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USS Naiad

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Wooden Stern-wheel Steamer (Tinclad #53):
  • Built, date and location unknown
  • Acquired by the Union Navy, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS Naiad date and location unknown
  • During the Civil War USS Naiad was assigned to the Mississippi Squadron
  • Assigned to patrol along the Mississippi and its tributaries against Confederate cavalry and guerilla raids
  • Decommissioned, 39 June 1865, at Cairo, IL.
  • Sold at auction at Mound City, IL.,17 August 1865
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 183 t.
    Length 156' 10"
    Beam 30' 4"
    Depth 4' 5"
    Draft 6"
    Speed 6 mph
    Complement unknown
    eight 24-pdrs
    Propulsion steam

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    Naiad 75k USS Naiad Photographed on the Western Rivers during the Civil War, and reproduced as a stereograph. Note mine-clearance "rake" projecting from her bow.
    US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 45636.
    Aryeh Wetherhorn
    Naiad 107k USS Naiad at rest on a Western River during the Civil War.
    Photo from “Photographic History of the Civil War”.
    Bill Gonyo

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