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USS Juliet


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Wooden Stern-wheel Steamer (Tinclad):
  • Built as SS Juliet in 1862 at Brownsville, PA.
  • Purchased by the Navy at Cincinnati, 1 November 1862
  • Commissioned USS Juliet,14 December, Acting Volunteer LT. Edward Shaw in command
  • During the Civil War USS Juliet was assigned to the Mississippi Squadron
    Juliet helped clear the Yazoo River of torpedoes 23 December 1862, remaining in the Yazoo until 2 January 1863
    Assigned , 6 January 1863, to the 1st Division of Light Draft Gunboats, performing patrol and escort duties
    Participated in the Red River expedition, 26 and 27 April 1864, suffering 16 casualties including 2 killed and heavy damage to the ship
    Repaired a Cairo, Juliet recommissioned, 6 September 1864, for duty with the Mississippi Squadron as an escort and patrol vessel
    Decommissioned at Mound City, 30 June 1865
    Sold at public auction at Mound City to Philip Wallach 17 August 1865
    Redocumented SS Goldina, 17 August 1865
  • Final Disposition, stranded 31 December 1865 and abandoned
    Specifications:
    Displacement 157 t.
    Length 155' 6"
    Beam 30' 2"
    Depth unknown
    Draft 5'
    Speed 4 mph
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    six 24-pdr howitzers
    Propulsion steam

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