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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Harcourt. Purchased, June 14, 1864, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding. Sold, April 16, 1867, at Norfolk Navy Yard, for $3,581.45. November 20, 1865, was in ordinary at Norfolk Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs was $6,631.59 Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Harriet Lane. Built in New York by W. H. Webb. Launched November, 1857. Transferred to Navy September 17, 1861.Captured by Confederates, January 1, 1863, off Galveston, Tex. Recovered at Havana at close of war and sold to Elliot Ritchie and others, of Boston; transformed into a bark and eventually foundered in Carribean Sea May 13, 1884. Only steam vessel in Revenue Cutter Service at outbreak of war. Was at disposal of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales and party, 1860. Side-wheel steamer; revenue cutter. Description
Harry Bumm, see Epsilon.
Hartford. By Government; machinery by Harrison Loring, Boston, Mass. Launched, November 22, 1858, at Boston Navy Yard.Still in the service at Charleston, S. C. Commenced in December 1857, and completed in June 1859. Class: Screw steamer; first-class sloop; wood. Description
Hartford,  see Sibyl.
Harvest.  Purchased, October 21, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell.Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Bark. Description
Harvest Moon. Purchased, November 16, 1863, at Boston, Mass., by Commodore J. B. Montgomery, from Charles Spear.Sunk, May 1, 1865, by a torpedo, near Georgetown, S. C. Commissioned, February 12, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard, April 20, 1865, wreck was abandoned, after taking out machinery, etc. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Harpy, see Klamath.
Hastings Purchased, March 24, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, from J. Batchelor and others Sold, at Mound City, Ill., August 17, 1865, at public auction, to Henry H. Semmes, by Sol. A. Silver, for $12,700.June 7, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from Emma Duncan, under which she was purchased, to Hastings. Description
Hatteras. Purchased, September 25, 1861, at Wilmington, Del., by Admiral S. F. Du Pont, from Harlan, Holinsworth & Co. Sunk, January 11, 1863, off Galveston, Tex., by C. S. S. Alabama.  Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Name changed from St. Marys. Description
Hecated, see Etlah.
Hecla, see Shakamaxon.
Heliotrope. Purchased, December 16, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral Gregory, from Stacey Pitcher.Sold, June 17, 1865, at Washington, D. C., to Treasury Department, to be turned over to Light-House Board, for $6,000. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $38,060.84. April 24, 1864, commissioned a New York Navy Yard; June 12, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from Mappie Baker. Description
Hendrick Hudson. Purchased, September 20, 1862, from Philadelphia prize court, by Navy Department.Sold at auction at Philadelphia, September 12, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $28,500. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $55,264.04. Captured, April 6, 1862, by the U. S. S. Pursuit. December 30, 1862, commissioned at Philadelphia, Pa.; went out of commission, August 8, 1865. this vessel has a round stern, light spar deck fore and aft. and a house on top Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Florida, her former name, to Hendrick Hudson. Description
Henry Andrew. Purchased September 10, 1861, at New York, from Mr. Van Santvoord, by George D. Morgan. Wrecked August 24, 1862, 15 miles south of Cape Henry, in a gale. Class: Swiftsure propeller steamer. Description
Henry Brinker. Purchased October 29, 1861, at New York, N. Y., from Henry Brinker, by George D. Morgan. Sold at public auction July 20, 1865, at Washington, D. C., to Mr. Howell, by William L. Wall & Co., for $5,200. Commissioned December 15, 1861, at Baltimore, Md.; June 29, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $30,068.78. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Henry Janes. Purchased, September 27, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from Van Brunt & Slaght. Sold at public auction July 20, 1865, at Portsmouth, N. H., to George Burnham, jr., by Charles Clark, for $10,100. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $33,121.64. January 30, 1862, commissioned at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission July 12, 1865. Class: Sails; wood. Description
Herald. Purchased October 24, 1861, at New Bedford, by George D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Ship Description
Hero,  see  Moccasin.
Hero,  see Casco.
Hero. Purchased August 13, 1861, at Balrimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Schooner. Description
Hettiwan,  see Percy Drayton.
Hetzel. Placed at disposal of the Navy Department August 21, 1861, by the Treasury Department. Returned to Coast Survey. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $29.804,16. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Hibiscus. Sold at public auction, October 5, 1866, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett, Jones & Co., $15,300. November 3, 1864, delivered to the Government. Commissioned December 29, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. August 19, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Hippodame, see Hydrangea.
