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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
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.
Draft 7' 8"
Speed 9 kts.
one spar torpedo
eight Enfield rifles
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||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
Linda / Delta (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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