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Sabine. Built by Government at New York Navy Yard; launched, February 3, 1855. Sold September 23, 1883, at Portsmouth, N. H., to J. L. Snow, Rockland, Me., for $11,100. Out of commission, Jly 8, 1861, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H.; recommissioned, August 30, 1861. Ordered, October 28, 1862, to cruise in search of theAlabama. August 19,1864, ordered to be fitted as a practice schoolship for naval apprentices and landsmen. Class: Sailing frigate. Description
Sachem. Purchased, September 20, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, form Dudley Buck. Surrendered, September 8, 1863, at Sabine Pass, by Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Amos Johnson. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $22,313.04. Screw steamer. Description
Saco. Hull built at Boston Navy Yard; machinery by contract with Corliss Steam Engine Company, Providence, R. I. Launched at the former place, August 28, 1863. Sold, November 20, 1863, to William E. Mighell, San Francisco, Calif., for $6,850. Commissioned, July 11, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission, January 27, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $173,083.44. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Sacramento. Hull built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard; machinery by Taunton Locomotive Works, Taunton, Mass. Launched at the former place, April 28, 1862. Totally wrecked, June 19, 1867, on the shoal off the mouth of the Kothapali, a brance of the Godavery River, Madras District, Lat. 16 degrees 53' N., Long. 82 degrees 23' E. Commissioned, January 7, 1863, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, for special service. August 21, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs was $363.67. Class: Screw steamer; sloop; wood. Description
Saffron. Purchased, December 8, 1864, at Perth Amboy, N. J., by Admiral D.  D. Porter. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to D. Townsend by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $7,500.Cost of repairs at Norfolk, June 30, 1865, was $637. 18. Strongly built. Class: Screw steamer. Name changed to Saffron from J.  T. Jenkins, under which she was purchased. Description
Sagamore Built by contract with A. G. T. Sampson and Atlantic Works, Boston, Mass., at East Boston, Mass.; turned over to authorities at Charlestown Navy Yard, November 1, 1861, Launched September 1, 1861, at East Boston, Mass. June 13, 1865, at New York, for $12,300. December 7, 1861, commissioned at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission December 1, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa.; recommissioned March 15, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $17,099.97. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Sold Description
Saginaw. Hull built at Mare Island Navy Yard by the Government; machinery by Peter Donahue, San Francisco, Cal. Launched March 3, 1859, at the former place. Commenced in July, 1858, and completed in March 1860.Wrecked at 3 am. October 29, 1870, on Ocean Island Reef. January 3, 1862, out of commission at Hong Kong, China; recommissioned March 23, 1863, at Mare Island, Calif. There is no record of the manner in which the Saginaw got home. Class: Side-wheel steamer; 3d class; laurel wood. Description
St. Clair Purchased August 13, 1862, at St. Louis, Mo., by Commodore J. B. Hull, from R. D. Cochran, Robert Finney, C. A. Dravo, Jane and Mary A. Nimick, Allegheny County, Pa. Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to J. H. Stearn, by Solomon A. Silver, for $9,000. Commissioned September 24, 1862, at Carondelet, Mo.; went out of commission July 12, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. She was purchased for Commodore Davis's fleet, to be used on Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $7,554.53. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
St. Charles , see Paw Paw.
St. Lawrence. Built in 1844 at Norfolk Navy Yard by the Government. Sold, December 31, 1875, at Norfolk, Va., to E. Stannard, for $17,900. Waiting the decision of the department as to her final disposition, she was at Norfolk Navy Yard, December 27, 1865. October 12, 1865, Naval Constructor Hanscom had examined the St. Lawrence and estimated that it would cost $22,500. to convert her into a permanent store vessel. She as a commissioned June 21, 1851, at Philadelphia, Pa.; went out of commission May 30, 1863, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H. Recommissioned, August 5, 1860. Class: Sailing frigate; wood. Description
St. Louis, see Baron de Kalb.
St. Louis January 31, 1862, commissioned, at Philadelphia, Pa.; May 6, 1865, ordered to be placed in ordinary at Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she went out of commission, May 12, 1865 Sailing sloop; wood. Description
St. Mary's, see Alexandria.
St. Mary's, see Hatteras.
St. Mary's. Built at Washington in 1843, by Government At Mare Island Navy Yard, September 22, 1866, went out of commission. Class: Sailing sloop; wood. Description
Sallie Woods. Captured, February 9, 1862, at Florence, Ala., by Tyler, Lexington, and Conestoga. Naval transport. Captured and burned, July 17, 1862, at Island No. 82, Mississippi River, by Confederates. Description
Sally Bishop, see Gladiolus.
Sam Houston. Captured, July 6, 1861, off Galveston, Tex. Class: Sails. Sold at public auction, April 25, 1866, by J. B. Walton for $1,998.70, at New Orleans, La. Description
Samson, see Chickasaw.
Samson, seePansy.
