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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
Displacement 157 t.
Length 155' 6"
Beam 30' 2"
Speed 4 mph
six 24-pdr howitzers
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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