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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built, date and location unknown
Ice Boat, also known as Refrigerator and Release, owned by the city of Philadelphia Offered to the Navy free of expense soon after the outbreak of the Civil War
Placed in service at Philadelphia 23 April 1861, CDR. Oliver S. Glisson in command
During the Civil War Ice Boat was primarily assigned to the defenses around Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River
Returned to the City of Philadelphia in November 1861
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||Drawing of USS Ice Boat docked at the Washington Navy Yard, 23 May 1861.
US Library of Congress photo.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Glisson, Oliver S. RADM||23 April 1861 - 16 August 1861|
|02||LT. Parker, Foxhall A.||17 August 1861 - 20 August 1861|
|03||LT. Pattison, Thomas||21 August 1861 - 16 November 1861|
|04||Acting Master Parks, F. P.||17 November 1861 - November 1861|
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