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USS Currituck (I)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Steamer:
  • A screw-steamer, purchased, 20 September 1861, at New York as Seneca
  • Renamed Currituck and fitted for service at New York Navy Yard
  • Commissioned USS Currituck, 27 February 1862, Acting Master W. F. Shankland in command
  • Currituck towed USS Monitor to Hampton Roads, departing New York 6 March arriving Hampton Roads, 8 March 1862
  • USS Currituck was assigned to the Potomac Flotilla
  • After towing Monitor, Currituck spent her entire service in the Chesapeake Bay and tributary waters cooperating with Army movements ashore
  • Decommissioned, 4 August 1865 at Washington, D.C.
  • Sold 15 September 1865
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 195 t.
    Length 120'
    Beam 23'
    Depth 7' 6"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 52
    Armament
    four 32-pdr guns
    one 20-pdr rifle
    Propulsion steam

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    Currituck 470k Pencil drawing of USS Currituck during Civil War.
    US Library of Congress Photo #214084/CT LC-USZC4-5247, May 1962.
    Steve Eakin

    USS Currituck (I)
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