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USS Moccasin (I)
USS Hero (II) (1864)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built in 1864 as the wood screw tug Hero at Philadelphia
Purchased by the Navy, 11 July 1864, from S. & J. M. Flanagan at Philadelphia
Commissioned USS Hero, 14 July 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Acting ENS. James Brown in command
Renamed USS Moccasin, 25 July 1864
During the Civil War Moccasin was assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron
Serving as guard ship off Fort Delaware, Pea Patch Island, DL.
Reassigned to the Potomac Flotilla, 13 March 1865, at St. Inigoes, MD.
Decommissioned, 12 August 1865, at Washington, D.C.
Sold, 18 September 1865 to the Treasury Department for service as a Revenue Cutter
Final Disposition, fate unknown.
Displacement 192 t.
Beam 22' 3"
Speed 10 kts
three 12-pdr rifles
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