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Civil War Medal
Wooden Stern-wheel Steamer (Tinclad #27):
Laid down in 1862 as the stern-wheel river steamer Argosy at Monongahela, PA.
Launched in 1863
Purchased by the Union Navy, 24 March 1863
Commissioned, USS Argosy, 29 March 1863, Acting Master William N. Griswold in command.
During the Civil War USS Argosy was assigned to patrol duties to safeguard lines of communications and supply for Union forces,
on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers and
between New Orleans and Donaldsonville, LA. as part of the Mississippi Squadron's 1st District
Decommissioned, 11 August 1865
Sold, 17 August 1865, to V. P. Schenck for commercial service on the Mississippi River and its tributaries
Final Disposition, destroyed by fire at Cincinnati, OH., 7 March 1872
Displacement 219 t.
Length 156' 4"
Draft 4' 6"
Depth 4' 8"
Speed 5 mph (upstream)
six 24-pdr smoothbores
two 12-pdr rifles
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||Pen and ink drawing by Samuel War Stanton, depicting USS Argosy operating on the Western Rivers during the Civil War. Collections of the Navy Department, 1967.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 65460.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||Act. Master Griswold, William N.||29 March 1863 - 26 May 1963|
|02||Act. Ensign Hazlett, George J.||26 May 1963 - 21 August 1863|
|03||Act. Ensign Morong, John C.||21 August 1863 - 11 August 1865|
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