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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
O. H. Lee. Purchased, August 27, 1861, at New York, New York. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Commissioned, February 4, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission at Philadelphia, July 19, 1865. December 5, 1861, the O.H. Lee was selected for a mortar boat. Class: Sailing mortar schooner. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n175/mode/1up
O.M. Pettit. Purchased August 17, 1861, at New York, New York, Sunk by collision; raised and sold by Bay Point, S.C. September 2, 1865. Commissioned, October 4, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Class:Side-wheel steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n175/mode/1up
Octorara. Hull built by Government at New York Navy Yard; machinery by Neptune Iron Works, New York, New York. Launced December 7, 1861. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n175/mode/2up
Ohio. Built by the Government, Launced May 30, 1820. Sold September 27, 1883, at Boston, Mass., to J. L. Snow, Rockland, Me., for $17,100. The Ohio was commenced in November, 1817. Cost of repairs from June 30, 1853, to December, 1879, was $58,911.34. Class: Sailing ship-of-the-line; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n175/mode/2up
Ohio Valley, see Ibex.
Oleander. Purchased March 28, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding from James Howe and C. W. Copeland. Launched Janaury 10, 1863. Sold at public auction, September 5, 1865, at New York, by Burdett Jones & Co., to Smith & Downing, for $16,400. Went out of commission, August 18, 1865, at New York. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n175/mode/2up
Oliver H. Lee, see O. H. Lee.
Oneida. Hull built at New York Navy Yard; machinery by J. Murphy & Co., New York, N. Y. Lauched November 20, 1861, and commissioned February 28, 1862. Run down and sunk, Janaury 24, 1870, in Yokohama Bay by the P. & O. steamer Bombay; wreck was sold at Yokohama, October 9, 1872 for $1,505. August 11, 1865, out of commission, at New York. The wreck was sold to the Tatcho-bo-nai-yo. Class: Screw steamer; wood; sloop. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n175/mode/2up
Oneota. Built at Cincinnati, Ohio, by contract with Alexander Swift & Co., and Niles Works, June 1865. Sold April 13, 1868, at New Orleans, La., to Alexander Swift & Co., by Department for $375,000. She carried 2 guns. Class: Screw steamer. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n175/mode/2up
Onondaga. Built by contract with G. W. Quintard, New York. Launched July 29, 1863, at Green Point, New York. Commissioned, March 24, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. By act of Congress, approved March 2, 1867, she was returned to G. W. Quintard, on payment of $759,673. Went out of commission June 8, 1865, at New York. Class: Twin screw steamer; double-turreted monitor; iron. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n175/mode/2up
Ontario. Hull built at New York Navy Yard; machinery, Aetna Iron Works. Name changed from Ontario to New York., May 15, 1869. November 27, 1865, ordered that work be suspended on her. Dimensions of boiler are same as those of Java. Date of contract for machinery was October 26, 1863, to be completed ten months from date of contract, provided the vessel be placed at their command seven months from that date; otherwise three months from time that the contractors shall be notified the vessel is at their command. Class: Screw steamer. New York http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n177/mode/2up
Onward, see Grand Gulf.
Onward. Purchased September 9, 1861, at New York, N. Y. by George D. Morgan from John Ogden. Sold November 1, 1884, at Callao, Peru, for $1,850. Commissioned January 11, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission June 20, 1865, at New York. Total cost of repairs to her by the Government was $94,608.73. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n177/mode/2up
Oregon, see Quinsigamond.
Oriole. Purchased, December 7, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865. at Mound City, Ill., to Thomas Scott, for $17,000. Name changed to Oriole from Florence Miller, under which she was purchased. Purchased for U. S. Mississippi Squadron and repaired by Joseph Brown at a cost of $24,550. Commissioned, March 22, 1865, at Mound City Ill., went out of commission at that place, August 4, 1865. Class: Light-draft steamboat. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n177/mode/2up
Orion, see Chimo.
Orion. Purchased, August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Schooner. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n177/mode/2up
Orvetta. Purchased, October 1, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from E. & D. Bigelow, agents. Sold at public auction August 15, 1865, at New York, to Mr. Henseman, by Burdett Jones & Co., for $25, 496.40. Class: Sails; mortar schooner; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n177/mode/2up
Osage. Built at St. Louis, Mo., under contract with James B. Eads. Launched, January 13, 1863. Sunk, March 29, 1865. by a torpedo in Blakely River, Ala.; successfully raised and sold at public auction. November 22, 1867, at New Orleans, La., including the Calhoun, Tennessee, and Nashville, for $20,467.10. Commissioned, July 10, 1863, at Cairo, Ill. Class: Single -turreted monitor. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n180/mode/1up
Osceola, see Neosho.
Osceola. Built at Boston, Mass., by contract; hull by Curtis & Tilden; machinery by Altantic Works. Delivered to Government at Boston Navy Yard, January 9, 1864. Sold October 1, 1867, at New York for $16,000. Commissioned, February 10, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission there May 13, 1865, Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $48,020,58. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n180/mode/1up
Ossipee. Hull built at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H.; machinery by Reliance Machine Co., Mystic River, Conn. Commenced, June, 1861; launced, November 16, 1861; completed, November, 1862. Commissioned November 6, 1862; went out of commission, Philadelphia Navy Yard, July 3, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; wooden sloop. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n180/mode/1up
Otsego, see Tunxis.
