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Civil War Medal

Screw Steamer Tug:
  • Built in 1864 as the wooden tug Mayflower at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Purchased by the US Navy 25 May 1864
  • Placed in service at Philadelphia, date unknown, Acting Master John H. Gleason, in charge
  • Departed Delaware Capes, 11 June 1864
  • Final Disposition, struck a reef, 12 June 1864, off the North Carolina coast. total loss
    Displacement 173 t.(fl)
    Length 112'
    Beam 22'
    Depth-of-hold 7' 6"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 23
    two 24-pdrs
    Propulsion steam

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