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USS Pinola (I)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Unadilla Class Screw Gunboat:
  • Laid down in 1861-62 by J. J. Abrahams and Charles Reeder at Baltimore, MD.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS Pinola, 29 January 1862, LT. Pierce Crosby in command
  • During the Civil War USS Pinola was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron
    Captured schooner Cora, 6 March 1862
    Participated in the opening of the Mississippi River
    Served in the blockade of Mobile
    Captured schooner Ben Willis, 2 February 1865
    Took and destroyed armed schooner Anna Dale, 18 February 1865
  • Decommissioned, 15 July 1865, at Philadelphia
  • Sold, 30 November 1865, converted to a sailing merchant bark
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 507 t.
    Length 158'
    Beam 28'
    Depth 12'
    Draft 10' 6"
    Speed 8 kts
    Complement 75
    one 11" Dahlgren smoothbore
    one 20-pdr Parrott rifle
    two 24-pdr howitzers
    Propulsion sail and steam
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    Kennebec 118k "Reconnaissance of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, on the Mississippi, by Gun-boats from Flag-officer Farragut's Squadron"
    Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1862, depicting the attack on the obstructions below the forts, 20 April 1862. US Navy gunboats shown in right center are USS Itasca and USS Pinola. Further to the right are USS Kennebec and USS Winona. Fort Jackson is shown at far right, with Confederate gunboats beyond.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59066
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Governor Moore
    124k CSS Governor Moore beached and in flames, 24 April 1862. The Union ships are from left to right:
    USS Oneida
    USS Pinola
    the sunken USS Varuna
    USS Iroquois and in the foreground
    USS Pensacola.
    Drawing from an 1888 Century Company New York Publication
    Tommy Trampp

    USS Pinola (I)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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