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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 E

  • E. A. Stevens, see Stevens' Battery.
  • E. B. Hale. Purchased, July 27, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from E. & D. Bigelow & Co. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, June 20, 1865, at Philadelphia by Samuel C. Cook, for $4,600. Commissioned, September 4, 1861; went out of commission, February 18, 1863. Total cost of repairs was $24,268.14. Description
  • E. D. Fogg, see Cohasset.
  • E. D. Thompson. Purchased at Baltimore, Md., August 13, 1861, by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Schooner. Purchased to sink, Stone Fleet. Description
  • Eagle, see Rhode Island.
  • Eastport. Captured, February 7, 1862, at Cerro Gordo, Tennessee River, Tenn., by Conestoga, Tyler, and Lexington. Transferred from War Department, January 9, 1863, at which time she was paid for by the Navy Department. Class: Ironclad steam gunboat. April 26, 1864, sunk, 1 1/2 miles below Montgomery, Ark., in Red River, by a torpedo, a short distance above mouth of Cane River. Blown up by Admiral D. D. Porter. Description
  • Ebenezer,  see Tawah.
  • Edward. Purchased at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell, November 15, 1861. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Elfin. Purchased February 23, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Admiral D. D. Porter, from John N. Shunk and others. Class: Steamer. Sunk, November 4, 1864, off Johnsonville, Tennessee River. Purchased under name of W. D. Mann. Most articles of value were recovered in August, 1865, by Acting Volunteer Lieut. G. W. Rogers. She was sunk after a protracted engangement. Description
  • Elk. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, December 8, 1863, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, from W. Metcalf et al. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold at public auction, August 24, 1865; purchased under name of Countess. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $4,029.33. Description
  • Ella. Purchased at New York, July 30, 1862, by Rear-Admiral H. Paulding from prize court. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction September 15, 1865, at Washington, to H. R. Hazelhurst, Baltimore, Md., for $26,500, by William L. Wall & Co. Captured November 10,1863, off Fort Fisher, by Howquah. Description
  • Ella and Annie, see Malvern.
  • Ellen. Purchased at Brooklyn, October 10, 1861, from James Horn by Navy Department. Launched in 1855. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferry boat; wood. Sold at public auction, September 2, 1865, at Bay Point, S. C., to J. J. Springer by Rear Admiral Radford, for $360. Commissioned October 16, 1861, at Brooklyn Navy Yard; went out of commission October 31, 1862. Cost of repairs while in Government service was $2,278.11. [1]
  • Ellen Goldsboro. Purchased at Baltimore, Md., August 13, 1861, by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Schooner. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Ellis.Purchased, from New York prize court, May 19, 1862. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Abandoned and fired in New River, N. C.,November 25, 1862. Captured in action at Elizabeth City, N. C., February 10, 1862. When captured she was commanded by J. M. Cook, formerly of the U. S. Navy. Description
  • Emerald.  Purchased August 3, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling from the "Central Sanitary Fair". Class: Steam yacht. In service at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H., as ferry boat, from 1865 to 1883. Name changed from Fairy. Total cost of repairs to December 31, 1888, was $14,168.63. Description
  • Emerald. Purchased at Sag Harbor, N. Y., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell, November 21, 1861. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Emma. Purchased from New York prize court, September 30, 1863, b y Navy Department. Class: Screw steamer; one-quarter inch iron. Sold, November 1, 1865, at public auction, for $9,500. at Boston Navy Yard. Captured, July 24, 1863, by Army transport Arago. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $2,800.02. Description
  • Emma Brown, see Gazelle.
  • Emma Duncan, see Hastings.
  • Emma Henry, see Wasp.
  • Eolus. Purchased, July 27, 1864, from John Jewett & Sons, at New York prize court, by Rear-Admiral Gregory. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold, August 1, 1865, at public auction, at Boston Navy Yard. for $27,500, to McKay & Aldus, by Horatio Harris. Cost of repairs while in naval service was $12,136.13. Description
  • Eolus, see Shawnee.
