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CSS Baltic (1960 - 1965)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Build in 1860 as sidewheel river tow boat SS Baltic for the Southern Steamship Co.
Purchased by the State of Alabama, converted to a an armored ram
Turned over to the Confederate Navy in 1863, commissioned CSS Baltic, LT. J. D. Johnston CSN in command
During the Civil War CSS Baltic operated in and around Mobile Bay, AL.
Reported unfit for service in 1863
Dismantled by July 1864, her armor transferred to CSS Nashville
Captured, 10 May 1865 by Union forces at Nanna Hubba Bluff, Tombigbee River, AL.
Sold, 31 December 1865, 865, to the U.S. Government
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 624 t.
Draft 6' 5"
Speed 5 kts
two Dahlgren guns
two smaller pieces
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||Wood-cut engraving published in "Harper's Weekly" April 1861. Depicting shipment of military stores aboard SS Baltic at New York, 8 April 1861.
| CSS Baltic
||CSS Baltic defending Mobile Bay.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Johnston, J. D. CSN||no dates|
|02||LT. Simms, Charles Carroll CSN||no dates|
|03||LT. Huntington, Charles L. USN||10 May 1865 - 1 June 1865|
|04||Act. Master Megathlin, Anthony S. USN ||1 June 1865 - 1 July 1865|
|05||Act. Ensign Vance, Lewis R. USN ||1 July 1865 - 31 December 1865|
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