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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
St. Mary. Burned on the Yazoo River.[1] Class: Side-wheel river steamer. For more information, see page 265
St. Nicholas.
St. Patrick. Built by Halligan. January 24, 1865, transferred by Navy to Army. On the night of January 27, 1865, at 1 o'clock a.m., she struck the Octarara abaft the wheel house; the torpedo missed fire.[2] Class: Torpedo boat. For more information, see page 265
St. Philip. Captured at Indianola, Tex.Sunk at Fort Pemberton above mouth of Yalobusha, in Tallahatchie River, Miss., as an obstruction.[3] Class: Receiving ship. Formerly U.S. steamer Star of the West. For more information, see page 265
Sallie (Privateer). Fitted out at Charleston, S.C. Class: Privateer.[4] For more information, see page 265
Sampson. Taken to Augusta, Ga., after the fall of Savannah. She was at one time a receiving ship; held until the war was ended. June 3, 1864, had 9 officers and 40 men.[5] Class: Side-wheel, wooden gunboat; river steamer. For more information, see page 265
Savannah (Privateer). Fitted out from Charleston, S.C.; commissioned May 18, 1861.Captured by the U.S. brig Perry, June 3, 1861. Class: Schooner; sails. This vessel was formerly pilot boat No. 7 at Charleston, S.C.[6] For more information, see page 266
Savannah Purchased by the State of Georgia. Class: Paddle-wheel steamer. The name C.S.S. Savannah, formerly the Everglade, was changed to Oconee, August 28, 1863.[7] For more information, see page 266
Savannah. Built at Savannah, Ga. Burned by the Confederates at the evacuation of Savannah in December, 1864. June 3, 1864, the Savannah's complement was 27 officers, 154 men.[8] Muster roll for November 1862, and June - December 1863. Class: Steam sloop; ironclad. For more information, see page 266.
Scorpion.
Sea Bird. Purchased at Norfolk in 1861. Sunk in battle, February 10, 1862, off Elizabeth City, N.C.[9] Muster roll for July - November 1861. Class: Side-wheel river steamer. For more information, see page 266.
Sea King, see Shenandoah.
Sealine (Privateer). Fitted out at Baltimore. Md; Commissioned June 11, 1861. Class: Brig.[10] For more information, see page 266
Segar.
Selma. Captured by the Federal fleet at the battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864. Crew of 65 all told. February 5, 1863, sunk in 8' of water at entrance to Mobile; February 13, 1863, raised and repaired.[11] Muster roll for October - December 1862. Class: Wooden side-wheel steamer. For more information, see page 266.
Shenandoah. Purchased through an intermediary on the Clyde by Confederate agent.November 6, 1865, delivered by her commander to the English authorities at Liverpool; who, on November 10, 1865, delivered her to the U.S. consul of that place.[12] Class: Cruiser. For more information, see page 266 and page 267
Shrapnel. Class: Tender.[13] For more information, see page 267
Smith.
Spray Sunk by Confederates on St. Marys River.[14] Class Steam gunboat. For more information, see page 267
Squib. Class: Torpedo boat.[15] For more information, see page 267
Stonewall. Purchased from Denmark. Delivered to the Captain General of Cuba and by him turned over to United States Authorities.[16] Class: Seagoing, ironclad turreted ram; two screws. For more information, see page 267
Stonewall Jackson. Class: Schooner; sail.[17] For more information, see page 267
Stono. Captured from the Federals in Stono River. Burned by the Confederates at the evacuation of Charleston in 1865. Formerly she was named the Isaac Smith.[18] For more information, see page 267
Sumter Purchased at New Orleans, La., in 1861.

Sold at public auction at Gibralter, December 19, 1862.

Ran the blockade at New Orleans, June 30, 1861. Her second officer was arrested by the English authorities for killing the captain.[19]

Class: Cruiser; sloop. Formerly she was named Habana. For more information, see page 268

