine Pass, January 21, 1863.Burned by Confederates, January 23, 1863, off Sabine Pass, Tex.[11] For more information, see page 260
Muscogee. Built at Columbus,Burned at the close of the war.[12] For more information, see page 260
Music (Privateer). Fitted out at New Orleans, La.; commissioned May 15, 1861. Class: Steamer.[13] For more information, see page 261

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Nansemond. Built at Norfolk in 1862. Burned by the Confederates, April 4, 1865, at the evacuation of Richmond.[14] Class: Steamer; wood. For more information, see page 261
Nashville. Seized in the port of Charleston, S.C., in 1861 by the Confederate Government and fitted as a cruiser. Sold to private parties in 1862 and became the blockade runner Thomas L. Wragg. Subsequently became the privateer Rattlesnake and was destroyed by the Federals in Ogeechee River in 1863.[15] Class: Side-wheel merchant steamer. For more information, see page 261
Nashville. Built at Mongomery, Ala., and Surrendered to Federal officers at Nanna Hubba Bluff, Tombigee River, Ala., May 10, 1865.[16] taken to Mobile for completion. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ironclad. For more information, see page 261
Neptune. Fitted out at Galveston, Tex, 1862. Sunk in action with U.S.S. Harriet Lane at Galveston, Tex., January 1,1863.[17] Class: Steamer; wood. For more information, see page 261
Neuse. Built on Nuese River in 1864. Burned by the Confederates in 1865 upon the approach of Sherman's Army.[18] Class: Steamer; ironclad. For more information, see page 261
New Orleans (Floating Battery). Fitted out at New Orleans, La. Class: Floating battery. Sunk in Mississippi River on evacuation of Island No. 10.[19] Class: Floating battery. For more information, see page 261
Nina. Class: Steam gunboat.[20] For more information, see page 262
North Carolina. Built at Wilmington in 1863. Sprung aleak while at anchor in Cape Fear River and sunk, September, 1864.[21] Muster roll for January - June, and Au Class: Steamer; Ironclad. For more information, see page 262.

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Oconee, Muster roll for May - June 1862.
Olustee,see Tallahassee.
Oreto, see Florida.

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Palmetto State. Built at Charleston.Burned by the Confederates at the evacuation of Charleston in 1865.[22] Muster roll for October - December 1863, January - December 1864 Built at Charleston. For more information, see page 262.
Pamlico. Purchased at New Orleans, La., and fitted out by Captain Rousseau under orders of July 10, 1861. Burned by the Confederates on Lake Pontchartrain, in 1862. Engaged the U.S.S. New London, March 25, 1862; and on April 4, 1862, in company with the Carondelet and Oregon, engaged three gunboats. [23] Class: Side-wheel river steamer. For more information, see page 262
Patrick Henry. Seized by Virginia State authorities and afterwards purchased by the Confederate Government. Burned at Richmond, Va., by the Confederates, April 4, 1865. The After the action at Drewrys Bluff, May 15, 1862, became schoolship of C.S. naval school.[24] Muster roll for July - September 1861, and October - December 1864. Class: Side-wheel merchant steamer. The Patrick Henry was formerly known as the Yorktown. For more information, see page 262.
Pedee. Built at Mars Bluff, Great Pedee River, January, 1865. Sunk 110 miles from Georgetown, S.C., in the Pedee River. She was named the Pedee. Her machinery was brought from England. Her battery was to consist of 4 32-pounders and two pivots. She is reported to have been a fine vessel.[25] Class: Wooden screw gunboat. For more information, see page 262
Petrel, see Aiken.
Phoenix. Destroyed by the Confederates at the fall of Mobile in 1865.[26] Class: Ironclad floating battery. For more information, see page 262
Pickens. Class: Revenue cutter, formerly.[27] For more information, see page 263
Pioneer. Built at New Orleans. La., in 1862. Has round conical ends and is painted black; carries a magazine of explosive matter; manned by two or more men. Commissioned March 31, 1862.[28] Class: Privateer; submarine propeller. For more information, see page 263
Plymouth. Seized by the Confederates at Gosport Navy, in 1861. Burned at the evacuation of Norfolk in 1862.[29] Class: Sailing sloop of war. For more information, see page 263
Polk. Burned in Yazoo River in 1862.[30] Class: Side-wheel river steamer. For more information, see page 263
Pontchartrain. Burned by the Confederates in 1863 on the Arkansas River to avoid capture. January and February, 1862 was converted into a man-of-war. Was a new boat.[31] Muster roll for October - December 1862, January - March, and July - September 1863. Class: Side-wheel river steamer. Formerly Lizzie Simmons. For more information, see page 263.

