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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
C. P. Williams. Purchased at New York, September 2, 1861, from Job Fallenburgh, by George D. Morgan.Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, by Samuel C. Cook, for $7,100. Fitted for naval service by W. H. Webb. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $25,783.76. Commissioned, January 21, 1862; went out of commission, June 27, 1865, at Philadelphia. Description Class: Sails; wood.
C. Vanderbilt, see Lupin.
Cactus. Purchased, December 9, 1863, of Palmer Geary and H. H. Geary. Ordered, June 20, 1865, to be turned over to the Light House Board, for $10,000. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood, coppered. Name changed from Polar Star. Description
Cairo. Built at St. Louis, Mo., under contract, by James B. Eads & Co. She sunk within less than five minuted after being struck by a torpedo, 18 miles up the Yazoo River, December 12, 1862. Sunk 4 or 5 miles below Haynes' Bluff. Class:Steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Calhoun Purchased, November 28, 1862, from Philadelphia prize court by Navy Department. Transferred to Quartermaster's Department, June 1864. Sold at New Orleans for $14,500. Captured off S. W. Pass, Mississippi River, January 23, 1862, by U. S. S. Colorado and tenders and turned over to Flag Officer D. G. Farragut for general service, March 19, 1862. Operated in West Gulf Squadron. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Caledonia, see Mohawk.
Calypso. Purchased, October 12, 1863, by Navy Department from Philadelphia prize court. Sold at public auction at New York, N. Y., November 30, 1865, to Woodruff & Bro., for $25,000, by Burdett, Jones & Co. Captured, June 11, 1863, by U. S. S. Florida, off Wilmington, N. C. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $37,500.88. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Camanche Built by contract with Donahue, Ryan & Secor. Launched at San Francisco, Calif., November 14, 1864. Sold, February 15, 1899, to J. P. Bercovich & Livingston, of Oakland, Calif., for $6,581.25. Built in New York and shipped in pieces to San Francisco by the U. S. S. Aquilla, which sunk in the harbor of the latter. On being raised the materials were removed and the Camanche completed. Commissioned, May 24, 1865. Class: Single-turret, ironclad monitor; wood and iron. Description
Cambria. Purchased, August 13, 1861, by Captain H. S. Stellwagen, at Baltimore, Md. Purchased to sink. Class: Sails Description
Cambridge, see Pushmataha.
Cambridge. Purchased at Boston, Mass., July 30, 1861, by board composed of J. M. Forbes et al. Sold at auction at Philadelphia, June 20, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $17,500. August 29, 1861, went into commission, Navy Yard, Boston. Class: Screw steamer; white oak. Description
Canandaigua. By Government contract. Under act of Congress, condemned and broken up at Norfolk, Va., in 1884. Commenced in December, 1861, and finished in August 1862. Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war; wood. May 15, 1869, name changed to Detroit; August 10, 1869, again renamed the Canandaigue. Description
Carmita. Purchased from Key West prize court. March 10, 1863, by Navy Department.Laid aside at Key West as unseaworthy. Taken into service April 2, 1863, for use as a lighter in the harbor of Key West. Class: Schooner. Description
Carnation.  Purchased, August 24, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral Paulding from A. H. Cunningham. Sold at public auction at Philadelphia, August 10, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $6,500. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Carondelet. Built by contract for Government. Sold at auction at Mound City, Ill., November 29, 1865 (plating sold separately), to Daniel Jacobs, for $3,600. One of the  7 gunboats built by James B. Eads at St. Louis, Mo. Ironclad. Description
Carrabasset Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, January 23, 1864, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, from R. H. Woolfock & Pinkney Varble.Sold at auction, August 12, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to E. C. Avery, by G. A. Hall & Co., for $18,500. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $2,487.29. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Canonicus. Built by contract at South Boston, Mass., with H. Loring, where she was launched, August 1, 1863. Still in service.Total cost of repairs since being rebuilt to January 1, 1889, was $15.967.73. Class: Screw steamer; single turreted monitor; wood and iron. Name changed, June 15, 1869, to Scylla; renamed Canonicus, August 10, 1869. Description
Carmita. Purchased from Key West prize court, March 10, 1863, by Navy Department.Laid aside at Key West as unseaworthy. Taken into service April 2, 1863, for use as a lighter in the harbor of Key West. Class: Schooner. Description
