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Introduction

The information below comes from Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Included are the names of ships with information about dates of service in the Civil War, type of ship, name changes, etc.

Ship names beginning with H

  • Harcourt. Purchased, June 14, 1864, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold, April 16, 1867, at Norfolk Navy Yard, for $3,581.45. November 20, 1865, was in ordinary at Norfolk Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs was $6,631.59. Description
  • Harriet Lane.  Built in New York by W. H. Webb. Launched November, 1857. Transferred to Navy September 17, 1861. Side-wheel steamer; revenue cutter. Captured by Confederates, January 1, 1863, off Galveston, Tex. Recovered at Havana at close of war and sold to Elliot Ritchie and others, of Boston; transformed into a bark and eventually foundered in Carribean Sea May 13, 1884. Only steam vessel in Revenue Cutter Service at outbreak of war. Was at disposal of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales and party, 1860. Description
  • Harry Bumm, see Epsilon.
  • Hartford. By Government; machinery by Harrison Loring, Boston, Mass. Launched, November 22, 1858, at Boston Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; first-class sloop; wood. Still in the service at Charleston, S. C. Commenced in December 1857, and completed in June 1859. Description
  • Hartford,  see Sibyl.
  • Harvest.  Purchased, October 21, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Harvest Moon. Purchased, November 16, 1863, at Boston, Mass., by Commodore J. B. Montgomery, from Charles Spear. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sunk, May 1, 1865, by a torpedo, near Georgetown, S. C. Commissioned, February 12, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard, April 20, 1865, wreck was abandoned, after taking out machinery, etc. Description
  • Harpy, see Klamath.
  • Hastings. Purchased, March 24, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, from J. Batchelor and others Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold, at Mound City, Ill., August 17, 1865, at public auction, to Henry H. Semmes, by Sol. A. Silver, for $12,700. Name changed from Emma Duncan, under which she was purchased, to Hastings. June 7, 1865, went out of commission. Description
  • Hatteras. Purchased, September 25, 1861, at Wilmington, Del., by Admiral S. F. Du Pont, from Harlan, Holinsworth & Co. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Sunk, January 11, 1863, off Galveston, Tex., by C. S. S. Alabama.  Name changed from St. Marys. Description
  • Hecated, see Etlah.
  • Hecla, see Shakamaxon.
  • Heliotrope. Purchased, December 16, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral Gregory, from Stacey Pitcher. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold, June 17, 1865, at Washington, D. C., to Treasury Department, to be turned over to Light-House Board, for $6,000. Name changed from Mappie Baker. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $38,060.84. April 24, 1864, commissioned a New York Navy Yard; June 12, 1865, went out of commission. Description
  • Hendrick Hudson. Purchased, September 20, 1862, from Philadelphia prize court, by Navy Department. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at auction at Philadelphia, September 12, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $28,500. Name changed from Florida, her former name, to Hendrick Hudson. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $55,264.04. Captured, April 6, 1862, by the U. S. S. Pursuit. December 30, 1862, commissioned at Philadelphia, Pa.; went out of commission, August 8, 1865. this vessel has a round stern, light spar deck fore and aft. and a house on top. Description
  • Henry Andrew. Purchased September 10, 1861, at New York, from Mr. Van Santvoord, by George D. Morgan. Class: Swiftsure propeller steamer. Wrecked August 24, 1862, 15 miles south of Cape Henry, in a gale. Description
  • Henry Brinker.  Purchased October 29, 1861, at New York, N. Y., from Henry Brinker, by George D. Morgan. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction July 20, 1865, at Washington, D. C., to Mr. Howell, by William L. Wall & Co., for $5,200. Commissioned December 15, 1861, at Baltimore, Md.; June 29, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $30,068.78. Description
  • Henry Janes.  Purchased, September 27, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from Van Brunt & Slaght. Class: Sails; wood. Sold at public auction July 20, 1865, at Portsmouth, N. H., to George Burnham, jr., by Charles Clark, for $10,100. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $33,121.64. January 30, 1862, commissioned at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission July 12, 1865. Description
  • Herald. Purchased October 24, 1861, at New Bedford, by George D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Hero,  see  Moccasin.
  • Hero,  see Casco.
  • Hero. Purchased August 13, 1861, at Balrimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Schooner. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Hettiwan,  see Percy Drayton.
  • Hetzel. Placed at disposal of the Navy Department August 21, 1861, by the Treasury Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Returned to Coast Survey. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $29.804,16. Description
  • Hibiscus. Purchased at New York, November 16, 1864, by Rear Admiral Gregory from S. M. Pook. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, October 5, 1866, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett, Jones & Co., $15,300. November 3, 1864, delivered to the Government. Commissioned December 29, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. August 19, 1865, went out of commission. Description
  • Hippodame, see Hydrangea.
