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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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 232 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    two 24-pdr howitzers
    Propulsion steam

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    Glide 64k 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.
    Aryeh Wetherhorn

    USS Glide (II)
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