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USS G. W. Blunt
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Laid down, as the wooden two-masted schooner Blunt, date and location unknown
Acquired by the Navy at New York, 23 November 1861, renamed G. W. Blunt
Commissioned USS G. W. Blunt, 4 December 1861, Acting Master Henry Sherwood in command
During the Civil War USS G. W. Blunt was assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron as a mail and dispatch boat and as part of the Blockading Squadron off Charleston, S.C.
Captured schooner Wave, 19 April 1862
While off Charleston USS G. W. Blunt assisted in the capturing several blockade runners
Decommissioned, 13 May 1863, at Philadelphia, PA., for repairs
Recommissioned, 2 June 1863, rejoining the Blockading Squadron off Charleston
Fitted with diving equipment for Salvage Duty in August 1864
G. W. Blunt worked on numerous wrecks at Charleston and cleared obstructions while at Savannah in March 1865
Decommissioned, 16 August 1865, at Port Royal
Sold at Port Royal, 20 October 1865
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 121 t.
Length 76' 6"
Beam 20' 6"
Depth 8' 9"
Speed 10 kts.
one 12-pdr rifle
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||Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", January-June 1863, page 76, of the US Navy Blockading Fleet off North Channel, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. US Navy ships depicted are (from left to right): USS South Carolina, USS G.W. Blunt, USS Daylight and USS Stars and Stripes.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59135
USS G. W. Blunt
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||Act. Master, Sherwood, Henry||4 December 1861 - 19 April 1862|
|02||Act. Master, Beers, James R.||19 April 1862 - 15 November 1862|
|03||Act. Ensign Reed, Bradford D.||27 January 1863 - 25 August 1864|
|04||Act. Vol. Lt. Churchill, William L.||25 August 1864 - 15 January 1865|
|05||Act. Ensign Curtis, Gardner G.||15 January 1865 - 15 June 1865|
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