Carnation. Purchased, August 24, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral Paulding from A. H. Cunningham.Sold at public auction at Philadelphia, August 10, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $6,400. Her hull is well built, machinery, good; bottom unsheathed. To fit her for naval service cost $6,500. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed to Ajax from Carnation  on date of purchase. Description
Carondelet. Built by contract for Government. Sold at auction at Mound City, Ill., November 29, 1865 (plating sold separately), to Daniel Jacobs, for $3,600. One of the 7 gunboats built by James B. Eads at St. Louis, Mo. Ironclas. Description
Carrabasset. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, January 23, 1864, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, from R. H. Woolfock & Pinkney Varble. Sold at auction, August 12, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to E. C. Avery, by G. A. Hall & Co., for $18,500. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $2,487.29. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Casco. Built by contract with Atlantic Works at Boston, Mass. Launched, May, 1864. Broken up at Washington, April 1, 1875.Converted into a torpedo and gun vessel by contracts. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $2,436.94. Class: Screw steamer; light-draft monitor; wood and iron. Name changed to Hero,  June 15, 1869. Description
Castor, see Mahopac.
Catalpa. Purchased, June 29, 1864, at Philadelphia, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from S. & J. M. Flanagan. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Conqueror. Description
Catawba. Built by contract with Niles Works, Cincinnati, Ohio. Delivered to Government, June 7, 1865; launched at Cincinnati, Ohio.Contract price for her was $460.000, but $165,905.80 was allowed for extras. Class: Screw steamer; river and harbor monitor; iron and wood. Description
Catskill. Built by contract with J. Ericsson. Launched, December 16, 1862, at New York. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, February 19, 1863. Class: Screw steamer; single-turret monitor; iron and wood. June 15, 1869, name changed to Goliath;August 10, 1869, changed to Catskill. Description
Cayuga. Built by contract, Hull, Gildersleeve & Son; machinery, Woodruff & Beach. Launced, October 21, 1861, at East Haddam, Conn. Sold at public auction at New York, October 25, 1865, for $11,500. August 12, 1865, ordered to be placed in ordinary at New York Navy Yard Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Centaur, see Saugus.
Ceres. Purchased, September 11, 1861, at New York by George D. Morgan, from Peter Craig. Launched, in 1856, at New York.Sold at public auction at New York, October 25, 1865, to H. B. Farring, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $6,600. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $22,679.74. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Champion. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, March 14, 1863, from A. N. Shinkle, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Launched at Cincinnati, in 1859.Sold at auction at Mound City, Ill., November 29, 1865, to Wilder & Wilson, by Sol. A. Silver, for $3,200. May 20, 1865, she was in a poor condition, no repairs having been made since 1862. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Charles Phelps. Purchased at New Bedford, Mass., June 24, 1861, by George D. Morgan, from Williams & Havens. Sold at public auction at New York, October 25, 1865, to Mr. Brightman, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $3,600. Used as a coal hulk; stationed at Craney Island previous to August 26, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $1,263.93. August 29, 1865, sent to New York for sale, when repaired. Class: Sails; white oak and yellow pine. Description
Charlotte. Captured, April 10, 1862, in Mobile Bay, by U. S. S. Kanawah, Purchased from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Sold, April 27, 1867, at Pensacola, Fla., to Robert Pepper, for $2,300, by Commodore J. A. Winslow. Class: Sails. Description
Charybdis, see Cohoes.
Chatham. Captured, December 16, 1863, in Doboy Sound, by theHuron; purchased from Philadelphia prize court, July 8, 1864. Sold, September 2, 1865, at Bay Point, S. C., to J. J. O;Fallon, for $9,300. On South Atlantic Station at Port Royal, S. C. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Chattanooga Built by contract with Cramp & Sons and Merrick & Sons. Launched, October 13, 1864.Sold, January 31, 1872, to A. Purvis & Son, for $45,243. First went into commission at Philadelphia, May 16, 1866. Extra work and repairs cost $17,159.81. Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war; wood. Description
Chih Kiang, see Tulip.