Otsego. Built at New York by contract hull by J. A. & D. D. Westervelt; machinery by Fulton Works. Sunk, December 9, 1864, in Roanoke River, by a torpedo. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $4929.91. After the Otsego was sunk her battery was recovered and disposed of. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n181/mode/2up
Ottawa. Built by contract with J. A. Westervelt and Novelty Iron Works, both of New York. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, N. Y., for $13,200. Commissioned, October 7,1861, at New York Navy Yard. All repairs cost $12,291.61. Went out of commission, August 12, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n181/mode/2up
Ouachita. Purchased, September 29, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, September 25, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Tait, Able Gill. by Solomon A. Silver, for $25,000. Name changed to Ouachita from Louiseville, her former name, September 25, 1863. Cost of repairs to April 1865, was $91.50 Commissioned, January 18, 1864. Class Side-wheel steamer. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n181/mode/2up
Owasco. Built by contract with Charles Mallory. Launched, October 5, 1861, at Mystic Conn. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, for $11,900. Delivered, December 6, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Commissioned,January 23, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission there, July 12, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $1,025.80. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n181/mode/2up
Ozark. Built by contract with George C. Bestor, Mound City, Ill. Launced, February 18, 1863, and taken to St. Louis to put in her machinery. Sold at auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to F.B. Ellis & Brother. Commissioned, February 18, 1864, at Cairo, Ill.; went out of commission, July 24,1865, at Mound City, Ill. For extra work on the Ozark, Mr. Bestor was allowed $9.134.20. Class: Twin-screw steamer; iron-clad: wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n181/mode/2up

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
P. B. Van Houten see Jasmine.
Palos. Built at Chelsea, Mass., under contract with James Tetlow, July 1866. Total cost of repairs to 2d quarter of 1889 was $104,361.15 Class: Screw steamer; iron. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n181/mode/2up
Pampero. Purchased July 7, 1861, at  New York, from J. Bishop & Co., by George D. Morgan. Sold at public auction October 1, 1867, at New York, by Admiral C. H. Bell, for $6,000. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $12, 931.36 Class: Sailing vessel. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n181/mode/2up
Panola, see Pinola.
Pansy Transferred, September 30, 1862 by War Department. Sold September 1, 1868, at Mound City, Ill., for $450. Formerly named Samson from which it was changed to Pansy, October 24, 1862. September 2 1863, carrying no battery, she was used as a tug on Western rivers. Class: Steam tug. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n182/mode/1up
Para. Harris & Co., for $10.300. Commissioned February 4, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission August 5, 1865, at Boston. December 5, 1861, the Para was selected to be converted into a mortar boat. Total cost of repairs while in service of Government was $22,555.46. She was altered for naval service by T. Z. Tucker at a cost of $1,791.15. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n183/mode/2up
Passaconaway. Hull built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H.; machinery by contract with C. H. Delamater, New York, N. Y. She was condemned under act of Congress August 5, 1882, and broken up in 1884 at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H. She was originally named Passaconaway, but was changed to Thunderer, June 15, 1869; thence to Massachusetts, August 10, 1869. Two turrets were constructed by the Atlantic Works, South Boston, Mass.  Side armor contracted for by M. K. Moorhead & Co., Pittsburgh, Pa. Commenced in November 1863. Class: Screw steamer; double-turreted monitor; wood and iron. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n183/mode/2up
Passaic Built by contract with John Ericsson, Green Point N. Y. Delivered by contractor, November 25, 1862. Launced August 30, 1862. Turned over 1890-5-6, to the Massachusetts Naval Militia; then to Georgia Naval Militia, 1896-7-8. Commissioned November 25, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission June 16, 1865, at Philadelphia. She was altered and repaired by John Roach from January, 1874, to July 1875, at a cost of $193,740.which is included in the total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, $256,142.82. Class: Screw steamer; single-turrected monitor; wood and iron. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n183/mode/2up
Patapsco. Built December, 1862, at Wilmington, Del., by contract with John Ericsson. Launched September 27, 1862. Sunk by torpedo, January 16, 1865, below Sumter, Charleston, S. C. Commander S. P. Quackenbush, commanding. Commissioned January 2, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs, sundries and extra work was $26,730.40. Class: Screw streamer; single-turret monitor; wood and iron. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n183/mode/2up
Patriot. Purchased August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md. by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Schooner. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n183/mode/2up
Patroon. Purchased October 28, 1861. at Trenton, N. J., by George D. Morgan. from R. T. Loper. Sold at public auction, December 30, 1862, Philadelphia, Pa., by commandant Philadelphia Yard, for $11,200. Commissioned March 18, 1862, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $22,249.56. Class: Screw steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n183/mode/2up
Paul Jones. Built by contract; hull by J. J. Abrahams, Baltimore, Md.; Machinery by Reaney, Son, & Archbold, Chester, Pa. Sold July 13, 1867, at New York, N. Y., for $10,000. Commissioned July 9, 1862, at Baltimore Md.; September 15, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; April 1, 1865, Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $39,017.47. Class: Side - wheel steamer; gunboat. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n183/mode/2up
Paul Jones, Jr. Built in 1863-64, Steam launch. Sod. August 17, 1865. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n183/mode/2up
