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USS E. B. Hale

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Steamer:
  • Built, date and location unknown
  • Purchased in July 1861
  • Commissioned USS E. B. Hale, 4 September 1861, at New York Navy Yard, Acting Master William J. Foster in command
  • During the Civil War USS E. B. Hale was assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, patrolling the inland waters of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
    Participated in the attacks and expeditions on Port Royal Ferry, North Edisto and St Johns Bluff
    Captured schooner Wave, 14 November 1862
  • Decommissioned for repairs at New York, 11 December 1862
  • Recommissioned, 18 February 1863, Act. LT. Edgar Brodhead in command, returning to duty with the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron for patrol and picket duty until the end of the war
  • Decommissioned, 11 May 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Sold 20 June 1865
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 220 t.
    Length 117'
    Beam 28'
    Depth 7' 6"
    Draft unknown
    Speed 8 kts.
    Complement 50
    four 32-pdrs
    Propulsion steam
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    Stars and Stripes 180k Engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861, depicting the steamers E. B. Hale and Stars & Stripes fitting out at the New York Navy Yard, during the summer of 1861. Both were placed in commission as U.S. Navy ships in September 1861.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59382
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

    USS E. B. Hale
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01Act. Master Foster, William J.4 September 1861 - 20 March 1862
    02LT. Gillis, James H.20 March 1862 - 20 June 1862
    03Act. Master Snell, Alfred T.29 June 1862 - 11 December 1862
     Decommissioned11 December 1862 - 18 February 1863
    04Act. LT. Brodhead, Edgar18 February 1863 - 10 June 1863
    05Act. Master Mitchell, Charles F.20 August 1863 - 11 May 1865
    Courtesy Bill Gonyo

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