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Picket Boat No. 6
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built in 1864 as the wooden steamer J. G. Loane at Philadelphia, PA.
Purchased by the Union Navy at Philadelphia, 3 June 1864, from William S. Mason, renamed Tug No. 6 also known as Picket Boat No. 6
Commissioned, 8 June 1864, Acting ENS. Frederick W. Mintzer in command
Renamed Zeta in November 1864
During the Civil War Zeta served as a torpedo tug in the James River until April 1865
Transferred in April 1865 to the Potomac flotilla, assigned to guard the Bush River Bridge in Maryland
Reassigned to the Washington Navy Yard in May
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold to C. Vanderwerken, 24 June 1865
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 60 t.
Speed 8 kts.
eight Enfield rifles
sabers bayonets & cutlasses
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||Photograph of Zeta moored on the James River, date unknown.
Photo from Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Series 2, Volume 1., Library of Congress (Cropped).
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 23 March 2012
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