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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Purple Heart (1 KIA, 18 April 1862
Built in 1860 at Mystic, CT.
Launched, date unknown
Purchased by the US Navy, 7 September 1861, at New York City
Commissioned USS Arletta, 30 January 1862, at the New York Navy Yard, Acting Master Thomas E. Smith in command
During the Civil War USS Arletta was assigned to the CDR. David Dixon Porter's Mortar Flotilla as part of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron
USS Arletta performed blockade duty off Mobile Bay, Ala., from 11 to 15 March 1862 before joining the Mortar Flotilla in the Mississippi River delta, 18 March 1862
Participated in the bombardment of Forts Phillips and Jackson,
Participated in the siege of Vicksburg, 27 June to July 1862
Reassigned to the James River Flotilla in July 1862
Joined the Potomac River Flotilla, 5 September 1862
Reassigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 2 December 1862
Decommissioned, 28 September 1865, at Philadelphia Navy Yard
Sold, 30 November 1865
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 200 t.
Depth of Hold 8' 6"
Draft 10' 6"
one 13" mortar
two 32-pdr smoothbore
two 12-pdrs smoothbores
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||Act. Master Smith, Thomas E.||30 January 1862 - 3 October 1862|
|02||Act. Master Wright, William G.||20 October 1862 - 27 November 1863|
|03||CDR. Dove, Benjamin M.||27 November 1863 - 15 December 1864|
|04||LCDR. West, William C.||1 January 1865 - 15 July 1865|
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