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|143k||"Wood versus iron" 19th Century photograph of an artwork by Acting Second Engineer Alexander C. Stuart, USN, 1864. It shows CSS Albemarle engaging several Federal gunboats on Albemarle Sound, North Carolina, 5 May 1864. USS Sassacus is in left center, ramming the Confederate ironclad. Other U.S. Navy ships seen are (from left): USS Commodore Hull, USS Wyalusing and USS Mattabesett. The Confederate transport CSS Bombshell, captured during the action, is in the right background. Albemarle was not significantly damaged during this action, which left Sassacus disabled by a hit in one of her boilers. US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 1673. From the collection of Surgeon H.P. Babcock, presented by George R. Babcock, 1938.||Robert Hurst|
|91k||19th Century photograph of a painting by Acting Second Engineer Alexander C. Stuart, USN, 1864 depicting
USS Commodore Hull (at left) leading the "Double-Ender" gunboats
USS Otsego and
USS Wyalusing in engaging Confederate batteries at Plymouth, North Carolina, 31 October 1864. Small vessels lashed to the gunboats' unengaged sides include
USS Whitehead (beside Tacony),
Bazely (beside Shamrock) and
USS Belle (beside Otsego).
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 58943 from the collection of Surgeon H.P. Babcock, USN. Donated by his son, George R. Babcock, 1939.
|90k||USS Wyalusing providing covering fire for boats dragging for mines on the Roanoke River, 9 December 1864. To the left of the
image can be seen the sunken USS Otsego, sunk by striking a mine. It also shows the tugboat USS Bazely,
striking a mine while going to the assistance of Otsego.
Phototype by Frederick Gutekunst, (1831-1917), Philadelphia, PA., circa the later 19th Century.
|101k||US Navy Sassacus Class "Double-Ender" Gunboat. Photographed during or soon after the end of the Civil War, circa 1864-65. Identification Notes: (1) Early catalog descriptions of this photograph mention a letter "W" on the bow of one of this ship's boats. If that is actually the case, the gunboat would be USS Wyalusing, USS Wateree or USS Winooski. (2) The oval outline on the photograph's mat is similar to that used by photographer C.W. Yates, of Wilmington, N.C. Of the three "W"-named ships, only Wyalusing was employed in the North Carolina area, so it is possible that she is seen in this photograph.
US Navy photo NH 43866 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
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