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USS Primrose


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Steamer:
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 94 t.
    Length 83'
    Beam 11'
    Depth unknown
    Draft 7'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    one 30-pdr
    one 24-pdr howitzer
    Propulsion steam

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