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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
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Civil War Medal
Wooden Stern-wheel Steamer (Tinclad #54):
Built in 1863 as the river steamer Cricket No. 3, at Cincinnati, OH.
Purchased by the Union Navy, 8 March 1864
Commissioned, USS Nymph, 11 April 1864, at Mound City, IL., Acting Master Patrick Donnelly in command
During the Civil War USS Nymph was assigned to the Mississippi Squadron to patrol the Mississippi River and its tributaries
Decommissioned, 28 June 1865, at Cairo, IL.
Sold at auction, 17 August 1865, at Mound City, IL.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 171 t.
Length 161' 2"
Beam 30' 4"
Depth 4' 2"
Speed 4 mph
eight 24-pdrs smoothbores
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||USS Nymph photographed on the Western Rivers, during 1864-65. What appears to be a anti-mine rake is fitted to her bow
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 44764.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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