  • Epervier. Class: Steamer; screw. Name removed from register; vessel was never commenced. She was to have been built at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H. Description
  • Epsilon. Purchased at Philadelphia, June 3, 1864, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from B. Bramwell and others. Class: Screw steamer; picket boat. Sold, July 12, 1865, at New York, at public auction, for $6,600, to C. & J. Peters, by Burdett. Jones  Co. Formerly known as harry Bumm; also tug No. 5; purchased to be used as a picket boat on James River. Name changed to Epsilon  from  Harry Bumm,  by which she was formerly known. She was well built, strong and inteded for inside towing. Boiler inted to use fresh water only. Description
  • Ererus, see Laurel.
  • Erebus, see Squando.
  • Essex. Purchased by Government, September 20, 1861, from Wiggins Ferry Co., at St. Louis, Mo. Class: Center-wheel steamer; ironclad. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to W. L. Hambleton, by Sol. A. Silver, for $4,000. Name changed from New Era. Altered when puchased, into an ironclad gunboat, for service in Western Flotilla. She was built at St. Louis by Page & Bacon, bankers, and sold to Wiggins Ferry Co., October 14, 1856. Description
  • Estrella. Transferred, 1862, by the Army. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold, October 9, 1867, at New York, by Rear Admiral C. H. Bell, for $7,500. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $34,248.70. Description
  • Ethan Allen, see Commodore Barney.
  • Ethan Allen. Purchased, August 23, 1861, at Boston, by board composed of J. M. Forbes et al. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Sold at public auction, July 20, 1865, at Portsmouth, N. H., to E. Snow, by Charles Clark, for $20,000. Commissioned, October 3, 1861. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $15,583.22. Description
  • Etlah. Built by contract with C. W. McCord, St. Louis, Mo. Class: Light-draft monitor. Sold, September 12, 1874, at New Orleans, to Nat. McKay for $9,500, at public auction. Name changed to Hecate, June 15, 1869; and August 10, 1869, renamed the Et'ah. Turret of this vessel was constructed at St. Louis by James B. Eads. This vessel rendered no service, having been laid up at Mound City, Ill., from 1867 to 1871; at New Orleans, La., from 1872 to 1873. Description
  • Eugene. Purchased, April 22, 1862, from Key West prize court by Navy Department. Class: Sailing vessel; live oak and red cedar. Sold at auction, November, 1864, by Rear Admiral Stribling at Key West, Fla. Captured, March 16, 1862, off the Mississippi and sent to Key West, Fla., where she was condemned and sold by prize court. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $521.13. Was guard ship at Key West, Fla., from 1862 to 1864. Name changed from Eugene Smith. Description
  • Eugene, see Glasgow.
  • Eureka. Purchased, August 22, 1862, from Washington prize court. Class: Screw steamer. Sold at auction, September 15, 1865, to Mr. Mackell, by William L. Wall & Co., for $90. Captured in April, 1862, in Potomac River by Potomac Flotilla. Description
  • Eutaw. Built by contract. Launched February, 1863, at Baltimore, Md. Class; Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Sold October 15, 1867, at New York, for $15,000. Commissioned, July 2, 1863, at Baltimore, Md. Description
  • Exchange. Purchased May 13, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, from Henry B. Cock. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at auction August 17, 1865, at Mound, Ill., to W. G. Priest for $7,000. Description
  • Express. (No data given.)

Ship names beginning with F

  • F. W. Lincoln, seePhlox.
  • Fahkee. Purchased July 15, 1863, at New York, by Rear-Admiral H. Paulding, from William B. Dinsmore. Launched at Williamsburg, N. Y. Class: Screw steamer; wood and iron. Sold August 10, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $69,000. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $4,532.30. Description
  • Fairplay. Transferred by War Department, September 30, 1862. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, to Charles C. Duncan, by Sol. A. Silver, for $5,150. Transferred by Army quartermaster to Mississippi Flotilla. Description
  • Fairy, see Emerald.
