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USS Nymph

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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"
    Draft 5"
    Speed 4 mph
    Complement unknown
    eight 24-pdrs smoothbores
    Propulsion steam

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    Nymph 82k 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.
    Aryeh Wetherhorn

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