Pawnee. Hull built at Philadelphia Navy Yard; machinery by Reaney, Neafie & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Commenced, October, 1858 and completed in September, 1860. Luanched October 8, 1859. Sold May 3, 1884, at Port Royal, S. C., to M. H. Gregory, Great Neck, N. Y. for $6,011. Finally went out of commission July 26, 1865. This vessel is sometimes spoken of as the Griffith ship. Class: Twin-screw steamer; 2d-class sloop; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n185/mode/2up
Paw Paw. Purchased April 9, 1863, at Chicago, Ill., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, from J.Van Vortwick. Sod at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Samuel Nancil, by Sol. A. Silver, for $5,850. Class: Center-wheel steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n185/mode/2up
Pawtucket. Built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yark; machinery by Gardner & Lake, Providence, R. I. Launched March 19,1863; arrived at Providence, R. I., for machinery. May 4, 1863. Delivered to Government at New York Navy Yard, May 18, 1864. Sold October 15, 1867, at New York, for $15,000. Commissioned August 26, 1864, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission there June 15, 1865. Cost of repairs whil in the naval service was $2.947.45. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n185/mode/2up
Pembina. Built by contract with Thomas Stack and Novelty Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Sold November 30, 1865, at New York, for $14,100. Commissioned October 16, 1861 , at New York Navy Yard; was completed October 18, 1861, when she went to sea. Finally went out of commission September 22, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. Total cost of repairt while in the naval service was $14,239,50. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n185/mode/2up
Penguin. Purchased, May 23, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by Commodore S. L. Breese. Sold at publice auction, September 8, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, by Horatio Harris & Co., to Fogg & Co., for $22,500. Commissioned, June 25, 1861, at Brooklyn Navy Yard; went out of commission, finally, August 24, 1865, at Boston. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $448.16. Class: Screw steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n185/mode/2up
Penobscot. Built by contract with C. P. Carter, Belfast, Me., and the Allaire Works, New York, N. Y. Launched, November 19, 1861, at the former place. January 16, 1862, she was delivered to the Government at Boston Navy Yard. Sold, October 19, 1869, at Portsmouth, N. H., to Nehemiah Gibson, for $6,700. Went out of commission at New York Navy Yard, July 31, 1865. For extra work C. P. Carter was paid $385. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $31, 621.01. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n185/mode/2up
Pensacola. Built at Warrington Navy Yard, Fla. Launched August 13, 1859. Commissioned, December 5, 1859, at Warrington, Fla.; went out of commission, at New York Navy Yard, April 29, 1864, finally. Class: Screw steamer; 1st-class sloop. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n185/mode/2up
Pennsylvania. Launched, July 17, 1837, at Philadelphia, Pa. Burned, April 20, 1861, at Norfolk Navy Yard. Cost of repairs from June 30, 1853, to March 5, 1861, was $16,302.50. Class: Sailing ship-of-the-line, http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n187/mode/2up
Peony. Purchased December 7, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling from Bishop & Sons. Sold at Public auction, August 1, 1865, at Boston, Mass., to S. & J. M. Flanagan, by Horatio Harris, for $16.200. Purchased under name of Republic. She was well built; bottom sheathed with yellow metal. She was completely fitted with all necessary articles, including an auxiliary steam pump and a distilling apparatus, the cost of which, with other spare machinery, was approximately, $1,000. Class: Screw steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n187/mode/2up
Peoria. Built at New York Navy Yard; machinery by contract with Aetna Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Launched, October 29, 1863, at New York Navy Yard. Sold, August 26, 1868, to R. C. Flanning, for $6,900. Repairs, June 30, 1867, cost $252.20. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n187/mode/2up
Peosta. Purchased, June 13, 1861, at Dubuque, Iowa, by Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, IIl., to John W. Waggener, by Solomon A. Silver, for $8,350. Commissioned, October 2, 1863, at Cairo, Ill,; went out of commission, at Mound City, Ill., August 7, 1865. March 25, 1864, cooperated in the repulse of a Confederate attack on Paducah, Ky. Class Side-wheel steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n187/mode/2up
Pequot. Hull built at Boston Navy Yard; machinery by Woodruff & Beach, Hartford, Conn. Launched, June 4, 1863, and commissioned, January 15, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Went out of commssion, June 3, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $1,503.82. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n187/mode/2up
Percy Drayton. Purchased, November 12, 1863, from New York prize court by Navy Department. Sold September 2, 1865, at Bay Point. S. C., to George Crane, for $370. Name changed from Hettiwan to Percy Drayton. Class: Sloop. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n187/mode/2up
Peri. Purchased, April 30, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Alfred Hoff, by Solomon A. Silver, for $7,200. Navm changed for Reindeer. Commissioned, June 20, 1864, at Mound City, Ill.; wnet out of commission, at Cairo, June 30, 1865. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n187/mode/2up
Peri. Purchased, November 29, 1861, at Portland. Me,, by G. D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n187/mode/2up
Periwinkle. Purchased at Philadelphia, December 9, 1864, by Commodore J. B. Hull from John W. Lynn Lost in the Arctic regions, Hall's expedition. Name changed to Periwinkle from America. Class: Screw steamer; white oak; copper-fastened. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n189/mode/1up
Perry. Built by Government at Norfolk, Va. Sold at auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $6,500. At New York Navy Yard. commissioned, April 23, 1861, for East Gulf Squadron; and February 28, 1863, for South Atlantic Squadron. Went out of commission, finally, April 29, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Captured privateer Savannah, June 3, 1861. Class: Sails; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n189/mode/1up
Peter B. Van Houten, see Jasmine.
