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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 Ma to Mi

  • M. W. Chapin,  see Anacostia.
  • Macedonian. Captured October 25, 1812, from the British by the U. S. S. United States. Repaired, taken into the U. S. Navy. Broken up and rebuilt at Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., 1835-1836. Launched 1836. Class: Sailing frigate; changed to sloop-of-war. Sold December 31, 1875, at Norfolk, Va., to Wiggin and Robinson, for $14,071. Total cost of building and repairing to 1849, approximately, $340,895.09; cost of converting her from a frigate to a sloop-of-war, approximately, to April 15, 1853, $166,639. 1815 took part in operations against Barbary Powers. 1853-1856 one of Commodore Perry's Squadron, Japan Expedition, the only ship of that squadron that had target practice in Asiatic waters. 1863-1870, practice ship for midshipmen, U. S. Naval Academy.Description
  • Mackinaw. Built, April, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; machinery by Poole & Hunt, Baltimore, Md., January, 1864. Launched, April 22, 1863. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood.  Sold, October 3, 1867, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $17,900. Commissioned, April 23, 1864; went out of commission, May 11, 1865. Recommissioned, January 18, 1866, and went out of commission, finally, May 4, 1867. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $54,187. Description
  • Madawaska. Hull built at New York Navy Yard; engines by Allaire Works, New York, N. Y. Launced July 8, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; frigate. Sold, September 15, 1886, to Burdett Pond, Meriden, Conn. for $34,525. Name changed to Tennessee, May 15, 1869. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $865,661.11. Description
  • Madgie. Purchased, October 14, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from R. F. Loper. Class: Screw steamer, wood. Foundered, October 11, 1862, off Frying Pan Shoals, N. C. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $26,924.93. Description
  • Maggie Baker, see Heliotrope.
  • Magnolia. Purchased, April 9, 1862, at New York, N. Y., by Navy Department from Key West prize court. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to N. L. & G. Griswold, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $45,000. Captured, February 19, 1862, in trying to escape from Pass a l'Outre, by U. S. S. Brookly  and other vessels, and sent to Key West, where she was condemned, sent to New York, and sold. Thomas Stack, of New York, was paid $11,963.36 for repairing her. She was commissioned at New York, July 22, 1862; went out of commission, New York, June 10, 1865. Description
  • Mahaska. Hull built at Portsmouth Navy Yard; machinery by Morgan Iron Works, N. Y. Launched, December 10, 1861, at Portsmouth, N. H. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Sold November 20, 1868, at New Orleans, La., by the department to John Dole, of Boston, Mass., and delivered to his agent, John Gibben, for $17,000. Commissioned, May 5, 1862, at Portsmouth, N. H., and went to sea for first time May 15, 1862; out of commission, Boston, September 9, 1864; recommissioned, January 16, 1865. Went out of commission September 12, 1868. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $41,360.50.Description
  • Mahopac. Built by contract at Jersey City, N. J., by Secor & Co. Launched, May 17, 1864, at New York, N. Y. Class: Screw steamer; single-turret monitor; wood and iron. In 1900, out of commission at League Island Navy Yard. June 15, 1869, name changed to Castor; August 10,1869, name changed from Castor  to Mahpac. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $254.357.25. September 22, 1864, commissioned at New York. Contract price was $460,000, the $174,827.89 being fro extras. Trial trip, August 20, 1864, at the end of which the vessel was delivered to the Government at New York Navy Yard. Description
  • Mail.  Captured vessel. Class: Sailing vessel. Sold, October 20, 1865, at Port Royal, S. C., by Lieutenant Commander R. L. Law, for $1,025. A schooner of this name was captured by the U. S. S. Freeborn in the Potomac River August 1, 1862. Used as a schooner for divers at Port Royal, S. C. Description
  • Majestic.  Purchased, December 2, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink Stone Fleet. Description
  • Malvern. Purchased from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Commissioned. February 9, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; iron. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to S. G. Bogart, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $113,500. Captured, under name of Ella and Annie, November 9, 1863, by U. S. S. Niphon as a blockade runner. Commissioned, December 10, 1863, at Boston, for chase of steamer Chesapcake.  Fitted for flagship, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron; commissioned, February 9, 1864, at Boston, Mass.; went out of commission, October 24, 1865, at New York. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $41,837.31 Flagship of Admiral D. D. Porter at capture of Fort Fisher, N. C., January 15, 1865. Description
  • Manhattan. Built by contract with Perine, Secor & Co. Launched, October 14, 1863, at Jersey City, N. J. Class: Screw steamer; light-draft monitor; wood and iron. In service, 1900, at Leauge Island. Sold March 24, 1902, to Henry Hitner's Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. Name changed to Neptune, June 15, 1869; thence to Manhattan,  August 10, 1869. The Manhattan  was completed, May 21, 1864, and delivered to Government at new York Navy Yard, May 23, 1864. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $246,456.10 Stricken from Navy Register December 14, 1901; sold March 24, 1902. Description
  • Manhattan. Hull built in 1849. Ferry boat; wood. Description
  • Maitou,  see Fort Hindman.
  • Manayunk. Built by contract with Snowden & Mason, Pittsburgh, Pa. Launched, December 18, 1864. Class: Single screw steamer; single-turreted monitor; wood; iron armored. Sold, October 10, 1899, at public auction, for $29,566.66. Name changed  to Ajax, June 15, 1869. Cost of repairs to Januray 1, 1889, was $154,343.34. Description
  • Maratanza. Hull built at Boston Navy Yard; machinery by Harrison Loring. Launched, November 26, 1861. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Sold, August 26,1868, to A. S. & W. G. Lewis, for $32,700. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $51,635.62. Commissioned, April 12, 1862, at Boston, Mass.; went out of commission, Portsmouth, N. H., June 21, 1865.Description
  • Marblehead.  Built by contract; hull by G. W. Jackman, Jr., Newburyport, Mass.; machinery by Isaac Stanton & J. H. Mallery (Highlnad Iron Works), Newburgh, N. Y. Launched, October 16, 1861, at Newburyport, Mass. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Sold, New York, September 30, 1868, for $14,100. March ;8, 1862, commissioned at Boston, Mass,; Log missing from March 26, 1863, to June 2, 1864, when commissioned at New York; out of commission, Washington, September 19, 1866; commissioned at Annapolis, June 12, 1866; out of commission, Washington, October, 1866; commissioned, Washington in December 19, 1866; September 4, 1868, finally went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,981.02. Description
  • Marcia. Purchased, December 10, 1861, at Portland, Me., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Margaret and Jessie, see Gettysburg.
