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Wooden Stern-wheel Steamer (Tinclad #48):
Built in 1863 at Cincinnati, OH.
Purchased by the Navy, 31 December 1863
Commissioned, USS Rodolph at New Orleans, 28 May 1864, Acting Vol. LT. George D. Upham in command
During the Civil War USS Rodolph was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron
Rodolph joined the Squadron, 14 August 1864, participating in the surrender of Fort Morgan on 23 August
8 September 1864 Rodolph demolished salt works on the Bon Secours River
11 September 1864 escorted Army transport Planter up the Fish River to seize a sawmill engine and stocks of lumber
1 April 1865, Rodolph struck a torpedo and sank, killing four and wounding eleven crew members
Displacement 217 t.
two 24-pdr howitzers
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||Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 29 April 1865, page 268, depicting USS Rodolph being sunk by a mine in the Blakely River, Alabama, near Mobile, on 1 April 1865. At the time, Rodolph was towing a barge with equipment to salvage the monitor USS Milwaukee, which had been sunk by a mine on 28 March.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 42363.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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