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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
A wooden screw steamer built at Philadelphia in 1859
Purchased by the Navy, 28 October 1861 at Trenton, N.J., from R.T. Loper
Commissioned USS Patroon, 18 March 1862, at New York Navy Yard, Acting Master Edward McKeige in command
Patroon was assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, off St. Johnís River early in May 1862
USS Patroon and USS Uncas dueled with Confederate batteries at St. Johns Bluff, FL., 11 September 1862 forcing the Confederates to abandon their position retiring inland out of range
Decommissioned, 18 November 1862
Sold at public auction, 30 December, at Philadelphia, PA.
Subsequently purchased by the Union Army 8 December 1863
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 183 t.
Beam 22' 5"
Depth 7' 8"
Speed 12 kts
four 8" guns
one 30-pdr Parrott rifle
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||Act. Master McKeige, Edward||18 March 1862 - 9 August 1862|
|02||Act. Master Gregory, Hugh M.||9 August 1862 - 18 November 1862|
Last Updated 7 September 2012
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