Hollyhock. Purchased March 5, 1863, at New Orleans, La., by Admiral Farragut. Sold at public auction Ocotber 5, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to P. Bennett, by G. A. Hall & Co., for $6,500. Taken into service March 5, 1863, as tender to vessels of West Gulf Squadron. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,703.82. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name changed to Reliance. Description
Home. Purchased August 14, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral F. H. Gregory. Sold at public auction September 5, 1865, at New York, to Benner & Brown, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $35,000. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, August 18, 1863. Total cost of repairs was $4,650.45. Commissioned, August 21, 1863, at New York; August 24, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer; wood Name changed from Key West. Description
Honduras. Purchased, July 31, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from Simeon Ackerman. Sold at auction, September 5, 1865, at New York, W. A. Lightfall, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $27,000. Commissioned, Septmeber 8, 1863, a New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission, August 5, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Honeysuckle. Purchased, August 19, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from Frank Perew. Sold at public auction, August 15, 1865, at New York, for $21,300. Cost of alterations and repairs while in the naval service was $11,506.80. Commissioned December 3, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; June 30, 1865, went out of commission Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from W. G. Fargo. Description
Hope. Purchased, November 29, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from T. P. Ives. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to T. Morley, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $5,050. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $3,712.52. Went out of commission, September 6, 1865. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
Horner,  see T. D. Horner.
Hornet,  see Lady Sterling.
Horace Beals. Purchased, September 14, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan.Sold at public auction, May 30, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to A. Leary, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $11,000. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $29,250.79. Commissioned at New York Navy Yard, February 5, 1862; went out of commission, May 13, 1865. Class: Mortar schooner, sails; wood. Description
Houghton, see Houghton.
Housatonic Built by Government contract; hull at Boston Navy Yard; machinery, by Globe Works (Jabez Coney et al.), Boston, Mass. Launched, November 20, 1861, at Boston, Mass. Sunk, February 17, 1864, outside bar of Charleston, S. C., by Confederate torpedo boat. Screw steamer; sloop-of-war. Description
Howquah. Purchased, June 17, 1863, at Boston, Mass., from G. W. Upton by S. M. Pook. Sold, at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, by Samuel C. Cook, for $15,900. Commissioned September 1, 1863, at Boston, Mass.; went out of commission, June 22, 1865. Total cost of repairs was $23,857.45. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Hoyt. Purchased, July 1, 1864, at New York, N. Y., by Rear-Admiral H. Paulding. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $2,100. cost of repairts while in naval service was $736.16. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Luke Hoyt. Description
Hunchback. Purchased, December 16, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from George Law. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to New York & Brooklyn Fetty Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $16,500. Commissioned January 3, 1862, at Hampton Roads, Va.; Went out of commissioin, June 12, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $1,981.41. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferry boat; wood Description
Huntress. Purchased June 9, 1864, at Louisville, Ky., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at publice auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Samuel Black, by Sol. A. Silver, for $8,100. Went out of commission, August 10, 1865. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Huntsville. Purchased August 24, 1861, at new York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from H. B. Cromwell & Co. Sold at public auction November 30, 1865, at New York, to Russell Sturgis, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $33,000. Originally chartered for 3 months early in May, 1861, by S. L. Breese, at New York. Commissioned May 9, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; April 5, 1862, went out of commission. Recommissioned June 11, 1862. August 19, 1864, again went out of commission and recommissioned March 25, 1865. August 28, 1865, finally went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Huron. Built by contract at Boston, Mass. Hull by Paul Curtis; machinery by Harrison Loring. Launched there, September 21, 1861. Sold June 14, 1869, at New York, for $13,200. Commissioned January 8, 1862, at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission June 8, 1864; Recommissioned September 26, 1864; went out of commission June 19, 1865. Recommissioned January 8, 1867, and finally went out of commission October 8, 1868. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Hyacinth. Transferred September 30, 1862, by War Department. Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to A. T. Paine, Mobile Ala., by Sol A. Silver, for $4,350. The total cost of repairts was $1,157.40. Employed as a tug on Western rivers and carried no battery. Class: Screw steamer. Name changed from Spitfire. Description
Hydra, see Tunxis.
