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USS Galatea (I)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Steamer:
  • Built in 1862 as the steamer SS Galatea at New York under the direction of J. B. and J. D. Van Dusen, Master Builders
  • Purchased by the Navy, 31 July 1863 from the Neptune Steamship Co.
  • Commissioned USS Galatea, 29 January 1864, CDR. John Guest in command
  • During the Civil War USS Galatea was assigned to the West India Squadron at Cape Haitien in February 1864
  • Decommissioned, 12 July 1865, at New York.
  • Sold to the Haitian government, 15 August 1865
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1,244 t.
    Length 209' 6"
    Beam 35' 6"
    Depth 20' 8"
    Speed 10 kts
    Complement unknown
    eight 32-pdrs
    one 100-pdr
    two 30-pdrs
    Propulsion steam

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    USS Galatea (I)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Guest, John29 January 1864 - 9 November 1864
    02CDR. Nicholson, Somerville9 November 1864 - 12 July 1865

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