  • Fairy. Purchased, March 7, 1864, from Thomas Sherlock and others. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Sold, August 17, 1865, at public auction, to J. Kenniston, for $9,600. Name changed from Maria. Description
  • Falmouth. By Government contract. Class: Sailing sloop; wood. Sold at auction, November 7, 1863 at Aspinwall, U. S. C., for $5,003.50. paid in American gold. The Falmouth was the storeship at Panama. Bureau of Construction and Repair, September 18, 1863, ordered that the Falmouth be sold, so the incidental expenses of which, comprising auction fee, advertising, lighterage, hauling her to the dock, etc., amount to $768.07. Description
  • Fannie, or Fanny, see Paw Paw.
  • Fanny, see Grossbeak.
  • Fanny Barker, see Fawn.
  • Farallones. Transferred by War Department to Navy Department at Mare Island, Cal., August 1, 1849. Launched, 1848, at Boston, Mass. Class: Screw steamer; storeship; wood. Sold, May 15, 1867, at San Francisco, Cal., to Moore & Co., for $15,000 in gold. Name changed from Massachusetts. She was frequently repaired. Total cost to June 30, 1864, was $109,451.21. Description
  • Fawn. Purchased, May 13, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, from Barker, Hart & Cook. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Sold at auction, August, 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to D. Caughlin, by Sol. A. Silver, for $7,300. Name changed from Fanny Barker to Fawn, June 19, 1863. Commissioned, May 11, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., and went out of commission June 30, 1865. Her present condition is poor; last repaired in 1863. Her original name was Fanny Barker. Description
  • Fearnot. Purchased, July 20, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by board composed of J. M. Forbes et al. Class: Sailing storeship; wood. Sold at public auction, October 3, 1866, at Boston, Mass., to William F. Weld & Co., for $19,500, by Horatio Harris & Co., Commissioned August 28, 1861, at Boston Navy Yard. Went out of commission. July 18, 1866. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $26,673.21. Description
  • Fern. Transferred, September 30, 1862, by War Department. Class: Screw steamer. Sold at public action, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to J. P. Haight, by Sol. S. Silver, for $4,250. Her original name was Intrepid, and was employed as a tug on Wester rivers; kept in good repair. Description
  • Fernadina. Purchased, July 29, 1861, at New York by George D. Morgan frm Mailler & Houghton. Sold at public auction, June 2, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., to Philip Fitzpatrick, by Samuel C. Cook, for $8,200. Name changed from Florida. Commissioned, November 16, 1861, at Norforlk Va.; April 29,1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $39,146.80. Description
  • Firefly, see Dahlia.
  • Flag. Purchased, April 26, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Admiral Du Pont from H. Winsor & Co. Class: Screw steamer. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, to M. O. Roberts, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $50,000. Name changed from Phineas Sprague. Commissioned May 28,1861; February 25, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $124,014.39. Description
  • Flambeau. Purchased, November 14, 1861, at New York from Paul Forbes, by George D. Morgan. Class: Screw steamer. Sold, at public auction, July 1, 1865, at New York, to G. W. Quintard by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $43,500. Commissioned, November 27, 1861; June 7, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $6,256.69. Description
  • Florence, see Curlew.
  • Florence Miller, see Rattler.
  • Florence Miller, No. 2, see Moose.
  • Florence Miller, No. 3, see Oriole
  • Florida, see Hendrick Hudson.
