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Delta (I)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Tug:
  • Purchased as Linda at Philadelphia, 3 June 1864
  • Fitted out with a spar torpedo and placed in service as Linda, Acting Master's Mate W. F. Gragg, in charge
  • During the Civil War Linda operated first with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron to guard against sortie by CSS Albermarle
  • Reassigned to the James River where she was renamed Tug No. 4, she would remain as a torpedo tug on the James until March 1865
  • Renamed Delta, 27 November 1864
  • Transferred to sounds of North Carolina for duty, 28 March 1865
  • Loaned to the Army in April 1865
  • Placed out of service at New York at the close of the war and sold there 5 September 1865
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 55 t.
    Length 66'
    Beam 14'
    Depth 6'
    Draft 7' 8"
    Speed 9 kts.
    Complement 13
    one spar torpedo
    eight Enfield rifles
    Propulsion steam

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    Philadelphia (III) 383k Linda prior to being renamed Delta on 27 November 1864. She was also known as Tug No. 4. Note the number 4 on her stack. She is in company with Gamma Tugs No.3 and Epsilon Tug No. 5, a sidewheel steamer and possibly the river monitor USS Onondaga. This photograph was probably taken on the James River near Aiken's Landing.
    Library of Congress photo 01767u
    Bill Gonyo

    Linda / Delta (I)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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