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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"
one 30-pdr rifle
one 24-pdr howitzer
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||USS Fuchsia in 1863 on the Potomac River
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 7 September 2012
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