Ships
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The Civil War
1865

INDEX - 1861 - 1862 - 1863 - 1864 - 1865 - TOP

1865

Ocean-going Ships Purchased and Armed:

Ship

Type

Tonnage

Armament
(#=pound, R=rifled, H=howitzer)

Azalea

Screw tug

176

1-30#R, 1-20#R

Trefoil

Screw tug

156370

1-30#R, 1-12#H

Yucca

Screw tug

195370

1-30#R, 1-12#H

Arizona (II)

Side wheeler

285206

2-30#R, 2-24#H, 2-12#H

Azalea sold out in 1865, Arizona wrecked 1867, Trefoil and Yucca retained as unarmed tugs.

 

Captured Ships Taken into Service:

Ship

Type

Tonnage

Armament / (Capturing Ship)
(#=pound, R=rifled, H=howitzer)

Albemarle

Ironclad ram

?

2-8 (raised and added to Navy)

Texas

Ironclad ram

?

Taken at Richmond

Wasp

Side wheeler

521

1-30#R, 2-24#H

Stonewall

Ironclad ram

?

Turned over by Spain

 

River Steamers Purchased, Armored as Tinclads, and Armed:

Ship

Type

Tonnage

Armament
(#=pound, R=rifled, H=howitzer)

Mist

 

232

2-20#R, 4-24#H, 2-12#R

Tempest

 

161

2-30#R, 2-20#R, 2-24#H

Sold out of service in 1865.

 

Losses:

All the purchased ships sold out as noted above; also all of the double-enders, as noted, Onondaga, Dunderberg, and captured ships.

Ship

Type

Notes

Sciota

90-day gunboat

Torpedoed in Mobile Bay

Itasca

90-day gunboat

Torpedoed in Mobile Bay

Pequot

Gunboat

Condemned as rotten

Patapsco

Monitor

Torpedoed in Charleston harbor

Osage

River monitor

Torpedoed in Blakeley River

Milwaukee

Monitor

Torpedoed in Blakely River

Commodore MacDonough

Armed steamer

Foundered at sea

Black Hawk

Tinclad

Destroyed in accidental explosion

Althea

Armed steamer

Torpedoed in Blakely River

Dai Ching

Armed steamer

Wrecked in Combahee River

Harvest Moon

Armed steamer

Torpedoed off Georgetown, S.C.

Anna

Armed schooner

Wrecked on Florida Coast

Arizona

Armed steamer

Accidentally burned

Merrimac

Armed steamer

Foundered at sea

Rodolph

Tinclad

Torpedoed in Blakely River

Rose

Armed tug

Torpedoed in Mobile Bay

Also sold out of service or broken up were Colorado, Crusader, Mystic, North Carolina, Perry, Pocahontas, Portsmouth, Richmond, St. Louis, San Jacinto, Santee, Saratoga, and Wyandotte.

 

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