Hydrangea Purchased, October 16, 1863, at Erie, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from C. W. Copeland. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, to S. & J. M. Flanagan, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $10,300. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $12,577.93. April 18, 1864, commissioned at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission September 1, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed to Hydrangea  from Hippodame. Description

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I. N. Seymour. Purchased, October 26, 1861, New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Mr. Schutlz. Ordered, June 20, 1865, to be turned over to the Light House Board, at Washington, by Navy Department, at a cost of $8,000. Total cost of repairs was $15,802.47. May 16, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Ibex. Purchased, December 10, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Thomson Dean et al., by Sol. A. Silver, for $19,000. She was purchased for the Mississippi Squadron. April 4, 1865, commissioned at Mound City, Ill.; went out of commission August 5, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from Ohio Valley. Description  
Ida. Purchased, April 11, 1863, at New Orleans, La., by Admiral D. G. Farragut, from S. P. Griffin. Wreck sold, September 11, 1865, at Mobile, Ala., by Admiral H. K. Thatcher, to Hollingsworth & Merchant, for $3,000. Blown up by a torpedo in main ship channel, near Choctaw Pass, Mobile Bay, April 13, 1865. Total repairs cost $4,048.33. The ordnance and ordnance stores were not sold. Steam tug. Description  
Idaho. Built by contract with Paul S. Forbes, Brooklyn, N. Y., March, 1865. Launched, at Brooklyn, N. Y., October 8, 1864. Sold, April, 1874, for $18,642.05. Cost of repairs from April 1, 1866, to December 31, 1872, was $160,811.15. The Idaho was rejected by Government, May 25, 1866. Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war; wood. Description  
Illinois. Built by Government contract with Corliss Steam Engine Co., at Portsmouth, N. H. Broken up. February, 1872, at Kittery Yard, Me. Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war. Description  
Independence. Built by Government, at Boston Navy Yard, Mass. Launched at Boston, in 1814. Receiving ship at Mare Island, Calif., from October 2, 1857, to 1900. In 1853, went out of commission; September 4,1854, commissioned at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Total cost of  repairs from June, 1849 to December 31, 1888, was $250,216.84. Class Sails, razee frigate; wood. Description  
India Purchased, November 14, 1861, at New Bedford, by George D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Ship. Description
Indianola Built at Cincinnati, Ohio, under contract with Joseph Brown. Class: Sold at auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to John Riley, for $3,000. Seized, launced, and manned by Gen. Wallace for the protection of Cincinnati. February 13, 1863, ran past the Vicksburg batteries. In an engagement with the C. S. rams Webb and Queen of the West. and cotton-clas steamers, was captured and sunk, February 24,1863. Subsequently raised by the U. S. Navy, and taken to Mound City and sold. Class:Side wheel and screw steamer; gunboat. Description  
Innes, see Kalmia.  
Ino Purchased, August 30, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by board composed of J. M. Forbes et al. Sold at auction, March 19, 1867, at Boston, Mass., to Samuel G. Reed, by Horatio Harris, for $12, 500. Class: Sails; storeship. Description  
Ino, see Vebena.  
Intrepid, see Fern.
Ion, see Grampus.  
Iosco. Built by Government contract with Larrabee & Allen, who built the hull, and Globe Works, Boston, Mass., who built the engines. Launched, March 20, 1863, at Bath, Me. Engines removed and hull turned over to Bureau Construction and Repair for coal hulk at New York Navy Yard, February, 1868. Delivered to Government, March 7, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Commissioned, April 26, 1864, at Boston, Mass.; July 28, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of extra work, transporting her, and repairs while in naval service was $19,623.16. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender. Description
Iowa, see Ammonoosuc.  
Iris, see Shiloh.  
Iris. Purchased, October 16, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding from C. W. Copeland. Sold to Treasury Department, October 18, 1865, for Lighthouse Service by Navy Department, for $27,000. Cost of altering her for naval service was $5,605. July 15, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Willet Rowe. Description
Iron Age. Purchased, April 28, 1863, at Boston, Mass., by Commodore J. B. Montgomery. Grounded and destroyed near Lockwoods Folly Inlet, N. C., January 11, 1864. Commissioned at Boston, Mass., June 25,1863. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $17,409.71. Class:Screw steamer. Description
Ironsides, Jr. South Atlantic Squadron. Class: Store vessel. Description
Iroquois. Built by Government at New York Navy Yard, 1858. Launched, April 12, 1859. Transferred, 1899, to Marine Hospital Service. Commissioned, November 24, 1859, at New York Navy Yard; October 8, 1863, went out of commission; recommissioned, March 31, 1864; October 6, 1865, went out of commission; recommissioned, January 7, 1867; April 23, 1870, went out of commission; recommissioned August 23, 1871; July 23, 1873, went out of commissioin; recommissioned, April 12, 1882; March 6, 1888, went out of commission; recommissioned, June 19, 1889; May 12, 1892, went out of commission; recommissioned, December 13, 1898. Class: Screw; second-class sloop of war. Description
Isaac Smith. Purchased, September 9, 1861, at New York, from E. J. Hamilton, by George D. Morgan.Captured, January 30, 1863, in Stono River, S. C. Commissioned, October 16, 1861, at New York. Cost of repairs while in the Government service was $37,812.46. Class: Swiftsure propeller steamer. Description
Isilda. Taken into service as tender to vessels to East Gulf Squadron, 1863. Sold in 1863 at Key West. Surprised the steamer Havana in Deadman's Bay, Fla., June 5, 1862, which was deserted and burned by her crew. Schooner. Description