Chenango. Built by contract with J. Simonson and Morgan Iron Works. Sold October 28, 1868, to John Roach & Co., at Philadelphia, Pa., for $21,687.50. Delivered to Government December 30, 1863, at New York. Total cost of repairs was $39,428.65. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Cherokee. Purchased, January 13, 1864, at Boston, Mass., by Rear Admiral Gregory, from R. B. Forbes. Sold at public auction, August 1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, to Harrison Loring, for $44,500, by Horatio Harris. Captured May 7, 1863, at Charleston Bar and rebuilt at Boston. Delivered to Government at Boston Navy Yard, January 27, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $17,571.68. Class: Prize screw steamer; iron. Description
Chickasaw. Built at St. Louis, Mo., under contract with T. G. Gaylord. Sold at auction, September 12, 1874, to D. Campbell, at New Orleans, La., for $8,350. June 15, 1869, Delivered to Government at Cairo, Ill., May 1864. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $11,807.50. Class: Ironclad steamer. name changed to Samson; August 10, 1869, renamed the Chickasaw. Description
Chicopee. By contract. Hull, at Boston, Mass., by P. Curtis; machinery at New York, N. Y., by Neptune Iron Works. Launched, March 4, 1863, at Boston, Mass.Sold at Washington, October 8, 1867, for $4,000. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, March, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $31,186.90. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Childs. Hull sold at Mound City, Ill., March 29, 1865, for $1,623. Name changed to A. Childs. Description
Chillicothe. Built at Cincinnati, Ohio, under contract with Joseph Brown. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Cutting & Ellis, for $3,000. Completed, October 8, 1862; received by the Governmnet, December 3, 1862. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron-clad. Description
Chimo. Built by contract with Aquila Adams, South Boston, Mass. Launched, May 1864. Broken up in 1874. Class: Screw steamer, light-draft monitor. Name changed, June 15, 1869, to Orion; Orion changed to Piscataqua, August 10, 1869. Description
Chippewa Built by contract. Hull built by Webb & Bell, New York, N. Y. machinery by Morgan Works, New York. Launched, September 14, 1861. Sold at New York, November 30, 1865, for $16,200. Delivered by contractors, November 28, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Ordered to be laid up, August 16, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $19,668.55. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Choctaw. Purchased by the Government in 1862. Sold, March 30, 1866, at New Orleans, La., for $9,272. Designed by Commodore W. D. Porter, the Chactoaw was built at St. Louis, Mo., October 25, 1862. September 25, 1862, she was laid up on the Algiers side of the Mississippi River, one mile below Slaughter House Point. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron-clad. Description
Chocura. Built by contract and launched at Boston, Mass., October 5, 1861. Sold, July 13, 1869, at New York, N.Y., for $10,000. Delivered at Boston Navy Yard, January 29, 1862. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $19,955.69. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Chotank. Purchased, July 2, 1861, from the New York prize court. Sold at auction at New York, August 15, 1865, for $700. under which it was captured by the brig Perry, June 3, 1861, on the Atlantic coast. She was a rebel privateer. Class: Sails. Name changed from Savannah, Description
Christiana, see Amaranthus.
Cimarron. By contract with D. S. Mershon, Bordentown, New Jersey. Launched, March 16, 1862. Sold, November 6, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $26,330.21. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Originally the name was spelt Cimerone; by order of the Secretary of the Navy the spelling was changed to Cimarron. Description
Cincinnati. Built by contract. Sunk by Vicksburg batteries, May 27, 1863; raised and sold at New Orleans, La., March 28, 1866, for $7,160. Laid up on Algiers side of the Mississippi River 1 mile below Slaughter House Point. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $963.72. She was one of the seven gunboats built by Jas. B. Eads, St. Louis, Mo. Class: Gunboat. Description
Circassian. Purchased from the Key West prize court, November 8, 1862, by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, June 22, 1865, to Arthur Leary, at Boston, Mass., for $71,000, by Horatio Harris & Co. Captured, May 4, 1862, off coast of Cuba by the Somerset. October 14, 1862, ordered at New York Navy Yard to be fitted out as a transport and store vessel. Class: Screw steamer; blockade runner; iron. Description
Circe, see Marietta.