  • Hollyhock. Purchased March 5, 1863, at New Orleans, La., by Admiral Farragut. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold at public auction Ocotber 5, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to P. Bennett, by G. A. Hall & Co., for $6,500. Name changed to Reliance. Taken into service March 5, 1863, as tender to vessels of West Gulf Squadron. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,703.82. Description
  • Home. Purchased August 14, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral F. H. Gregory. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction September 5, 1865, at New York, to Benner & Brown, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $35,000. Name changed from Key West. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, August 18, 1863. Total cost of repairs was $4,650.45. Commissioned, August 21, 1863, at New York; August 24, 1865, went out of commission. Description
  • Honduras. Purchased, July 31, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from Simeon Ackerman. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at auction, September 5, 1865, at New York, W. A. Lightfall, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $27,000. Commissioned, Septmeber 8, 1863, a New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission, August 5, 1865.Description
  • Honeysuckle. Purchased, August 19, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from Frank Perew. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, August 15, 1865, at New York, for $21,300. Name changed from W. G. Fargo. Cost of alterations and repairs while in the naval service was $11,506.80. Commissioned December 3, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; June 30, 1865, went out of commission.Description
  • Hope. Purchased, November 29, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from T. P. Ives. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to T. Morley, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $5,050. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $3,712.52. Went out of commission, September 6, 1865. Description
  • Horner,  see T. D. Horner.
  • Hornet,  see Lady Sterling.
  • Horace Beals. Purchased, September 14, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan. Class: Mortar schooner, sails; wood. Sold at public auction, May 30, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to A. Leary, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $11,000. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $29,250.79. Commissioned at New York Navy Yard, February 5, 1862; went out of commission, May 13, 1865. Description
  • Houghton, see Houghton.
  • Housatonic. Built by Government contract; hull at Boston Navy Yard; machinery, by Globe Works (Jabez Coney et al.), Boston, Mass. Launched, November 20, 1861, at Boston, Mass. Screw steamer; sloop-of-war. Sunk, February 17, 1864, outside bar of Charleston, S. C., by Confederate torpedo boat. Description
  • Howquah.  Purchased, June 17, 1863, at Boston, Mass., from G. W. Upton by S. M. Pook. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold, at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, by Samuel C. Cook, for $15,900. Commissioned September 1, 1863, at Boston, Mass.; went out of commission, June 22, 1865. Total cost of repairs was $23,857.45.Description
  • Hoyt. Purchased, July 1, 1864, at New York, N. Y., by Rear-Admiral H. Paulding. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $2,100. Name changed from Luke Hoyt.  cost of repairts while in naval service was $736.16.Description
  • Hunchback. Purchased, December 16, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from George Law. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferry boat; wood. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to New York & Brooklyn Fetty Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $16,500. Commissioned January 3, 1862, at Hampton Roads, Va.; Went out of commissioin, June 12, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $1,981.41.Description
  • Huntress. Purchased June 9, 1864, at Louisville, Ky., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at publice auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Samuel Black, by Sol. A. Silver, for $8,100. Went out of commission, August 10, 1865. Description
  • Huntsville. Purchased August 24, 1861, at new York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from H. B. Cromwell & Co. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction November 30, 1865, at New York, to Russell Sturgis, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $33,000. Originally chartered for 3 months early in May, 18681, by S. L. Breese, at New York. Commissioned May 9, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; April 5, 1862, went out of commission. Recommissioned June 11, 1862. August 19, 1864, again went out of commission and recommissioned March 25, 1865. August 28, 1865, finally went out of commission. Description
  • Huron. Built by contract at Boston, Mass. Hull by Paul Curtis; machinery by Harrison Loring. Launched there, September 21, 1861. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Sold June 14, 1869, at New York, for $13,200. Commissioned January 8, 1862, at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission June 8, 1864; Recommissioned September 26, 1864; went out of commission June 19, 1865. Recommissioned January 8, 1867, and finally went out of commission October 8, 1868. Description
  • Hyacinth. Transferred September 30, 1862, by War Department. Class: Screw steamer. Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to A. T. Paine, Mobile Ala., by Sol A. Silver, for $4,350. Name changed from Spitfire. The total cost of repairts was $1,157.40. Employed as a tug on Western rivers and carried no battery. Description
  • Hydra, see Tunxis.