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
290, see Alabama.
T. Watson. Sailed from Liverpool, August 29, 1861, for Charleston, S.C., with 40 men.[20] Class: Privateer. For more information, see page 268
Tacony. Captured by the C.S.S. Clarence, June 12, 1863. Burned, June 25, 1863, and her crew transferred to the Archer.[21] F Class: Bark. For more information, see page 268
Tallahassee. Bought at Wilmington in 1864. Was in England when the war ended.Muster roll for August - September 1864. Class: Two-screw steam sloop cruiser. Formerly she was the blockade runner Atlanta. Subsequently her name was changed to Olustee and then to Chameleon.[22] For more information, see page 268.
Talomico. Accidentally sunk at Savannah in 1863.[23] Muster roll for October - December 1861, and April - June 1862. Class: Side-wheel steamer. For more information, see page 268.
Teaser. Purchased at Richmond in 1861. Captrured by the Federals in James River in 1862.[24] Class: Wooden gunboat; tug. For more information, see page 268
Tender Resolute. Muster roll for December 1862, June - December 1863.
Tender Sampson. Muster roll for June - December 1863
Tennessee. Built at Memphis, Tenn., by contract with John T. Shirley. Burned on stocks by order of provost marshal, June 5, 1862. Never completed.[25] Class: Ironclad ram. For more information, see page 268
Tennessee. Built at Mobile, Ala. Surrendered at Mobile to the Federals, August 5, 1864.[26] Class: Casemated ironclad. For more information, see page 268
Texas. Taken for the U.S. Navy, April 4, 1865, at Richmond, Va. The ram Texas now at the Norfolk navy yard is one of the best and most valuable hulls built by the rebels.[27] Class: Ironclad ram; two screws. For more information, see page 269
Theodora. Fitted out and commissioned at Charleston, S.C., July 15, 1861. Her crew consisted of 50 men.[28] Class: Side wheel, iron privateer. Formerly the Carolina, her name was changed to Gordon and then to Theodora. For more information, see page 269
Thomas Jefferson. Seized at Richmond, Va., in 1861. Sunk by the Confederates in May, 1862, at Drewry's Bluff to obstruct the James River. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Formerly she was the merchant steamer Jamestown.[29] For more information, see page 269
Thomas L. Wragg, see Nashville.
Tiger.[30] For more information, see page 269
Torpedo. Burned at Richmond, Va., April 4, 1865, by Confederates. She was sent to Norfolk Navy Yard in May, 1865, as prize property with her deck burned off and her hull, boiler and machinery considerably injured by fire.[31] Muster roll for July - September 1862, and January - March 1864. Class: Iron tender; screw. For more information, see page 269.
Tropic. Class: Gunboat.[32] For more information, see page 269
Tuscaloosa. Built at Mobile, Ala. Sunk 12 miles above Mobile, Ala., in Spanish River, during flight of rebels from the city.[33] Muster roll. Class: Ironclad, steam floating battery. For more information, see page 269.
Tuscaloosa. Captured, June 21, 1863, by the C.S.S. Alabama, and armed as a tender, off the coast of Brazil. She was seized by the British Authorities at Simon's Bay, South Africa, December 29, 1863, upon the charge of violating the neutrality of the port. Subsequently released by order from the English Home Government, she was turned over to the U.S. consul at that place, as she was never claimed by the Confederates.[34] Class: Bark. Formerly the American bark Conrad. For more information, see page 270
Tuscarora. Accidentally burned at New Orleans, La.[35] Class: Side-wheel river steamer. For more information, see page 270

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Uncle Ben. Seized at Wilmington in 1861. Sold. Her machinery was taken out and put in the C.S.S. North Carolina.[36] Class: Tug boat. For more information, see page 270
Uncle Ben. Fitted out at Sabine Pass, Tex. Class: Cotton clad steamer.[37] For more information, see page 270
United States. She was at the Gosport Navy Yard in 1861; used by the Confederates as a receiving ship and sometimes called the Confederate States.[38] Class: Old wooden frigate in ordinary. For more information, see page 270

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
V.H. Ivy. Fitted out at New Orleans, La. Commissioned, May 16, 1861. Class: Steamer.[39] For more information, see page 270
Virginia. Seized by the Confederates in 1861 at Gosport Navy Yard and converted into an ironclad.Run on shore near Craney Island and set on fire after being abandoned; she blew up at 4:58 a.m., May 11, 1862.March 8, 1862, she engaged and sunk the U.S.S. Cumberland by ramming and destroyed the Congress by fire. March 9, 1862, engaged the U.S. vessels Moniter, Minnesota, and St. Lawrence.[40] Muster roll for November 1861 - May 1862. Class: Screw ironclad ram. Formerly she was the U.S.S. Merrimack. For more information, see page 270 and page 271.
Virginia II. Built at Richmond in 1864. Blown up at Richmond, Va., April 4, 1865, by the Confederates.[41] Muster roll for November - December 1864, and January - April 1865. Class: Ironclad. For more information, see page 271.
Velocity Captured from the Federals, January 21, 1863, off Sabine Pass. Class: Gunboat.[42] For more information, see page 271

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
W.R. Miles.
Warrior. Mississippi River Department.[43] For more information, see page 271
Washington. Seized by the State of Louisiana, January 31, 1861. Class: Schooner. Formerly U.S. revenue cutter.[44] For more information, see page 271
Wasp.
Water Witch. Captured from the Federals in Ossabaw Sound, June 3, 1864.Burned at Savannah, December 19, 1864, to prevent her falling into the hands of the enemy. When captured she had a crew of 80 officers and men.[45] Class: Side-wheel steamer. For more information, see page 271
Webb, see William H. Webb.
Wm. Aiken, see Aiken.
William H. Webb. Burned by the Confederates at the close of the war. In conjunction with the Queen of the West the Webb captured the Indianola, February 24, 1863. Commissioned as letter of marque, May 15, 1861.[46] Muster roll for October, November, December 1863. Class: Wooden steam ram on the Mississippi and Red Rivers. For more information, see page 271.
Winslow. Purchased at Norfolk in 1861. Wrecked on a sunken hull outside of Hatteras Inlet while going to the assistance of a French vessel which was ashore there. Formerly the J.E. Coffee.[47] Muster roll for July - November 1861. Class: Side-wheel steamer. For more information, see page 272.

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Yacht America.
Yadkin. Built at Wilmington. Burned by the Confederates at the fall of Wilmington in 1865.[48] Muster roll for April - June 1864 Class: Wooden, steam gunboat. For more information, see page 272.
Yankee, see Jackson.
York (Privateer). Fitted out at Norfolk, Va., and commissioned July 9, 1861. Burnt and guns thrown overboard by her officers and crew near New Inlet, N.C., Friday, August 9, 1861, to prevent capture by the U.S.S. Union, commanded by Commander J.R. Goldsborough.[49] Class: Privateer (pilot boat). For more information, see page 272
Yorktown, see Patrick Henry.

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