Island Belle. Purchased September 4, 1861, at New York, from Luther Adams, by George D. Morgan. Burned in Appomattox River, June 28, 1862, to prevent falling into the hands of enemies. Total cost of repairing while in the Government service was $4,498.01. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Isonomia. Purchased July 16, 1864, at New York, from Charles S. Leary, by Admiral Gregory. Sold at public auction July 12, 1865, at New York, to Taber & Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $63,000. Commissioned August 16, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. Delivered at New York Navy Yard August 11, 1864. June 28, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $14,739.66. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name changed from Shamrock. Description
Itasca. Built by contract with Hillman & Streaker and J. P. Morris & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Launched October 1, 1861. Sold November 30, 1865, at New York, for $15,200. November 13, 1861, delivered at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Commissioned at Philadelphia. Pa., November 28, 1861; August 22, 1865, went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Iuka. Purchased March 8, 1864, at New York, N. Y., from George Griswold by Rear Admiral Gregory. Sold at publice auction August 1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard to Arthur Leary by Horatio Harris, for $57,000. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $3,309.26. May 23, 1864, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; June 22, 1865, went out of commission there. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Purchased under name of Commodore; renamed Iuka. Description
Ivy. Transferred, September 30, 1862, from War Department. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to W. G. Priest, by Sol. A. Silver, for $5,650. Employed as a tug on Mississippi River, September 2, 1863. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,309.42. Class: Screw steamer. Original name was Terror. Description

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J. C. Kuhn. Purchased, July 6, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from J. H. Brower & Co. Commissioned. August 23, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Sold, July 7, 1869, to P. H. Fay, at New York, for $8,038.41. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $5,580.58. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Name changed to Purveyor. April 9, 1866. Description
J. D. Billard, see Rocket.
J. F. Freeborn, see Nansemond.
J. G. Loane, see Zeta.
J. J. Crittenden. Purchased, May 19, 1863 , by Navy Department. Sunk as an obstruction. Paid for, but never in naval service. Description
J. K. Kirkman, see Jonquil.
J. T. Jenkins, see Saffron.
J. T. Stockdale, see Stockdale.
J. W. Wilder. Purchased, July 28, 1863, from New York prize court by Navy Department.Condemned. Captured, January 20, 1862, by R. R. Cuyler, off Mobile Schooner Description
Jacob Bell. Purchased, August 22, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from O. T. Glover & F. R. Anthony. Lost, November 6, 1865, while being towed to New York by U. S. S. Banshee. May 13, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $10,545.97. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
James Adger. Purchased, July 26, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from Spofford, Tileston & Co. Sold, October 9, 1866, at New York, to James B. Campbell, by  U. S. Navy Department, for $32,000. Commissioned, September 20, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. December 28, 1863, went out of commission; recommissioned, June 17, 1864; May 2, 1866, went out of commission. Cost of repairs while in Government service was $96,300.20. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
James L. Davis. Purchased, September 29, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore J. G. Pendergrast. Sold at auction, June 20, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $12,500. December 30, 1861, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $14,774.86. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
James McMartin, see McMartin.
James S. Chambers. Purchased, September 4, 1861, at Phildelphia, Pa., by Commodore J. G. Pendergrast. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to Mr. Rhinehart, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $20,200. December 16, 1861, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Went out of commission, August 31, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $31,466.23. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
James Thompson, see Fort Hindman.
Jamestown. Built by Government, Launched, 1844, at Norfolk, Va.Transferred, September 9, 1892, to Marine Hospital Service. May 11, 1854, went out of commission; recommissioned, February 22, 1855. November 10, 1865, ordered to be converted, at Mare Island Navy Yard, into a transport and store vessel. Class: Sailing sloop. Description
Jasmine. Purchased, May 29, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding from Palmer, Crary & John Reid.Sold, June 13, 1866, to Treasury Department by Navy Department for $8,000.Commissioned at New York Navy Yard, June 17, 1863; went out of commission, May 12, 1866. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $7,404.51. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Peter B. Van Houten. Description
Jason, see Sangamon.
Java. Hull built at New York Navy Yard; machinery by Etna Works, New York, N. Y. Broken up at New York Navy Yard in 1884. Never finished; was condemned under act of Congress of August 5, 1882. Class: Screw steamer; slooop. Description
Jean Sands. Purchased, October 18, 1864, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from T. F. Rowland.Delivered at New York, October 17, 1864. This vessel was bought as a steam tug, with apparatus, etc., for pumping out sunken vessels. She was yard tug at Norfolk, Va. Total cost of repairs was $34,625.61. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Jeff Davis Purchased, May 19, 1863, from Illinois prize court by Navy Department.Captured, March 14, 1862, off Newbern, N. C., by vessels of the Sound. Sloop. Used as a coal hulk. The change of name was Reindeer. Description
Jessie, see Lily.
John A. Dix, see Geranium.
John. (No history.)