  • Margaret and Rebecca. Purchased, July 18, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling. Canal boat. Purchased to sin. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Margaret Scott. Purchased, November 30, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet.Description
  • Maria,  see Fairy.
  • Maria. Built at New York by contract with William Perine. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Sunk, January 4, 1870, off Marthas Vineyard, by U. S. S. Miantonomah. Delivered, August 11, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Description
  • Maria A. Wood. Purchased, September 21, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Rear Admiral Du Pont. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Sold, September 6, 1866, at New York to W. H. Allen, for $5,000, by Admiral C. H. Bell. Total cost of repairs while in service of Government was $15,526,45. Commissioned, November19, 1861, at Phiadelphia, Pa. August 22, 1866, went out of commission. Description
  • Maria Denning. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Mentioned in Davis papers, 4517-84. Receiving  ship at Cairo, Ill., November 8, 1861 - April1, 1862. Transport, 1862. Employed as receiving ship of the Mississippi River and tributaries and stationed at Mound City or Cairo, Ill., from November 20, 1861, to about June 1, 1862, and later employed on transport service. Was a Regular Army transport from December 15, 1862, to April 6, 1863, chartered by the Quartermaster's Department, U. S. A., at $225 per day. (N. W. R., Vols. 22, 23.) Description
  • Maria J. Carlton. Purchased, October 15, 1861, at Middletown, Conn., by George D. Morgan, from Mr. Warner, Haddam, Conn. Class: Mortar boat; white oak and chestnut. Sunk in Mississippi River, April 19, 1862, by round shot, during bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip. Total  cost of repairs while in the naval service was $17,070.71. Commissioned, January 29, 1862, at New York Navy Yard. Description
  • Maria Love,  see Clematis.
  • Maria Theresa. Purchased, October 31, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Ship Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Marietta. Built by contract with Tomlinson, Hartupee & Co., at Pittsburgh, Pa. Launched in 1864. Steamer; gunboat; ironclad; wood. Sold, April 12, 1873, at Mound City, Ill., to David Campbell, for $16,000. June 15, 1869, changed from Marietta to Circe; August 10, 1869, again named the Marietta. Contract price for Marietta was $188,000; but $47,039,57 was allowed for extra work. A simple iron, flat-bottomed boat. Three fore-and-aft bulkheads and two additional ones in the stern. Seven athwartship bulkheads. One turret. Contract speed 9 knots. In the water on January 4, 1865. Description
  • Marigold. Purchased, June 13, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling from H. Winsor & Co. Class: Screw steamer. Sold at public auction, October 5, 1866, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $6,200, purchaser not known. This vessel is strong and well-built of good materials. Coppered to 7' 2". August 13, 1863, there was paid for an armor pilot house that Henry Winsor & Co. had put on her, $300.82. Description
  • Marion,  see Morse.
  • Marion. Built at Boston Navy Yard by Government, 1838. Date of launching not found. Rebuilt as a screw steamer at Portsmouth Navy Yard, 1871-1876. Class: Sailing sloop-of-war.  --1897, turned over to the Naval Militia, San Diego, Calif., continued on this service until March 7, 1907, when name was stricken from the Navy list and ordered sold. First cruise made in 1839. Sunk when heaved down in Rio harbor, 1842; raised; sailed back to Boston. Cruised on various stations and used as practice ship for midshipmen until 1870. Rebuilt as a screw steamer at Portsmouth Navy Yard, 1871. Commissioned January 12, 1876. Out of commission 1882. Commissioned January 15, 1885. Out of commission, Mare Island, Calif., March 22, 1890. Recommissioned and cruised in the Pacific until 1897. Turned over to Naval Militia, San Diego, Calif., 1897. Description
  • Marmora. Purchased, September 17, 1862, at St. Louis, Mo., by Commodore J. B. Hull, from C. L. Brennan, William Nelson, and James McDonnell. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to D. D. Barr, by Solomon A. Silver, for $8,650. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $15,107.40. October 21, 1862, commissioned at Carondelet, Mo.; July 7, 1865, went out of commission. Description
  • Martha, see Violet.
  • Martin. Purchased, June 16, 1864, at New York, by Rear Admiral Hiram Paulding, under name of James McMartin. Class: Screw steamer; picket boat; wood. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $2,600. Total cost of repairs, June 30, 1865, was $772.30. Name changed from James McMartin to Martin. Steers well; rolls; can carry 2 weeks' provisions. Description
  • Mary Ann. Purchased, July 19, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, agent. Canal boat. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Bought with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Baltimore to Commodore Dornin. Description
  • Mary Cook, see Narcissus.
  • Mary Frances. Purchased, August 13, 1861, at Baltimore, Md., by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Schooner. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet.
  • Mary Grandy, see Bignonia.
  • Mary and Hetty. Purchased at Baltimor, Md., August 13, 1861, by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Schooner Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Mary Linda. Purchased, July 16, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, agent. Canal boat. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet.Description
  • Mary Miller, see Prairie Bird.