  • Florida. Purchased at New York, August 12, 1861, by George D. Morgan from S. L. Mitchell & Co. Class: Side-wheel vessel. Sold, December 5, 1868, at Philadelphia, Pa., to Samuel Ward, for $19,200. Commissioned, October 5, 1861, at New York; April 26, 1867, went out of commission. Total cost of alterations and repairs while in the Governmnet service was $82,942.35. Description
  • Florida. By Government; built at New York. Launched, December 15, 1864. Class: Screw steamer; frigate. Sold, February 27, 1885, at New York to Lebars for $41,508. Name changed from Wampanoag, May 15, 1869. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $37,709.68. Four of the main boilers were constructed at Newburg, N. Y., and the other four by Samuel Secor, New York, N. Y. Superheating boilers built by the Novelty Works, N. Y. Designed by Naval Constructor B. F. Delano. Boilers to be fitted with blowers and blower engines and the engines with surface condensers and steam pumps; etc. Description 
  • Flusser. Captured and never libeled. Class: Sails. Sold at public auction, September 15, 1865, at Washington, to Robert Miller, by William L. Wall & Co., for $750. August 30, 1865, ordered to be sent to Washington for sale. Description
  • Forest Rose. Purchased, November 5, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to D. White et al, by Sol. A. Silver, for $8,200. Commissioned early in December, 1862; went out of commission August 4, 1865. Description
  • Fort. Purchased, July 16, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Bishop, agent. Canal boat. Purchased to sink, Stone Fleet. Purchased with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Baltimore, Md., to Commodore Dornin. Description
  • Fort Donelson. Purchased, January, 1864, from Boston prize court, by Navy Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to Brown Brothers, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $24,500. Name changed from R. E. Lee, February 27, 1864. Commissioned July 29,1864. Commissioned July 29,1864; went out of commission October 25, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $30,173.95. Description
  • Fort Gaines. Captured in Gulf of Mexico, February 5, 1864. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold at auction at New Orleans, L., August 12, 1865, to John F. Furlong, for $9,500. Name changed from Commodore toFort Gaines, September 1, 1864. She operated in the West Gulf Squadron. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $3,201.59. Description
  • Fort Henry, see Lafayette.
  • Fort Henry. Purchased, March 25, 1862, at New York, from C. W. Copeland and James Howe by Navy Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferryboat. Sold at auction, August 15,1865, at New York, to J. B. Brown, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $18,500. Commissioned at New York, April 3, 1862; went out of commission, July 8, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $1,952.89. Description
  • Fort Hindman.  Purchased, April 16, 1863, at Jeffersonville, Ind., from H. Marbury et al, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Pink Varble, by Sol. A. Silver, for $12,500. Name changed from James Thompson; June 2, 1863, changed to Manitou; then, November, 5, 1863, to Fort Hindman. August 3, 1865, went out of commission. Description
  • Fort Jackson. Purchased at New York, July 22, 1863, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from C. W. Vanderbilt. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood; heavily iron-strapped. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to D. B. Allen, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $108,000. Commissioned, August 18, 1863; went out of commission, August 7, 1865. January 20, 1863, this vessel was ordered to be called the Kentucky; January 20,1863, changed to Fort Jackson. Description[2]
  • Fort Morgan. Purchased January 8, 1864, at New York, by Rear Admiral Gregory, from George Griswold. Class: Screw steamer. Sold at New York, September 5, 1865, at public auction, to Ward & Co., for $70,000, by Burdett, Jones & Co. Purchased as the Admiral, September 1, 1864, name changed to Fort Morgan. She was used as a supply steamer. Repairs at New Orleans cost $89.60; those at New York, in May and June, 1864, cost $6,813.76. Description
  • Fortune. Purchased, October 28, 1861, at New London, Conn., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink, Stone Fleet.Description
  • Fortune. Built by contract with James Tetlow, at Boston, Mass. Launched March 25, 1865. Commissioned at Washington Navy Yard, May 19, 1871. Class: Screw steamer; tug; iron. Still in service (1900). By act of Congress approved February 28, 1867, the contractor was allowed $21,600 for an additional payment on the Fortune. making her total cost $149,600. Total cost of repairs while in naval service to December 31, 1888, was $99,378.78. Description
  • Fox. Purchased May 6, 1863, at Key West prize court by Navy Department. Schooner. Sold at auction at Key West, Fla., June 28, 1865, to G. W. Curry, by A. Patterson, for $2,015. Name changed to Fox from Alabama. April, 1863, chased into Mississippi Sound; September 12, 1863, burnt. Steamer Fox captured by the Confederates. Description
  • Frances Henrietta. Purchased October 19, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Franklin. Built by Government, Hull by Portsmouth Navy Yard, at a cost of $891,236.35. machinery, by contact with Atlantic Works, Boston, Mass., at a cost of $400,000. Launced September 17, 1864, at Portsmouth, N. H. Class: Screw steamer; frigate; wood. Still in service (1896) as a receiving ship at Norfolk, Va. Commenced in May 1854, and completed June 30, 1867. This was the old ship of line built in 1815, with 74 guns. Rebuilt in 1854, Commissioned June 3, 1867, at Boston; March 2, 1877, put out of commission and recommissioned. Description
  • Fred Wheeler, seeAlpha.