  • Hydrangea. Purchased, October 16, 1863, at Erie, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from C. W. Copeland. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, to S. & J. M. Flanagan, at New York, N. Y., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $10,300. Name changed to Hydrangea  from Hippodame. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $12,577.93. April 18, 1864, commissioned at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission September 1, 1865. Description

Ship names beginning with I

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

Ship names beginning with J

  • J. C. Kuhn. Purchased, July 6, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from J. H. Brower & Co. Commissioned. August 23, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Sold, July 7, 1869, to P. H. Fay, at New York, for $8,038.41. Name changed to Purveyor. April 9, 1866. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $5,580.58. Description
  • J. D. Billard, see Rocket.
  • J. F. Freeborn, see Nansemond.
  • J. G. Loane, see Zeta.
  • J. J. Crittenden. Purchased, May 19, 1863 , by Navy Department. Sunk as an obstruction. Paid for, but never in naval service. Description
  • J. K. Kirkman, see Jonquil.
  • J. T. Jenkins, see Saffron.
  • J. T. Stockdale, see Stockdale.
  • J. W. Wilder. Purchased, July 28, 1863, from New York prize court by Navy Department. Schooner. Condemned. Captured, January 20, 1862, by R. R. Cuyler, off Mobile.Description
  • Jacob Bell. Purchased, August 22, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from O. T. Glover & F. R. Anthony. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Lost, November 6, 1865, while being towed to New York by U. S. S. Banshee. May 13, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $10,545.97. Description
  • James Adger. Purchased, July 26, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from Spofford, Tileston & Co. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold, October 9, 1866, at New York, to James B. Campbell, by  U. S. Navy Department, for $32,000. Commissioned, September 20, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. December 28, 1863, went out of commission; recommissioned, June 17, 1864; May 2, 1866, went out of commission. Cost of repairs while in Government service was $96,300.20. Description
  • James L. Davis. Purchased, September 29, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore J. G. Pendergrast. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Sold at auction, June 20, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $12,500. December 30, 1861, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $14,774.86. Description
  • James McMartin, see McMartin.
  • James S. Chambers.  Purchased, September 4, 1861, at Phildelphia, Pa., by Commodore J. G. Pendergrast. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to Mr. Rhinehart, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $20,200. December 16, 1861, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Went out of commission, August 31, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $31,466.23. Description
  • James Thompson, see Fort Hindman.
  • Jamestown. Built by Government, Launched, 1844, at Norfolk, Va. Class: Sailing sloop. Transferred, September 9, 1892, to Marine Hospital Service. May 11, 1854, went out of commission; recommissioned, February 22, 1855. November 10, 1865, ordered to be converted, at Mare Island Navy Yard, into a transport and store vessel. Description
  • Jasmine. Purchased, May 29, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding from Palmer, Crary & John Reid. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold, June 13, 1866, to Treasury Department by Navy Department for $8,000. Name changed from Peter B. Van Houten. Commissioned at New York Navy Yard, June 17, 1863; went out of commission, May 12, 1866. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $7,404.51. Description
  • Jason, see Sangamon.
  • Java. Hull built at New York Navy Yard; machinery by Etna Works, New York, N. Y. Class: Screw steamer; slooop. Broken up at New York Navy Yard in 1884. Never finished; was condemned under act of Congress of August 5, 1882. Description
  • Jean Sands. Purchased, October 18, 1864, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from T. F. Rowland. Class: Screw steamer. Delivered at New York, October 17, 1864. This vessel was bought as a steam tug, with apparatus, etc., for pumping out sunken vessels. She was yard tug at Norfolk, Va. Total cost of repairs was $34,625.61. Description
  • Jeff Davis. Purchased, May 19, 1863, from Illinois prize court by Navy Department. Sloop. Used as a coal hulk. Captured, March 14, 1862, off Newbern, N. C., by vessels of the Sound. The change of name was Reindeer. Description
  • Jessie, see Lily.
  • John A. Dix, see Geranium.
  • John. (No history.)
