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USS William H. Brown

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Tinclad Wooden Stern-wheel Gunboat:
  • Built, date and location unknown
  • Transferred to the Navy from the War Department, 30 September 1862
  • During the Civil War USS William H. Brown was assigned to the Mississippi Squadron
    William H. Brown carried supplies and messages between the Squadron Base at Cairo and the ships in various locations
    William H. Brown participated in the Red River expedition in April 1864
    Decommissioned, 12 August 1865, at Mound City, IL.
  • Sold at auction, 17 August 1865
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 800 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    six 12-pdrs
    Propulsion steam

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    William H. Brown 85k USS William H. Brown tied up by a Western Rivers shore, during the Civil War.
    US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 60352.
    Aryeh Wetherhorn

    USS William H. Brown
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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