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USS Eutaw

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Sidewheel double-ended Steamer:
  • Built by J. J. Abrahams, Baltimore, MD.
  • Launched in February 1863
  • Commissioned USS Eutaw, 2 July 1863, LCDR. H. C. Blake in command
  • During the Civil War USS Eutaw was assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during which time she:
  • Operated on the Potomac and James rivers and along the Atlantic coast as far south as the southern border of North Carolina
  • Supported the landing of troops, 4 and 5 May 1864, up the James River below City Point, VA., and between 14 and 17 July, shelled Malvern Hill, VA.
  • Towed the monitor USS Tecumseh to Pensacola, FL. between 5 and 28 July 1864
  • Served the remained of the war on picket duty in the James River
  • Decommissioned, 8 May 1865, at New York and laid up in ordinary until sold 15 October 1867
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 955 t.
    Length 205'
    Beam 35'
    Draft 8' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 135
    two 100-pdrs
    four 9" smoothbore guns
    two 20-pdr rifles
    Propulsion steam

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    Paul Jones 107k Lithograph of USS Eutaw published by Endicott & Co., New York, circa 1865. This image was used in Endicott & Co. prints to represent many, if not all, of the Sassacus class "double-ender" gunboats.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 61876.
    Bill Gonyo
    Paul Jones 53k Hand color engraving of USS Eutaw, "Harper's Weekly", 30 January 1864 Tommy Trampp

    USS Eutaw
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