  • John Adams. Originally built, 1799, as a corvette; rebuilt, 1830, at Norfork Navy Yard, by Government. Launched at Norfolk, 1829-30. Class: Sailing sloop. Sold at public auction, October 5, 1867, at Boston, for $10,000. Went out of commission, July 29, 1853; recommissioned, at Boston harbor, October 20, 1854. January 18, 1862, went out of commission; recommissioned, May 27, 1862. September 30, 1865, finally went out of commission, and was sold. Description
  • John Alexander. Purchased, August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Schooner. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • John Griffith. Purchased, September 16,1 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from B. F. Woolsey. Class: Sails; mortar schooner; wood. Sold at public aucton, September 8 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, Mass., to C. Foster, by Horatio Harris, for $10,500. Total cost of repairs while in the service of the Government was $26,755.54. January 20, 1862, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; June 1, 1864, went out of commission. Recommissioned, August 23, 1864. Finally went out of commission August 21, 1865.  Description
  • John Hancock. Built for a tank and tug boat and launched at Boston, 1850. Class: Screw steam tender. By act of Congress, August 3, 1852, ordered to survey Bering Straits, Pacific Ocean, and
    China Seas. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mare Island, Calif., for $16,750. Commissioned at Boston, March 19, 1853; went out of commission, August 23, 1856. Description
  • John L. Lockwood. Purchased, September 1, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from P. Crary. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at auction, September 15, 1865, at Washington, D. C., to Mr. Crossett, of New York, by William L. Wall & Co., for $6,300. December 6, 1861, commissioned at Baltimore, Md.; went out of commissioin, May 23, 1865. Description
  • John McHale. Purchased, July 19, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, agent, Canal boat. Purchased to sink. Bought with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Commodore Dornin at Baltimore. Description
  • John Mitchell. Purchased, July 19, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, agent. Canal boat. Purchased to sink. Bout with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Commodore Dornin at Baltimor, Md. Description
  • John P. Jackson. Purchased, November 6, 1861, at Newark, N. J., from Jersey City Ferry Co., by George D. Morgan. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, Septmeber 27, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to Marcy, Maury & Co., by George A. Hall & Co., for $13,500. February 4, 1862, commissioned at New York; went out of commission, September 5, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $32,012.66. Description
  • Jonas Smith, see Daffodil.
  • Jonquil. Purchased, October 21, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C.K. Stribling, from S. F. Baker. Class: Screw vessel; wood. Sold at public auction, October 21, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $6,300. Purchased under name of J. K. Kirkman. Name changed to Jonquil. Cost to fit her for naval service was $851.13. October 28, 1863, commissioned at Philadelphia, Pa. Went out of commission, August 2, 1865. Description
  • Jubilee. Purchased, November 28, 1861, at Portland, Me., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Judge Torrence. Transferred, September 30, 1862, from War Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to John A. Williamson et al. by Solomon A. Silver for $9,100. Commissioned at Cairo, Ill., December 25, 1862; went out of commission, August 1, 1864. Description
  • Julia. Purchased, July 24, 1863, from Key West prize court by Navy Department. Sloop. Broken up and sold at Key West, 1865. Taken into the service as tender for the vessels of the East Gulf Squadron. Shared in the capture of the bark Stonewall, February 20, 1863, at Point Rosa, Fla. Description
  • Juliet. Purchased, November 1, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Commodore J. B. Hull. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at auction, August 17. 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Philip Wallach, by Solomon A. Silver, for $6,150. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $11,568.37. Out of commission, in 1864; recommissioned, September 6, 1864. Finally went out of commission, June 30, 1865.Description
  • Juniata. Built at Philadelphia Navy Yard by Government, March, 1862; machinery by Pusey & Jones, Wilmington, Del. Launched, March 20, 1862, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Commenced, June 1861, and completed, March 1863. Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war. Sold, March 25, 1891, at Portsmouth, N. H., to Herbert H. Ives, New York, for $15,890. Commissioned, December 4, 1862, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Stricken from Navy Register, November 21, 1889. Went out of commission, December 23, 1863; recommissioned, July 16, 1864; went out of commission, June 29,1867; recommissioned, July 19, 1869; went out of commission, July 10, 1871; recommissioned, February 10, 1873; went out of commission, September 5, 1876; recommissioned, October 30, 1882. Finally went out of commission, February 28, 1882. Description