Clara Dolsen. Captured January, 1862, by the Mound City on the St. Charles expedition. Purchased from the Illinois prize court, May 25, 1863, by Navy Department. Returned to owners. Transferred, September 30, 1862, to Mississippi Squadron by Assistant Quartermaster G D. Wise. She was one of the largest, handsomest, and in every respect finest steamers on the river. Class: Side-wheel steamer; receiving ship. Description
Clematis. Purchased, August 2, 1864, from Copeland & Howe, by Rear Admiral Paulding, at New York. Sold, November 26, 1866, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $10,000, to N. C. Winslow, by John Lenthall. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $3,835.02. Class: Screw steamer; wood; iron-fastened. Name changed to Maria Love. Description
Clifton, see Shokokon.
Clifton. Purchased, December 2, 1861, at New York, from the New York Union Ferry Co., by Rear Admiral Paulding. Surrendered at Sabine Pass, September 8, 1863, by Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Fred. Crocker. Fitted for naval service by J. A. Westervelt at New York. Class: Side-wheel steamer; diagonally iron strapped. Description
Clinton. Purchased, June 14, 1864, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding. Sold at New York, N. Y., July 28, 1870, to W. S. Nickerson, for $2,750. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $1,531.68. Class: Screw steamer. Purchased under name of  Lena Clinton. Description
Clover. Purchased at Philadelphia, Pa., November 11, 1863, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Winsor & Co. Sold at auction September 21, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $9,100. November 20, 1863, delivered to Government at Philadelphia navy yard. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Daisy. Description
Clyde. Purchased at New York prize court in 1863. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, for $11,400.Captured, June 14, 1863, in lat. 25°, long. 85°, by the Lackawanna. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron, 1/4 inch. Name changed from Neptune, August 11, 1863. Description
Coeur De Lion. In April, 1861, turned over by Light House Board to Navy Department. June 3, 1865, returned to Light House Board. May 31, 1865, ordered to be put in fair condition, if not already so, and turned over to Light House Board, Washington Navy Yard. Cost of repairs to July 30, 1862, was $2,211.34. Class: Side-wheels; wood. Description
Cohasset. Purchased, September 30, 1861, at Providence. R. I., by George D. Morgan. Launched in 1860 at the same place.Sold to J. L. Snow & Co., Rockland, Me., for $825. Class: Tugboat; propeller. Name changed from E. D. Fogg or Narragansett.. Description
Cohoes. Built by contract with M. F. Merritt. Broken up in 1875 at New York by Jon Roach, for which he was paid $3,684. June 15, 1869, Total cost of repairs at Philadelphia in 1867 was $475.19. Laid up at League Island, Pa.; no service. December 1, 1866, M F. Merritt was paid $3,400 for gun carriages Light-dreaft monitor. name changed to Charybdis for Cohoes; August 10, 1869, renamed Cohoes. Description
Collier. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson.Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to David White, by Solomon A. Silver, for $12,000. purchased for the Mississippi Squadron. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood.This was a light-draft steamboat, Purchased under name of Allen Collier, which was subsequently changed to Collier. Description
Colorado Built by Government. Launched, June 19, 1856 Sold, February 14, 1885, to E. Stannard, Westbrook, Conn., for $26,700. Commenced in May, 1854, and completed in May, 1858. Commissioned, June 3, 1861, navy yard, Boston, Mass. September 13, a boat expedition from Colorado burned the privateer schooner Judith off Pensacola Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer and sails; frigate; wood. Description
Colossus, see Kalamazoo.
Colossus. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, December 8, 1864, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson.Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to R. P. Walts et al., by Sol. A. Silver, for $9,250.The Colossus was a light-draft steamboat, purchased for the U. S. Mississippi Squadron; repaired by Joseph Brown at a cost of $24,550. Class: Stern-wheel steamer. Description
Columbia, see Berberry.
