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USS Hatteras (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built as the iron sidewheel steamer SS St. Mary, date and location unknown
Purchased by the Navy from Harland and Hollingsworth, Wilmington, DE., 25 September 1861
Commissioned USS Hatteras at Philadelphia Navy Yard in October 1861, CDR. George F. Emmons in command
During the Civil War USS Hatteras was assigned to the
South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 13 November 1861
Captured 14 of 22-man garrison at Florida Railroad wharf
Reassigned to the Gulf Blockading Squadron, 26 January 1862
Engaged CSS Mobile, 27 January 1862, at Berwick, LA.
Captured seven blockade runners; sloop Poody, steamer SS Indian No. 2, schooner Magnolia, steamer SS Governor A. Mouton, schooner Sarah, sloop Elizabeth, and brig Josephine
Sunk by gun fire from CSS Alabama, 11 January 1863, off the coast of Texas south of Galveston Light
Displacement 1,126 t.
Speed 8 kts
Propulsion steam and sail
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||19th Century print, depicting the sinking of USS Hatteras by CSS Alabama, off Galveston, Texas, 11 January 1863.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 53690
||USS Hatteras in action with CSS Alabama, off Galveston, Texas, 11 January 1863. Lithographed by A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore, MD.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 42372
USS Hatteras (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Marine Professonial article "USS Hatteras" by Dennis Bryant
Last Updated 15 February 2013
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