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USS Stockdale (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Sidewheel Steamer (Tinclad #42):
A wooden, side-wheel steamer (Lytle classifies this ship as a stern wheel steamer in his Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States 1807-1868, p. 94) built in 1863 at West Brownsville, PA.
Purchased by the Navy, 13 November 1863, at Cincinnati, OH.
Commissioned, USS J. T. Stockdale, 26 December 1863, at Cairo, IL., Acting Ensign John Lowrie in command
Stockdale joined the West Gulf Blockading Squadron at New Orleans, 3 January 1864
Acting Master Thomas Edwards assumed command, 8 January 1864.
Renamed USS Stockdale sometime before 19 January 1864, designated Tinclad No. 42
Most of Stockdale's service was performed in Berwick Bay, Lake Pontchartrain, and other inland waters along the Gulf coast
Bombarded Fort Powell, 5 August 1864, in support of Admiral Farraguts attack on Mobile Bay
Along with USS J. P. Jackson captured schooner Medora in Mississippi Sound, 8 December 1864
Beginning on 8 March 1865, USS Stockdale began support of active operations against Mobile, AL., continuing that duty until the city surrendered, 12 April
Decommissioned, 24 August 1865, at New Orleans and sold at public auction there on the same day
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 188 t.
two 30-pdr Parrott rifles
four 24-pdr howitzers
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USS Stockdale (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||Act. ENS. Lowrie, John||26 December 1863 - 16 May 1864|
|02||Act. Vol. LT. Edwards, Thomas ||16 May 1864 - 24 August 1865|
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