  • Mary Sanford. Purchased July 13, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from William B. Dinsmore. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $44,000. Commenced running June, 1863. Commissioned, August 20, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, Philadelphia Navy Yard June 21, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the Govenment service was $1,273.84. Description
  • Massachusetts, see Farrallones.
  • Massachusetts, see Passaconaway.
  • Massachusetts. Purchased May 3, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by Captain W. L. Hudon, from Boston & Southern S. S. Co. Class: Screw steamer; supply ship; iron. Sold at publice auction October 1, 1867, at New York, N. Y., to W. F. Weld & Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $50,000. Commissioned, May 24, 1861, at Boston, Mass.; finally went out of commission, September 23, 1867. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $20,545.45. February 26, 1862, out of commission at New York; February 29, 1862, ordered fitted as transport and supply ship; April 16, 1862, recommissioned; December 3, 1862, out of commission; New York Navy Yard. March 10, 1863, recommissioned: August 28, 1866, out of commission, New York. Description
  • Massasoit. Built by contract at Boston, Mass.; hull by Curtis & Tilden; machinery by Globe Works. Launched, March 8, 1863. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Sold, October 15, 1867, at New York, for $15,000. March 8, 1864, commissioned at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission, June 27, 1865. Delivered to Government at Boston Navy Yard, January 23, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $19,175.54. Description
  • Mattabesett. Hull built by contract at Boston, Mass., and New York, N. Y. Hull by A. & G. T. Sampson of the former place and machinery by Allaire Works of the latter. Class: Side-wheel steamer, double-ender. Sold, October 15, 1867, at New York, N. Y., for $15,000. Delivered to Government, January 18, 1864, at New York Navy Yard, where she was commissioned, April 7, 1864. May 31, 1865, she finally went out of commission. Cost of extra work and repairs was $18,759.59. Description
  • Matthew Vassar. Purchased, September 9, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Booth & Vassar. Class: Sails; mortar schooner; wood. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $7,300. Total cost of repairs by Government was $18,688.83. Served in Mortar Flotilla, 1862-1863; repaired; commissioned November 29, 1864, at Washington Navy Yard and finally went out of commission July 10, 1865. Description
  • Maumee. Built at New York Navy Yard; machinery by Stover Machine Co. Launched July 2, 1863. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat, wood. Sold, December 15, 1869, for $31,726.87, to Mr. Landstein, of Hong Kong, China. September 29, 1864, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,241.35. Out of commission, Philadelphia, June 17, 1865. Description
  • Mayflower, see Lavender.
  • Mayflower. Built, February, 1866, by contract, at Boston, Mass., with James Tetlow. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $83,338.15.Description
  • Mechanic. Purchased, November 13, 1861, at Newport, R. I., by G. D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Medusa, see Nantucket.
  • Memphis, see Mystic.
  • Memphis. Captured, July 31, 1862, by U. S. S. Magnolia; condemned by Government and purchased from New York prize court, September 4, 1862, by Navy Department. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Sold at public auction, May 8, 1869, at New York, N. Y., to V. Brown & Co., for $54,470.50. She was a blockade runner, laden with cotton when captured. Commissioned, October 4, 1862, at New York. Finally went out of commission, May 6, 1867. Description
  • Mendota.  Purchased, at Brooklyn, New York, from contractors. Launched January 13, 1863. Delivered, February 1, 1864, to Government. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Sold, December 7, 1867, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $18,750. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $87,744.75. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $87,744.75. Commissioned, May 2, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. May 12, 1865, went out of commission and was laid up at Philadelphia Yard. Description
  • Mercedita. Purchased, July 31, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from C. Burrill, agent, for J. C. Jewett & Co., owners. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at publice auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to Smith & Dunning, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $35,000. Commissioned, December 5, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; October 14, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs was $86,773.18. January 31, 1863, attacked, between 4 and 5 a. m., by C. S. ram Palmetto State in Charleston Harbor. Shot destropyed steam drum, motive power gone, surrendered. Released on verbal parole, Casualties, 2 killed, 5 wounded, 2 of whom died. February, ordered to Philadelphia for repairs. Description
  • Mercury. Purchased, August 17, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from R. Coffin & Co. Rebuilt at New York Navy Yard. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold, August 29, 1873, to Wyeth Bros., Washington, D. C., for $6,200. Cost of repairs from September 4, 1861, to February 13, 1862, was $6,511.55. Commissioned, October 3, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Description
  • Merrimac. Captured, July 24, 1863, off New Inlet, N. C.; purchased from New York prize court, March 10, 1864, by Navy Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Foundered at sea, February 15, 1865, during a N. E. gale. Cost of repairs at Kittery, January, 1865, was $10,014.91. May 18, 1864, commissioned. Description
  • Merrimack. Built at Boston Navy Yard. Launched Jun 14, 1855. Completed February 25, 1856. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Scuttled and burned by U. S. naval forces on abandonment of Norfolk Navy Yard, April 20, 1861. Raised by rebels and converted into an ironclad ram. Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard February 20, 1856. Cruised in West Indies. Put out of commission April 22, 1857.  Recommissioned September 11, 1857, as flagship of Pacific Station. February 16, 1860, went out of commission at navy yard, Norfolk, Va. Description
  • Messenger. Purchased, November 16, 1861, at Salem, Mass., by George D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Class: Sailing vessel. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Metacomet. Built by contract with Thomas Stack, Brooklyn, N. Y. Launched March 7, 1863. Class: Side-wheel steamer, wood; double-ender. Sold, October 28, 1868, at Philadelphia, Pa., to John Roach & Sons, for $21,687.50. Commissioned, January 4, 1864, at New York; August 18, 1865, went out of commission. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $36,757.62. Took prominent part in the Battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864. Description
  • Meteor. Purchased, November 4, 1861, at Mystic Conn., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Class: Sailing vessel. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Meteor, see  Cowslip.