John Adams. Originally built, 1799, as a corvette; rebuilt, 1830, at Norfork Navy Yard, by Government. Launched at Norfolk, 1829-30. Sold at public auction, October 5, 1867, at Boston, for $10,000. Went out of commission, July 29, 1853; recommissioned, at Boston harbor, October 20, 1854. January 18, 1862, went out of commission; recommissioned, May 27, 1862. September 30, 1865, finally went out of commission, and was sold. Class: Sailing sloop. Description
John Alexander. Purchased, August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Schooner. Description
John Griffith. Purchased, September 16,1 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from B. F. Woolsey. Sold at public aucton, September 8 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, Mass., to C. Foster, by Horatio Harris, for $10,500. Total cost of repairs while in the service of the Government was $26,755.54. January 20, 1862, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; June 1, 1864, went out of commission. Recommissioned, August 23, 1864. Finally went out of commission August 21, 1865.  Class: Sails; mortar schooner; wood. Description
John Hancock. Built for a tank and tug boat and launched at Boston, 1850. By act of Congress, August 3, 1852, ordered to survey Bering Straits, Pacific Ocean, and

China Seas. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mare Island, Calif., for $16,750. Commissioned at Boston, March 19, 1853; went out of commission, August 23, 1856.

Class: Screw steam tender. Description
John L. Lockwood. Purchased, September 1, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from P. Crary. Sold at auction, September 15, 1865, at Washington, D. C., to Mr. Crossett, of New York, by William L. Wall & Co., for $6,300. December 6, 1861, commissioned at Baltimore, Md.; went out of commissioin, May 23, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
John McHale. Purchased, July 19, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, agent, Canal boat. Purchased to sink. Bought with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Commodore Dornin at Baltimore. Description
John Mitchell. Purchased, July 19, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, agent. Purchased to sink. Bout with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Commodore Dornin at Baltimor, Md. Canal boat. Description
John P. Jackson. Purchased, November 6, 1861, at Newark, N. J., from Jersey City Ferry Co., by George D. Morgan. Sold at public auction, Septmeber 27, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to Marcy, Maury & Co., by George A. Hall & Co., for $13,500. February 4, 1862, commissioned at New York; went out of commission, September 5, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $32,012.66. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Jonas Smith, see Daffodil.
Jonquil. October 21, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C.K. Stribling, from S. F. Baker. Sold at public auction, October 21, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $6,300. Cost to fit her for naval service was $851.13. October 28, 1863, commissioned at Philadelphia, Pa. Went out of commission, August 2, 1865 Class: Screw vessel; wood. Purchased under name of J. K. Kirkman. Name changed to JonquilName changed to Jonquil. Description
Jubilee. Purchased, November 28, 1861, at Portland, Me., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Judge Torrence. Transferred, September 30, 1862, from War Department. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to John A. Williamson et al. by Solomon A. Silver for $9,100. Commissioned at Cairo, Ill., December 25, 1862; went out of commission, August 1, 1864. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Julia. Purchased, July 24, 1863, from Key West prize court by Navy Department. Broken up and sold at Key West, 1865. Taken into the service as tender for the vessels of the East Gulf Squadron. Shared in the capture of the bark Stonewall, February 20, 1863, at Point Rosa, Fla. Sloop. Description
Juliet. Purchased, November 1, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Commodore J. B. Hull. Sold at auction, August 17. 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Philip Wallach, by Solomon A. Silver, for $6,150. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $11,568.37. Out of commission, in 1864; recommissioned, September 6, 1864. Finally went out of commission, June 30, 1865. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Juniata. Built at Philadelphia Navy Yard by Government, March, 1862; machinery by Pusey & Jones, Wilmington, Del. Launched, March 20, 1862, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Commenced, June 1861, and completed, March 1863. Sold, March 25, 1891, at Portsmouth, N. H., to Herbert H. Ives, New York, for $15,890. Commissioned, December 4, 1862, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Stricken from Navy Register, November 21, 1889. Went out of commission, December 23, 1863; recommissioned, July 16, 1864; went out of commission, June 29,1867; recommissioned, July 19, 1869; went out of commission, July 10, 1871; recommissioned, February 10, 1873; went out of commission, September 5, 1876; recommissioned, October 30, 1882. Finally went out of commission, February 28, 1882. Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war. Description
Juniper. Purchased, June 7, 1864, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from Solomon Thomas. Sold, June 29, 1865, to Treasury Department, by Navy Department, for LIghthouse Board, for $7,000. Name changed to Uno. Commissioned, July 11, 1864; went out of commission, May 26, 1865. Class: Screw steamer. Description