Columbia. Purchased November 4, 1862, from Key West prize court by Navy Department.Wrecked, January 14, 1863, Acting Volunteer Liutenant J. P. Couthouy, commanding, at Masonboro Inlet, N. C. Captured August 3, 1862, by theSantiago de Cuba, in lat. 28°, long, 76°, and fitted out as a cruiser, November 4, 1862. Class: Prize screw steamer; iron, 1/2 inch. Description
Columbia. Built by Government, Launched at Washington, D. C., 1836. April 20, 1861, burned at Norfolk, Va.; raised and sold, October 10, 1867, to M. Porves for $16,901.50. Class: Frigate; sails. Description
Columbine. Purchased, December 12, 1862, by Captain Drayton, from Peter Schultz.Captured, May 23, 1864, in St. John's River, Florida. December, 1862, altered for naval service by Howe & Copeland, New York, at a cost of $6,233.10. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name changed from Shultz. Description
Columbus. Built by Government. Launched, March 1, 1819, at Washington.To prevent falling into Confederate hands, burned at the Norfolk Navy Yard, April 20, 1861. Thoroughly equipped for service. The Columbus was commenced June, 1816. Class: Ship-of-the-line; wood; sails. Description
Commodore, see Fort Gaines.
Commodore, see Iuka. Purchased at New York, October 2, 1861, from Williamsburg Ferry Co., by George D. Morgan.Sold at public auction, July 20, 1865, at Washington to Fulton Ferry Co., New York, by William L. Wall & Co., for $13,500.Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $46,606.12. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferry boat; wood. Purchased under the name ofEthan Allen. Description
Commodore Hull. Purchased at New York, September 1, 1862, by Rear-Admiral Paulding.Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to Dallwer, Potter & Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $16,000. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferry boat; wood. Purchased as the Nuestra Senora de Regla. Name changed to Commodore Hull, September 1, 1862. Description
Commodore Jones. Purchased at New York, May 12, 1863, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from Howe & C. W. Copeland. Blown up, May 6, 1864, by a torpedo in the James River. This boat belonged to Union Ferry Co., but was offered by Copeland & Howe. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Commodore McDonough. Purchased of Union Ferry Co., New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding. Sunk, August 23, 1865, while being towed from Port Royal, S. C., to New York. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $27,790.48. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Commodore Morris. Purchased from the Union Ferry Co., New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, to Union Ferry Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $22,900. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $32,260.92. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Commodore Perry. Purchased at New York, October 2, 1861, from Williamsburg Ferry Co., by George D. Morgan.Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, to New York & Brooklyn Ferry Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $16,200. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $56,431.12. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Commodore Read. Purchased by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, at New York, August 19, 1863, from James Howe & C. W. Copeland.Sold at auction, July 20, 1865, to Mr. Brandt, at Washington, for $18,000.When bought the bottom was not sheatbed with metal, boiler was nearly worn out, smokestack entirely so, engine keelson near the condenser is very rotten for about 4' 6", main keelson near the boiler was rotten in serveral places to a depth of 2" or 3". Boilers were in a bad condition. She was repaired by owner before she was finally transferred to Government. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferryboat; wood. Name changed from Atlantic to Commodore Read. Description
Commodore Stockton. Purchased, July 19, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodre C. K. Stribbling, Bishop, agent.Bought with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Baltimore to Commodore Dornin. Canal boat. Description
Conemaugh. Hull built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, where she was launched May 1, 1862; machinery by Novelty Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Sold October 1, 1867, at New York, for $171,000. Commissioned July 16, 1862, at Portsmouth Navy Yard; recommissioned May 10, 1865, and was in commission at the end of the war. December 5, 1861, Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $63,249.88. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood; double-ender. ordered to be called Cinemaugh; December 26, 1861, name changed to Conemaugh. Description
Conestoga, see Sangamon.
Conestoga. Transferred by War Department; purchased, June, 1861, by Commodore John Rodgers.Sunk by collision, March 8, 1864, at Bondurant Point, Mississippi River. September 27, 1865, the wreck of the Contestoga is near Bruinsburg, Miss., on Mississippi River, with all her armament, machinery, and stores yet on board. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Confiance. (Never built.)The building of this vessel was never completed and her name was dropped form the Navy Register. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Congress. Built by Government. Launched in 1841, at Kittery, Me. Broken up and sold. Sunk in action with Merrimack at Hampton Roads, Va., March 8, 1862; raised, repaired, and sold at Norfolk navy yard. Class: Frigate; sails. Description
Connecticut, see Pompanoosuc.
