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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Laid down, 27 June 1861, by Merrick and Sons, Philadelphia, PA.
Launched, 24 August 1861
Commissioned, USS Tuscarora 5 December 1861, CDR. Tunis A.M. Craven in command
Decommissioned, 4 June 1864, at Boston, MA.
Recommissioned at Boston, 3 October 1864
Decommissioned, 30 May 1865, at Boston, MA.
During the Civil War USS Tuscarora cruised independently in European and US Atlantic coastal waters protecting American shipping and searching for Confederate raiders and saw service with both North Atlantic and South Atlantic Blockading Squadrons
Recommissioned later in 1865 and sailing to join the South Pacific Squadron, 2 November 1865
Reassigned to the Atlantic 12 May 1869
Decommissioned, 10 February 1872, at Portsmouth, N.H.
Recommissioned, 16 May 1872, assigned to the South Pacific Station
Reassigned to the North Pacific Station, 11 October 1874
Decommissioned, 14 September 1876, at Mare Island Navy Yard
Struck from the Naval Register in 1883
Sold at Mare Island to W. E. Mighell, 20 November 1883
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 1,457 t.
Length 198' 6"
Beam 33' 2"
Draft 14' 10"
Speed 11 kts.
two 11" Dahlgren smoothbores
two 32-pdrs hundred-weight
four 32-pdrs 57 hundred-weight
one 30-pdr Parrott rifle
Propulsion steam and sail
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||USS Tuscarora after the Civil War tied up to mooring buoy with ensigns at her masthead to celebrate a holiday.
US Navy photo # NR&L(O) 2806 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
||USS Tuscarora at anchor off Navy Yard Mare Island, circa 1872-76.
||USS Tuscarora at anchor off Navy Yard Mare Island, circa 1866-83. USS Camanche is at anchor aft of Tuscarora. The small ship in the foreground is the Mare Island build Coast Survey Vessel Mc Arthur.
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DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 22 January 2010
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