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USS James S. Chambers
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
A three-masted schooner purchased by the Navy at Philadelphia 4 September 1861
Commissioned USS James S. Chambers at Philadelphia Navy Yard 16 December 1861, LT. Dennis Condry in command
USS Jams S. Chambers joined the Gulf Blockading Squadron at Ship Island, MS., 23 January 1862
Captured blockade-running schooner Corelia, 23 August 1862
Took the Spanish sloop Relampago, 4 March 1863, with a cargo of coffee, liquors, and soldiers shoes and ran the schooner Ida aground removing several boatloads of her cargo before setting her afire
Captured the schooner Rebekah, 18 June 1863.
At West Pass, St. George's Sound, FL., 12 May 1864, boats from James S. Chambers and USS Somerset drove off a body of Confederate sailors embarking on a boat expedition ordered to capture the Union's side-wheel steamer USS Adela
Forced north in August 1864 by yellow fever taking the lives of 13 bluejackets and 3 officers.
USS James S. Chambers returned to action with the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1 January 1865, stationed at Bull's Bay, S.C.
James S. Chambers's final service was as a quarantine vessel at Port Royal, S.C.
Decommissioned, 31 August 1865
Sold at public auction, 27 September 1865, at New York City to Mr. Rhinehart
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 401 t.
Length 124' 6"
Beam 29' 3"
Depth 12' 2"
four 32-pdr guns
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USS James S. Chambers
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||Act. LT. Condry, Dennis||16 December 1861 - 20 August 1862|
|02||Act. Master Mosman, Frank D.||20 August 1862 - 2 October 1862|
|03||Act. Master Nickerson, Luther||2 October 1862 - 23 November 1864|
|04||Act. Master Watson, William||23 November 1864 - 31 August 1865|
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