  • Meteor. Purchased, January 23, 1864, under name of Sciota, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, from Washington Houshell et al. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, October 5, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to Mitchell, Boardman & Walden, for $6,000 by G. A. Hall & Co. Commissioned, March 8, 1864, at New Orleans, La.; went out of commission, September 12, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,311.21. Description
  • Miami. Built at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Launched, November 16, 1861. Class: Side-wheel steamer, double-ender; wood. Sold at auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $19,900. Commissioned, January 29, 1862, at Phiadelphis Navy Yard; May 22, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in naval servoce was $10,235.71. April 19, 1864, engageed Confederate ram Albevarle off Plymouth, N. C. Commander  C. W. Flusser killed in engagement. Description
  • Miantonomoh. Built at New York Navy Yard. Launched August 15, 1863. Class: Twin screw steamer; double turreted monitor; wood and iron. Rebult by John Roach in 1874 - 1875, at New York, at cost of $709,605.72. 1906 loaned to Naval Militia, State of Maryland. 1915 laid up, League Island Navy Yard. Commissioned September 18, 1865, at New York; June 5, 1866, stood to sea from St. Johns, Newfoundland, on cruise to the principal ports of Europe, to prove ability of turreted vessels to perform long sea voyages. Arrived at Philadelphia Navy Yard July 22, 1867, having steamed 17,767 miles. 1868, laid up at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Recommissioned November 15, 1869. Finally out of commission March 8, 1900. 1915, still on Navy List. Description
  • Michigan. Built by Government. Launched, in 1844, at Erie, Pa. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Still in service (1915) under the name of Wolverine. Loaned to Naval Militia, State of Pennsylvania. June 17, 1905, name changed to Wolverine. Total cost of building and repairing to July 30, 1853, was $154,100.18. Built for service on the Great Lakes. Description
  • Midnight. Purchased, July 31, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from Reynolds & Cushman, under name of Dawn. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Sold at public auction, November 1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard to C. H Miller by Horatio Harris, for $13,500. Nave changed from Dawn to Midnight when purchased. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $23,321.76.Description
  • Mignonette. Transferred, September 30, 1862, by the War Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold to Brown & Jones, April 18, 1873, for $5,000. Original name was Dauntless. September 2, 1863, used as a tug on western rivers. Total cost of repairs was $4,849.66. In service at Mound City Station Description
  • Milwaukee. Built by contract with James B. Eads, May 27, 1862, at St. Louis, Mo. Class: Screw steamer; wood, iron. Sunk, March 28, 1865, in Blakely River, Fla., by a torpedo. Delivered, August 2, 1864, to the Government at Mound City, Ill. Contract price for her was $313,000; extra deck armor cost $61,162.09. Total cost of repairs was $10,957.12. Description
  • Minerva, see Sandusky.
  • Mingo. One of the Ellet ram fleet. Purchased by Col. Chas. Ellet at Pittsburgh, Pa. Transferred by
    War Department, July 16, 1862. Class: Stern-wheel steamer. Sunk accidentally at Cape Girardeau, Mo., November 1862. Used as a transport on the western waters. Participated in operations with Mississippi Flotilla. Description.
  • Mingoe. Built by contract with D. S. Mershon, Bordentown, N. J., and Pusey, Jones & Co., Wilmington, Del. Launched, August 6, 1863. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Sold October 3, 1867, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $16,000. Delivered at Philadelphia Navy Yard, July 1864. Commissioned July 29,1864. Cost of repairs was $8.106.61. Description
  • Minnesota. Built by Government at Navy Yard, Washington, D. C. Launched December 1, 1855. Class: Screw steamer; frigate; wood. Sold to 'Thos. Butler & Co., Boston, Mass., 1901, for $25,738.38. Burned at Eastport, Me., for old junk. Put in commission May 2, 1861. Flagship in Hatteras Expedition, August 26-29, 1861. Attacked by C. S. S. Merrimack, Hampton Roads, March 8 and 9, 1862, defended herself but grounded. Floated March 10, 1862. In both attacks on Fort Fisher, December 24, 25, 1864, and January 13-15, 1865. Special service, 1867-68. Training ship, 1875-1895. Loaned to Naval Militia of Massachusetts, 1896-1900. Description
  • Minnetonka, see Naubuc.
  • Minnetonka. Built by Government at navy yard, Portsmouth, N. H. Launched July 3, 1867. Machinery contracted for with Woodruff & Beach, November 1, 1863, to be completed 12 months from that date. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold May, 1875, at Mare Island, Calif., for $23,650. Name changed to California, May 15, 1869. First went to sea October 7, 1870. Heavily sparred; steam auxiliary to sails. Description
  • Mississippi, see Connecticut.
  • Mississippi. Built by Government at navy yard, Philadelphia, Pa., 1839. Launched, May 5, 1841. Class: Side-wheel steamer; frigate; wood. Sunk at Port Hudson, Mississippi River, March 14, 1863; abandonded and blown up, Captain Melaneton Smith commanding. Total cost to end of fiscal year 1853, including repairs, $996,455.37. Commissioned in 1841. Flagship of Commodore M. C. Perry during Mexican War, 1846-1848. Flagship of Commodore M C. Perry, Japan expedition, 1853-1855. Flagship East Gulf Squadron, and one of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, civil war, when sunk by the Confederate batteries at Port Hudson, La. Description
  • Missouri. Surrendered by the Confederates in the Red River at close of hostilities, June 3, 1865, to the Mississippi Squadron. Taken into United States Navy at Mound City, Ill. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood and iron. Hull sold at auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to John Riley, for $2,100. November 23, 1865, the Missouri was at Mound City, Ill., waiting to be sold. The railroad iron forming her armor had been removed.Description
  • Mist. Purchased, January 21, 1865, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson from J. A. Williamson and J. G. Isham. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to C. C. Hutchinson, by Solomon A. Silver, for $11,500. Commissioned, March 2, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. The Mist  was purchased for the Mississippe Squadron. Description
  • Mistletoe. Purchased under the name of Restless by War Department. Transferred, September 30, 1862, from the War Department to the Mississippi Flotilla, at Cairo, Ill. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., by Solomon A. Silver, to S. Horner, for $2,950. September 2, 1863, used as a tug on Western rivers. Description

Ship names beginning with Mo to My

  • Moble,  see Tennessee.