Connecticut. Purchased July 18, 1861, at New York, from S. L. Mitchell & Son. Sold at auction, September 21, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., to D. B. Allen, for $137,000. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $39,836.11. Commissioned August 3, 1861, navy yard, New York; went out of commission August 11, 1865, at Philadelphia. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Purchased under the name of Mississippi. Description
Conqueror, see Catalpa.
Constellation. Built by Treasury and War Departments September 7, 1797, at Baltimore, Md. Launched, September 7, 1797. At Newport, R. I., 1919. February 12, 1862, cruising in the Mediterranean; July 18, 1863, searching for Confederate privateers. Commissioned, February 26, 1862, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Class: Sailing sloop; wood. Description
Constitution. Built by Treasury and War Departments, 1797-98, at Boston, Mass., where she was launched October 21, 1797. Disposition-At navy yard, Boston, 1919. Constructed under the act of Congress of March 27, 1794. Dimensions were fixed by John Barry, Richard Dale, and Thomas Truxtun. Commissioned, August 1, 1860, at Portsmouth, N. H. Class: Sailing frigate; wood. Description
Contoocook, see Albany.
Corea. Purchased at New London, Conn., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship Stone Fleet. Description
Cornubia. Purchased, November, 1863, from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to Merrick & Sons, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $19,000. Captured off New Inlet, November 8, 1863, by the Niphon and James Adger. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $29,700.54. Commissioned, March 17, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission, August 9, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Description
Corypheus. Purchased from Key West prize court, May, 1862, by Navy Department.Sold at Mobile, Alabama, September 15, 1865, by Rear Admiral H. K. Thatcher, for $1,500. The charges of sale, for posters, and advertising were $120; net proceeds of sale, $1,380. The 24-pdr. was captured from the rebels at Barrataria Bay. Class: Yacht; sails. Description
Cossack. Purchase at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Countess, see Elk.
Courier, Purchased from W. B. Thomas & Co., September 7, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan. Wrecked, June 4, 1864, on Abaco Island. Total cost of repairs while owned by the Government was $23,144.88. Commissioned September 17, 1862, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Sails. Description
Courier Purchased at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stonefleet. Ship. Description
Covington. Purchased March 9, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., from Samuel Wiggins by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter.Sunk in Red River, about 20, miles below Alexandria, La., May 5, 1864; disabled and captured. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Cowslip Purchased, December 21, 1863, from J. Howe & C. W. Copeland.Sold, August 28, 1866, at Pensacola, Fla., for $12,000. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $13,678.51. Commissioned January 27, 1864, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission August 29, 1866. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Purchased under name ofMeteor. Description
Cricket. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, November 18, 1862, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter.Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to William Thatcher, by Sol. A. Silver, for $5,050. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $2,558.80. Finally went out of commission, June 30, 1865. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Cricket, No. 3, see Nymph.
Cricket No. 4, see Tallahatchie.
Crocus. Purchased, July 31, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from C. W. Copeland.Wrecked on Bodie's Island, N. C., August 17, 1863. She was commanded by Acting Ensign J. L. Winton, when wrecked.To fit for naval service cost $4,418.25. Class: Screw steamer. Purchased under name ofSol. Thomas. Description
Crusader. Purchased for Paraguay Expedition in 1858. Sold at auction, July 20, 1865, at Washington, to T. P. Morgan, for $9,000. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Southern Star when purchased. Description
Cumberland. Built by Government. Sunk, March 8, 1862, at Newport News, Va., by Confederate ironclad Merricack. Arrived in Hampton Roads, March 23, 1861. Class: Sails; sloop. Description
Curlew. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, December 17, 1862, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Harvey Darlington, by Sol. A. Silver, for $7,600. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Purchased as the Florence. Description
Curlew. For service in South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Currituck. Purchased at New York, September 20, 1861, by G. D. Morgan, from Dudley Buck.Sold at public auction, September 15,1865, at Washington, to T. M. Morgan, by William L. Wall & Co., for $7,300. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $22,190.98. Commissioned, February 27, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, August 7, 1865, at Washington, D. C. Hull and boiler in good order; engine needs some repairs. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Seneca when purchased. Description
Cyane. By Government. Launched in 1837. Sold, July 30, 1887, at Mare Island, Calif., to W. E. Mighell, for $4,520. Went out of commissioin, September 20, 1871. Class: Sloop-of-war; sails; wood. Description
Cyclops, see, Kickapoo.

