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Civil War Medal
Sassacus class wooden double-ender Sidewheel Steamer Gunboat:
Laid down, date unknown, at Larrabee & Allen, Bath MN.
Launched, 20 March 1863
Placed in full commission as, USS Iosco, 26 April 1864, at Boston Navy Yard, CDR. Andrew J. Drake, in command
During the Civil War USS Iosco was assigned to:
Gulf of St Lawrence, 28 August 1864, to protect American Fishing vessels
Ordered to join the 1st Division of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron at Hampton Roads, 2 October 1864
Captured British Schooner Sybil, 21 November 1864
Participated in the first and second attacks on Fort Fisher, N.C., 24 December 1864 and 13 January 1865
Decommissioned, 28 July 1865, at New York Navy Yard
Converted to a coal hulk for New York Navy Yard in February 1868.
Displacement 974 t.(fl)
Depth-of-hold 11' 6"
Speed 9 kts
two 100-pdr Parrott rifles
four 9" Dahlgren smoothbore
two 24-pdr howitzers
one heavy 12 pdr
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||An illustration of USS Iosco copied from Frank M. Bennett's "The Steam Navy of the United States", page 355. The original image is taken from an Endicott & Company lithograph published circa 1865, which was used to represent most, if not all, of the ships of this class.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59827
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Bankhead, John P.||28 January 1864 - 6 February 1864|
|02||CDR. Drake, Andrew J.||6 February 1864 - 9 November 1864|
|03||CDR. Guest, John||9 November 1864 - 23 January 1865|
|04||LCDR. Thornton, James S.||23 January 1865 - July 1865|
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