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Nashville (II)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Ironclad Ram:
  • Built in 1862, as a side-wheel steam sloop, at Montgomery, AL.
  • Launched, in mid-1863
  • Taken to Mobile for completion in 1864, including the addition of the armor plating removed from CSS Baltic LT C. C. Simms CSN in command
  • Still fitting out, she took no part in the battle of Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864
  • Surrendered to Union forces, 10 May 1865
  • Purchased by the Union Navy and sold at New Orleans, 22 November 1867
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 271'
    Beam 62' 6"
    Depth 13'
    Draft 10' 9"
    Speed 5 kts
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    three 7" rifles
    one 24-pdr
    Propulsion steam
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    Nashville 60k Drawing made circa 1865. of the incomplete Nashville which was surrendered to Union forces, 10 May 1865. The original drawing is in color. Written in pencil in its lower left is "Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, with respectful regards, His Obdt. Servant, Thornton A. Jenkins, Commodore, U.S. Navy.". The original is plan # 81-12-2c in Record Group 19 at the U.S. National Archives.
    US Naval History an Heritage Command photo # NH 76387.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Nashville
    NH 45683
    73k Contemporary sketches of the uncompleted Nashville.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photos # NH 45683. and NH 45682
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Nashville
    NH 45682
    94k
    Nashville 139k The personal pennant of Admiral Buchanan, CSN. The Pennant has a blue background with 10 white stars in a circle and one at the center The pennant was flown over CSS Nashville. A note attached to the hoist of the flag reads, " Pennant of the rebel Admiral Buchanan of the ram "Nashville" from the "Confederate " navy yard at Mobile Alabama. Captured in Mobile Bay, 12 April 1865, by John R. Carmody of US Ironclad Cincinnati."
    US Navy photo # 2011-10-1 from the Collection of the Curator Branch; Naval History and Heritage Command.
    Robert Hurst

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