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Kalamazoo. By contract. Hull and machinery built at New York Navy Yard, by Delameter Iron Works.Broken up at New York in 1884. This vessel was never finished. November 27, 1865, ordered that work on her be suspended. Thickness of side plating will be 6"; of plates and stringers, 8" thick. There will be longitudinal iron truss frames and transverse ones. She was designed by Naval Constructor B. F. Delano. Estimated weights: Deck armor, 810 tons; stringers, 265 tons; side armor, 522 tons. John Bird was contractor for truss frames and ventilating apparatus. Phoenix Iron Company contracted for wrought-iron stringers. Class: Steamer; twin screws; double-turreted monitor; iron and wood. Name changed to Colossus, June 15, 1869. Description
Kalmia. Purchased at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., from Aaron Innes. Sold, October 25, 1865, at New York, for $9,900, at public auction. Class: Screw steamer; wood. The name of this vessel changed from Aaron Innes  to Kalmia  when purchased. Description
Kanawha. Built by contract with G. E. & W. H. Goodspeed, East Haddam, Conn., and Pacific Iron Works, Bridgeport, Conn. Launched, October 21, 1861, at the former place. Delivered at New York Navy Yard. December 20, 1861. Sold, June 13, 1866, at New York, for $12,050. January 21, 1862, commissioned at New York, N. Y.; went out of commission, July 5, 1866. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Kansas. Hull built at Philadelphia Navy Yard; machinery taken from the prize steamer Princess Royal. Launched, September 29, 1863.Sold, September 27, 1883, to J. L. Snow, Rockland, Me., for $7,000. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $184,634.37. December 21, 1863, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard. May 4, 1865, went out of commission but recommissioned, July 28, 1865. September 22, 1869, again went out of commission; but again recommissioned, September 26, 1870. Finally, went out of commission, August 9, 1875, and from 1876 to 1882, laid up at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat. Description
Katahdin. By contract; hull, by Larrabee & Allen, Bath, Me., and machinery, Morgan Iron Works, N. Y. Launched, October 12, 1861.Sold, November 30, 1865, at New York, for $15,400. December 23, 1861, the Katahdin was delivered at Boston Navy Yard. Commissioned, there, February 17, 1862; July 14, 1864, went out of commission. Class: Screw steamer gunboat; wood. Description
Kate. Purchased, December 23, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson.Sold at public auction, March 29, 1866, at Mound City, Ill., to J. H. Trover, by Commodore Livingston, for $10,350.She was repaired by Joseph Brown at a cost of $24,550. Purchased for the Mississippi Squadron. Commissioned, April 2, 1865, at Mound City, Ill.; went out of commission, March 25, 1866. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from Kate B. Porter. Description
Kate B. Porter, see Kate.
Kearsarge. By Government; hull, at Portsmouth Navy Yard; engines, by Woodruff & Beach, Hartford,

Conn. Launched, September 11, 1861, at Portsmouth, N. H. Wrecked, February 2, 1864, on Roncador Reef. Sunk Confederate cruiser Alabama, June 19, 1864. Commissioned, January 24, 1862, at Portsmouth, N. H.

Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war; white oak. Description
Kennebec. By Government contract; hull, by G. W. Lawrence, Thomaston, Me.; engines, Novelty Iron Works, N. Y. Launched, October 5, 1861.Sold November 30, 1865, at New York, N. Y., for $13,500. December 15, 1861, delivered to the Government at Boston Navy Yard. February 8, 1862, commissioned there. Went out of commission, August 9, 1965. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Kenosha. Purchased, in 1858. Broken up, 1884, at Kittery, Me. (Portsmouth, N. H.). Commissioned, January 20, 1869, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer. Name changed, May 15, 1869, to Plymouth. Description
Kensington. Purchased, January 27, 1862, at Boston, Mass., by Captain W. L. Hudson.Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, to Brown & Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $81,500. Delivered to Government, January 27, 1862, at Boston Navy Yard. Commissioned, February 15, 1862. She was used as a transport between Key West and Ship Island. Total cost of repair and alterations was $47,695.36. Went out of commission May 5, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Kensington. Purchased, October 28, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Ship. Description
Kenwood. Purchased, July 15, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio. by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter from H. A. JonesSold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to W. J. Priest, by Sol. A. Silver, for $10,100. Commissioned, May 24, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., went out of commission, August 7, 1865. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Keokuk.  Built by contract with Charles W. Whitney. Launched, December 6, 1862, at New York.Sunk, April 8, 1863, off south end of Morris Island, S. C., Commander A. C. Rhind, commanding. Stationary, round-top towers, pierced with 6 portholes Twin-screw steamer; monitor; iron. Name changed from Moodna. Description
Keosauqua. (Never built.)
Kewaydin, see Kickapoo.
