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William Badger

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

  • Built as the wooden-hulled whaling ship William Badger, date and location unknown
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 18 May 1861, and placed in service, Act. Ensign Samuel G. Swain, in officer in charge
  • William Badger was assigned as a stationary supply ship at Hampton Roads for the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron
  • Towed in July 1862 to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron base at Beaufort, N.C.
  • Placed out of service and sold, 17 October 1865, at auction at Beaufort to a CAPT. James Abel
  • Final Disposition, broken up shortly after being sold to CAPT. Abel
    Displacement 334 t.
    Length 106'
    Beam 26'
    Depth 13' 3"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament one 32-pdr
    Propulsion sail

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    William Badger
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Officers in Charge
    01Act. Ensign Swain, Samuel G.18 May 1861 - 15 July 1865
    Courtesy Bill Gonyo

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