  • Juniper. Purchased, June 7, 1864, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from Solomon Thomas. Class: Screw steamer. Sold, June 29, 1865, to Treasury Department, by Navy Department, for LIghthouse Board, for $7,000. Name changed to Uno. Commissioned, July 11, 1864; went out of commission, May 26, 1865. Description
  • Ship names beginning with K
  • Kalamazoo. By contract. Hull and machinery built at New York Navy Yard, by Delameter Iron Works. Class: Steamer; twin screws; double-turreted monitor; iron and wood. Broken up at New York in 1884. Name changed to Colossus, June 15, 1869. This vessel was never finished. November 27, 1865, ordered that work on her be suspended. Thickness of side plating will be 6"; of plates and stringers, 8" thick. There will be longitudinal iron truss frames and transverse ones. She was designed by Naval Constructor B. F. Delano. Estimated weights: Deck armor, 810 tons; stringers, 265 tons; side armor, 522 tons. John Bird was contractor for truss frames and ventilating apparatus. Phoenix Iron Company contracted for wrought-iron stringers. Description
  • Kalmia. Purchased at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., from Aaron Innes. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold, October 25, 1865, at New York, for $9,900, at public auction. The name of this vessel changed from Aaron Innes  to Kalmia  when purchased. Description
  • Kanawha. Built by contract with G. E. & W. H. Goodspeed, East Haddam, Conn., and Pacific Iron Works, Bridgeport, Conn. Launched, October 21, 1861, at the former place. Delivered at New York Navy Yard. December 20, 1861. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Sold, June 13, 1866, at New York, for $12,050. January 21, 1862, commissioned at New York, N. Y.; went out of commission, July 5, 1866. Description
  • Kansas. Hull built at Philadelphia Navy Yard; machinery taken from the prize steamer Princess Royal. Launched, September 29, 1863. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat. Sold, September 27, 1883, to J. L. Snow, Rockland, Me., for $7,000. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $184,634.37. December 21, 1863, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard. May 4, 1865, went out of commission but recommissioned, July 28, 1865. September 22, 1869, again went out of commission; but again recommissioned, September 26, 1870. Finally, went out of commission, August 9, 1875, and from 1876 to 1882, laid up at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Description
  • Katahdin. By contract; hull, by Larrabee & Allen, Bath, Me., and machinery, Morgan Iron Works, N. Y. Launched, October 12, 1861. Class: Screw steamer gunboat; wood. Sold, November 30, 1865, at New York, for $15,400. December 23, 1861, the Katahdin was delivered at Boston Navy Yard. Commissioned, there, February 17, 1862; July 14, 1864, went out of commission. Description
  • Kate. Purchased, December 23, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, March 29, 1866, at Mound City, Ill., to J. H. Trover, by Commodore Livingston, for $10,350. Name changed from Kate B. Porter. She was repaired by Joseph Brown at a cost of $24,550. Purchased for the Mississippi Squadron. Commissioned, April 2, 1865, at Mound City, Ill.; went out of commission, March 25, 1866. Description
  • Kate B. Porter, see Kate.
  • Kearsarge. By Government; hull, at Portsmouth Navy Yard; engines, by Woodruff & Beach, Hartford,
    Conn. Launched, September 11, 1861, at Portsmouth, N. H. Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war; white oak. Wrecked, February 2, 1864, on Roncador Reef. Sunk Confederate cruiser Alabama, June 19, 1864. Commissioned, January 24, 1862, at Portsmouth, N. H. Description
  • Kennebec. By Government contract; hull, by G. W. Lawrence, Thomaston, Me.; engines, Novelty Iron Works, N. Y. Launched, October 5, 1861. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Sold November 30, 1865, at New York, N. Y., for $13,500. December 15, 1861, delivered to the Government at Boston Navy Yard. February 8, 1862, commissioned there. Went out of commission, August 9, 1965. Description
  • Kenosha. Purchased, in 1858. Class: Screw steamer. Broken up, 1884, at Kittery, Me. (Portsmouth, N. H.). Name changed, May 15, 1869, to Plymouth. Commissioned, January 20, 1869, at New York Navy Yard. Description
  • Kensington. Purchased, January 27, 1862, at Boston, Mass., by Captain W. L. Hudson. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, to Brown & Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $81,500. Delivered to Government, January 27, 1862, at Boston Navy Yard. Commissioned, February 15, 1862. She was used as a transport between Key West and Ship Island. Total cost of repair and alterations was $47,695.36. Went out of commission May 5, 1865. Description
  • Kensington. Purchased, October 28, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Kenwood. Purchased, July 15, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio. by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter from H. A. Jones. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to W. J. Priest, by Sol. A. Silver, for $10,100. Commissioned, May 24, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., went out of commission, August 7, 1865. Description
  • Keokuk. Built by contract with Charles W. Whitney. Launched, December 6, 1862, at New York. Twin-screw steamer; monitor; iron. Sunk, April 8, 1863, off south end of Morris Island, S. C., Commander A. C. Rhind, commanding. Name changed from Moodna. Stationary, round-top towers, pierced with 6 portholes.  Description
  • Keosauqua. (Never built.)
  • Kewaydin, see Kickapoo.
