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USS E. B. Hale
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
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.
Depth 7' 6"
Speed 8 kts.
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||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
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USS E. B. Hale
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||Act. Master Foster, William J.||4 September 1861 - 20 March 1862|
|02||LT. Gillis, James H.||20 March 1862 - 20 June 1862|
|03||Act. Master Snell, Alfred T.||29 June 1862 - 11 December 1862|
| ||Decommissioned||11 December 1862 - 18 February 1863|
|04||Act. LT. Brodhead, Edgar||18 February 1863 - 10 June 1863|
|05||Act. Master Mitchell, Charles F.||20 August 1863 - 11 May 1865|
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