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Dacotah. Built by the Government. Launched, March 23, 1859, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Va. Sold at Mare Island, Calif., May 30, 1873, for $3,700. Commissioned, May 1, 1860, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Va. Dacotah was commenced in 1858 and completed in April, 1860. Class: Screw steamer; second-class sloop; wood. Description
Daffodil. Purchased, in 1862, by Captain Drayton from John Schenck.Sold at auction, March 14, 1867, at Savannah, Ga., by La Roche, Bell & Williams, for $5,313.75.Cost of repairs was $5,845.17. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name changed from Jonas Smith. Description
Dahlia Transferred from the War Department, September 30, 1862, at Cairo, Ill. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Riddle, Coleman & Co., by Sol. A. Silver, for $4,100. September 2, 1863, the Dahlia was employed as a tug and carries no armament. Class: Screw steamer. Formerly the Firefly: changed to Dahlia by department, October 24, 1862. Description
Dai Ching. Purchased at New York, April 21, 1863, by Rear-Admiral H. Paulding, from R. B. Catherwood.Got ashore and abandoned to Confederates in Combahee River, S. C. January 26, 1865. Built for naval service in China. Total cost of repairs was $123,04. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat. Description
Daisy. Purchased September 30, 1862, from War Department.Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to A. Houghteling, by Sol. A. Silver, for $3,275. September 2, 1863, the Daisy was employed as a tug and carried no battery. Class: Screw steamer. Name changed from Mulford. Description
Dale Built by Government, Launched at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1839.Turned over, 1894, to Maryland Naval Militia. Class: Sloop of war; sails; wood. Description
Dan Captured by Acting Master Fred. Crocker, U. S. N., in Lake Calcasieu, La., October, 1862, armed and taken into service. Sunk, February, 1863, in the Mississippi River. Description
Dandelion. Purchased, November 21, 1862, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Winsor & Co.Sold, August 15, 1865, to C. & R. Poillon, at public auction, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $7,800. This boat is strong and well built of good material. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $10,703.39. Class: Steamer; wood; galvanized; iron-fastened. Purchased under name of Antietam. Description
Dan Smith. Purchased at New Haven, September 7, 1861, from O. W. Miller, by George D. Morgan. Sold at publice auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, by Samuel C. Cook, for $7,100. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $17,54.11. Class: Sails; wood. Description
Darlington. Captured by the Pawnee, March 3, 1862, Fernandina, Fla. Transferred to the Army, September, 1862. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Dart. Captured about July 4, 1861, on the coast of Texas, by the South Carolina. Turned over to the Army. Class: Schooner; pilot boat. Description
Dauntless, see Mignonette.
Dawn, see Midnight.
Dawn Purchased, October 12, 1861, at New York, from Barston, Pope & Co., by George D. Morgan.Sold at public auction, November 1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, to W. H. Starbuck, by Horatio Harris, for $20,000. Chartered at New York for 3 months at $7,000 per month, April 26, 1861; afterwards puchased. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $16,220.24. Commissioned, May 9, 1861. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Daylight. Purchased, October 12, 1861, from Barston, Pope & Co., at New York, by George D. Morgan.Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., to W. H. Starbuck, for $12,600. May 10, 1861, chartered at New York for 3 months at $8,000 per month. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $48,708.92. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Daylight. Purchased, May 19, 1863, from New York prize court, by Navy Department. Sunk as an obstruction in Petit Bois Channel. Paid for, but not taken or used for naval purposes. Description
Decatur. Launched in 1839 at New York.Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mare Island, Cal., for $6,600. in gold. March 9, 1863, she was being fitted out as a harbor battery for city of San Francisco. Fore-and aft sails. Repairs to August, 1865, from November, 1864, cost $10,441.73. Class: Sloop-of-war; sails. Description
Delaware, see Piscataqua.
