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USS Stockdale (I)

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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.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 63
    two 30-pdr Parrott rifles
    four 24-pdr howitzers
    Propulsion steam
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    USS Stockdale (I)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01Act. ENS. Lowrie, John26 December 1863 - 16 May 1864
    02Act. Vol. LT. Edwards, Thomas 16 May 1864 - 24 August 1865
    Courtesy Bill Gonyo

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