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USS Granite City
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built, date and location unknown
Launched, date unknown
Completed for commercial service, date unknown
Taken by the Confederate govenment to operate as blockade runner
SS Granite was captured in the Bahama Islands 22 March 1863 by USS Tioga
Purchased by the Navy from the New York Prize Court for $55,000
Commissioned, USS Granite City, circa 16 April 1863, Acting Master Charles W. Lamson in command
Granite City was assigned to the Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 27 August 1863
USS Granite City participated in the ill-fated Sabine Pass expedition, 8 September 1863
Granite City was next assigned to the blockade of the Texas coast
Captured schooner Anitia, 27 October 1863
Took schooner Amelia Ann, 16 November 1863
Captured bark Teresita, 17 November 1863
USS Granite City shelled the Texas coast in company with USS Sciota at Pass Cavallo, 31 December 1863 and 19 January 1864, at Smiths Landing, TX.
USS Granite City was lost to Confederate attack, 28 April, 1864, at Calcasieu Pass, LA.
In Confederate hands Granite City was again fitted out as a blockade runner
Chased ashore by USS Penguin, 20 January 1865, near Velasco, TX.
Final Disposition, broken up on the beach near Velasco, TX.
Displacement 450 t.
Depth 9' 2"
six 24-pdr howitzers
one 12-pdr rifle
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USS Granite City
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 7 September 2012
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