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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
The wooden steamer SS Alice purchased by the Union Navy, 25 July 1864, at Philadelphia, PA. from Bishop, Son, and Co.
Commission USS Aster, 12 August 1864, Acting Master Samuel Hall in command
Assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron in August 1864, joining in September 1864 off Wilmington, N. C.
USS Aster arrived off New Inlet, 7 October 1864
Grounded on Carolina Shoals, 7 October while in pursuit of a blockade runner..
Final disposition, torched by her crew blown up
Displacement 285 t.
one 30-pdr Parrott rifle
two heavy 12-pdr smoothbores
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||Act. Master Hall, Samuel||12 August 1864 - 7 October 1864|
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