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USS Maria Denning


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Sidewheel Steamer - Transport:
  • Built in 1858 at Cincinnati as the commercial sidewheel steamer Maria Denning
  • Purchased by the US Navy in 1861, CDR. Benjamin H. Dove in command
  • During the Civil War USS Maria Denning was used as a receiving ship at Cairo, from 3 November 1861 to 1 April 1862
  • Transferred to the Army in December 1862
  • Maria Denning served as an Army Transport from 15 December 1862 to 6 April 1863
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 870 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Depth unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion steam

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    General Bragg 75k USS Maria Denning is offshore at right probably photographed at Cairo or Mound City, ILL., circa 1862-63. Two small tugs are fitting out at left. alongside USS General Bragg.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 46642.
    Aryeh Wetherhorn
    Maria Denning 79k USS Maria Denning off Cairo or Mound City, Illinois, circa 1862-63. She became a U.S. Army Transport in December 1862.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 46642 (Chopped).
    Aryeh Wetherhorn

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