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Civil War Medal
Built, date and location unknown as wooden screw steamer rigged as a three masted schooner
Launched, date unknown
Purchased by the US Navy, 25 September 1861, at New York from H. Haldrege
Commissioned, USS Potomska, 20 December 1861, at the New York Navy Yard
During the Civil War USS Potomska was assigned to duty with the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron
Assisted in covering the landing of US troops at the mouth of the Savannah River, A., 28 January 1862
Participated in the taking of Fernandina, FL., 4 March 1862
Potomska in company with USS Mohican and USS Pocahontas she took possession of St. Simonís and Jekyl Islands, 9 March 1862 and landed at Brunswick, GA.
Involved in an expeditions to St. Catherineís Sound, A., 27 April 1862, and Darien, GA., 9 May, 1862
Decommissioned in August for repairs at Philadelphia
Recommissioned in September
Set up a blockade at Sapelo Sound in October
Escorted Army transport Darlington up Sapelo River, A, 7 November 1862.
Captured the blockade running British schooner Belle in Sapelo Sound, 23 February 1863
Decommissioned for repairs at Baltimore, MD. in March 1864
Recommissioned, 21 June 1864, at Baltimore
Active in blockade duties from September 1864 to February 1865 along the South Carolina coast
Support amphibious Army landing at Bull's Bay, S.C., 16 to 17 February 1865
Decommissioned at Philadelphia, 16 June 1865
Sold at auction there, 10 August 1865, for $7,100
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 287 t.
Length 134' 6"
Speed 10 kts
one 20-pdr Parrott rifle
Propulsion sail and steam
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 4 January 2013
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