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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
British built sidewheel steamer captured as a blockade runner, 7 July 1862
Purchased by the US Navy 23 May 1863
Fitted out at New York Navy Yard for blockade duty off the Confederate coast
Commissioned USS Adela, circa 13 June 1863, Acting Volunteer LT. Louis N. Stodder, in command
Assigned to the East Gulf Blockading Squadron
Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 23 June 1865
Final Disposition, sold at public auction at New York, 30 November 1865, fate unknown
Displacement 585 t.
Beam 23' 6"
Draft 9' 3"
Speed 12 kts
two 20-pdr Parrott rifles
four 24-pdr smoothbores
Propulsion steam and sail
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||Drawing by George H. Rogers, of USS Adela depicting the ship "on blockading service off the coast of Florida, winter of 1863". The artist served on board Adela as a Pharmacist's Mate. Photo courtesy of Charles Rodgers Lord.
US Navy photo # NH 67250 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 22 March 2013
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