Kewaydin. Hull built at Boston Navy Yard; engines by H. Loring, Boston, Mass.Broken up at Boston in 1884. Total cost of repairs $1,958.62. Class: Screw steamer; spar-deck sloop. Name changed to Pennsylvania May 15, 1869. Description
Keystone State. Purchased, June 10, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Admiral Du Pont from Ocean Steam Navigation Co. Sold, September 15, 1865, at auction, at Washington, D C., to M. O. Roberts, New York, by William L. Wall & Co., for $54,000. Chartered, April 19, 1861; ordered to be returned to owners, May 23, 1861. Commissioned, July 19, 1861, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; March 25, 1865, went out of commission. Ballast, September 15, 1865, was sold separately from the vessel for $2,160. Total cost of repairs was $85,401.93. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Key West, see  Home.
Key West. Purchased, April 16, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter from W. S. Evans et al. Sunk off Johnsonville, Tennessee River; she was burned November 4, 1864. Commissioned, May 26, 1863, at Cairo, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Kiang Soo, see Fuchsia.
Kickapoo. Built at St. Louis, Mo., under contract with G. B. Allen & Co. Sold at public aution, September 12, 1874, at New Orleans, La., to Schickels, Harrison & Co., for $7,750. Total cost of repairs $9,317.02. Commissioned at Mound City, Ill., July 8, 1864; went out of commission, July 29, 1865. The Kickapoo has two Ericsson turrets. April 23, 1864, the department authorized that one of them be arranged with Mr. Eads' plan of running out the guns and taking the recoil on steam, cost not to exceed $5,000. September 27, 1865. she was laid up on Algiers side of Mississippi River, 1 mile below Slaughter House Point. Class: Steamer; ironclad. Name changed to Cyclops, June 15, 1869; from Cyclops  to Kewaydin, August 10, 1869. Description
Kineo. Built by contract; hull by J. W. Dyer, Portland, Me.; machinery, Morgan Works, New York, N. Y. Launched, October 9, 1861, at Portland, Me. Sold, October 9, 1866, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $14,100. February 8, 1862, commissioned at Boston Navy Yard. Went out of commission. May 9, 1865. Delivered at Boston Navy Yard, January 10, 1862. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Kingfisher. Purchased, August 2, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by board composed of J. M. Forbes et al.Wrecked, March 28, 1864, at St. Helena Island. Commssioned, October 3, 1861, at Boston yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $15,349,02. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
King Philip. Transferred, April 21, 1861, from War Department. Sold at auction, September 15, 1865, at Washington, to Henry F. Hammill by William L. Wall & Co., for $9,750. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $11,586.91. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from Powhatan. Description
Kinsman. Transferred from the Army, January 1, 1863.Struck a snag and sunk in Berwick Bay, February 23, 1863, near Brashear City. Captured by the Army at New Orleans. This was one of the boats fitted out by General Butler for river service, with boilers and machinery portected by iron. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name changed from Colonel Kinsman. Description
Kittatinny. Purchased, September 21, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Admiral S. F. Du Pont from Simpson & Neile. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to D. McCarty & Son, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $20,600. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $18,248,.44. Commissioned, December 9, 1861, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission, September, 27, 1865. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Name changed from Stars and Stripes.  Description
Klamath. Built by contract at Cincinnati, Ohio, with Alexander Swift & Co. Light-draft monitor. Sold at auction, September 12, 1874, at New Orleans, La., to Schickels, Harrison & Co., for $7,400. The above cost includes all extra work and two extra gun carriages. Light draft-monitor Name changed to Harpy, June 15, 1869. August 10, 1869, renamed the Klamath. Description
Koka By contract with Wilcox & Whiting, Camden, Pa. Launched, May 18, 1865. Light-draft monitor. Broken up at League Island, October, 2, 1874. June 15, 1869,Harlan, Hollingsworth & Co. were paid $3,611.14 for breaking her up. Repairs on her cost $654.73. The cost price above given includes all alterations, extra work, and two extra gun carriages. Light draft-moniter name changed to Argos; August 10, 1869, changed to Koka. Description
Kosciusko. Transferred by War Department.Sunk, March 25, 1863, in passing Batteries at Vicksburg. She was a component of the Eliet Marine Brigade. Steamer. Called the Lancaster and changed to Kosciusko. Description

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L. C. Richmond. Purchased, October 25, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. 4th; Purchased to be sunk. Stone Fleet. ship. Description
Laburnum Purchased, June 24, 1864, at Phildelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Hillman & Co.Sold, tender after auction, March 16, 1866, at New York, to L. J. Belloni, by Admiral C. H. Bell, for $16,200.commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission, January 24, 1866. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Lion, July 7, 1864, Description
Lady Sterling. Captured, October 31, 1864, off Wilmington; purchased November, 1864, from New York prize court by Navy Department.Sold, June 26, 1869, at League Island, for $33,000. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, April 22, 1865, completely fitted for naval purposes. Total cost of alterations and repairs while in naval service was $60,989.38.commissioned at New York Navy Yard. There is an inclined trunk air pump worked from intermediate shaft; feed and steam pipes are of copper. Two bilge and two feed pumps attached to engine. A distiller and donkey engine. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron, three-eighth inch thick. Name changed from Lady Sterling to Hornet. April 24, 1865, Description
Lafayette. Purchased, 1861, by Government.Sold, March 28, 1866, at New Orleans, La., for $10,770.Designed by Commodore W. D. Porter and built at St. Louis, Mo., October 25, 1862. Commissioned, February 27, 1863, at Cairo, Ill.; July 22, 1865, finally went out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ram. Name changed from Alick Scott to Fort Henry, thence to Lafayette, September 8, 1862. Description
Lancaster, see Kosciusko.
