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USS Patroon

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Steamer:
  • 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.
    Length 113'
    Beam 22' 5"
    Depth 7' 8"
    Draft unknown
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement 49
    four 8" guns
    one 30-pdr Parrott rifle
    Propulsion steam
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    USS Patroon
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01Act. Master McKeige, Edward18 March 1862 - 9 August 1862
    02Act. Master Gregory, Hugh M.9 August 1862 - 18 November 1862
    Courtesy Bill Gonyo

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