  • Fredonia. Purchased and launched in 1846. Class: Store and receiving ship. Destroyed, August 23, 1868, at Arica, Peru, by an earthquake. At outbreak of the rebellion, the Fredonia was storeship at Valparaiso, Chile, Callao, and Arica. Description
  • Freeborn, see Nansemond.
  • Freeborn, see Thomas Freeborn.
  • Friendship. Purchased, August 13, 1861, by Captain H. S. Stellwagen, at Baltimore, Md. Schooner. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Frolic. Captured, September 10, 1864, by the U. S. S. Santiago de Cuba, as the A. D. Vance (originally Lord Clyde). Purchased from New York prize court. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Sold, September 27, 1883, to J. B. Agnew, for $11,250, at Alesandria, Virginia. Name changed from Advance; commissioned, October 28, 1864; went out of commission, March 16, 1865, at New York Navy Yard. She was a notorious blockade runner. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $192,818.29. Description
  • Fulton, see Dick Fulton.
  • Fulton. Launched in 1837. Built by Government at Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1837. Class: Side-wheel steamer. May 10, 1862, destroyed by the Confederates on the navy yard ways. Old steamer at Pensacola Navy Yard, where , January 9, 1860, she was ordered to be repaired by the department. June 27, 1853, commissioned at Norfolk Navy Yard; May 7, 1859, put out of commission. Description
  • Fuchsia. Purchased June 22, 1863 at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding from Henry F. Ward. Class: Screw steamer; tug; wood. Sold at public auction, September 28, 1865 at Washington, to N. L. & G. Griswold by William L. Wall & Co., for $1,000. Name changed from Kiang Soo. August 5, 1865, went out of commission. Description
  • Fury,  see Umpqua.

 Ship names beginning with G

  • G. L. Brockenboro. Captured, October 15,1862, by U.S.S. Fort Henry in Apalachicola River; purchased by Navy Department, July 24, 1863, from Key West prize court. Class: Sailing vessel. Wrecked, May 27, 1863, on the west coast of Florida. Description
  • G. W. Blunt. Purchased at New York, November 23, 1861, by George D. Morgan. Class: Sails; wood. Sold, October 20, 1865, at Port Royal, S. C., by Lieut.-Commander R. C. Law, for $2,200. April 19, 1862, captured schooner Wave, of Charleston. Cost of repairs while in the naval service was $3,528.29. Name changed G. W. Blunt  from  Blunt. She was leaking badly when sold. Description
  • Galatea. Purchased, September 17, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral F. H. Gregory, from Neptune Steamship Co., William P. Williams, agent. Class: Screw steamer. Sold, September 27, 1865, to the Haitian Government by Navy Department for $54,000. Delivered to Government at New York Navy Yard, October 30, 1863. January 29, 1863, commissioned at New York; July 12, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $33,476.88. Description
  • Galena. By contract with C. S. & H. L. Bushnell. Launched February 14, 1862, at Mystic. Conn. Class: Screw steamer; ironclad; wood and iron. Wrecked on Gay Head, Marthas Vineyard. Commissioned, April 21, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; recommissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard, February 15, 1864. July 23, 1890, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1889, was $397,173.17. Description
  • Gamma. Purchsed, June 3, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from J. B. Kirby and others. Screw steamer picket boat. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to D. Trundy, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $4,100. Name changed from Loper; also known as tug No. 3. She operated as a picket boat in the North Atlantic Squadron. Description
  • Gamage. Purchased, December 24, 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 J. R. Griffith et al., by Sol. A. Silver, for $11,000. Name changed from Willie Gamage. She was purchased for the U. S. Mississippi Squadron; repaired by Joseph Brown at a cost of $24,550. Description