Samson. Transferred by War Department, November 27, 1862 at St. Louis, Mo., by Quartermaster Department. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to J. W. Clark and J. Nixon et al, for $16,100. Formerly one of the Ellet Ram Fleet. Went out of commission, August 9, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Class: Tug; wood. Description
Samuel Rotan. Purchased, September 21, 1861 at Philadelphia, Pa., by Admiral Du Pont.Sold at public auction. August 15, 1865, at New York, by Burdett. Jones & Co., to Mr. Stannard, for $8,300. November 12, 1861, she was commissioned at Philadelphia, Pa., and went out of commission, June 10, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost fo repairs while in the Government service was $15,835.93. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Description
Sandusky Built at Pittsburgh, Pa., April, 1866, by contract with Tomlinson, Hartupee & C. Launched, January, 1865, at Pittsburgh, Pa.old, April 17, 1873, at Mound City, Ill., to David Campbell, for $18,000.The contract price for the Sandusky was $188,000; but there were two allowances for extra work, one on April 8, 1865, for $10,000 and the other on January 10, 1867, for $37,039.57 Class: Steamer; iron and wood. Name changed to Minerva from Sandusky, June 15, 1869August 10, 1869, to Sandusky again. Description
Sangamon. Built by contract with John Ericsson, Chester, Pa., where she was launched, October 27, 1862.Commissioned, May 13, 1898; went out of commission at League Island, 1899-1900. She was first commissioned, February 9, 1863, at Chester, Pa. Class: Screw steamer; wood and iron; single-turret monitor. Name changed from Conestoga, September 9, 1862, by order of Department, to Sangamon; then, June 15, 1869, to Jason. Description
San Jacinto Hull built by Government at New York Navy Yard; machinery by Merrick & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. Launched at the former place in 1850. Wrecked, January 1, 1865, at No Name Key, Great Abaco, Bahama Islands. The wreck was sold, May 17, 1871, at Nassau, for $224.61. Went out of commission, November 30, 1861, at Boston Navy Yard; recommissioned, March 1, 1862. Total cost, including repairs, to July 30, 1853, was $418,835.25. Class: Screw steamer; 1st-class sloop; wood. Description
Santee. Hull built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, where she was launched, February 16, 1855. Commissioned, June 9, 1861, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Went out of commission, September 4, 1862, at New York Navy Yard, where she was recommissioned, October 4, 1862. Class: Sailing frigate; wood. Description
Santiago De Cuba Purchased, September 6, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan. Sold at public auction, September 21, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $108,000. Commissioned, November 5, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, June 17, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs by Government was $104,088. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Sarah Bibbey. Purchased August 13, 1861, by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone fleet. Schooner. Description
Sarah and Caroline. Purchased August 1, 1863, from New York prize court by Navy Department. Sold August 8, 1865, at Port Royal. Prize schooner. Description
Sarah Bruen. Purchased, September 3, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from Dallner & Potter. Sold at public auction, August 15, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., to Mr. Rhinehart, for $7,250. Commissioned February 3, 1862, at New York Yard; went out of commission there July 6, 1865. Total cost of repairs by Government was $29,114.46. Class: Sailing mortar schooner; wood. Description
Sarah M . Kemp. Purchased August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen Purchased to sink. Stone fleet. Schooner. Description
Sarah S. B. Carey, seeTritonia.
Saranac Hull Built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, where she was launched in 1848; machinery by Jebez Coney, Boston, Mass. Sunk June 18, 1875, in Seymour Narrows, off Vancouver Island. Early in 1857, machinery was overhauled and repaired and two new boilers put in her by Merrick & Sons at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, who also received the contract for building two vertical tubular boilers and altering and repairing the machinery, December 29, 1856. Class: Side-wheel steamer; 1st-class sloop; wood. Description
Saratoga Built by Government at Kittery Me., where she was launched July 26, 1842. Commissioned November 5, 1860 and June 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard for African Squadron and South Atlantic station, respectively. Class: Sail; sloop of war; wood Description
Sassacus.Hull built at Portsmouth Navy Yard by Government, where she was launched, December 23, 1862; machinery by Atlantic Works, Boston, Mass., and completed, May 15, 1863. Sold, together with the Chenango and Metacomet, August 28, 1868, to John Roach, for $65,062.50. October 5, 1863, commissioned at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission, May 13, 1865 at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission May 13, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $49, 275.61. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Satellite. Purchased, July 24, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from Hammond. Captured, August 23, 1863, by Confederate boat expedition, in Rappahannock River. Commissioned, September 27, 1861, at New York Navy Yard for Potomac Flotilla Class: Side-wheel steamer; tug; wood. Description
Saugus. Built by contract with Harlan, Hollingsworth & Co., at Wilmington, Del. Launced, December 16, 1863. She was condemned and moored (January, 1889) in the Potomac River opposite Washington Navy Yard. June 15, 1869, name changed to Centaur; August 10, 1869, Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $190.957.56. Commissioned, April 7, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa.; wnet out of commission, June 13, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. October 8, 1864, had spped trial from buoy off Hospital wharf, Norfolk, Va., to Sewells Point and return. Class: Screw steamer; single-turret monitor; wood and iron. name again changed to Saugus. Description
Savannah, see Chotank.
Savannah. Sold, September 27, 1883, at Norfolk, Va., to E. Stannard & Co., Westbrook, Conn., for $12,403. Commissioned, June 27, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; out of commission at New York, February 11, 1862. Recommissioned as Instruction ship. Class: Sailing sloop; wood. Description
Sciota, see Meteor.
Sciota. Built by contract with Jacob Birely and J. P. Morris & Co., Philadelphia, Pa., where she was launched, October 15, 1861. Delivered at Philadelphia Navy Yard, November 26, 1861. Sunk April 14, 1865, in Mobile Bay, by a torpedo; wreck sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, N. Y., for $16.000. December 15, 1861, commissioned at Philadelphis Navy Yard; went out of commission, July 27, 1865 , at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $15, 735.11. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Scylla, seeCanonicus.