  • Moccasin. Purchased under the name Hero, July 11, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from S. & J. M. Flannagan. Built at Philadelphia. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold September 18, 1865, at Washington, D. C., to Treasury Department, for $12,600. Name changed to Moccasin,  July 25, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in naval service, $3,059.04. Commissioned July 14, 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Attached to North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Description
  • Modoc. Built by contract with J. S. Underhill, New York, March, 1865. Screw steamer; lightdraft monitor. Broken up at New York by John Roach, for which he was paid, August 25, 1875, $2,568. June 15, 1869, name changed to Achilles; August 10, 1869, renamed Modoc. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $3,059.04. Description
  • Mohawk. Purchased June 14, 1869, as the Caledonia. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold, July 12, 1864, at Philadelphia. Name changed from Caledonia to Mohawk on the date of purchase. Chartered in 1858 for Paraguay Expedition. Commissioned, September 19, 1859, at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $23,495.08. Description
  • Mohican. Built at navy yard, Portsmouth, N. H.; machinery by Woodruff & Beach, Hartford, Conn. Launched February 15, 1859. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Rebuilt 1885, at Mare Island Navy Yard; in service, tender to Torpedo Fleet, Asiatic Station. Commissioned, November 29, 1859, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Finally went out of commission, April 26, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. Description
  • Mohongo. Built by contract with Zeno Secor & Co., New York, who furnished the hull, and Fulton Foundry, Jersey City, N. J., who furnished the machinery. Launched July 9, 1864. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron; double-ender. Sold, Mare Island, November 17, 1870, to Harry Norton, for $30,000. Commissioned, May 23, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of extra work and alterations and of repair while in naval service was $65,418.78. Description
  • Monadnock. Built by contract; hull at Boston Navy Yard, machinery by J. P. Morris & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Launched, Boston Navy Yard, March 23, 1864. Class: Twin screw steamer; wood and iron; double turret. Laid up at Mare Island, and condemned in 1882. Rebuilt and launched at Mare Island, September 19, 1883. Commissioned October 4, 1864. Made the long voyage to the Pacific, going through the Straits of Magelian. First of her type to make a long sea voyage, 1865-66. Total cost to January 1, 1889, $592,358.59. Description
  • Monitor,  see Monterey.
  • Monitor. Built by contract with John Ericsson at Green Point, L. I. Launched January 30, 1862. Class: Monitor; screw steamer; iron and wood; single turret. Foundered off Hatteras, December 31, 1862, Commander J. P. Bankhead in comand. Cost of articles furnished to her was $560.35. Had famous engagement with C. S. S. Merricack  in Hampton Roads, March 9. 1862. First engagement of ironclads. Description
  • Monocacy. Built by contract with A. & W. Denmead & Son, Baltimore, Md. Launched December 14, 1864. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron; double-ender. Sold at Nagasakik Japan, to Hashimoto & Co. for $11,325.  1903. Total cost of extra work and materials, and of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $163,546.42. Cruised in the West Indies and Asiatic Station from 1865 to 1903. Description
  • Monongahela. Built at navy yard, Philadelphia, Pa. Launched July 10, 1862. Completed January 5, 1863. Machinery by Merrick & Sons. Class: Screw steamer; wood; sloop-of-war. Destroyed by fire March 17, 1908, at U. S. Naval Station, Guantanamo. Commissioned January 15, 1863, Philadelphia Navy Yard. Took prominent part in operations on Mississippi River, 1862-1863. In engagement in Mobile Bay August 5, 1864. November 18, 1867, thrown ashore by a tidal wave at Frederikstadt, Island of St. Croix, West Indies. Floated off May 1, 1868. Repaired; commissioned for service on the Asiatic Station, 1879. Converted into a sailing ship at Mare Island Navy Yard. 1884-1885, on the Pacific coast, part of time storeship at Callao, Peru. 1894-1903, training ship for apprentices. 1904-1908, station ship, Guantanamo, Cuba. Description
  • Montauk. Built by contract with John Ericsson, who delivered her December 13, 1862. Launched at Continental Yard, Green Point, N. Y., October 9, 1862. Class: Screw steamer; wood and iron; single turret. Sold at League Island April 14, 1904, to Frank Samuels for $12,057. Commissioned, December 14, 1862, at New York Navy Yard. The Montauk was damaged February 28, 1863, by explosion of torrpedo. She assisted in destroying the C. S. S. Nashvill. Total cost of all repairs to January 1, 1889, including extra work, was $237,917.39. Went out of commission June 9, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. Description
  • Monterey. Purchased, April 20, 1863, at San Francisco, Calif., by Commodore Selfridge, from William Mighell. Class: Screw steamer. Name changed May 18, 1863, from Monitor  to Monterey. Description
  • Montezuma. Purchased, November 29, 1861, at New London, Conn., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Montgomery. Purchased, August 24, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from H. B. Cromwell & Co. Chartered first in May, 1861. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook , for $39,500. Commissioned, May 27, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission June 20, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $32, 163.38. Description
  • Monticello. Chartered, May, 1861, for three months. Purchased, September 12, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from H. B. Cromwell & Co. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, November1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, to W. H. Lincoln, by Horatio Harris, for $19,500. Description
  • Moodna, see Keokuk.
