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USS Paul Jones (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Paul Jones Class Sidewheel double-ended Gunboat:
Built at J.J. Abrahams, Baltimore MD.
Launched, 30 January 1862
Commissioned USS Paul Jones, 9 June 1862, at Baltimore, CDR. Charles Steedman in command
During the Civil War USS Paul Jones participated in the following actions while assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron
Engage the fort at Jones Point, Ogeechee River, GA., 29 July 1862
Helped silence the fort on St. Johnís Bluff, St. Johnís River, FL., 17 September 1862
While on blockade duty assisted in capturing schooner Major E. Willis, 19 April 1863 off Charleston, S.C., Captured sloop Mary, loaded with cotton, off St. Simons Sound, GA. 8 July 1863
Participated in attacks on Fort Wagner in Charleston Harbor, S.C., 18-24 July, 1863
Decommissioned, 19 September, 1864
Recommissioned, 1 April 1865, at the Boston Navy Yard, assigned to the East Gulf Blockading Squadron
Stationed at Mobile, AL., 31 March 1866
Decommissioned. 13 July 1867, at New York and sold
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 1,210 t.
Length 216' 10"
Beam 35' 4"
Depth 11' 6"
two 11" guns
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||USS Paul Jones photographed by Byron, New York, possibly after the end of the Civil War.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 42863.
||USS Paul Jones Painting by W.R. May. Courtesy of Charles H. Taylor, 1930.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 42864.
USS Paul Jones (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 18 October 2011
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