Peter Demill. Purchased, November 9, 1861, at New London, Conn., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell.  Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n189/mode/1up
Peterhoff. Purchased, February, 1863, from New York prize court by Navy Department. 4th rate. Sunk, March 6, 1864, by collision, on coast of North Carolina. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n189/mode/1up
Petrel. Purchased, December 22, 1862, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, at Cincinnati, Ohio. Captured and destroyed, April 30, 1864, by rebels, above Yazoo City, Miss. Name changed to Petrel from Duchess, under which she was purchased. Class: Tinclad; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n189/mode/1up
Philadelphia. Taken possession of and transferred by War Department, April 21, 1861. Sold at public auction, September 15, 1865, at Washington, D. C., by William L. Wall & Co., to N. L. & G. Griswold, for $31,000. August 31, 1865, went out of commission, at Washington Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $18,968.56. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n189/mode/1up
Philippi. Purchased, February 23, 1864, from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Destroyed, August 5, 1864, in Mobile Bay. Purchased under name of Ella, from which, February 27, 1864, it was changed to Philippi. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $9,637.17. Class: Side-wheel steamer. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n189/mode/1up
Phineas Sprague, see Flag.
Phlox. Purchased, August 2, 1864, at Boston, Mass., by Rear-Admiral S. H. Stringham, from McKay & Aldus. Name changed to Phlox from F. W. Lincoln, under which she was purchased. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $53, 272.20. Commissioned, September 14, 1864, at Boston, Mass.; went out of commission. July 28, 1865. at Washington D. C. Wrought-iron crank and shaft. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood; copper-fastened. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n189/mode/1up
Phoenix. Purchased, November 9, 1861, at New London, Conn., by G. D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n189/mode/1up
Picket Boat, No. 1. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, August 22, 1864. Her machinery was paid for, September 5, 1864. Sundries: September 19, 1864, $2,016.25; October 29, 1864, $423.34. Repairs at Philadelphia, July 31 and August 31, 1867, cost $113.47; at Norfolk, June 30, 1867, $545.84. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n189/mode/1up
Picket Boat, No. 2. Crew captured and boat destroyed, October 18, 1864, in Great Wicomico River, Md. Her machinery was paid for on September 5, 1864, Repairs at Norfolk, June 30, 1866, cost $87.53; sundries, September 19, 1865, $2,016.25; October 29, 1864. $434.34. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n191/mode/2up
Picket Boat, No. 3. Screw steamer. Cut adrift from her ship on night of February 19, 1865, at mouth of Cape Fear River and drifted to sea. January 7, 1865, she was at Norfolk, for sheathing, etc., L. H. Hoagland was paid $1,632.53. Sundries, September 19, 1864, cost $2,016.25. March 3, 1865, Clute Brothers were paid $47.50. for her propeller wheel. C. H. Delamater was paid, June 2, 1865, $99.30 for a blower. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n191/mode/2up
Picket Boat, No. 4. Built by contract, August, 1864, at East Boston, Mass. Repairs at Norfolk, June 30, 1865-6-7. cost $1.099.62. June 2, 1865, ordered to be laid up and carefully protected from the weather at Norfolk Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n191/mode/2up
Picket Boat, No. 5. Built by contract in summer of 1864 at Boston, Mass. Machinery was paid for on November 11, 1864. For materials. Bartow & Sons were paid $1,515.73. November 28, 1864. For steam pipe, Campbell & Hardwick were paid, December 24, 1864. $305. Repairs at Norfolf, June 30, 1866 , cost $1,900. Class: Screw steamer. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n191/mode/2up
Picket Boat, No. 6. Built by contract in summer of 1864. Screw steamer. August 4, 1865, ordered to be turned over to ordinance yard, Washington, D. C. Retransferred. September 6, 1865, from the Ordinance to the navy yard. Washington. The machinery was paid for December 24, 1864. June 30, 1865. repairs at Norfolk cost $266.08. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n191/mode/2up
Pilgrim. Built by contract with Pusey, Jones & Co., Wilmington, Del. Launched November 1, 1864. Dropped. January 1, 1889, from Navy Register. After a satisfactory trial trip, delivered to Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard. March 2, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; iron. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n191/mode/2up
Pilgrim. Purchased, July 18, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling; Bishop, agent. Purchased to sink, with 60 tons of stone on board, and sent to Baltimore, Md., to Commodore Dornin. Stone Fleet. Class: Canal boat. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n191/mode/2up
Pink. Purchased, December 14, 1863, from New York & Glen Cove Steam Navigation Co., by Rear Admiral Gregory. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett, Jones & Co., to M. O. Roberts, for $9.000. Name changed from Zouave.Commissioned, February 6, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $22, 023.24. Class: Screw steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n191/mode/2up
Pinola. Built by contract with J. J. Abrahams and Charles Reeder, Baltimore, Md. Sold, November 30, 1865, Commissioned, January 29, 1862, at Baltimore, Md. July 18, 1865, ordered to be laid up at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $532.96. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n191/mode/2up
Pinta. Built by contract with Reaney, Son & Archbold, Chester, Pa. Launched, October 29, 1864. Total cost of repairs to end of first quarter of 1889 was $143.743.32. Class: Screw steamer; iron. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n191/mode/2up
Piscataqua, see Chimo.
