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USS Paw Paw
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Center wheel-steamer (Tin Clad No. 31):
Laid down as the center-wheel steamer SS St. Charles, date and location unknown
Purchased as SS Fanny by the US Navy, 9 April 1863, at Chicago, IL., from J. Jan Vartwick
Delivered for conversion to a tin-clad at Mound City, IL., 13 April 1863
Renamed Paw Paw, 12 May 1863
Designated Gunboat No. 31, 19 June 1863
Commissioned USS Paw Paw, 25 July 1863, Acting Master Augustus F. Thompson in command
During the Civil War USS Paw Paw was assigned to the Mississippi Squadron
Decommissioned, 1 July 1865, at Mound City, IL.
Sold at public auction, 17 August 1865, to Sol. A. Silver
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 175 t.
Depth 4' 10"
Draft 6' 4"
Speed 4 mph
two 30-pdr Parrott rifles
six 24-pdr howitzers>
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||USS Paw Paw on the Western Rivers during the Civil War, date and location unknown.
||An albuman print of USS Paw Paw on the Western Rivers during the Civil War, date and location unknown.
USS Paw Paw
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||Act. Master Thompson, Augustus F.||25 July 1863 (Comm) - 23 March 1864|
|02||Act. LT, O'Neil, A. F.||23 March 1864 - 1 July 1865 (Decomm)|
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