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Introduction

The information below comes from Series II, Volume 1 of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies. Digital copy at Archive.org.

Ship names beginning with S

  • St. Mary. Class: Side-wheel river steamer. Burned on the Yazoo River.[1] For more information, see page 265
  • St. Nicholas.
  • St. Patrick. Built by Halligan. Class: Torpedo boat. January 24, 1865, transferred by Navy to Army. On the night of January 27, 1865, at 1 o'clock a.m., she struck the Octarara abaft the wheel house; the torpedo missed fire.[1] For more information, see page 265
  • St. Philip. Captured at Indianola, Tex. Formerly U.S. steamer Star of the West. Class: Receiving ship. Sunk at Fort Pemberton above mouth of Yalobusha, in Tallahatchie River, Miss., as an obstruction.[1] For more information, see page 265
  • Sallie (Privateer). Fitted out at Charleston, S.C. Class: Privateer.[1] For more information, see page 265
  • Sampson. Class: Side-wheel, wooden gunboat; river steamer. Taken to Augusta, Ga., after the fall of Savannah. She was at one time a receiving ship; held until the war was ended. June 3, 1864, had 9 officers and 40 men.[1] For more information, see page 265
  • Savannah (Privateer). Fitted out from Charleston, S.C.; commissioned May 18, 1861. Class: Schooner; sails. Captured by the U.S. brig Perry, June 3, 1861. This vessel was formerly pilot boat No. 7 at Charleston, S.C.[2] For more information, see page 266
  • Savannah. Purchased by the State of Georgia. Class: Paddle-wheel steamer. The name C.S.S. Savannah, formerly the Everglade, was changed to Oconee, August 28, 1863.[2] For more information, see page 266
  • Savannah. Built at Savannah, Ga. Class: Steam sloop; ironclad. Burned by the Confederates at the evacuation of Savannah in December, 1864. June 3, 1864, the Savannah's complement was 27 officers, 154 men.[2] For more information, see page 266. Muster roll for November 1862, and June - December 1863.
  • Scorpion.
  • Sea Bird. Purchased at Norfolk in 1861. Class: Side-wheel river steamer. Sunk in battle, February 10, 1862, off Elizabeth City, N.C.[2] For more information, see page 266. Muster roll for July - November 1861.
  • Sea King, see Shenandoah.
  • Sealine (Privateer). Fitted out at Baltimore. Md; Commissioned June 11, 1861. Class: Brig.[2] For more information, see page 266
  • Segar.
  • Selma. Class: Wooden side-wheel steamer. Captured by the Federal fleet at the battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864. Crew of 65 all told. February 5, 1863, sunk in 8' of water at entrance to Mobile; February 13, 1863, raised and repaired.[2] For more information, see page 266. Muster roll for October - December 1862.
  • Shenandoah. Purchased through an intermediary on the Clyde by Confederate agent. Class: Cruiser. November 6, 1865, delivered by her commander to the English authorities at Liverpool; who, on November 10, 1865, delivered her to the U.S. consul of that place.[2] For more information, see page 266 and page 267
  • Shrapnel. Class: Tender.[3] For more information, see page 267
  • Smith.
  • Spray. Class Steam gunboat. Sunk by Confederates on St. Marys River.[3] For more information, see page 267
  • Squib. Class: Torpedo boat.[3] For more information, see page 267
  • Stonewall. Purchased from Denmark. Class: Seagoing, ironclad turreted ram; two screws. Delivered to the Captain General of Cuba and by him turned over to United States Authorities.[3] For more information, see page 267
  • Stonewall Jackson. Class: Schooner; sail.[3] For more information, see page 267
  • Stono. Captured from the Federals in Stono River. Burned by the Confederates at the evacuation of Charleston in 1865. Formerly she was named the Isaac Smith.[3] For more information, see page 267
  • Sumter. Purchased at New Orleans, La., in 1861. Class: Cruiser; sloop. Sold at public auction at Gibralter, December 19, 1862. Formerly she was named Habana. Ran the blockade at New Orleans, June 30, 1861. Her second officer was arrested by the English authorities for killing the captain.[4] For more information, see page 268