Piscataqua. Built by Government; hull at Portsmough Navy Yard; machinery by Woodruff & Beach, Hartford, Conn. Launched at Portsmouth,  N. H., in 1863. Sold at New York, February, 1877, to Nat. McKay, for $5,175. Name changed to Delaware, May 15, 1869. Date of contract for machinery was November 1, 1863. to be completed within 11 months from that date, provided the vessel be place at contractor's command within 8 months; otherwise, within 3 months from time they shall be notified that the vessel is at their command. Class: Screw sloop; spar deck. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n191/mode/2up
Pittsburg. One of the seven gunboats built by contract with James B. Eads, at St. Louis, Mo. Transferred by War Department. Sold at auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Cutting & Ellis (plates sold separtely), for $3,100. December 12, 1862, took part in Yazoo River Expedition, March 14-24, 1863, took part in Steele's Bayou Expedition. On night April 6-7, 1862, ran past batteries of Island No. 10. Class: Ironclad. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n193/mode/2up
Planter. Run out of Charleston, S. C., by Robert Smalls, colored pilot, and surrendered to the blockading fleet, May 13, 1862. Sold, September 10, 1862, to War Department; but not paid for. In service but few months; transferred because not a coal burner. Class: wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n193/mode/2up
Plymouth, see Kenosha.
Plymouth. Burned and scuttled at Norfolk Navy Yard, April 20, 1861, to prevent capture by Confederates. Class: Sailing sloop-of-war. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n193/mode/2up
Pocohontas. Purchased at Boston, Mass., March 20, 1855. Sold November 30, 1865, at New York, for $18,600. The City of Boston changed to Despatch when purchsed. January 27, 1860, changed to Pocahontas by department. Enlarged at Norfolk yard in 1859. Commissioned March 19, 1860, at Norfolk Navy Yard, and March 16, 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Went out of commission July 31, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. New boilers were put in her in March, 1857, by Pease & Murphy, of New York, for $5,414.22. It was frequently necessary to repair her; was enlarged at Norfolk Navy Yard in 1859. Class: Screw steamer; second-class sloop. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n193/mode/2up
Polar Star, see Cactus.
Pompanoosuc. Hull built by Government at Boston Navy Yard; machinery, Corliss Steam Engine Co., Providence, R. I. This vessel is of the Ammonoosuc type. Name changed from Pompanoosuc to Connecticut, May 15, 1869. Class: Screw frigate. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n193/mode/2up
Pontiac. Built by contract with Hillman & Streaker and Neafie, Levy & Co., both of Philadelphia, Pa. Sold October 15, 1867, to John Roach for $15,000. Delivered at Philadelphia Navy Yard and commissioned July 7, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $8,594.35. Went out ouf commission, at Navy Yard, New York, New York, June 21, 1865. Class: side-wheel steamer; double- ender. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n193/mode/2up
Pontiac, see Larkspur.
Pontoosuc. Built by contract with G. W. Lawrence and the Portland Locomotive Co., Portland, Me. Sold, October 3, 1866, Mass., for $6,800.  Commissioned, May 10, 1864, at Portland, Me.; went out of commission, July 5, 1865, at Boston, Mass. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double- ender; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n193/mode/2up
Poppy. Purchased at Philadelphia, October 31, 1863, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from J. Alderdice. Sold at New York, November 30, 1865, to William Farrington, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $7,700. Name changed to Poppy from Addie Douglass; built in a strong and substantial manner; bottom at water line covered with iron. November 8, 1865, Poppy was in ordinary at the Norfolk Navy Yard. Commissioned, November 10, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $5,016. Class: Screw steamer; white oak. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n193/mode/2up
Port Fire. Hull built at Portsmouth, N. H. Powder tug. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n194/mode/1up
Port Royal. Built by contract with Thomas Stack, New York, N. Y. Sold, October 3, 1866, at Boston, Mass., for $4,500. Commissioned, April 26, 1862, at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $15,939.02. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n194/mode/1up
Portsmouth. Launched, October 23, 1843. October 1, 1861, out of commission at Portsmouth, N. H. December 1, 1861, recommissioned; finally went out of commission, September 11, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Sailing sloop-of-war; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n194/mode/1up
Potomac. Built by Government at Washington Navy Yard. Launched 1822, at Washington, D. C. Sold May 24, 1877, at Philadelphia, Pa., to E. Stanuard, for $12,400. Commissioned August 20, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. She was commenced August 9, 1819, Was flagship at Pensacola. Class: Sailing frigate; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n194/mode/1up
Potomac. Purchased November 1, 1861, at Nantucket, R. I., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone fleet. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n194/mode/1up
Potomska. Purchased September 25, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from H. Haldrege. Sold at Public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $7,100. At New York Navy Yard, December 20, 1861, commissioned for repairs, out of commission at Philadelphia, August 1862, and at Baltimore, March, 1864. Recommissioned June 21, 1864. Finally went out of commission June 16, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $49,099.76. Class: Screw steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n194/mode/1up
Powhatan, see King Philip.
