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USS Fuschia

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Steamer (Steam Tug):
  • Built in 1863 by Fincourt, New York
  • Purchased by the Navy, 16 June 1863
  • Commissioned in August 1863, Acting Master William Tell Street in command.
  • During the Civil War USS Fuchsia was assigned to the Potomac Flotilla
  • Together with USS Currituck apprehended the steamer SS Three Brothers, 21 October 1863
  • Decommissioned, at Washington, 5 August 1863
  • Sold, 23 September 1865
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 240 t.
    Length 98' 3"
    Beam 21' 9"
    Draft 8'
    Depth 15'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one 30-pdr rifle
    one 24-pdr howitzer
    Propulsion steam

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    Fuchsia 66k USS Fuchsia in 1863 on the Potomac River Darryl Baker

    USS Fuschia
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