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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built in 1862 as the steam tug Antietam by Winson and Co., Philadelphia, PA.
Launched, date unknown
Purchased by the Navy, 21 November 1862, renamed Dandelion
Outfitted for Naval service at Philadelphia Navy Yard
Commissioned USS Dandelion, date unknown, Acting Master C. Folsom in command
During the Civil War USS Dandelion was assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron
Served as a tug in the coastal and inland waters of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida until the end of hostilities
Participated in the engagement between Union ships and Fort McAllister, 3 March 1863
Rescued crew of USS Keokuk which sank off Morris Island near Charleston, S.C., 8 April 1863
Towed boats into the Folly River, S. C. for the expedition that captured Morris Island, 9 and 10 July 1863
Participated in the attacks on Fort Wagner, S. C. 24 July and 17 August 1863
Accompanied an expedition up the St. John's River, FL.. 7 to 21 February 1864
Decommissioned, 14 July 1865, at New York
Sold, 15 August 1865, for commercial service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 111 t.
Depth 7' 6"
Speed 19 kts
two 12-pdr howitzers
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||"Bombardment of Fort McAllister, Georgia, 3 March 1863"
Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", January-June 1863, page 196, depicting the bombardment of Fort McAllister by the U.S. Navy monitors
USS Patapsco and
USS Nahant. The engraving is based on a sketch by "an eye-witness" on board
USS Montauk, which is in the right center foreground. In the left foreground, firing on the fort, are the mortar schooners
USS C.P. Williams,
USS Norfolk Packet and
USS Para. Among other U.S. Navy ships involved were gunboats
USS Seneca and
USS Dawn and tug
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59288
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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