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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

B[edit | edit source]

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.

References[edit | edit source]

  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.