Sea Bird Purchased July 12, 1863, from Key West prize court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, June 28, 1865, at Key West, Fla., to W. F. Pitcher, for $2,510. April 11, 1863, assisted in destroying sloop Annie, in Crystal River; April 11, 1865, assisted in the destruction of sloop Florida off Crystal River, Florida. Class: Sailing vessel. Description
Sea Foam Purchased September 14, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from John R. Dow. Sold at public auction, June 12, 1865, at Boston, Mas., by Horatio Harris & Co., to A. C. DeWells, for $10,000. Commissioned January 27, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; August 1, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Went out of commission May 31, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard; May 16, 1865, at the same place. Total cost of repairs while owned by the Government. Class: Sailing mortar schooner; wood. Description
Sebago. Hull built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, where she was launched November 30, 1861; completed March 15, 1862, from which place she went to sea April 7, 1862, Machinery by the Novelty Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Sold January 19, 1867, at New York, N. Y., for $16,000. Commissioned March 26, 1862, at Portsmouth Navy Yard; December, 2, 1863, at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission July 9, 1863, at New York Navy Yard, and July 29, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $28, 054.66. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Selma. Captured August 5, 1864, in Mobile Bay, by the U.S. S. Metacomet. Sold at public auction July 12, 1865, at New Orleans, La., by G. A. Hall & Co., for $4,325. Commissioned evening of August 5, 1864, at Mobile Bay. Commission paid for sale, $21.62 and cost of advertisement, $31,50, deducted from the amount of sale, leaves as the net proceeds of the sale, $4,271.88. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $4,475.10. Class: Steamer; wood. Description
Seminole. Built by the Government at Pensacola Navy Yard, where she was launched, June 25, 1859. Machinery by Morgan Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Sold, July 20, 1870, at New York, N. Y., to Mullen & Winchester, for $25,000. Commissioned, April 25, 1860, at Pensacola, Fla.; went out of commissioin, August 11, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; 2d-class sloop; wood. Description
Seneca, see Currituck.
Seneca. Built by contract with J. Simonsou and Novelty Iron Works, New York, N. Y., where she was launched, August 27, 1861. Sold, September 10, 1868. at Norfolk, Va., to Purvis & Son, for $9,924.75. Commissioned, October 14, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; finally went out of commission, June 24, 1865 at Norfolk Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $36,682.12. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Severn, see Mosholu.
Seymour, seeI. N. Seymour.
Shakamaxon. By Government contract with Pusey, Jones & Co., of Wilmington, Del. Hull, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; machinery, by contractors. Broken up, from January, 1874, to March 1875, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, at a cost of $18,869.76. June 15, 1869, Two turrets, two pilot houses, and two impregnable smokepipes were built by the Atlantic Works, East Boston, Mass. Phoenix Iron Co., Philadelphia, contracted for the wrought-iron stringers; Reese, Graff & Duell, Pittsburgh, Pa., contracted for the deck plating. Atlantic Works was paid for turrets and extras, $322,700; Reese, Graff & Duell for deck plates, $52,118.01; Moorhead & Co., for armor plates, $54,177.46; Phoenix Iron Co., for wrought-iron stringers, $60,283.49; John Baird for truss frames, $64,130.28. Class: Twin-screw steamer; double-turret, ironclad. name changed to Hecla; August 10, 1869, changed to Nebraska. Description
Shamokin Built by contract with Reaney, Son & Archbold, Chester, Pa. Delivered, July 31, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Sold, October 21, 1869, at Washington, D. C., to Thomas Clyde, for $25,000. Cost of material and repairs while in the naval service was $12,000.62. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; iron. Description
Shamrock, see Isonomia.
Shamrock Hull built by Government at New York Navy Yard, where, April 17, 1863, she was launched; machinery by contract with Poole & Hunt, Baltimore, Md. Completed in 1864. Sold, September1, 1868, to E. Stannard, for $19,700. Commissioned, June 13, 1864, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, August 15, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Cost of repairs from June 30, 1865, to September 1, 1868, was $27,670.44. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double ender; wood. Description
Shark, see Geo. W. Rodgers.
