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||SS Robert E. Lee, Confederate Blockade Runner-1863. Watercolor by Erik Heyl, 1951, painted for use in his book "Early American Steamers", Volume I. Built in Scotland in 1860 as the commercial steamship SS Giraffe, Robert E. Lee was captured, 9 November 1863, becoming USS Fort Donelson. Sold after the Civil War, she was renamed SS Isabella. In 1869 she became the Chilean Navy ship Concepcion.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 63888, courtesy of Erik Heyl.
||SS Robert E. Lee at anchor, location unknown.
Image from "The Photographic History of The Civil War in Ten Volumes: Volume Six, The Navies". The Review of Reviews Co., New York. 1911. p. 108.
||USS Fort Donelson
||USS Fort Donelson at anchor, circa 1864-1865. This steamer was previously the Confederate blockade runner SS Robert E. Lee.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 53934
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