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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built in 1860 as SS Donegal at Wilmington, DE.
Confederate blockade runner occasional y used named SS Austin
Captured, 6 June 1864, off Mobile Bay by USS Metacomet
Condemned at Philadelphia, PA.
Purchased by the Federal Navy, fitted out at Philadelphia Navy Yard
Commissioned, USS Donegal, 3 September 1864, Acting Volunteer LT. William H. West in command.
USS Donegal was used primarily as a transport and occasionally saw service as a patrol boat
Rescued crew of SS McDonough which sank on 23 August 1865
Decommissioned, 8 September 1865
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold 27 SEptember 1865, fate unknown
Displacement 1,080 t.
Speed 10 kts
two 30-pdr rifles
two 12-pdr smoothbores
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
| ||Master's Mate Fowler, Charles||14 January 1862 - 6 June 1864 (Captured)||CS Austin|
|01||Acting Vol. LT. West, William H.||3 September 1864 (Commissioned) - 3 January 1865||USS Donegal|
|02||Acting Vol. LT. Upham, George D. ||3 January 1865 - 8 September 1865 (Decommissioned)||USS Donegal|
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