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USS Glide (II)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Wooden Side-wheel Steamer (Tinclad #43):
Built at Murraysville, Va., in 1863
Purchased by the Federal Navy, 30 November 1863, at Pittsburgh, PA., by Rear Admiral Porter
Converted to Navy service and sent to New Orleans for duty with the Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, Acting ENS. L. S. Fickett in command.
From March 1864 to August 1865, Glide served as a blockading ship in Berwick Bay, LA.
Decommissioned, 1 August 1865
Sold at public auction at New Orleans 12 August 1865 to J. W. Young
Returning to merchant service, SS Glide was destroyed by an explosion, 1 January 1869 near New Orleans
Displacement 232 t.
two 24-pdr howitzers
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||USS Glide off Brashear City, Louisiana, 29 January 1864. She is wearing the identification number "43" on her pilothouse. The original print is mounted on a Carte de Visite. Photo courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, 1993.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 102732.
USS Glide (II)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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