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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
Displacement 750 t.
Beam 27' 6"
Depth of Hold unknown
Draft 11' 6"
Speed 7 kts
one 100-pdr Parrott rifle
one 30-pdr Parrott rifle
one 9" Dahlgren rifle
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||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.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 1 March 2013
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