Shawmut. Hull built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, where, June 15, 1863, she was launched. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, October 16, 1864. Machinery by contract with Daniel McLeod, South Brooklyn Works, Brooklyln, N. Y. Sold, September 27, 1883, to E. Stannard & Co., Westbrook, Conn., for $8,106. Commenced, February 2, 1863, and left the navy yard, October 20, 1863, for New York, to take in her engine and machinery. Commissioned, November 1, 1864, at New York Navy Yard, where she went out of commission, April 17, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $234,350.50. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Shawnee. Built by contract with Curtis & Tilden. July 22, 1865, delivered at Boston Navy Yard. September 9, 1875, to be cut up by Power & Co. November 10, 1865, ordered to be placed in ordinary at Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $19,217.23. Delivered at Boston Navy Yard, July 22, 1865. November 20, 1866, $3,400 was paid for two gun carriages. Class: Light-draft monitor. Changed from Shawnee to Eolus, June 15, 1869; August 10, 1869, renamed Shawnee. Description
Shawsheen. Purchased under name of Young America, Septmeber 21, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from S. Schuyler. Destroyed, May 7, 1864, by Confederate batteries at Turkey Bend, James River. Acting Ensign Charles Ringot was temporarily comanding. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $44,760.12. Purchased under name of Young America. Class: Side-wheel steamer; tug. Description
Shenandoah Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she was launched, December 8, 1862; machinery by Merrick & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. Sold, July 30, 1887, to W. T. Garratt & Co., San Francisco, Cal., for $18,002. Commissioned, June 20, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission there, April 25, 1865. July 1864, cruised in search of C. S. S. Florida. Class: Screw steamer; sloop of war; wood. Description
Shepherd Knapp. Purchased, August 28, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Lawrence Giles & Co. Wrecked, May 18, 1863, on coral reef, Cape Haitien, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant H. S. Eytinge, commanding. Logs missing. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $33,173.16. Class: Sailing vessel. Description
Shiloh. Built by contract with George C. Bestor, St. Louis, Mo., March. 1865. Sold, October 1, 1865, to Treasury Department for Lighthouse Board by Navy Department, for $12,000. Laid up at New Orleans, La., from 1869 to September, 1874; September 17, 1874, in temporary commission; October 5, 1874, again laid up at New Orleans, La. Turrets of this vessel were constructed at St. Louis, Mo., by J. B. Eads. Class: Light-draft monitor. Name changed to Iris, June 15, 1869. Description
Shokokon. Purchased under name of Clifton at New York, N. Y., April 3, 1863, by Rear-Admiral H. Paulding from George Law. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, for $29,000. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $45,317.50. Commissioned, May 18, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission there, May 4, 1865. Altered for naval use by Simonson, New York, for $35,000. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, May 6, 1863. George Law was president of the company to which the boat belonged Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood, diagonally ironstrapped. Description
Shultz, see Columbine.
Sibyl. Purchased, April 27, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to R. J. Trunstall by Sol. A. Silver, for $10,100. Commissioned, June 16, 1864, at Mound City, Ill.; went out of commission there, July 31, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from Hartford, under which she was purchased to Sibyl. Description
Sidney C. Jones. Purchased, October 7, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from George E. Goodspeed. Grounded in an attack on Vicksburg batteries, July 15, 1862, and burned to prevent capture by the enemy. Acting Master Jack, commanding. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $21,351.82. Class: Sailing mortar schooner. Description
Signal, see Buckethorm.
Signal. Purchased, September 22, 1862, at St. Louis, Mo., by Commodore J. B. Hull, from Thomas C. & Andrew J. Sweeney. Sunk, May 5, 1864, by shore batteries in Red River about 20 miles below Alexandria, La. Took part in the Yazoo River Expeditions in December, 1862. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $2,664.71. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Silver Cloud. Purchased, November 15, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon  A. Silver to J. H. Kenniston, for $9,500. Commissioned December 24, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio; went out of commission, August 11, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Silver Lake. Purchased, November 15, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver to J.H. Kenniston, for $9,500. Commissioned December 24, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio; went out of commission, August 11, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Siren. Purchased, March 11, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, form Mirah Shinkle. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to G. E. Warner, E. S. Mills et al, for $ 9,050. Commissioned, August 30, 1864, at Mound City, Ill., where she went out of commission, August 12, 1865. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Purchased under name of White Rose. Description
Snowdrop Purchased from C. W. Copeland, at New York, October 16, 1863, by Rear-Admiral H. Paulding. Broken up at New York in 1884. Purchased as theAlbert De Groot. Class: Screw steamer; tug. Description

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Ship Name Date Type of Ship Name Changes Etc.
Sol. Thomas, see Crocus.
Somerfield Purchased, August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Schooner. Description
Somerset.  Purchased, March 4, 1862, at Washington, D. C., by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett Jones & Co., to Union Ferry Co., for $15,000. Commissioned, April 3, 1862, for East Gulf Squadron, at New York Navy Yard, where she went out of commission, June 26, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferryboat; wood. Description
Sonoma Hull built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, where she was launched, April 15, 1862; machinery by Novelty Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Went to sea for the first time July 17, 1862. Sold October 1, 1867, at New York. N. Y., for $16,900. Commissioned July 8, 1862, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, for West India Squadron; September 28, 1863, at New York Navy Yard, for South Atlantic Squadron. Went out of commission June 20, 1863, and June 13,1865, at New York Navy Yard. Total amount extra paid the Novelty Iron Works for extra labor and materials was $506. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Sophronia. Purchased September 3, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Charles Clark. Sold at public auction September 8, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, by Horatio Harris to Daniel Brown for $8,700. Commissioned January 25, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission August 21, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $31,017.61. Class: Sails; mortar schooner; wood. Description
Sorrel. Purchased August 1, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Hillman & Streaker. Sold September 27, 1883, at League Island, Pa., to A. Purvis & Son, Philadelphia, Pa., for $400. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $10,351.42. Class: Tug boat; wood. Name changed from W, S, Hancock. Description
South America. Purchased, November 7, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Puchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
South Carolina. Purchased May 3, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by Captain W. L. Hudson, from Boston & Southern Steamship Co. Sold at public auction, October 5, 1866, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $71,000.Commissioned May 22, 1861, at Boston Navy Yard;  out of commission, March 25, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $32,527.27. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Southerner. Purchased August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Schooner. Description
Southfield. Purchased December 16, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from George Law. Sunk, April, 1864, by C . S. ram Albemarie in Townoke River, N. C. Volunteer Lieutentant Charles A. Frence, commanding. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
South Wind. Purchased August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Schooner. Description
Sovereign Purchased January 9, 1863, from Illinois prize court by Navy Department. Sold at public auction November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to S. Horner, for $2,900. Engines and boilers good. In January, 1865, used for boarding workmen employed at Mound City, Ill. Description
Speedwell. Built by contract with James Tetlow, Boston, Mass., November, 1865. November 13, 1865, arrived at Portsmouth Navy Yard, for use there. By Congressional act, approved February 28, 1867, contractor was allowed $21, 600 for extras. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $84,461.03. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Spirea. Purchased, December 30, 1864, at New York, N. Y. by Rear Admiral Gregory, from S. M. Pook. Sold at public auctin, October 5, 1866, at New York, N.Y., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $15,100. Delivered to Government, December 24, 1864, at New York Navy Yard Class: Gunboat. Description
Spitefull, see Thistle.
