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USS St. Clair
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Wooden Stern-wheel Gunboat (Tinclad #19):
Built in 1862 at Belle Vernon, PA.
Purchased, 13 August 1862, by the Navy Department from R. D. Cochran et al., at St. Louis, MO.
Commissioned USS St. Clair, 24 September 1862, at Carondelet, MO., Acting. Volunteer. LT. J. S. Hurd in command
During the Civil War USS St. Clair was assigned to the Mississippi Squadron
Sent up the Ohio River, 23 October 1862, to assess rebel inhabitants of Casyville, KY.
In January 1863, St. Clair provided convoy protection on the Cumberland to Nashville to support General Rosecrans
February 1863 St. Clair participated in the relief of Ft. Donelson.
3 April 1863, at Palmyra, Tenn., while in convoy, USS St. Clair disabled by Confederate batteries
19 June 1863 St. Clair was designated as Gunboat No. 19
Participated in the siege of Vicksburg, June and July 1863
Participated in the Red River expedition, May 1864
Conducted patrol duties until July 1865 on the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers
Decommissioned, 12 July 1865, Mound City, IL.
Sold at public auction, 17 August 1865
Redocumented, 27 September 1865 and operated in merchant service
Final Disposition, abandoned in 1869
Displacement 203 t.
Draft 2' 4"
two 12-pdr smoothbores
two 12-pdr rifles
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||USS St. Clair photographed on the Western Rivers during the Civil War.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 42362.
USS St. Clair
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 7 July 2011
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