Delaware. Purchased. October 14, 1861, at Wilmington, Del., by Capt. G. J. Pendergrast, from Harlan, Hollingsworth & Co.Sold September 12, 1865, to the Treasury Department, for $40,000. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $36,411.76. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; iron. Description
Delaware. Built by Navy Department. Launched in 1820 at Norfolk.April 20, 1861, burned at Norfolk, Va., by U. S. forces. She was commenced in August, 1817. March 22, 1861, she was in ordinary at the navy yard, Gosport, Va. Class: Ship-of-the-Line; sails; wood. Description
Delaware Farmer. Purchased at Baltimore.Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Schooner. Description
Delta Purchased, June 3, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Thomas Wilson & E. Dever. Class;Purchased to use as a tugboat on James River. Class; Screw steamer; picket boat. Name changed from Linda November 27, 1864; also known as Tug No. 4. Description
De Kalb, see Baron de Kalb.
De Soto, see General Lyon.
De Soto. Purchased, August 21, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from Livingston, Crocheron & Co.Sold, September 30, 1865, at New York, for $47,600. Built in October, 1859. Class: Side-wheel steamer, wood. Description
Despatch, see Pocahontas.
Detroit, (Never completed.)
Detroit, see Canandaigua.
Diana. Captured at New Orleans by U. S. Army, and on January 1, 1863, transferred to Navy by Colonel A. N. Shipley, U. S. A.Recaptured, March 28, 1863, by rebels, near Pattersonville, Archafalaya River, La. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Dick Fulton. Class: Steamer. Name changed to Fulton. Description
Dictator, see Sweet Brier.
Dictator. By contract with J. Ericson. Launced, December 26, 1863.Sold, September 27, 1883, at League Island, to A. Purvis & Son, for $40,250. Designed by Jon Ericsson, the Dictatorwas commenced August 16, 1862. Cost of repairs was $59, 654.27. Class: Monitor Description
Dolphin. Repairing and building to June 15, 1853, $151,302.74. Scuttled and burned, April 20, 1861, at Norfolk Navy Yard. Class: Sails. Description
Don. Purchased, April, 1863, from Boston prize court.Sold, August 28k, 1868, to R. M. Funkhauser, for $18,000. Captured, March 4, 1864, off Beauforrt, N. C., by the Pequot, while running the blockade. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $5,475.92. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Donegal. Purchased from Philadelphia prize court, June, 1864, by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to G. W. Quintard, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $89,000. TheDonegal, or Austin, was captured off Mobile Bay, June 6k, 1864, by the Metacomet while running the blockade. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. The Donegal, or Austin, Description
Dove Purchased at New London, Conn., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description-Bark. Description
Dragon. Purchased, December 24, 1861, at New York, by George D.Morgan. Sold at public auction July 20, 1865, at Washington, to Mr. Brandt, by William L. Wall & Co., for $6,750. The Dragon is yellow-met-led. Hull, engine, and boiler are in good order. Class: Screw steamer; wood Description
Dryad. Gunboat. Description
Duchess, see Petrel.
Dumbarton. Purchased, July, 1864, from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Sold at New York, October 15, 1867, to Mr. Marvin, by Admiral C. H. Bell, for $17,000. Captured in lat. 32° 38'; long. 75° 55' by the Fort Jackson and sent to Boston, June 4, 1864. November 15, 1865 ordered to be placed in ordinary at New York. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $24,940.14. She was formerly a blockade runner. Class: Side-wheel steamer; one-half inch boiler iron. Name changed from Thistle to Dumbarton, July 20, 1864. Description
Dunderberg. Built by contract with W. H. Webb and Aetna Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Launched, July 22, 1865.Returned to owners under act of Congress, approved March 2, 1867, the $1,041,666.68. which had been expended on her being refunded to the Government. Class: Ironclad ram; frigate; wood, iron-stapped; coppered bottom.  Description

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