  • Kewaydin. Hull built at Boston Navy Yard; engines by H. Loring, Boston, Mass. Class: Screw steamer; spar-deck sloop. Broken up at Boston in 1884. Name changed to Pennsylvania May 15, 1869. Total cost of repairs $1,958.62. Description
  • Keystone State. Purchased, June 10, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Admiral Du Pont from Ocean Steam Navigation Co. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold, September 15, 1865, at auction, at Washington, D C., to M. O. Roberts, New York, by William L. Wall & Co., for $54,000. Chartered, April 19, 1861; ordered to be returned to owners, May 23, 1861. Commissioned, July 19, 1861, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; March 25, 1865, went out of commission. Ballast, September 15, 1865, was sold separately from the vessel for $2,160. Total cost of repairs was $85,401.93. Description
  • Key West, see  Home.
  • Key West. Purchased, April 16, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter from W. S. Evans et al. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Sunk off Johnsonville, Tennessee River; she was burned November 4, 1864. Commissioned, May 26, 1863, at Cairo, Ill. Description
  • Kiang Soo, see Fuchsia.
  • Kickapoo. Built at St. Louis, Mo., under contract with G. B. Allen & Co. Class: Steamer; ironclad. Sold at public aution, September 12, 1874, at New Orleans, La., to Schickels, Harrison & Co., for $7,750. Name changed to Cyclops, June 15, 1869; from Cyclops  to Kewaydin, August 10, 1869. Total cost of repairs $9,317.02. Commissioned at Mound City, Ill., July 8, 1864; went out of commission, July 29, 1865. The Kickapoo has two Ericsson turrets. April 23, 1864, the department authorized that one of them be arranged with Mr. Eads' plan of running out the guns and taking the recoil on steam, cost not to exceed $5,000. September 27, 1865. she was laid up on Algiers side of Mississippi River, 1 mile below Slaughter House Point. Description
  • Kineo. Built by contract; hull by J. W. Dyer, Portland, Me.; machinery, Morgan Works, New York, N. Y. Launched, October 9, 1861, at Portland, Me. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Sold, October 9, 1866, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $14,100. February 8, 1862, commissioned at Boston Navy Yard. Went out of commission. May 9, 1865. Delivered at Boston Navy Yard, January 10, 1862. Description
  • Kingfisher. Purchased, August 2, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by board composed of J. M. Forbes et al. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Wrecked, March 28, 1864, at St. Helena Island. Commssioned, October 3, 1861, at Boston yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $15,349,02. Description
  • King Philip. Transferred, April 21, 1861, from War Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at auction, September 15, 1865, at Washington, to Henry F. Hammill by William L. Wall & Co., for $9,750. Name changed from Powhatan. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $11,586.91. Description
  • Kinsman. Transferred from the Army, January 1, 1863. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Struck a snag and sunk in Berwick Bay, February 23, 1863, near Brashear City. Captured by the Army at New Orleans. This was one of the boats fitted out by General Butler for river service, with boilers and machinery portected by iron. Name changed from Colonel Kinsman. Description
  • Kittatinny.Purchased, September 21, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Admiral S. F. Du Pont from Simpson & Neile. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to D. McCarty & Son, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $20,600. Name changed from Stars and Stripes. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $18,248,.44. Commissioned, December 9, 1861, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission, September, 27, 1865.  Description
  • Klamath. Built by contract at Cincinnati, Ohio, with Alexander Swift & Co. Light-draft monitor. Sold at auction, September 12, 1874, at New Orleans, La., to Schickels, Harrison & Co., for $7,400. Name changed to Harpy, June 15, 1869. August 10, 1869, renamed the Klamath. The above cost includes all extra work and two extra gun carriages. Description
  • Koka. By contract with Wilcox & Whiting, Camden, Pa. Launched, May 18, 1865. Light-draft monitor. Broken up at League Island, October, 2, 1874. June 15, 1869, name changed to Argos; August 10, 1869, changed to Koka. Harlan, Hollingsworth & Co. were paid $3,611.14 for breaking her up. Repairs on her cost $654.73. The cost price above given includes all alterations, extra work, and two extra gun carriages. Description