Spitfire, seeHyacinth.
Spitfire, see Suncook.
Springfield. Purchased, November 20, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to R. G. Jameson, for $4,500. June 30, 1876, repairs cost $48,.72. Commissioned, January 12, 1863, at Cairo, Ill.; went out of commission, June 30, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from W. A. Healy, December 5, 1862. Description
Spuyten Duyvil. Hull built by contract with S. M. Pook, New Haven, Conn.; machinery by Mystic Iron Works, Mystic Bridge, Conn. Dropped from register in 1880. Chief Engineer W. W. Wood invented the plans and designed the torpedo machinery, assisted by First Assistant Engineer John L. Lay. Class: Screw steamer; torpedo boat. Description
Squando By contract with McKay and Aldus, who built her at Boston. Launched, January 6, 1865.Broken up, July 1, 1874. Reconstructed and ready for delivery March 30, 1865; delivered, April 5, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. June 15, 1869, from which time she was laid up at League Island to July 1, 1874. Total cost of repairs including cost of two gun carriages was $12,573.01. Class: Screw steamer; light-draft monitor. name was changed from Squando to Erebus. August 10, 1869, it was changed to Algoma, Description
Standish. Built by contract with James Tetlow, Boston, Mass. Contractor was allowed by act of Congress of February 28, 1867, for extras, $21,600. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $70,861.95. Class: Screw steamer. Description
Stars and Stripes. Purchased, July 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from C. S. Bushnell. Sold at public auctin, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $30,000. Commissioned September 19, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, June 30, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard., Cost of repairs to October 31, 1862, was $11,814.11. Class: Screw Steamer' wood. Description
State of Georgia. Purchased, September 25, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Admiral S. F. Du Pont. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., to Captain Wright, for $50,000. Commissioned November 20, 1861, and November 27, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; January 5, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission August 10, 1863, and September 10, 1864, September 9, 1865, at Philadelphia and New York Navy Yards. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $90,414.86. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Description
Stephen Young. Purchased  November 27, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Brig. Purchased to sink. Stone fleet. Description
Stepping Stones. Purchased September 30, 1861, at New York, N, Y,, by George D. Morgan, from Edward Haight. Sold, tender, July 12, 1865, at Washington, D. C., by Navy Department, to W. D. Wallach, for $6,000. Cost of repairs while in the Government service was $8,311.11. Commissioned September 10, 1862, at Washington Navy Yard, where she went out of commission June 23, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferry-boat; wood. Description
Stettin Captured May 24, 1862, northeast of Charleston Bar, by U. U. S. Bienville, runing the blockade. Purchased September 4, 1862, by Navy Department from New York prize court. Sold at public auction, June 22, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, to Richard Baker, jr., by Horatio Harris, for $33,750. November 12, 1862, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission April 6, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Repairs in March and June, 1865, cost $688.42. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Stevens Battery. Built by E. A. Stevens, of New Jersey, and presented to the Government under the name of the Naugatuck. August 12, 1889, she was probably put out of commission at Baltimore, Md. Took part in all the naval fights from the first battle with the Merricack until that of Drewry's Bluff. Afterwards sent into the inland waters of North Carolina. Class: Twin propeller. Naugatuck. Description
Stockdale. Purchased, November 13, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter from B. T. Laughlin et al. Sold at public auction, August 24, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to John Smoker & Richard Sinnott by Montgomery & Brother, for $13,000. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $4,607.78. Went out of commission on date of sale. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed from J. T. Stockdale to Stockdale. Description
Stonewall. Purchased, July 24, 1863, at Key West prize court by Navy Department. Sold at auction, June 28, 1865, at Key West, Fla., by A. Patterson, to I. Silvery, for $910. Taken into the service as a tender to East Gulf Squadron. Class: Pilot-boat tender. Description
Stonewall. Purchased by Navy Department. Sold, August 5, 1867, to Japanese Government. Hornet and Rhode Island, with the ram Stonewall, arrived at the Washington Navy Yard, November 25, 1865. Class: Steamer; ironclad ram. Formerly the C. S. ram Stonewall. Description
Stromboll, seeWassuc.
