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USS Abeona

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Sternwheel Steamer (Tinclad #32):
  • Built in 1831 at Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Purchased by the Navy, 21 December 1864, at Cincinnati, OH.
  • Converted to a so-called "tinclad" gunboat at Mound City, IL.
  • Commissioned USS Abeona, 10 April 1865, at Mound City, Acting Master Samuel Hall in command
  • USS Abeona was assigned to patrol and guard duty on the Mississippi River and its tributaries
  • Decommissioned, 4 August 1865, at Mound City, IL.
  • Sold, 11 August 1865, to J. A. Williamson et al
  • Re-documented under the same name, 17 October 1865, operated on the Mississippi
  • Final Disposition, destroyed by a fire at Cincinnati, 7 March 1872
    Displacement 206 t.
    Length 157'
    Beam 31'
    Depth 4'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    two 74-pdr smoothbores
    two 30-pdr Parrott rifles
    two 12-pdr rifles
    Propulsion steam

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    USS Abeona
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01Act. Master Hall, Samuel10 April 1865 - 4 August 1865
    Courtesy Bill Gonyo

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