  • Kosciusko. Transferred by War Department. Steamer. Sunk, March 25, 1863, in passing Batteries at Vicksburg. Called the Lancaster and changed to Kosciusko. She was a component of the Eliet Marine Brigade. Description

Ship names beginning with L

  • L. C. Richmond. Purchased, October 25, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. 4th; ship. Purchased to be sunk. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Laburnum. Purchased, June 24, 1864, at Phildelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Hillman & Co. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold, tender after auction, March 16, 1866, at New York, to L. J. Belloni, by Admiral C. H. Bell, for $16,200. Name changed from Lion, July 7, 1864, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission, January 24, 1866. Description
  • Lackawanna. By Government contract; hull at New York Navy Yard; machinery by contract with Allaire Works, New York, N. Y. Launched, August 9, 1862, at New York Navy Yard. Class: Screw steamer; slooop-of-war; white and live oak and yellow pine. Sold, July 30, 1887, at Mare Island, Cal., to W. T. Garratt & Co., for $18,002. The Lackawanna  was commissioned January 8, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; finally went out of commission, April 7, 1885. Description
  • Lady Sterling. Captured, October 31, 1864, off Wilmington; purchased November, 1864, from New York prize court by Navy Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron, three-eighth inch thick. Sold, June 26, 1869, at League Island, for $33,000. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, April 22, 1865, completely fitted for naval purposes. Total cost of alterations and repairs while in naval service was $60,989.38. Name changed from Lady Sterling to Hornet. April 24, 1865, commissioned at New York Navy Yard. There is an inclined trunk air pump worked from intermediate shaft; feed and steam pipes are of copper. Two bilge and two feed pumps attached to engine. A distiller and donkey engine. Description
  • Lafayette. Purchased, 1861, by Government. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ram. Sold, March 28, 1866, at New Orleans, La., for $10,770. Name changed from Alick Scott to Fort Henry, thence to Lafayette, September 8, 1862. Designed by Commodore W. D. Porter and built at St. Louis, Mo., October 25, 1862. Commissioned, February 27, 1863, at Cairo, Ill.; July 22, 1865, finally went out of commission. Description
  • Lancaster, see Kosciusko.
  • Lancaster. Hull built by Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard; machinery by Reaney, Neaffie & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Launched, October 20, 1858, at Philadelphia Yard and completed, June 1859. Class: Screw steamer; sloop, first class. Still (1896) in service. May 12, 1859, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard. The Lancaster was commenced in December, 1857. Description
  • Larkspur. Purchased, October 6, 1863, at Wilmington, Del., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from W. A. James & Co. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $8,100. Name changed from Pontiac. Commissioned, October 16, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission, July 8, 1865. Delivered to Government, October 12, 1863. Cost of alterations was $183.51. Description
  • Laurel. Transferred, September 30, 1862, by War Department. Class: Screw steamer. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to W. P. Halliday, by Sol. A. Silver, for $3,700. Name changed to Laurel from Erebus, her original name. She was employed as a tug on western rivers. She has been kept in good repair; present condition is fair. Description
  • Lavender. Purchased, May 25, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from H. & W. D. Winsor. Class: Screw steamer; wood, copper-fastened. Wrecked, June 13, 1864, off Cape Lookout, N. C., Acting Master J. H. Gleason, commanding. Name changed from Mayflower. Description
  • Lavinia Logan. Purchased, August 31, 1864, at Louisville, Ky., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Steamer. Sunk, September 23, 1864, in Mississippi River. Description
  • Lehigh. Built by contract with John Ericsson, Chester, Pa. Launched, June 17, 1863. Class: Screw steamer; single-turreted monitor; wood and iron. Commissioned, April 15, 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission, June 9, 1865. Recommissioned, December 15, 1875, at Norfolk, Va.; April 18, 1898, commissioned at League Island; finally went out of commission. September 6, 1898. For extra work done on the Lehigh, Captain Ericsson was allowed $22,726.28. Description
  • Lena Clinton, see Clinton.
