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USS Linden (I)


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Civil War Medal

Screw Steamer (Tinclad #10):
  • Built in 1860 as a wooden sidewheel steamer at Belle Vernon, PA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 20 November 1862, at Cincinnati, OH.
  • Commissioned, 3 January 1863, USS Linden at Cairo, IL., Acting Master Thomas E. Smith in command
  • During the Civil War USS Linden participated in the following actions / expeditions and campaigns:
  • Convoy and reconnaissance duty up and down the Mississippi River and tributaries
  • Support operations for the siege of Vicksburg
  • Final Disposition, struck a snag on the Arkansas River and sank, 22 February 1864
    Specifications:
    Displacement 177 t.
    Length 154'
    Beam 31'
    Depth 4'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    six 24-pdr howitzers
    Propulsion steam

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    Tuscumbia 123k USS Linden ("Tinclad" # 10) is moored outboard of USS Tuscumbia, on the Western Rivers, circa 1863. Two mortar boats, one with a 13-inch mortar on board, are inboard. Note damage to the rear of Tuscumbia's starboard paddle box.
    US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 55214.
    US Navy History and Heritage Command

    USS Linden (I)
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