  • Garland.  Purchased, October 28, 1861, at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan and R. H. Chappell. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Built at Quincy, Mass., 1815, for a privateer; rebuilt at New Bedford, Mass., in 1845. Description
  • Garonne. Purchased, May 19, 1863, from New York prize court, by Navy Department. Sunk as an obstruction in Petit Bois Channel. Paid for, but never used for naval purposes. Description 
  • Gazelle. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, November 21, 1863, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold, at Mound City, Ill., August 17, 1865, at public auction, to Henry Scott et al, for $10,350. January 26, 1864, name changed to Gazelle, from Emma Brown, by which she was formerly called. July 7, 1865, went out of commission. Repaired last in 1863.Description
  • Gem of the Sea. Purchased, August 3, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from Galway & Teller. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Sold at Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 1865, by Commodore J. B. Hull, to A. C. Purvis & Son, for $6,500. Commissioned at Brooklyn Navy Yard, October 15, 1861. February 24, 1864, went out of commission. Cost of repairs to January 1, 1864, was $21,344. Description
  • Gemsbok. Purchased, September 7, 1861, at Boston, Mass., by board composed of J. M. Forbes et al. Class: Sailing vessel; wood. Sold public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., to Smith & Co., for $20,500. Commissioned, August 30, 1861, at Charleston Navy Yard. July 11, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $19,506.76. Description
  • General Bragg.  Captured and transferred by War Department, September 30, 1862. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to David White, St. Louis, Mo., by Sol. A. Silver, for $52,100. Her original name was Mexico. July 24, 1865, went out of commission. General Bragg was delivered to Mr. White, September 2, 1865, at which time she was paid for. Total cost of repairs was $2,481.48. Captured by Admiral Davis's fleet in an engagement near Memphis, Tenn., June 6, 1862. Description
  • General Burnside. Transferred from War Department and paid for by Quartermaster, U. S. Army. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Turned over to Quartermaster's Department, Jun 1, 1865. Description
  • General Grant. Received from War Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Turned over to Quartermaster's Department, June 2, 1865. July 20, 1864, commissioned at Bridgeport, Ala. She was assigned to the Mississippe Squadron.Description
  • General Lyon. Transferred, September 30, 1862, to Mississippi Flotilla by Assistant Quartermaster Wise from the War Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; naval transport. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to H. L. Lee by Sol. A. Silver for $26,350. Formerly, transport De Soto; changed to General Lyon, by order of the department, October 24, 1862. August 3, 1865, went out of commission. Description
  • General Pillow. Captured and transferred by the War Department, September 30, 1862, at Cairo, Ill. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Sold at Mound City, Ill., November 25, 1865, to Wetzel & Hallerberg, by Commodore J. F. Schenck, for $2,000. Her original name was B. M. Moore. Description
  • General Putnam, see  Wm. G. Putnam.
  • General Price. Captured and transferred, September 30, 1862, by Quartermaster Wise, U. S. A., at Cairo, Ill. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold October 3, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to W. H. Harrison by Commodore J. W. Livingston, for $14,000. Name changed from Milledon. Went out of commission July 24, 1865. In her first log known as the General Sterling Price. May 30, 1865, ordered to Mound City, Ill., to turn in her ordnance and ship's stores. Description
  • General Sherman. From War Department. Built at Chattanooga; superintended by Admiral D. D. Porter and paid for by Quartermaster, U. S. A. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Turned over to Quartermaster's Department June 1, 1865. Commissioned at Bridgeport, Ala., July 27, 1864. Description
  • General Sumpter (Sumter), see Sumpter.
