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USS Fawn
USS Fanny Barker (1863)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Wooden Stern-wheel Steamer (Tinclad #30):
  • Build and launched at Cincinnati, OH. in 1863 as the wooden stern-wheel steamer Fanny Barker
  • Commissioned USS Fanny Barker, 11 May 1863, Acting Master J. R. Grace in command
  • Purchased by the Union Navy, 13 May 1863,
  • Renamed USS Fawn, 19 June 1863
  • During the Civil War USS Fawn patrolled the Mississippi, Tennessee, White, and Arkansas Rivers, supporting Army operations
  • Decommissioned, 30 June 1865, at Mound City, IL.
  • Sold, 17 August 1865
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 174 t.
    Length 158' 8"
    Beam 30' 5"
    Depth unknown
    Draft 3' 6"
    Speed 4 mph
    Complement unknown
    six 24-pdr howitzers
    Propulsion steam

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    Fawn 108k USS Fawn photographed while tied up along the Western Rivers during the Civil War.
    US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 2741.
    Aryeh Wetherhorn
    Fawn 80k USS Fawn underway opposite Duvall's Bluff, Arkansas, 31 December 1863. Note wash from Fawn's stern wheel, and steam exhausting alongside her stern. Photo courtesy of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, 1967.
    US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 54093.
    Aryeh Wetherhorn

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