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|186k||"Merchant Steamers Converted into Gun-boats."
Engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861 volume. Depicts thirteen merchant steamships acquired by the U.S. Navy between April and August 1861 and subsequently converted into warships, plus the steamer Nashville (far left), which became a Confederate cruiser. US Navy ships as identified below the image bottom, are (from left to right:
USS Quaker City,
USS Santiago de Cuba, (listed as "St. Jago de Cuba")
USS Mount Vernon,
USS South Carolina,
USS De Soto,
USS James Adger,
USS Bienville and
USS R.R. Cuyler.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59366.
|139k||Preparing Merchant Vessels for the Blockade", Harper's Weekly, September 7, 1861. Merchant steamers Augusta, James Adger, Florida and Valley City being fitted out for naval service at New York Navy Yard.||Tommy Trampp|
|69k||Watercolor by Erik Heyl, 1948, painted for use in his book "Early American Steamers", Volume I.
This steamer served as USS Florida during 1861-1868. After returning to civilian ownership, she was renamed Delphine
US Navy photo # NH 63849 courtesy Erik Heyl, from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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|170k||"Portion of the Naval Expedition, as it appeared on the night of October 16, sailing to Hampton Roads. -- Sketched by an Officer on Board. 1861".
Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861 volume, pages 712. It depicts Flag Officer DuPont's squadron en route to capture Port Royal, South Carolina. Ships, all U.S. Navy, as identified below the image bottom, are (from left):
and USS Pembina.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59316
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