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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Sidewheel Steamer - Tinclad #59:
Built in 1863 as the wooden-hulled sidewheel steamer Hartford at Cincinnati, OH.
Purchased by the Navy, 27 April 1864, Cincinnati, OH.
Renamed Sibyl, 26 May 1864
Commissioned USS Sibyl, at Mound City, IL., 16 June 1864, Acting Volunteer LT. Henry H. Gorringe in command
During the Civil War USS Sibyl served as a dispatch boat for Rear Admiral David D. Porter of the Mississippi Squadron
Decommissioned, 31 July 1865, at Mound City, IL.
Sold at public auction, 17 August 1865, at Mound City to R. J. Trunstoll
Redocumented, 28 September 1865, entering mercantile service as SS Comet
Final Disposition, abandoned in 1876
Displacement 176 t.
two 30-pdr rifles
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||Drawing Artist Frank Muller of USS Sibyl at anchor during the Civil War.
Courtesy of the University of North Texas Library.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 7 July 2012
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