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USS Ozark (I)

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Civil War Medal

Ozark Class Single-turret Ironclad River Monitor:
  • Built in 1863-63 by George C. Bester, Peoria, IL.
  • Launched, 18 February 1863
  • Commissioned, USS Ozark, Peoria, IL., , 18 February 1864, Acting Volunteer LT. George W. Brown in command
  • During the Civil War USS Ozark participated in the Red River Expedition from 12 March to 22 May 1864
  • Decommissioned, 24 July 1865, at Mound City, IL.
  • Final Disposition, sold 29 November 1865, fate unknown
    Displacement 575 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft 8'
    Speed 2 kts
    Armor unknown
    Complement unknown
    one 10" gun
    three 9" guns
    Propulsion steam

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    Ozark 73k USS Ozark while serving with the Mississippi Squadron in 1864-1865.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 61472.
    Aryeh Wetherhorn
    Ozark 124k USS Ozark on the Western Rivers in 1864-65, with boats tied up to her stern.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 49984.
    Aryeh Wetherhorn
    Ozark 102k Engraving of USS Ozark published in Harper's Weekly, 3 February 1866, as part of a larger print entitled "The Iron-clad Navy of the United States". Text printed below the image is in error concerning Neosho and Osage being of the same class as Ozark.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 61432
    Robert Hurst

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