Ship names beginning with T

  • 290, see Alabama.
  • T. Watson. Class: Privateer. Sailed from Liverpool, August 29, 1861, for Charleston, S.C., with 40 men.[4] For more information, see page 268
  • Tacony. Captured by the C.S.S. Clarence, June 12, 1863. Class: Bark. Burned, June 25, 1863, and her crew transferred to the Archer.[4] For more information, see page 268
  • Tallahassee. Bought at Wilmington in 1864. Class: Two-screw steam sloop cruiser. Was in England when the war ended. Formerly she was the blockade runner Atlanta. Subsequently her name was changed to Olustee and then to Chameleon.[4] For more information, see page 268. Muster roll for August - September 1864.
  • Talomico. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Accidentally sunk at Savannah in 1863.[4] For more information, see page 268. Muster roll for October - December 1861, and April - June 1862.
  • Teaser. Purchased at Richmond in 1861. Class: Wooden gunboat; tug. Captrured by the Federals in James River in 1862.[4] For more information, see page 268
  • Tennessee. Built at Memphis, Tenn., by contract with John T. Shirley. Class: Ironclad ram. Burned on stocks by order of provost marshal, June 5, 1862. Never completed.[4] For more information, see page 268
  • Tennessee. Built at Mobile, Ala. Class: Casemated ironclad. Surrendered at Mobile to the Federals, August 5, 1864.[4] For more information, see page 268
  • Texas. Class: Ironclad ram; two screws. Taken for the U.S. Navy, April 4, 1865, at Richmond, Va. The ram Texas now at the Norfolk navy yard is one of the best and most valuable hulls built by the rebels.[5] For more information, see page 269
  • Theodora. Fitted out and commissioned at Charleston, S.C., July 15, 1861. Class: Side wheel, iron privateer. Formerly the Carolina, her name was changed to Gordon and then to Theodora. Her crew consisted of 50 men.[5] For more information, see page 269
  • Thomas Jefferson. Seized at Richmond, Va., in 1861. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sunk by the Confederates in May, 1862, at Drewry's Bluff to obstruct the James River. Formerly she was the merchant steamer Jamestown.[5] For more information, see page 269
  • Thomas L. Wragg, see Nashville.
  • Torpedo. Class: Iron tender; screw. Burned at Richmond, Va., April 4, 1865, by Confederates. She was sent to Norfolk Navy Yard in May, 1865, as prize property with her deck burned off and her hull, boiler and machinery considerably injured by fire.[5] For more information, see page 269. Muster roll for July - September 1862, and January - March 1864.
  • Tropic. Class: Gunboat.[5] For more information, see page 269
  • Tuscaloosa. Built at Mobile, Ala. Class: Ironclad, steam floating battery. Sunk 12 miles above Mobile, Ala., in Spanish River, during flight of rebels from the city.[5] For more information, see page 269. Muster roll.
  • Tuscaloosa. Captured, June 21, 1863, by the C.S.S. Alabama, and armed as a tender, off the coast of Brazil. Formerly the American bark Conrad. Class: Bark. She was seized by the British Authorities at Simon's Bay, South Africa, December 29, 1863, upon the charge of violating the neutrality of the port. Subsequently released by order from the English Home Government, she was turned over to the U.S. consul at that place, as she was never claimed by the Confederates.[6]For more information, see page 270
  • Tuscarora. Class: Side-wheel river steamer. Accidentally burned at New Orleans, La.[6] For more information, see page 270

Ship names beginning with U

  • Uncle Ben. Seized at Wilmington in 1861. Class: Tug boat. Sold. Her machinery was taken out and put in the C.S.S. North Carolina.[6] For more information, see page 270
  • Uncle Ben. Fitted out at Sabine Pass, Tex. Class: Cotton clad steamer.[6] For more information, see page 270
  • United States. Class: Old wooden frigate in ordinary. She was at the Gosport Navy Yard in 1861; used by the Confederates as a receiving ship and sometimes called the Confederate States.[6] For more information, see page 270

Ship names beginning with V

  • V.H. Ivy. Fitted out at New Orleans, La. Commissioned, May 16, 1861. Class: Steamer.[6] For more information, see page 270
  • Virginia. Seized by the Confederates in 1861 at Gosport Navy Yard and converted into an ironclad. Class: Screw ironclad ram. Run on shore near Craney Island and set on fire after being abandoned; she blew up at 4:58 a.m., May 11, 1862. Formerly she was the U.S.S. Merrimack. March 8, 1862, she engaged and sunk the U.S.S. Cumberland by ramming and destroyed the Congress by fire. March 9, 1862, engaged the U.S. vessels Moniter, Minnesota, and St. Lawrence.[6] For more information, see page 270 and page 271. Muster roll for November 1861 - May 1862.
  • Velocity. Captured from the Federals, January 21, 1863, off Sabine Pass. Class: Gunboat.[7] For more information, see page 271

Ship names beginning with W

  • W.R. Miles.
  • Warrior. Mississippi River Department.[7] For more information, see page 271
  • Washington. Seized by the State of Louisiana, January 31, 1861. Class: Schooner. Formerly U.S. revenue cutter.[7] For more information, see page 271
  • Wasp.
  • Water Witch.Captured from the Federals in Ossabaw Sound, June 3, 1864. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Burned at Savannah, December 19, 1864, to prevent her falling into the hands of the enemy. When captured she had a crew of 80 officers and men.[7] For more information, see page 271
  • Webb, see William H. Webb.
  • Wm. Aiken, see Aiken.
  • William H. Webb. Class: Wooden steam ram on the Mississippi and Red Rivers. Burned by the Confederates at the close of the war. In conjunction with the Queen of the West the Webb captured the Indianola, February 24, 1863. Commissioned as letter of marque, May 15, 1861.[7] For more information, see page 271. Muster roll for October, November, December 1863.
  • Winslow. Purchased at Norfolk in 1861. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Wrecked on a sunken hull outside of Hatteras Inlet while going to the assistance of a French vessel which was ashore there. Formerly the J.E. Coffee.[8] For more information, see page 272. Muster roll for July - November 1861.

Ship names beginning with Y

  • Yacht America.
  • Yadkin. Built at Wilmington. Class: Wooden, steam gunboat. Burned by the Confederates at the fall of Wilmington in 1865.[8] For more information, see page 272. Muster roll for April - June 1864
  • Yankee, see Jackson.
  • York (Privateer). Fitted out at Norfolk, Va., and commissioned July 9, 1861. Class: Privateer (pilot boat). Burnt and guns thrown overboard by her officers and crew near New Inlet, N.C., Friday, August 9, 1861, to prevent capture by the U.S.S. Union, commanded by Commander J.R. Goldsborough.[8] For more information, see page 272
  • Yorktown, see Patrick Henry.

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References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 United States. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, Series II, Volume 1. (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 266.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 United States. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, Series II, Volume 1. (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 267.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 United States. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, Series II, Volume 1. (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 268.
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  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 United States. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, Series II, Volume 1. (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 270.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 United States. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, Series II, Volume 1. (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 271.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 United States. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, Series II, Volume 1. (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 272.



 

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