Lancaster. Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard; machinery by Reaney, Neaffie & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Launched, October 20, 1858, at Philadelphia Yard and completed, June 1859.first class. Still (1896) in service. May 12, 1859, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard. The Lancaster was commenced in December, 1857. Class: Screw steamer; sloop, Description
Larkspur. Purchased, October 6, 1863, at Wilmington, Del., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from W. A. James & Co .Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $8,100. Commissioned, October 16, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission, July 8, 1865. Delivered to Government, October 12, 1863. Cost of alterations was $183.51. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Pontiac. Description
Laurel. Transferred, September 30, 1862, by War Department. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to W. P. Halliday, by Sol. A. Silver, for $3,700. She was employed as a tug on western rivers. She has been kept in good repair; present condition is fair. Class: Screw steamer. Name changed to Laurel from Erebus Description
Lavender. Purchased, May 25, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from H. & W. D. Winsor. Wrecked, June 13, 1864, off Cape Lookout, N. C., Acting Master J. H. Gleason, commanding. Class: Screw steamer; wood, copper-fastened. Name changed from Mayflower. Description
Lavinia Logan. Purchased, August 31, 1864, at Louisville, Ky., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter.Sunk, September 23, 1864, in Mississippi River. Steamer. Description
Lehigh. Built by contract with John Ericsson, Chester, Pa. Launched, June 17, 1863.Commissioned, April 15, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission, June 9, 1865. Recommissioned, December 15, 1875, at Norfolk, Va.; April 18, 1898, commissioned at League Island; finally went out of commission. September 6, 1898. For extra work done on the Lehigh, Captain Ericsson was allowed $22,726.28. Class: Screw steamer; single-turreted monitor; wood and iron. Description
Lena Clinton, see Clinton.
Lenapee. Built by contract; hull at Brooklyn, N. Y., by E. Lupton; engines by Washington Iron Works, Newburg, N. Y. Sold, August 26, 1868, at Portsmouth, N. H., to E. Stannard. Commissioned, December 30, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. October 17, 1867, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs and extra work while in the Government service was $25,458,65. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double ender; wood. Description
Leonidas. Purchased, November 27, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Purchased to be sunk. Stone Fleet. Description
Leslie. Borrowed, early in 1861, from War Department, for use at Washington. Delivered, June 2, 1865, to Army, at Baltimore, Md. Tender to Potomac Flotilla, 1862-3. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,983.03. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Levant By Government at Brooklyn, N. Y.,where she was launched in 1838. Lost in Pacific Ocean. Class: Sailing sloop-of-war. Description
Lewis Purchased, October 28, 1861, at New London, Conn., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Class: Ship. Description
Lexington. Purchased, June 1861, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Commodore John Rodgers; transferred by War Department. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Thomas Scott  Woodburn, by Solomon A. Silver for $6,000. The Lexington was built at Pittsburgh in 1860 as a regular side-wheel passenger and freight boat. She made two trips from Pittsburgh to New Orleans in 1861, when she was laid up at Cincinnati, Ohio, and sold to Government in 1861. July 2, 1865, finally went out of commission. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood Description
Leyden Purchased at Chelsea, Mass., under contract with James Tetlow. Launched at Boston, Mass., 1865. Navy yard tug at Boston, Mass. Total cost of repairs to December 31, 1888, was $185,605.88. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Lightning. Captured at Port Royal; purchased by Navy Department. Sold, August 5, 1865, at Port Royal, for $400, to M. J. Stattery by Commander J. C. Howell. No log, no history. Class: Schooner. Description
Lilac Purchased, April 15, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from H. Winsor & Co. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to H. G. Farrington, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $9,200.  The pilot and engine rooms were rifle proof. Commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard, April 28, 1863; June 16, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $5,794.54 Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Lillian. Captured at sea while running the blockade; purchased, September 6, 1864, from Philadelphia prize court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, November 30, 1865, at New York, to Russell Sturgis, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $28,500. She was captured by the Keystone State and others August 24, 1864. October 6, 1864, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commision, April 5, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; three-eighths-inch steel. Description
Lilly.

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