Sumpter. Purchased, 1859. Sunk, June 24, 1863, 8 1/2 miles S. S. E. from light-house in collision with transport steamer General Meigs,off Smith Island, N. C. Purchased for Paraguay Expedition. October 21, 1862, ordered to be repaired at New York Navy Yard for service in Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Formerly called Atalanta, name was changed to Sumpter, June 14, 1859. Description
Sumter. Captured off Memphis, Tenn., June 6, 1862. Got ashore off Bayou Sara, La., Mississippi River, and abandoned, August 1862; afterwards burned by Confederates.  A great deal of machinery was stolen by people on shore when the water was low. A great deal also was taken by officers of the U. S. squadron whenever they found anything needed. When she was wrecked there was little left, and what was left could only be used as old iron. Ironclad steamer. Description
Suncook Built by contract with Globe Works, South Boston, Mass. Delivered, July 8, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Broken up, in 1874, at League Island, Pa. June 15, 1869, The above cost includes all extra work and 2 extra gun carriages. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $1940.50. Delivered, July 8, 1865, at Navy Yard Boston. Light-draft monitor. name changed to Spitfire;renamed Suncook  August 10, 1869. Description
Sunflower. Purchased, May 2, 1863, at Boston, Mass., by S. M. Pook. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $11,000. Commissioned, April 29, 1863, at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission, June 23, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; tug; wood. Description
Supply. Sold May 3, 1884, to M. H. Gregory, Great Neck, L. I., New York, for $1,301. Out of commission, at New York Navy Yard, June 21, 1861; recommissioned, July 30, 1861 Class: Sailing storeship; wood. Description
Susan A. Howard. Purchased, May 19, 1863, by Navy Department from New York prize court. Sold at auction, September 15, 1865, at Washington, by William L. Wall & Co., to H. F. Hammill, for $90. August 30, 1865, ordered to be sent to Washington for sale. Class: Sailing ship. Description
Susquehanna. Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pa., where she was launched, in 1850; machinery by Vulcan Works, Baltimore, Md. Sold September 27, 1883, to E. Stannard, Westbrook, Conn., for $13,143. Commissioned, August 17, 1860, at New York Navy Yard; recommissioned, July 20, 1864. Total cost of building, including repairs to end of fiscal year 1853, was $749.379.66. Class: Side-wheel steamer; 1st class sloop; wood. Description
Suwanee Built by contract with Reany, Son & Archbold, Chester, Pa., where she was launced March 13, 1865. Delivered to Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, December 14, 1864. Wrecked, July 9, 1868, in Shadwell Passage. Commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard, January 23, 1864. Cruised in search of privateers, January and February, 1865. Cost of repairs while in Naval service was $57,588.27. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; iron. Description
Swatara Hull and machinery built by Government, the former at Philadelphia Navy Yard and the latter at Washington Navy Yard. Launched May 23, 1865. Commissioned, November 15, 1865. Total cost of repairs to Octoboer, 1, 1888., was $385,632.97. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Sweet Brier. Purchased, September 22, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from McCready & Co. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to D. T. Rowland, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $8,100. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $10,957.90. Commissioned January 25, 1864, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission there July 1, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; tug; wood; Name changed to Dictator from Sweet Brier. Description
Swift. Sold at public auction, August 8, 1865, at Port Royal, S. C., by Rear Admiral Radford, to M. Stangoich, for $600. Prize to the Patapsco. Schooner. Description
Switzerland. Transferred by the War Department. Ram. Sunk by Vicksburg batteries, March 25, 1863. Description

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T. A. Ward Purchased, October 9, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from S. S. Wyckoff. Sold at public auction, September 25, 1865, at Portsmouth, N. H., by Charles Clark, to Samuel C. Cobb, Boston, Mass., for $12,600. Commissioned, January 17, 1862, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $23,450.02. Went out of commisson, July 15, 1865, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Class: Sailing mortar schooner; wood. Description
T. D. Horner. belonged to Ellet's Ram Fleet. U. S. ram Hormer Description
Tacony. Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she was launched, May 7, 1863; machinery by Morris, Towne & Co., Philadelphia, Pa., who contracted for same, September 25, 1862, with the provision for its completion six months subsequent to the date of contract. Sold, August 26, 1868, at Portsmouth, N. H., to N. Gibson for $20,000. Commissioned, February 12, 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $30,796.24. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Tahoma. Hull built by contract with W. & A. Thatcher, Wilmington, Del., where she was launched, October 2, 1861; machinery by contract with Reaney, Son & Archbold, Chester, Pa. Sold, October 1, 1867, at New York, N. Y., for $3,000. Commissioned, December 20, 1861, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; out of commission, finally, July 27, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $22,077.21. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Description
Tallahatchie. Purchased under name of Cricket No. 4, January 23, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, from Stephen Morse and others. Sold at public auction, August 12, 1865, at New Orleans, La., by G. A. Hall & Co. to S. W. Roberts, for $18,500. Commissioned April 19, 1864, at New Orleans, La., where she went out of commission July 21, 1865. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,850.56 Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Name changed, January 26, 1864, to Tallahatchie. Description  
Tallahoma. Hull built by Government at New York Navy Yard, where she was launched November 28, 1863; machinery by contract with Stover Machine Co., New York, N. Y. December 27, 1865, delivered at the former place with machinery completed. The contract date was October 29, 1862, 7 months from which it was agreed to have it finished, provided the vessel was place at contractor's command within 5 months; otherwise, 2 months from such time. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender. Description
Tallapoosa. Hull built by Government at Boston Navy Yard, where she was launched February 17, 1863; machinery by contract, dated August 15, 1862, with Neptune Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Sold at Montevideo, Uruguay, 1892, March 2, at public auction, having been offered for sale, January 30, 1892. Commissioned September 13, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. At at cost of $213,338.86, she was rebuilt by C. W. Booz, Baltimore and Washington. August, 1884, sunk in Vineyard Sound; raised by Merritt's Wrecking Organization, New York, for $30,000. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Tartar, see Yazoo.
