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USS Marmora (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Stern-wheel Steamer (Tinclad #2):
Built in 1862 at Monongahela, PA
Purchased by the Navy at St. Louis, MO., 17 September 1862
Commissioned USS Marmora at Carondelet, MO., 21 October 1862, CAPT. Robert Getty in command
During the Civil War USS Marmora was assigned to the Mississippi Squadron and participated in the following actions/campaigns:
Siege at Vicksburg
Yazoo River torpedo clearing operations, December 1862
Attack on Fort Hindman, AK, 4 to 11 January 1863
Yazoo River expedition, March 1863
Action at Yazoo City, 8 March 1864
Placed in reserve in commission at Mound City in 1864
Decommissioned, 7 July 1865, at Mound City
Final Disposition, sold to D.D. Barr, 17 August 1865, fate unknown
Displacement 207 t.
Beam 33' 5"
Draft 4' 6"
Speed 6.9 kts
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||USS Marmora ("Tinclad" #2) on the Western Rivers during the Civil War.
Note the side-wheel river steamer in the background, beyond Marmora's pilothouse.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 51798.
||Wash drawing by F. Muller, circa 1900 of USS Marmora ("Tinclad" #2) on the Western Rivers during the Civil War. Courtesy of the Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 63307.
USS Marmora (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Marmora- Cairo's Sister in Arms
Last Updated 19 January 2018
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