Powhatan. 1 1861, at Brooklyn Navy Yard. April 5, 1861, recommissioned, November 13, 1861, went out of commission, at New York; recommissioned August 9, 1862, at Philadelphia. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n194/mode/1up
Prairie Bird. Purchased as the Mary Miller, December 19, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, U. S. Navy. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to Henry Morton, for $8,500. Commissioned at Cairo, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n197/mode/2up
Preble. Burned accidentally, April 27, 1863, at Pensacola, Fla., W. F. Shankland, acting master, commanding. October 12, 1861, took part in engagement with ram Manassas and other vessels at Head of the Passes. Class: Sailing sloop. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n197/mode/2up
Preston. Purchased, October 31, 1864, from New York prize court by the Navy Department. Sold, November 30, 1865, at New York, for $17,200. Name changed from Annie to Preston. Commissioned, February 6, 1865, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, August 8, 1865, at Philadelphia. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $507.79. She has a round stern, light spar deck fore and aft, two masts, and two screws. Class: Double-screw steamer; iron. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n197/mode/2up
Primrose. Purchased, January 14, 1863, at Washington, D. C., by Bureau of Construction and Repair, from A. H. Cunningham. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n197/mode/2up
Princess, see Naiad.
Princess Royal. Purchased, March 18, 1863, from Philadelphia prize court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $54,175. Commissioned, May 29, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the government service was $46,000.47. Class: Screw steamer. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n197/mode/2up
Princeton. Launched in 1851, at Boston, Mass. Sold, October 9, 1866, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $13,000. June 26, 1866, the President granted authority to break up or sell the Princeton. Class: Screw steamer; permanent store and receiving ship; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n197/mode/2up
Proteus. Purchased, October, 5, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral Gregory, from William P. Williams. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to Hooper & Co. for $75,500, by Burdett, Jones & Co. Delivered, February 4, 1864, to Government at New York Navy Yard, where she was commissioned March 10, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $25,066.21. Class: Screw steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n197/mode/2up
Pulaski. d. Condemned and sold at public auction, January 22, 1863, for $9,062.50, at Montevideo. Uruguay, where she went out of commission. The old stores, spare boats, and anchors of the Pulaski were separately sold from the ship, bringing $1,624.73. Class: Side-wheel steamer; 3rd class; woo http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n197/mode/2up
Puritan. Built by contract with John Ericsson, at Green Point, L. I., where she was launched, July 2, 1864. Contract price for Puritan was $155,000. For rebuiilding her from May, 1876, to February 1885, John Roach was paid $475,553.73. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $47,687.05. Class: Ironclad monitor. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n199/mode/2up
Pursuit. Purchase, September 3, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Fabbri & Chauncey. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1864, at New York, N. Y., to A. Holbrook, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $16,800. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $27,010.18. Commissioned, December 17, 1861, at New York, N. Y. Went out of commission, June 5, 1875, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n199/mode/1up
Purveyor see J. C. Kuhn.
Pushmataha. Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard; machinery by contract with Morris, Towne & Co., Phladelphia, Pa. Sold, September 27, 1883, at Portsmouth, N. H., to H. P. Lynch, for $26,006. May 15, 1869, name changed from Pushmataha to Cambridge; August 10, 1869, again changed to Congress. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $40,052.89. Finally went out of commission, July 26, 1876. Class: Screw steamer; sloop. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n199/mode/1up
Putnam, see William G. Putnam.

