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Civil War Medal

Steam Sloop:
  • A Southern pilot boat captured by Union screw gunboat USS Tahoma around 24 February 1863
  • Placed in service as a tender to Tahoma
  • Purchased by the Navy, 24 July 1863
  • Operated between Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor, FL.m serving as a tender for the various Union warships assigned in turn to Tampa Bay
  • Captured Southern Sloop Josephine, 24 January 1864
  • Reassigned to blockade duty in October 1864, serving as tender
  • Inactivated in late May 1865
  • Struck from the Naval Register and sold, 28 June 1865, at auction at Key West, to I. Silvery
    Displacement 30 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Depth unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one heavy 12-pdr smoothbore howitzer
    Propulsion steam

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