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USS Moccasin (I)
USS Hero (II) (1864)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Tug:
  • 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 USS Moccasin was assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron 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.
    Length unknown
    Beam 22' 3"
    Draft 9'
    Speed 10 kts
    Complement unknown
    three 12-pdr rifles
    Propulsion steam

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