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Quaker City. Chartered, April 25, 1861, for 30 days; purchased, August, 12, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Hargous & Co. Sold at public auction, June 20, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, by Samuel C. Cook, for $35,000. Commissioned, December 14, 1861, at New York. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $103,574.38. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n199/mode/1up
Queen. Captured, June 21, 1863, by the Santiago de Cuba. Purchased, September 29, 1863, from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Sold, tender after auction, October 16, 1865, at New York, by Admiral C. H. Bell, to Smith & Dunning, for $51,300. She was the blockade runner Victory;  name changed, August 1, 1863, from Victory  to Queen. Commissioned, April 15, 1865; went out of commission, June 21, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; iron. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n200/mode/1up
Queen City. Purchased, February 13, 1863, at Cincinati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, from Samuel Wiggins, Cairo, Ill. Captured by rebels and sunk at Clarendon, White River, Arkansas, June 24, 1864. Commissioned, April 1, 1863, at Cinncinati, Ohio Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n200/mode/1up
Queen of the West. Transferred by War Department. Ram. Grounded and captured February 14, 1863. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n200/mode/1up
Quinnebaug. Built by Government at New York Navy Yard. Launced, March 31, 1866. First commissioned, July 19, 1867, at New York. Total cost of repairs while on South Atlantic station was $1,509.09. Class: Twin screw steamer; gunboat. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n200/mode/1up
Quinsigamond. Built by contract; hull at navy yard, machinery at Atlantic Works, Boston, Mass. Broken up at Boston, 1884. Name changed to Hercules, June 15, 1869; from Hercules to Oregon, August 10, 1869. James Tetlow, Boston, Mass., contracted for the turrets. Phoenix Iron Co., of Philadelphia, contracted for wrought-iron stringers. Work suspended, November 30, 1865. Moorhead & Co. were contractors for the armor plating. J. Baird contracted for the truss frames and for ventilating purposes. This vessel was never finished. Class: Twin screw steamer; double-turreted monitor. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n200/mode/1up

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
R. B. Forbes. Purchased, September 20, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by Captain W. L. Hudson. Wrecked, February 25, 1862, near Currituck Inlet, N. C. December 20, 1861, out of commission at New York; recommissioned, February 12, 1862. Cost of repairs on her while in Government service was $6, 818.74. Class: Twin Screw steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n200/mode/1up
R. E. Lee., see Fort Donelson.
R. F. Loper, see Gamma.
R. T. Renshaw, see Renshaw.
R. R. Cuyler. Chartered, May 1861, for three months; purchased, August 24, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from H. B. Cromwell & Co. Sold at public auction, August 15, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., to Russel Sturgis, for $81,000. Commissioned, May 23, 1864, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, July 1, 1865, at New York. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $73,392.61. Class: Screw steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n200/mode/1up
Racer. Purchased, August 29, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to Mr. White, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $9,500. Commissioned January 21, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commison, September 2, 1865, at New York. Fitted, at a cost of $3,416.94, for service in the Navy by W. H. Webb. Cost of repairs on her to January 1, 1863, was $23,064.42. Class: Sailing mortar schooner; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n200/mode/1up
Rachel Miller, see Reindeer.
Rachel Seaman. Purchased, September 20, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Rear Admiral Du Pont. Sold at public auction, May 30, 1865, at New York, by Burrdett, Jones & Co., for $13,500, to Mr. Wiggins. Commissioned, November 16, 1861, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Went out of commission, May 22, 1865, at New York. Total cost of repairs while in service of the Government was $15,665 ,82. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n204/mode/1up
Raritan. Burned, April 20, 1861, at Norfolk Navy Yard. Wreck sold in 1867. Class: Sailing frigate. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n204/mode/1up
Rattler. Purchased by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, November 11, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio. Class: Steamer; wood. Driven ashore in a gale and abandoned, December 30, 1864, near Grand Gulf, Miss. Formerly the Florence Miller. Authorized
Rebecca Sims. Purchased October 21, 1861, at Fairhaven, Mass., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n204/mode/1up
Red Rover. Captured; purchased from Illinois prize court September 30, 1862, by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to A. M. Carpenter, for $4,500. Commissioned December 26, 1862, at Cairo, Ill. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n204/mode/1up
Reindeer, see Peri.
Reindeer. Purchased June 13, 1863, at Cincinnati Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to J. A. Williamson et all., by Solomon A. Silver, for $12,200. Purchased under name of Rachel Miller. Commissioned July 25, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio; went out of commission, August 7, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n204/mode/1up
Release. Purchased April 3, 1855, at Boston, Mass. Sold at auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, for $14,600. Commissioned October 16, 1860, at Boston Navy Yard; August 24, 1863, at Boston Navy Yard. Finally went out of commission, October 6, 1865, at Port Royal S. C. In April and May 1855, the Release was repaired at New York Navy Yard at a cost of $34,146.80. Class: Sails; storeship; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n204/mode/1up
Reliance, see Hollyhock.
Reliance. Purchased, May 7, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by Navy Department from A. Degroot. Captured, August 23, 1863, in Rappahannock River, Va. Acting Ensign Henry Walter was commanding when she was captured. Class: Screw steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n204/mode/1up
Relief. Sold, September 27, 1863, at Washington, D. C., to J. B. Agnew. Commissioned January 29, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; December 3, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; April 29, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Went out of commission October 22, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; December 5, 1863, at Boston Navy Yard, when she was ordered to be fitted out for a permanent storeship. Class: Sails storeship; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n204/mode/1up
Renshaw. Purchased, October 28, 1863, from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Sold at auction, August 28, 1865, at Norfolk Navy Yard, for $785. This vessel is a prize, captured by the U. S. Navy in 1862, and has since been used for an ordnance hulk. July 31, 1865, she was at Norfolk Navy Yard; August 12, 1865, she was condemned and settled for, and hence can be sold. Name changed from R. T. Renshaw. Class: Sailing vessel. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n206/mode/1up
Republic. Sold at public auction, August 1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, for $16,200. Name change4d to Peony. Class: Screw steamer. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n206/mode/1up
Republic, see Peony.
