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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"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one 100-pdr
    two 11" guns
    two 50-pdrs
    two 24-pdrs
    Propulsion steam

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    Paul Jones 89k 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.
    Bill Gonyo
    Paul Jones 97k USS Paul Jones Painting by W.R. May. Courtesy of Charles H. Taylor, 1930.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 42864.
    Bill Gonyo

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