  • Moose. Purchased as the Florence Miller No. 2, at Cincinnati, Ohio, where she was built, by Admiral D. D. Porter. Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to D. White, for $10,100. Named changed from Florence Miller No. 2 to MooseLast repaired in 1863. Description
  • Morgan, see Fort Morgan
  • Morning Light. Purchased, September 2, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from J. B. Sardy, agent. Class: Sails; wood. Captured by Confederates January 21, 1863, off Sabine Pass, Acting Master John Dillingham, United States Navy, commanding. Commissioned, November 21, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs on her made by Government was $35,468.77. Description
  • Morse. Purchased under the name of Marion, November 7, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan, from Brooklyn Ferry Co. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferryboat. Sold at public auction, July 20, 1865, at Washington, to East Boston Ferry Company, by William L. Wall & co., for $25,500. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $62,347.58. Went out of commission, June 10, 1865, at Washington Navy Yard. Description
  • Muscoota. Built by contract with T. F. Rowland, Brooklyn, N. Y., Continental Iron Works, Green Point, N. Y. Delivered to the Government December 7, 1864. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; iron. Sold, June 17, 1869, to Thomas Clyde, at Portsmouth, N. H., for $50,000. Commissioned January 5, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $32,102.05. Description
  • Mosholu. Hull built at New York Navy Yard; machinery by South Brooklyn Works, Brooklyn, N. Y. Class: Screw steamer; sloop of war. Sold, March 2, 1877, to John Roach, at New York, for $250,000. Name changed May 15, 1869, to Severn. Put in commission August 27, 1869. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $34,809.66. The Mosholu was commenced in October, 1864, and entirely completed in December, 1869. Description
  • Mount Vernon, see Mount Washington.
  • Mount Vernon. Chartered, May, 1861, for 3 months; purchased, September 12, 1861, from H. B. Cromwell & Co., New York, by George D. Morgan. Built at Green Point, N. Y., 1859. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to B. Finch, agent by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $38,000. June 27, 1865, went out of commission, at New York. Served in the North Atlantic Squadron. Description
  • Mount Washington. Built at Philadelphia, 1846. Transferred, April 21, 1861, by War Department, as the Mount Vernon. Name changed Mount Washington, November 4, 1861. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold at public auction, June 21, 1865, at Baltimore, Md., to L. McMurray, by Commodore T. A. Dornin, for $9,100. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $33,441.41. Actively employed in the Potomac Flotilla. Description
  • Mulford, see Daisy.
  • Musadora. Purchased, July 16, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling. Canal boat. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Bought with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Baltimore, Md., to Commodore Dornin. Description.
  • Myrtle. Transferred, September 30, 1862, from War Department. Class: Double screw. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to F. H. Ellis, for $5,650. Name changed from Resolute. Employed as a tug on western rivers September2, 1863. Description
  • Mystic. Chartered as the Memphis. Purchased for Paraguay Expedition. Built at Philadelphia, Pa., 1849. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at auction, June 24, 1865, at Washington, D. C., for $9,500. Name changed to Mystic. June 14, 1859. Commissioned, December 3, 1858. Total cost of repairs was $21,239.93. Commissioned, November 30, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa.; went out of commission May 26, 1865, at Navy Yard, Washington, D. C. Description

Ship names beginning with Na to Ni

  • Nahant. Built by contract wiht Harrison Loring, South Boston, Mass. Launched, October 7, 1862. Class: Screw steamer, single-turreted monitor; iron. Name changed from Nahant, June 15, 1869 to Atlas; changed from Altas to Nahant August 10, 1869. Commissioned, December 29, 1862, at Boston Navy Yard. August 11, 1865, went out of commission at Philadelphia. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $211,526.57. which includes the cost of rebuilding her by John Roach, from August 1873, to July 1874, at a cost of $89,000. Description
  • Naiad. Purchased, March 3, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohiom by Admiral D. D. Porter from F. Maratta and otherss. Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to B. F. Beasley et al., by Sol. A. Silver, for $8,100. Purchased under name of Princess. Went out of commssion at Cairo, Ill., June 30, 1865. Apparently in commission April 3, 1864. Description
  • Nansemond. Purchased, Auguste 18, 1863, at New York, from Richard Squires, by Navy Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold, August 22, 1865, to the Treasury Department, for $20,000, by Navy Department. Namve changed from J. F. Freeborn. She was  built in 1862. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $31,474.82. Commissioned, August 19 1863, at Baltimore Md.; went out of commission, August 8, 1865, at navy yard, Washington, D. C. Description
  • Nantasket. Built and launched, August 15, 1867, at Boston Navy Yard. Screw. Commissioned, October 22, 1869, at Boston, Mass. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $119,970.22. Description
  • Napa. Built by contract with Harlan, Hollingsworth & Co., Willmington, Del. Class: Steamer; light-draft monitor. Broken up, in 1875, at New York, by John Roach, for which he was paid $2,502. Delivered to Government at Philadelphia Navy Yard, December 15, 1864. Converted into a torpedo and gun vessel. Name changed to Nemesis, June 15, 1869; thence to Napa, August 10, 1869. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $8,166.91. Description
  • Narcissus. Purchased under the name Mary Cook, September 23, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding from James D. Stevenson. Launched, July, 1863, at Albany, N. Y. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Wrecked, January 4, 1866, at Egmont Key, Fla. January 31, 1865, she was undergoing repairs at Pensacola Navy Yard, the total cost of which while in the naval service was $14,221.67. Commissioned, February 2, 1864, Navy Yard, New York. Description
  • Narragansett,  see Cohasset.
