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USS Adela

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Sidewheel steamer:
  • 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.
    Length 211'
    Beam 23' 6"
    Depth 12'
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement 70
    two 20-pdr Parrott rifles
    four 24-pdr smoothbores
    Propulsion steam and sail

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    Adela 795k 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
    Tommy Trampp

    Commanding Officers
    01Act. Vol. LT. Stodder, Louis N. 13 June 1863 - 30 November 1864
    02Act. Master Coffin, Edwin22 February 1865 - 23 June 1865
    Courtesy Bill Gonyo

    USS Adela
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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