Tartar, see Yazoo. Purchased, June 19 1863, from Ebenezer Blackstone, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, at St. Joseph, Mo. Sunk, November 4, 1864, off Johnsonville, Tennessee River, and burned on the same date to prevent capture. Many articles and parts of her were recovered in August, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Purchased under name of Ebenezer. Description
Teaser Captured, July 4, 1862, in James River; purchased by Navy Department. Sold at auction, public, June 24, 1865, at Washington, D. C., by William L. Wall & Co., for $2,500, to J. Bigler. Went out of commission, June 2, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. May 16, 1865, the Teaser is yellow-metaled; hull and engine are in tolerable good order. April 30, 1863 cost to repair her $3.25. Class; Screw steamer; wooden. Description
Tecumseh. Built by contract with Secor & Co., New York, N. Y., where she was launched, September 12, 1863. Contract price was $460.000. Sunk, August 5, 1864, near Fort Morgan, at battle of Mobile Bay, by a torpedo. For extras contractors were allowed $54,924. at the sinking of the Tecumseh. Commander Craven was drowned. Class: Screw steamer; single-turret montor; wood and iron. Description
Tempest, seeYuma.
Tempest. Purchased, February 10, 1865, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson from J. Brown. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to Robert Carns, for $12,300. Commissioned, April 26, 1865, at Cairo, Ill.; went out of commission, November 30, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Total repairs by Joseph Brown cost $27,815. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Tenedos. Purchased, October 16, 1861, at New London, Conn., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
Tennessee, seeMadawaska.
Tennessee. Captured, August 5, 1864, at battle of Mobile Bay . Sold at public auction, November 27, 1867, at New Orleans, La., by Walron & Deslond, to J. F. Armstrong, for $7,100. Commissioned, August 5, 1864, at Mobile Bay; went out of commission August 19, 1865, at New Orleans, La. Total cost of repairs was $7,258.44 Class: Screw steamer; ironclad, casemated; wood. Description
Tennessee. Captured, April 25, 1862, at New Orleans, La. Commissioned, May 2, 1862, at New Orleans, La. Sold at public auctin, March 30, 1865, at New York, to Russell Sturgis, by D. D. T. Marshall, for $25,000. Cost of repairs at New Orleans, December, 1864, was $604,85. Captured, April 25, 1862, at New Orleans, La. Commissioned, May 2, 1862, at New Orleans, La. Name changed to Mobile September 1, 1864, from Tennessee. Description
Tensas Captured in 1863; purchased from Illinois prize court, September 29, 1863, by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to E. B. Trinidad, for $6,200. Last repaired in 1864, Commissioned, January 1, 1865, at Mound City, Ill.; went out of commission, August 7, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Her original name was Tom Sugg. Description
Terror,  see Ivy.
Terror.  Constructed by Government at Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H. Launched, March 19, 1863; machinery, by J. P. Morris & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. December, 1912, in service under name of Terror.Rebuilt by William Cramp & Sons; launched Marched 24, 1883. Class: Twin-screw steamer; double-turreted ironclad monitor. Name changed from Agamenticus  to Terror,  June 15, 1869. Description
Texas. Captured, April 4, 1865, at the fall of Richmond, Va., and taken for the U.S. Navy. Sold, October 15, 1867 at Norfolk, Va., to J. N. Leonard & Co., for $3,200. Her bottom was unsheathed. May 30, 1865, she was sent to navy yard, the Bureau of Construction having ordered that her bottom be sheathed. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $12,315,59. Twin-screw steamer; ironclad ram; wood. Description
Thistle,  see Dumbarton.
Thistle. Transferred September 30, 1862, by War Department. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver to J. T. Haight, for $8,050. Used as a tug in Western rivers. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name, originally Spiteful,  was changed to Thistle. Description
Thomas Freeborn. Purchased May 7, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by Navy Department. Sold at public auction, July 20, 1865, at Washington D. C., to Anthony Raybold by William L. Wall & Co., for $13,000. June 17, 1865, went out of commission at Washington Navy Yard. Cost of repairs while in the Government service was $6,208, 56. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Description
Thunder. Purchased from New York prize court, December 9, 1863, by the Navy Department. Sold, August 8, 1865, by Rear-Admiral Radford, at Port Royal, S. C., to John Smith for $50. Sloop. Name changed to Thunder from Annie Dees. Description
Thunder,  see Passaconaway.
Ticonderoga. Hull built by Government at New York Navy Yard, where she was launced, October 16, 1862; machinery by contract with Morgan Works, New York, N. Y. Sold, August 1887, to Thomas Butler & Co., Boston Mass., for $15,900. Commissioned, May 12, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, May 5 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, July, 1864, cruised in search of C.S. S. Florida. Total cost of repairs was $208,811.56. Class: Screw steamer; sloop; wood. Description
Tigress Purchased from A. C. Hall, Baltimore, Md. Run down by a steamer at Indian Head, Potomac River; afterwards raised and sold for $1,319.24. November 22, 1862, Tigress is not worth the expense of repair; whereupon the Department agreed to sell her at public auction and half of the proceeds to go to Mr. Hall, who raised her Tug. .Description
Timor. Purchased, October 30, 1861, at Sag Harbor, N. Y., by G. D. Morgan & R. H.  Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Ship Description
Tioga Hull built by Government  at Boston Navy Yard, where she was launched, April 18, 1862; machinery, by Morgan Iron Works, New York, N. Y., under contract, dated November 25, 1861, in which it was agreed to complete it and have it ready for operation within 110 days from such date, etc. Sold, October 15, 1867, at New York, N. Y., for $15,000. Commissioned June 30, 1862, at Boston Navy Yard and June 6, 1865, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Went out of commission, June 29, 1864, at the latter place. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $31,530.42. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Description
Tippecanoe Built by contract with Miles Greenwood, at Cincinati, Ohio. From July, 1873, to July, 1874, John Roach was paid $196,250 for rebuilding her. Cost of repairs to March 31, 1883 was $20,838.86. Screw steamer; single-turret monitor; wood and iron. Name changed to Vesuvius,  June 15, 1869; thence to Wyandotte, August 10, 1869. Description

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Tom Sugg, see Tensas.