  • Narragansett. Built at Boston Navy Yard; machinery by the Boston Locomotive Works. Launched, February 15, 1859. Class: Second-class screw sloop; wood. Sold, November 20, 1883, at Mare Island, Calif., to W. E. Mighell, San Francisco, Calif., for $11,050. Commenced in July, 1858; completed, October, 1859. Commissioned, November 6, 1859, at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commssion, March 25, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. Description
  • Nashville. Captured Confederate ironclad. Purchased by Navy Department. Sold, November 22, 1867, at New Orleans, La., at public action. Description
  • Nathaniel Taylor. Purchased, May 19, 1863, from New York prize court, by Navy Department. Class: Captured vessel. Not sent North; sunk as an obstruction at Petit Bois channel; paid for, but never in naval service. Description
  • National Guard. Purchased, July 6, 1861, at New York, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from J. H. Bower & Co. Class: Sails; supply ship; wood. Sold at Portsmouth, N. H., September 27, 1865, to C. A. Williams & Co., New London, Conn., for $5,050. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $80,082.74. December 23, 1862, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; December 15, 1878, went out of commission there. A good sailing vessel, and carries a large cargo. May 25, 1865, she was in first-rate condition. October 27, 1862, New York Navy Yard, she was ordered to be converted into a supply or store vessel; November 15, 1862, New York Navy Yard, ordered to be fitted as a coal vessel with all conveniences for loading and unloading coal, etc. Description
  • Naubuc. Built by contract with William Perine, Williamsburg, N. Y. Launched October 19, 1864. Class: Screw steamer; torpedo and gunboat. Broken up in 1876 at Wilmington, Del., by Harlan, Hollingsworth & Co., at a cost of $2,541.43. Name changed from Naubuc to Gorgon,  June 15, 1869; then to Minnetonka August 10, 1869. Delivered to Government February 6, 1865. Light-draft monitor Naubuc was converted into a torpedo and gunboat. June 27, 1865, ordered to be laid up at New York Navy Yard. April 20, 1867, two gun carriages cost $2,040. Repairs at Philadelphia from July to September, 1867, was $928.06. Description
  • Naugatuck, see Stevens' Battery.
  • Naumkeag. Purchased July 23, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., by Admiral Porter, from Allen Collier. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public action, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Charles F. Dumont, by Solomon A. Silver, for $8,100. Commissioned, April 16, 1863, at Mound City, Ill. Description
  • Nausett. Built by contract with Donald McKay. Class: Light-draft monitor; screw steamer; iron. John Roach, August 1875, was paid $3,666 for breaking her up. Changed to Aetna, June 15, 1869; August 10, 1869, name changed to Nausett. Delivered a Boston Navy Yard, July 18, 1865. Commissioned August 10, 1865, at Boston Mass.; went out of commission August 24, 1865. Total cost of repairs was $2,147.44. Description
  • Nebraska,  see Shakamaxon.
  • Nelly B. vaughn, see Primrose.
  • Nemesis, see Napa.
  • Neosho. Built by conract with James B. Eads, St. Louis, Mo. Launched February 18, 1863. Completed July 1, 1863. Class: Steamer; single-turreted monitor; wood and iron. Sold April 17, 1873, at Mound City, Ill., to David Campbell, for $13,600. Name changed to Vixen, June 15, 1869; thence to Osceola, August 10, 1869. Commissioned May 13, 1863; went out of commission July 23, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Description
  • Neptune. Purchased July 17, 1863, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral Gregory from William P. Williams. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction July 12, 1865, at New York, N. Y., to John Henderson, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $67,000. December 19, 1863, commissioned a New York Navy Yard; went out of commission there May 31, 1865. Delivered to Government September 3, 1864. Total cost of alterations and repairs while in the Government service was $61,164.66. Description
  • Neptune, see Clyde.
  • Neptune, see Manhattan.
  • Nereus. Purchased October 5, 1863, at New York, by Rear-Admiral Gregory from William P. Williams Class; Screw steamer; wood. Sold at publlic auction July 12, 1865, at New York, to James Hooper, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $73,000. Commissioned April 19, 1864, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission May 15, 1865; at New York. Delivered to Government at New York Navy Yard February 4, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $26,476.14. Description
  • Neshaminy. By contract with Aetna Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Launched October 5, 1865, navy yard, Philadelphia. Class: Screw frigate. Transferred to John Roach in part payment for rebuilding U. S. S. Puritan. The name of this vessel was changed to Arizona, May 15, 1869; thence to Nevada, August 10, 1869. Description
  • Nettle. Transferred, September 30, 1862. from War Department. Class: Steamer. Run down by an ironclad and lost, October 20, 1865. Originally named Wonder. September 2, 1863, employed as a tug on Western rivers. Description
  • Neustra Senora De Regla, see Commodore Hull.
  • Nevada, see Neshaminy.
  • New Berne. Purchased June 27, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from Wakeman Dimon & Co. Class: Screw steamer; wood; horizontally and diagonally iron strapped. Sold, September 1, 1868, at Washington, D. C., to War Department for $35,000. Name changed from United States.  June 30, 1866, repairs at Norfolk cost $17,197.48; February, 1867, repairs cost $78.99. Commissioned, August 15, 1863, at New York Navy Yard. Description
  • Newburyport. Purchased November 30, 1861, at Gloucester, Mass., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink, Stone Fleet. Description
  • New England. Purchased November 21, 1861, at New London, Conn., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • New Era. Purchased October 27, 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 W. S. Mepham, by Solomon A. Silver, for $5,000. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $4,802.33. Went out of commission June 28, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. Description
  • New Era,; see Essex.