  • General Thomas. From War Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Turned over June 1, 1865, to Quartermaster's Department. Commissioned, August 8, 1864, at Bridgeport, Ala.; active patrol duty in Tennessee River. Description
  • Genesee. Built by Government; hull at Boston Navy Yard; machinery by Neptune Iron Works. Launched, April 2, 1862, at Boston, Mass. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Sold, October 3, 1867, at Philadelphia, Pa., to Purvis & Son, for $14,400. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $9,187.10. July 3, 1862, she was commissioned at Boston Navy Yard; July 31, 1865, went out of commission. Description
  • George Mangham. Purchased September 21, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Admiral Du Pont. Class: Sails; wood. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to D. T. Trundy, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $7,500. Commissioned January 11, 1862, at Philadelphia Navy Yard. September 9, 1865, went out of commission. Total cost of repairs to January 1, 1863, was $22,972.23 Description
  • George P. Upshur. Purchased at Baltimore August 13, 1861, by Captain H. S. Stellwagen. Schooner. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • George W. Rodgers. Purchased September 17, 1863, at New York, by Admiral Dahlgren. Class: Sails; wood. Sold at public auction September 8, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, to C. H. Miller, by Horatio Harris, for $6,400. Name changed from Shark  in honor of Commander George W. Rodgers, who was killed before Fort Sumter. She was purchased for service in Charleston Harbor. Commissioned at Port Royal January 17, 1865, and went out of commission August 16, 1865. Description
  • Geranium.  Purchased September 5, 1863, at New York by Rear Admiral H. Paulding. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold October 18, 1865, to Treasury Department for lighthouse purposes at Washington, D. C., for $27,000. Name Changed from John A. Dix. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $2,397.91. Commissioned October 15, 1863, at New York Navy Yard; July 15, 1865, went out of commission. Description
  • Germantown.  Launched in 1846 at Philadelphia. Sloop-of-war; sails. Scuttled and burned April 20, 1861, at Norfolk, Va. Total cost of building and repairing to March 1851, was $188,801.30. April 18, 1860, went out of commission; April 20, 1861, burned by U. S. naval forces on the evacuation of Norfolk Navy Yard. Raised April 22, 1863. Description
  • Gertrude. Captured, April 16, 1863, by the Vanderbilt, off the island of Eleuthera; purchased from New York prize court, June 4, 1863, by Navy Department. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Sold at auction, November 30, 1865, at New York, to Geo. Wright, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $13,100. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $842.92. Commissioned, July 22, 1863, at Norfolk Navy Yard; August 11, 1865, went out of commission. Description
  • Gettysburg. Captured, November 5, 1863, in lat. 34° , long. 77°, by the Fulton, Keystone State, and Nansemond.  Purchased, November 20, 1863, from New York prize court by Navy Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood and iron. Sold, May 8, 1879, at Genoa, Italy, by Rear Admiral Howell, commanding European Squadron, for $10,983. Name changed from Margaret and Jessie. May 2, 1864, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; active in blockade duty. Total cost of repair while in naval service was $177,733.48. Description
  • Gipsey, (No history or description.)
