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USS Mohican (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Mohican Class Screw Sloop:
Laid down in August 1858, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N.H.
Launched, 15 February 1859
Commissioned, USS Mohican, 29 November 1859, CDR. S. W. Godon in command
Assigned to the African Squadron, departed Portsmouth 19 January 1860 to cruise on patrol against pirates and slavers
Captured slaver Brie, 8 August 1860 off the Congo
During the Civil War USS Mohican was assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron
Participated in the bombardment of Fort Walker at Hilton Head, S.C.
Accompanied ships of the "Stone Fleet" and stood by while these ships were scuttled off the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas in November 861
Captured British blockade runner Arrow with the assistance of USS Bienville off Fernandina, FL., 25 January 1862
In company with sloop USS Pocahontas and schooner USS Potomska took possession of St. Simon's and Jekyl Islands, 9 and 10 March 1862
Decommissioned, 9 July 1862, at Philadelphia
Recommissioned 17 October 1862, assigned to chase Confederate raiders CSS Florida and CSS Alabama in the South Atlantic
Decommissioned, 28 April 1864, at Philadelphia
Recommissioned, 7 October 1864, for assignment to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron off Wilmington, N.C.
Participated in the attacks on Fort Fisher in December 1864 and January 1865
Ordered to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron 17 January 1865, carrying dispatches
Decommissioned, 26 April 1865, at Boston Navy Yard 26 April 1865
Recommissioned 18 August 1866, for assignment to the Pacific Squadron
Decommissioned, 3 April 1868, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Recommissioned, 7 June 1869, to cruise the Pacific Northwest and off the coast Central and South America
Attacked and captured Mexican pirate steamer Forward off Mazatlan, 17 June 1870
Decommissioned, 25 June 1872, at Mare Island Navy Yard
Final Disposition, towed onto the Mare Island mud flats and broken up
Displacement 1,461 t.
Length 198' 9"
Speed 10.5 kts
two 11" guns
Propulsion sail and steam
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||"Bombardment of Fort Fisher"
"Jan. 15th 1865"
Lithograph after a drawing by T.F. Laycock, published by Endicott & Co., New York, 1865, depicting the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron bombarding Fort Fisher, North Carolina, in preparation for its capture. The print is dedicated to Commodore S.W. Godon, USN.
Ships present, as named on the original print, are (from left to right in the main battle line):
USS New Ironsides and
Ships in the foreground are (left to right, from the center of the view):
USS Vanderbilt and
USS Malvern (Flagship of Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter).
Monitors in the right middle distance are:
USS Monadnock (with two turrets);
USS Saugus and
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # LC-USZ62-144 from the collections of the Library of Congress.
USS Mohican (I)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Last Updated 19 April 2013
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