Resaca. Built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Launched November 18, 1865. Sold at Mare Island, Calif., February, 1873, to Godall, Nelson & Perkins, for $41,000. Total cost of naval repairs while in service was $110,048.70. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n206/mode/1up
Rescue. Purchased August 21, 1861, at Wilmington, Del., by Rear Admiral Du Pont. IN 1889 an unserviceable fire tug at Washington Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $38,296.33. Class: Screw steamer; tug. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n206/mode/1up
Resolute, see Myrtle.
Resolute. Purchased May 7, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by Navy Department from A. Degroot. Sold at public auction June 24, 1865, at Washington, by William L. Wall Co., to T. J. Southard, for $6,300. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $2,266.44 Went out of commission May 26, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard Class: Screw steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n206/mode/1up
Restless, see Mistletoe.
Restless. Purchased August 26, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from Everett & Hawley. Sold at public auction, September 21, 1865, at Philiadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $9,000. Commissioned December 24, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission July 19, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $27,937.09 Class: Sailing vessel; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n207/mode/1up
Rhode Island. Purchased July 8, 1861, at  New York, by George D. Morgan from Spofford, Tileston & Co. Sold at public auction, October 1, 1867, at New York, to G. W. Quintard, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $70,000. Name changed from Eagle, when purchased, to Rhode Island. Originally, she was the John P. King; was burned, rebuilt, and name changed to Eagle. November 11, 1862, she was ordered to be converted into a cruiser at Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $106,674.33. Commissioned, July 29, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; October 3, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n207/mode/1up
Richard Vaux. Purchased, July 16, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, Agent. Canal Boat. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. This boat was purchased with 60 tons of stone on board and was ordered to be sent to Commodore Dornin at Baltimore, Md. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n207/mode/1up
Richmond. Built by Government; hull at Norfolk Navy Yard; machinery at Washington Navy Yard. Lauched, January 26, 1869, at the former. Went out of commission, July 14, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; 1st-class sloop; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n207/mode/1up
Roanoke. Hull built by Government at Norfolk Navy Yard; machinery at Richmond, Va., by Anderson, Delaney & Co. Launched, December 13, 1855, at the former. Sold at Chester, Pa., September 27, 1883, to E. Stannard & Co., Westbrook, Conn., for $45,070.60. Altered, 1862-3, to 3 turreted ironclad by Novelty Iron Works, New York. Commissioned June 20, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; June 29, 1863, at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission at New York Navy Yard, March 25, 1862, and June 20, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; frigate; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n207/mode/1up
Robb, see Alfred Robb.
Robin Hood. Purchased October 20, 1861, at Mystic, Conn., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship Purchased to sink. Stone fleet. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n208/mode/1up
Rocket. Purchased October 12, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Pauling, from Copeland & Howe, for ordnance tug at New York Navy Yard. Name changed to Rocket  from J. D. Billard, when purchased. Before she was taken by the Government, the owners fitted her up with boats, awnings, a mast for hoisting cargo, yellow metaled the bottom, fitted in a steam pump, and supplied 200' of hose. Class: Screw steamer. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n208/mode/1up
Rudolph. Purchased December 31, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, from H. A. Jones & T. Shetlock. Destroyed by a torpedo, April 1, 1865, in Blakely River, Alabama, while attacking rebel forts. Commissioned May 28, 1864, at New Orleans, La., for the West Gulf Squadron. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $3,791.91. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wooden tinclad. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n208/mode/1up
Roebuck. Purchased, July 21, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Reynolds & Cushman. Sold at public auction, July 20, 1865, at Portsmouth, N. H., to M. Bartlett, by Charles Clark, for $14,100. Commissioned, November 8, 1861, for South Atlantic and East Gulf Squadrons, at New York Navy Yard. Finally went out of commission, October 17, 1864, at New York. Total cost of repairs to her while in the service was $28,138.16. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n208/mode/1up
Rolling Wave. Purchased, July 19, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, agent. Canal Boat. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Purchased with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Baltimore, Md., to Commodore Dornin. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n209/mode/1up
Roman. Purchased, May 18-22, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by Commodore S. L. Breese, from Henry F. Thomas. Sold at public auction, November 30, 1865, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett. Jones & Co., to Mr. Hammill, for $4,600. The Roman was formerly a whaler. Cost of repairs to her while employed by the Government was $2,625.14. Class: Sailing ordnance storeship. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n209/mode/1up
Romeo. Purchased, October 31, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Commodore J. B. Hull. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound  City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to Nathaniel Williams for $7,100. June 30, 1865, went out of commission at Mound City, Ill, Total cost of repairs whil in the Government service was $11,524.93. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n209/mode/1up
Rosalie. Purchased May 6, 1863, from Key West prize court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, June 28, 1865, at Key West, Fla., by A. Patterson, to Benjamin Roberts, for $1,610. Class: Sailing vessel. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n209/mode/1up
Rose. Purchased at New York, December 12, 1863, by Rear Admiral Gregory, from Lawrence Fisher. Purchased under name of Ai Fitch. In service as tug at Pensacola. Commissioned, February 8, 1864 at New York Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; wood. http://archive.org/stream/cu31924080777489#page/n209/mode/1up

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