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USS Yucca (I)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

  • Built in 1864, as the wooden-hulled screw steamer Yucca by Donald McKay at East Boston, MA.
  • Purchased by the Navy, 25 February 1865
  • Commissioned USS Yucca, 3 April 1865 at Boston, Acting Master Henry C. Wade in command
  • Assigned to the Gulf Station.
  • Placed in ordinary at Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Sold, 26 August 1868, to R, M. Funkhauser
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 373 t.
    Length 145' 7"
    Beam 23' 7"
    Draft unknown
    Depth 11' 3"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one 30-pdr Parrott rifle
    one 12-pdr smoothbore
    Propulsion steam

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    Estrella 110k USS Yucca is in the distant background of this painting depicting USS Estrella (at left) off the Pensacola Navy Yard, Florida, circa 1866-1867 with an unidentified sailing frigate.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo #: NH 380, courtesy of Francis D. Brinton, 30 August 1933.
    Tommy Trampp

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