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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
A Confederate blockade runner captured by USS Huntsville, 14 November 1862, while attempting to run the blockade into Mobile Bay
Fitted out for service with the East Gulf Blockading Squadron
Placed in service, 21 December 1862, Act. Master's Mate William C. Molloy Officer in Charge
Assigned to the duty as a tender to the squadron flagship USS St. Lawrence
Purchased, 24 July 1863 by the Union Navy from the prize court at Key West
Ariel took three prizes during her two and one-half years serving as a tender
Good Luck, 6 January 1863, off Key Biscayne Bay, FL.
Magnolia, 16 December 1863, in the Gulf of Mexico, west of Charlotte Harbor, FL.
General Finegan, 28 May 1864, at the Crystal River, FL.
Assisted troops reinforcing Fort Myers, FL., in mid-April 1864, and continued to conduct similar operations along the Florida coast
Following the end of the war Ariel was sold at Key West, 28 June 1865
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 20 t.
Depth of Hold unknown
one lt.12-pdr smoothbore
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||Act. Master's Mate Molloy, William C.||21 December 1962 - 16 March 1863|
|02||Act. Ens.. Blake, Jeremiah||16 March 1863 - 15 September 1863|
|03||Act. Master Curtis, Samuel (Temp)||1 October 1863 - 10 October 1863|
|04||Act. Master Harrison, William H.||10 October 1863 - 15 March 1864|
|05||Act. Master Russell, James J.||15 April 1864 - 15 October 1864|
|06||Act. Ens. Bacon, Francis H.||1 November 1864 - 15 April 1865|
|07||Act. Ens. Kendall, Andrew J.||15 May 1865 - 28 June 1865|
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