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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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 207 t.
    Length 155'
    Beam 33' 5"
    Draft 4' 6"
    Speed 6.9 kts
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    eight 24-pdrs
    two 12-pdrs
    six 14-pdrs
    Propulsion steam

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    Marmora 54k 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.
    Aryeh Wetherhorn
    Marmora 62k 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.
    Aryeh Wetherhorn

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