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Queen of the West. Captured from the Federals at Fort DeRussey on Red River, February 14, 1863. Sunk in battle in April, 1863, on the Atchafalaya River. In conjunction with the C.S.S. Webb she captured the Indianola, February 24, 1863. She was an ordinary steamboat of the western rivers and converted by the Federals into a ram.[32] Class: Iron protected steam ram. For more information, see page 263

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
R.E. Lee.
R.J. Breckinbridge.
Raleigh. In James River.[33] Muster roll for January - March 1862, January - June 1864. Class: Steam gunboat. For more information, see page 263.
Raleigh. Built at Wilmington in 1864. Wrecked on Wilmington Bar, May 7, 1864. In Cape Fear River.[34] Class: Ironclad sloop. For more information, see page 263
Rappahannock Purchased in London, Great Britain, November, 1863, from the British Government. Was in England at the close of the war and fell into possession of the United States. After being purchased she was taken to Calais, but on account of complications with the French Government she never put to sea. She was built in the River Thames in 1857 for H.M. Government.[35] Class: Steam sloop cruiser. She was formerly H.B.M. Victor. For more information, see page 264
Rappahannock. Captured by the Confederates at Point Lookout, June 29, 1861. Burned at Fredericksburg, April, 1862 Muster roll for October - December 1861, and January - June 1862. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Formerly she was the Saint Nicholas.[36] For more information, see page 264.
Rattlesnake. Destroyed February 28, 1863. by U.S. Moniter Montuak, Commander John L. Worden, U.S.N. Commissioned November 5, 1862.[37] Class: Steam ship. Formerly Nashville, For more information, see page 264
Rescue. Class: Schooner Number of crew 30.[38] For more information, see page 264
Resolute. Captured and destroyed by Federal Field Battery on Savannah River, December 12, 1864. Used as a transport and tender and for the residence of the crew of the Savannah; also used as a receiving ship alongside of the Savannah. June 3, 1864; she had 7 officers and 28 men.[39] Class: Side-wheel steamer. For more information, see page 264
Resolute. Purchased. Burned, April 24, 1862, in Mississippi River.[40] Class: Gunboat. For more information, see page 264
Retribution. Captured by Confederates in Cape Fear River.Sold at public sale in Nassau, March 3, 1863. Originally employed at Buffalo, New York, upon Lake Erie. Just prior to the outbreak of the rebellion, she was taken into the service of the United States and brought to the Atlantic Coast. About January 28, 1863, she captured the schooner Hanover, and on February 19, the American brig Emily Fisher; Janruary 10, 1863, the brig J.P. Elliot.[41] Class: Steam tug. For more information, see page 264
Richmond. Scuttled at Richmond, Va., April 4, 1865, by Confederates.Model name same as the Merrimack.[42] Class: Ironclad. For more information, see page 265
Roanoke. Purchased at Norfolk in 1861.Blown up at Richmond, Va., April 4, 1865, by the Confederates. Class: Gunboat; screw; iron. Formerly a tug-boat, the Raleigh.[43] For more information, see page 265
Robert Habersham.
Robert McClelland. Seized at New Orleans by Louisiana State Authorities, January 31, 1861. Class: U.S. Revenue Cutter.[44] For more information, see page 265

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