  • New Hampshire. Built at Portsmouth Navy Yard, June 30, 1853. Launched January 23, 1864. Class: Ship-of-line; white oak; sails. September 19, 1863, ordered to be converted into a storeship for use at some Southern port. August 10, 1865, sold at Philadelphia for $28,000. Name changed from Alabama  to New Hampshire, October 28, 1863. June 15, 1864, went to sea after being fitted out for one years's cruise. Commissioned May 11, 1864, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Description
  • New Ironsides. Built by contract with Merrick & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. Class: Screw steamer; ironclad. Burned, December 16, 1866, at League Island Navy Yard. Commissioned, August 21, 1862, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; went out of commission at that place June 30, 1864. Recommissioned August 22, 1864. Finally went out of commission, April 6, 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs was $54,818.73. Description
  • New London. Purchased, Auguste 26, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from New London Propeller. Co. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, September 8, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, to M. M. Comstock, by Horatio Harris & Co., for $9,000. Commissioned, October 29, 1861, at New York Navy yard. Went out of commssion, August 3, 1865, at Boston, Mass. Description
  • New National. Seized at Memphis, Tenn., June 1862, Transferred from War Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; naval transport; wood. Delivered, 1865, to owner, by Acting Rear Admiral Lee. Went out of commission April 12, 1865. Description
  • New Orleans. Begun in 1812; built at Sackett's Harbor, 1815; never completed. Class: Sailing ship-of-the-line. sold September 24, 1883, at naval station, Sackett's Harbor, New York, to H. Wilkinson, jr., of Syracuse, for $427,50. She was inteded to moiunt 84 or 90 guns. Description
  • New Uncle Sam, see
  • New York. Built at New York Navy Yard; never launced. Ship-of-the-line; sails. Sold, May 31, 1888, at New York Navy Yard, to C. H. Gregory, Great Neck, L.,I., N. Y., foir $10. She was sold in the ship house on the stock at New York Yard; purchaser was to break her up and remove her. The above cost includes repairing also. Description
  • New York, see Ontario.
  • Niagara. Hull built by Government at New York Navy Yard; machinery by Pease & Murphy, New York. Launched, February 23, 1856. Commissioned, May 14, 1860. Screw steamer frigate. Sold, May 6, 1885, at Boston Mass., to H. E. Lynch, of New York, for $29,000. Went out of commissioin. September 29, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard. The Niagara was commenced in October, 1854, and completed in April, 1857. Description
  • Nightingale. Purchased, July 6, 1861, at marshal's sale, at New York, by N. L. McCready, having been seized for violation of slave-trade laws, for which he was paid a commission of $325. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Sold, February 11, 1865, at public auction, at Boston, Mass., to D. E. Mayo, by Horatio Harris & Co., for $10,000. Commissioned a New York Navy Yard; went out of commission June 20, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard. Total cost of repairs to her by Government was $11,092.40. Description
  • Nina. Built by contract with Reaney, Son & Archbold, Chester, Pa. Launched May 27, 1865. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, September 26, 1865. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $39,419.91. Description
  • Niobe, see Waxsaw.
  • Niphon. Purchased May 9, 1863, at Boston, Mass., from R. B. Forbes by Rear-Admiral F. H. Gregory. Launched, February, 1863, at Boston, Mass. Class: Screw steamer; wood and iron. Sold at public auciton April 17, 1865, at Boston, Mass., to Atlantic Works, by Horatio Harris & Co., for $18,250. Commissioned April 24, 1863, at Boston Navy Yard. Delivered to Govenment at Boston, Mass., April 22, 1863. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $15,905.18. Description
  • Nipsic. Built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, June, 1863; machinery by Woodruff & Beach, Hartford, Conn. Launched, June 15, 1863, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H. Class: Screw steamer; wooden gunboat. March 16, 1889, benched at Samoa; afterward floated and sold February 13, 1913, to George J. Willy, of Seattle, for $7,375. The Nipsic was commenced, December 24, 1862, and finished, October 15, 1863. Commissioned, September3, 1863, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Description
  • Nita. Captured vessel; purchased from Key West prize court, August 17, 1863. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood; iron-fastened. Sold by tender, May 25, 1865, at Key West, Fla., by Admiral C. K. Stribling, for $3,000 Commissioned, January 8, 1864, at Key West, Fla. Went out of commission on date of sale. Description

Ship names beginning with No to Ny

  • Noble. Purchased December 2, 1861, at Sag Harbor, N. Y., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Norfolk Packet. Purchased September 10, 1861, at New York,, N. Y., by George D. Morgan from George E. Goodspeed. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $9,100. Commissioned February 7, 1862, at New York Navy Yard. Went out of commission July 12, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa. Altered for naval service by J. Englis at a cost of $3,288.93 Cost of repairs by Government to January 1, 1863, was $27,097,54. Description
  • North Carolina. Built at Navy Yard; Philadelphia, Pa. Launched September 1820. Class: Sailing ship-of-the-line; wood. Sold October 1, 1867, at New York, for $30,000. Cost of repairs from June 30, 1853 to December 31, 1862, was $39,453.07. Description
  • Norwich. Purchased September 26, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from J. M. Huntington & Co. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Samuel C. Cook, for $12,300. Commissioned December 28, 1861, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission at Philadelphia Navy Yard, June 30, 1865. Description
  • Neustra Senora De Regla,  see Commodore Hull.
  • Nyack. Hull built at New York Navy Yard; machinery by contract with South Brooklyn Iron Works, Brooklyn, N. Y. Launched, October 6, 1863. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat. Sold, November 30, 1883, at San Francisco, Cal., to W. E. Mighell, for $6,050. Commissioned, September 28, 1864, at New York Navy Yard. Delivered there with machinery completed, July 20, 1864. Cost of repairs from September 3, 1866, to September 1879, was $10,406.50. Description
  • Nyanza. Purchased, November 4, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, August 12, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to Owen Finnegan, by G. A. Hall & Co., for $34,000. Commissioned, December 21, 1863, at Mound City, Ill. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $2,603.36. Description
  • Nymph. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, March 8, 1864, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter. Stern-wheel steamer. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to A. M. Hutchinson, by Sol. A. Silver, for $9,000. May 20, 1865, present condition is fair; last repaired in 1863. Name changed to Nymph from Cricket No. 3, under which she was purchased. Commissioned, at Mound City, Ill., April 11, 1864; went out of commission, 2 1/2 miles above Cairo, Ill., June 28, 1865. Description

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