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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
The wooden screw steamer, Nellie B. Vaughn purchased, 14 January 1863, at Washington, D.C.
Renamed Primrose fitted out at the Washington Navy Yard
Commissioned USS Primrose, 26 February 1863, Acting Master Wikkiam Tell Street in command
During the Civil War USS Primrose was assigned to:
The Potomac Flotilla for duty in the Potomac and adjacent waters
Primrose participated in operations in the Nansemond River in April and in the Curritoman in May
Took the sloop Flying Cloud, 2 June, 1863, with the assistance of USS Anacostia
Captured the sloop Richard Vaux 20 June 1863
Between 1866 and 1871 USS Potomac was assigned to the Washington Navy Yard
Placed in ordinary in 1871
Sold at Washington to J. W. Denty, 17 March 1871
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 94 t.
one 24-pdr howitzer
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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