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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built as the sidewheel steamer SS Ella, date and location unknown
Launched, date unknown
Captured while running the blockade off the coast of North Carolina, 10 November 1863, by USS Howquah
Acquired by the Navy from the Boston prize court, 23 February 1864,
Renamed Philippi, 27 February 1864
Commissioned, USS Philippi 11 April 1864, Act. Master James T. Seaver in command
Assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron as a picket patrol and dispatch vessel
Destroyed Confederate artillery while following Admiral Farragut’s fleet into Mobile Bay 5 August 1864
Displacement 311 t.
Depth 9' 19"
Armament two 12-pdr rifles
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||Act. Master Seaver, James T.||11 April 1864 (Comm) - |
5 August 1864 (Sinking)
|Courts Martialed and Dishonorably Discharged, 21 October, 1864, for disobeying a direct order resulting in the loss of his ship. His discharge had to be approved by President Lincoln.|
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