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USS Emma (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Laid down, date and location unknown
Captured, 24 July 1863, while running the blockade at Wilmington, N. C. by the US Army transport Arago
Purchased by the Navy from the New York prize court, 30 September 1863 and fitted out at New York Navy Yard
Commissioned USS Emma, 30 August 1863, Acting Master George B. Livingston, in command
During the Civil War USS Emma was assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron
Assisted in the destruction of blockade runner Ella, 6 December 1864
Participated in the attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864 and 13 to 15 January 1865.
Decommissioned, 30 August 1865, at Boston, MA.
Sold 1 November 1865
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 350 t.
Draft 9' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
six 24-pdr howitzers
two 12-pdr rifles
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||A view from the deck of the unarmed Army transport Arago during a seven hour chase and capture of the blockade runner
Emma. The capture was one of the most unique exploits on the Atlantic Ocean during the war. It was accomplished through a "big bluff," resulting in a prize
of $450,000. Image from "The National Tribune" (Washington, D.C.), 6 January 1898.
USS Emma (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||Act. Master Livingston, George B.||23 October 1863 - 8 June 1864|
|02||Act. LT. Dunn, Thomas C.||8 June 1864 - 28 December 1864|
|03||Act. LT. Williams, James M.||28 December 1864 - 1 February 1865|
|04||Act. Master Hamilton, James A.||1 February 1865 - 30 August 1865|
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