  • Lenapee. Built by contract; hull at Brooklyn, N. Y., by E. Lupton; engines by Washington Iron Works, Newburg, N. Y. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double ender; wood. Sold, August 26, 1868, at Portsmouth, N. H., to E. Stannard. Commissioned, December 30, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. October 17, 1867, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs and extra work while in the Government service was $25,458,65. Description
  • Leonidas. Purchased, November 27, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Purchased to be sunk. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Leslie. Borrowed, early in 1861, from War Department, for use at Washington. Class: Screw steamer. Delivered, June 2, 1865, to Army, at Baltimore, Md. Tender to Potomac Flotilla, 1862-3. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,983.03. Description
  • Levant. By Government at Brooklyn, N. Y.,where she was launched in 1838. Class: Sailing sloop-of-war. Lost in Pacific Ocean. Description
  • Lewis. Purchased, October 28, 1861, at New London, Conn., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Class: Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Lexington. Purchased, June 1861, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Commodore John Rodgers; transferred by War Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Thomas Scott  Woodburn, by Solomon A. Silver for $6,000. The Lexington was built at Pittsburgh in 1860 as a regular side-wheel passenger and freight boat. She made two trips from Pittsburgh to New Orleans in 1861, when she was laid up at Cincinnati, Ohio, and sold to Government in 1861. July 2, 1865, finally went out of commission. Description
  • Leyden. Purchased at Chelsea, Mass., under contract with James Tetlow. Launched at Boston, Mass., 1865. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Navy yard tug at Boston, Mass. Total cost of repairs to December 31, 1888, was $185,605.88. Description
  • Lightning. Captured at Port Royal; purchased by Navy Department. Class: Schooner. Sold, August 5, 1865, at Port Royal, for $400, to M. J. Stattery by Commander J. C. Howell. No log, no history. Description
  • Lilac. Purchased, April 15, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from H. Winsor & Co. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to H. G. Farrington, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $9,200.  The pilot and engine rooms were rifle proof. Commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard, April 28, 1863; June 16, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $5,794.54 Description
  • Lillian. Captured at sea while running the blockade; purchased, September 6, 1864, from Philadelphia prize court by Navy Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; three-eighths-inch steel. Sold at public auction, November 30, 1865, at New York, to Russell Sturgis, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $28,500. She was captured by the Keystone State and others August 24, 1864. October 6, 1864, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commision, April 5, 1865. Description
  • Lilly. Transferred, September 30, 1862, from War Department. Class: Steamer. Accidentally sunk, May 3, 1863, by collision with Choctaw, in Yazoo River. Name changed to Lily from Jessie, by which she was fomerly called. Description
  • Linda, see Delta.
  • Linden. Purchased, November 20, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Snagged and sunk in Arkansas River, 15 miles from mouth, February 22, 1864. Her machinery was raised and taken to naval station, Mound City, Ill. Commissione, January 3, 1863, at Cairo, Ill. Description
  • Lion, see Laburnum.
  • Little Ada. Captured at sea, July 9, 1964, by U. S. S. Gettysburg; purchased, August 18, 1864, from Boston prize court, by Navy Department.Class: Screw steamer; iron, one-fourth-inch plates. Sold, August 12, 1865, to War Department, by Navy Department, for $21,000. Commissioned, Ocotber 5, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard; June 24, 1865, went out of commission. Cost of repairs at Boston in October, 1864, was $8,818.48. Description
  • Little Rebel. Captured, June 6, 1862, in engagment off Memphis, Tenn.; purchased, January 9, 1863, from Illinois prize court by Navy Department. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill.,  to Daniel Jacobs, by Sol. A. Silver, for $2,500. Name changed from  R. E. & A. N. Watson. She was the flagship of Commodore Montgomery in fight near Memphis with Commodore Davis's fleet. Went out of commission, July 24, 1865. Description
  •  Loane, see Zeta.
  • Lockwood, J. L., see John L. Lockwood.
  • Lodona. Captured, August 4, 1862, in Ossabaw Sound, by U. S. S. Unadilla; purchased from Philadelphia prize court by Navy Department September 20, 1862. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Sold at public auction, June 20, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, by Samuel C. Cook, for $35,200. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $75,169,61. January 5, 1863, commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard; May 11, 1865, went out of commission. Description
  • Loper, see Gamma.
  • Lousiana. Purchased, July 10, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Rear Admiral Du Pont. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Loaded with powder and blown up, December 24, 1864, under Fort Fisher. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $20,374.92. She was used as a torpedo boat. Description
  • Louisville, see Ouachita.
  • Louisville. One of the seven gunboats built by contract with J. B. Eads, at St. Louis, Mo. Accepted, January 15, 1862. Class: Center-wheel steamer; ironclad. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Daniel Jacobs, by Sol. A. Silver, for $3,600. June 5, 1864, 6 32-pdrs., 42-cwt., were put on shore above the Alexandria Falls, Red River Expedition, and were burst by Lieut.-Commander T. O. Selfridge by order of Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter. Commissioned January 16, 1862: went out of commission, July 21, 1865. Description
  • Luke Hoyt, see Hoyt.
  • Lupin. Purchased at New York, November 19, 1863, by Rear-Admiral H Paulding, from Sarah J. Duvall and Mary S. Boggs. Class: Screw steamer. Sold at public auction, Ocotber 25, 1865, at New York, to F. S. Palmerton by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $5,500. Name changed to Lupin from C. Vanderbilt. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $710.24. She has a steam pump and a Gifford injector attached to the boiler. Description
  • Lynnhaven. Purchased, May 19, 1863, from New York prize court by Navy Department. Sunk as a obstruction at outlet of Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal. Paid for, but never in naval service. Description

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