Tonawanda, see Arkansas.
Tonawanda. Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she was floated, May 6, 1864; machinery by contract with Merrick & Sons, Phildelphia, Pa. Put afloat, May 6, 1864, from the dock. Commissioned, April 23, 1895, at Norfolk, Va., after being rebuilt. Class: Double-turreted monitor; twin screw; wood. Name changed to Amphitrite,  June 15, 1869 Description
Tornado, see Winnebago.
Trefoil. Purchased, February 4, 1865, at Boston, Mass., by Rear Admiral Stringham, from Donald McKay. Sold, tender after auction, May 28, 1867, at Boston Mass., by Commodore J. Rodgers, to L. Litchfield, for $11,500. Commissioned, March 1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, where she went out of commission, August 30, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $6,158.02. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Description
Trinana. Built by contract with William Perine, New York, N. Y. Launched, April 29, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Delivered, October 25, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs was $40, 032. Contract price was $128,000. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Description
Tristram Shandy Captured, May 15, 1864, by U. S. S. Kansas, at sea; purchased from Boston prize court, May 1864, by Navy Department. Sold, September 1, 1868, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, to J. N. Middleton, for $9,900. Commissioned, August 12, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $19,403.08. Good sea boat; steers well; rolls easily; Carries 15 days' provisions; built of 3/8 inch iron. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Name changed from Tristram Shandy  to Boxer, June 12, 1865. Description
Tritonia Purchased, December 1, 1863, at Hartford, Conn., by Rear Admiral Gregory, from Hartford & Long Island Steamboat Co.Sold at public auction, October 5, 1866, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett Jones & Co., for $12,300. Delivered to Government, February 19, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in naval serviced was $19,261.82. Commissioned, April 23, 1864 at New York Navy Yard. When purchased, to repair and fit her for naval service cost $18,461.57. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Purchased under name of Sarah S. B. Carey. Description
Tug No. 1,  see  Alpha.
Tug No. 2,  see Beta.
Tug No. 3,  see Gamma.
Tug No. 4,  see Delta.
Tug No. 5, see Epsilon.
Tug No. 6, see Zeta.
Tulip. Purchased, June 22, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding from Henry G. Ward. Destroyed by boiler explosion, Ragged Point, Va., November 11, 1864, W. H. Smith, acting master, commanding. a cabin was ordered to be put on her. Class: Screw steamer. Formerly called Chih Kiang. Name changed to Tulip. June 4, 1864, Description
Tunxis Built by contract with Raney, Son & Archbold, Chester, Pa. March, 1865, reconstructed by Cramp & Sons. Commisioned, July 12, 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Went out of commission, September 21, 1864, there. July 11, 1864, delivered to Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Tunxis  is decided success. March, 1865, being reconstructed by Cramp & Sons at expense of original contractor. Class: Screw steamer; light-draft monitor; wood and iron. Name changed from Tunxis  to Hydra, June 15, 1869; thence to Otsego August 10, 1869. Description
Tuscarora. Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she was launced. August 24, 1861; machinery by contract, dated June 27, 1861, with Merrick & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa.Sold, November 20, 1883, at Mare Island, Cal., to W. E. Mighell, San Francisco, Cal., for $12, 330. Commissioned, December 5, 1861, at Philadelphia Navy Yard for special duty; October 3, 1864, at Baltimore, Md., for South Atlantic Squadron. Went out of commission at Baltimore, Md., June 4, 1864; at Boston Navy Yard, May 30, 1865. She was commenced in June, 1861, and completed in January, 1862. Class: Screw steamer; sloop; wood. Description
Tuscumbia. Built by contract with Joseph Brown, at Cincinnati, Ohio; launched, December 2, 1862, at New Albany, Ind.; completed, March 5, 1863, and turned over to Mississippi Squadron, March19, 1863.Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to W. K. Adams for $3,300. Commissioned, March 12, 1863, at Cairo, Ill. the contract price for her was $148,000; extra work cost $8,669.73. Class: Steamer; two side wheels and 1 screw; ironclad; wood. Description
Two Sisters. Purchased, September 21, 1862, from Key West prize court, by Navy Department.Sold at public auction, June 28, 1865, at Key West, Fla., by A. Patterson to J. Jones, for $1,245. Commissioned, January 30, 1863, at Key West, Fla. May 10, 1864, she was a tender to the U. S. S. San Jacinto. Class: Sailing tender; wood. Description
Tyler. Purchased, June 1861, by Commander John Rodgers. Transferred by the War Department. Sold at auction at Mound City, Ill., to David White, St. Lousis, Mo., August 17, 1865, by Sol. A. Silver, for $6,000. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Description

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