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USS Lodona


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Bark-rigged Iron Screw Steamer:
  • Built in 1862 at Kingston-upon-Hull, England
  • Captured by Union gunboat USS Unadilla while attempting to run the blockade, 4 August 1862
  • Purchased from the prize court at Philadelphia, 20 September 1862
  • Commissioned USS Lodona, 5 January 1863, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Acting LT. Edmund R. Colhoun in command
  • Lodona joined the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron at Port Royal. S.C., 5 February 1863
  • Assigned to blockade duty off Charleston and Bull's Bay, S.C.
  • Captured English brig Minnie, 20 April 1863, attempting to run the blockade in Bullís Bay
  • Engaged Confederate guns on Morris and Folly Islands in Charleston Harbor, 12 to 16 June 1863
  • Provided support in the attacks by ironclads on Morris Island and Fort Sumter 17 August 1963
  • Attacked Fort Wagner, 18 August
  • Participated on attacks in Charleston Harbor during August and September 1863
  • Overhauled at Philadelphia, 16 September to 11 November 1863
  • Captured schooner Arctic, 15 November 1863, while enroute to Charleston
  • Rejoining the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 17 November 1863
  • Assigned to blockade duty in Sapelo Sound, GA.
  • Captured schooner Hope, 10 July 1864
  • Decommissioned, 11 May 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Sold at public auction, 20 June, 1865
  • Final Disposition, lost at sea in May 1879
    Specifications:
    Displacement 750 t.
    Length 210'
    Beam 27' 6"
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 11' 6"
    Speed 7 kts
    Complement 97
    Armament
    one 100-pdr Parrott rifle
    one 30-pdr Parrott rifle
    one 9" Dahlgren rifle
    four 24-pdrs
    Propulsion steam

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    Boxer 101k Sketch by CDR .Edmund R. Colhoun of USS Lodona from his letter book of 1865-1885 in the Naval Historical Foundation's Colhoun Collection. He was Lodona's Commanding Officer during the Civil War.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 51415. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C.
    Bill Gonyo

    USS Lodona
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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