  • Gladiolus. Purchased, June 2, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Hillman, Steaker, and others. Class: Screw steamer; wood, iron-fastened. Sold at auction, September 15, 1865, at Washington, to S. M. & J. M. Flanagan, by William L. Wall & Co., for $7,300. Commissioned, June 15, 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard; August 30, 1864, went out of commission. Name changed from Sllie Bishop. Description
  • Glance. Purchased, June 2, 1864, at Boston, Mass., by Rear Admiral Stringham. Class: Screw steamer; wood, iron-fastened. Sold, September 27, 1883, at League Island, to W. H. Swift, Boston, Mass., for $1,505. Name changed from Glade. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $25,469.17. Description
  • Glasgow. Purchased, July 9, 1863, from Key West prize court by Navy Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold, June 4, 1869, to Thomas McClellan, at Pensacola, Fla., for $7,150. Name changed from Eugenie  to Glasgow,  January 21, 1864. Captured at Mobile, by the R. R. Cuyler, May 6, 1863. Total cost of repairs while in naval service, was $18,166.02. Ocotber 17, 1868, went out of commission. She has no masts or sails nor iron ballast. She stows 550 gallons in breakers. She has a condenser; rolls very little; she minds her helm quickly and is very easily handled. Description
  • Glaucus. Purchased at New York, July 17, 1863, by Rear Admiral Gregory, from William P. Williams. Class: Screw steamer. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, to John Henderson, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $62,000. February 9, 1864, went into commission; went out of commission, June 6, 1865. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, October 1, 1863. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $35,289.90.Description
  • Glide. Purchased November 30, 1863, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, at Pittsburgh, Pa. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, August 12, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to J. W. Young, for $18,000. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $3,306.75. August 1, 1865, went out of commission. Description
  • Glide, see  Glance.
  • Glide. Purchased, November 17, 1862, at Pittsburgh, Pa., by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Stern-wheel steamer; tinclad. Burned and sunk, February 7 , 1863, 1 mile below Cairo, Ill., on Kentucky shore. Description
  • Gorgon, see Naubuc.
  • Goliath, see  Catskill.
  • Governor, see Camelia.
  • Governor Buckingham. Built by contract with Charles Malory, Mystic, Conn., August 7, 1863; purchased at Stonington, Conn., July 29, 1863, by Isasc Henderson. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, to J. O'Donohue, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $38.000. November 13, 1863, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; cost of repairs (exclusive of original alterations) was $22,952.73. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, September 30, 1863. Description
  • Grampus. Purchased, July 22, 1863, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold, September 1, 1868, to D. H. Holliday & Bros., at Mound City, Ill., for $450, where she was a receiving ship. Name changed from Ion. Description
  • Grand Gulf. Purchased, September 14, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral Gregory, from Cornelius and Richard Poillon. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, November 30, 1865, at New York, to C. Comstock & Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $86,000. Name changed from Onward. Delivered to Government at New York Navy Yard, September 9, 1863. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $36,078.45. September 28, 1863, commissioned at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, November 10, 1865.Description
  • Granite. Transferred from Light House Board. Class: Sailing vesel; wood. June 29, 1865, went out of commission. Description
  • Granite City, Purchased, April, 1864, at New York prize court by Navy Department. Class:Side-wheel steamer; iron. Captured, May 6, 1864, at Calcasieu Pass, Texas. Delivered, April 16, 1863, to Government at New York Navy Yard. Cost of repairs at New Orleans, La., April, 1864, was $26. Description
  • Great Western. Transferred, September 30, 1862, by War Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to John Riley, by Sol. A. Silver, for $4,300. January 25, 1865, Great Western was being used as a receiving ship at Cairo, Ill. Description
  • Grossbeak, Purchased February 3, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson. Class: Light0-draft side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, to Robert Keames, by Sol S. Silver, for $11,000. Name changed to Grossbeak  from Fanny.  Purchased for the U. S. Mississippi Squadron. Repairs at a cost of $25,815, were made by Joseph Brown. Description
  • Guard, seeNational Guard.
  • Guerrierel.  By Government. Hull built at Boston Navy Yard; machinery at Boston, Mass., by Globe Works. Launched, September 9, 1865, at Boston, Mass. Class: Screw steamer; spar-deck sloop; wood. Sold, December 12, 1872, at  New York Navy Yard, to D. Buhler, for $54,000. Commissioned May 21, 1867; March 22, 1872, went out of commission. Description

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