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USS Aster

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Tug:
  • 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.
    Length unknown
    Beam 23'
    Depth 10'
    Draft 10'
    Speed unknown
    Complement 30
    one 30-pdr Parrott rifle
    two heavy 12-pdr smoothbores
    Propulsion steam

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    USS Aster
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01Act. Master Hall, Samuel12 August 1864 - 7 October 1864
    Courtesy Bill Gonyo

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