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USS New London
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built in 1859 at Mystic CT.
Launched, date unknown
Purchased by the Navy Department, 26 August 1861, at New York
Fitted out for naval service at New York Navy Yard
Commissioned USS New London, 29 October 1861, at New York Navy Yard, LT. Abner Read in command
During the Civil War USS New London was assigned to the Gulf of Mexico
Assisted USS R. R. Cuyler in capturing schooner Olive, 21 November 1861
Took steamer Anna, 22 November
Captured steamer Henry Lewis and a schooner, 29 November
During December captured steamerAdvocate, 1 December, schooner Delight and sloops Empress and Osceola, 9 December and Gypsy, 29 December 1861
Participated in a landing party at Biloxi, MS., 31 December 1861, taking possession of two guns and schooner Captain Spedden
A New London boat expedition landed on Cat Island and interned 12 small sloops and schooners suspected of being pilot boats for blockade runners, 20 February 1862
Supported troop landings at Pass Christian, MS., 4 April 1862
Boats from New London captured yachts Comet and Algerine near New Basin, LA., 2 June and 17 June captured and destroyed batteries at North and South passes
With USS Cayuga captured British schooner Tampico off Sabine Pass, TX., 3 April 1863
Captured schooner Raton del Nilo 3 December 1863
Decommissioned, 3 August 1865, at Boston, MA.
Sold at public auction, 8 September 1865, to M. M. Comstock
Redocumented as SS Acushnet for commercial service from 27 December 1865 to 1910
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 221 t.
Depth 7' 8"
Draft 9' 6"
Speed 9.5 kts
one 20-pdr Parrott rifle
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||"View of Ship Island, Louisiana. -- By our Special Artist on Board the 'Sagamore"
Line engraving, published in "Harper's Weekly", 1862, depicting several U.S. Navy ships anchored off the Federal base at Ship Island in early 1862. Ships are (from left to right)
USS New London,
USS Wissahickon, and
USS Massachusetts. Other features identified, in the center and right background, are Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island, the 9th Connecticut and 22nd Massachusetts Regiments and a military camp.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59009
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USS New London
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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