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USS Restless (I)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

  • Built, date and location unknown
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 26 August 1861, at New York from Everett and Hawley
  • Commissioned USS Restless in December 1861, Acting Volunteer LT. Edward Conroy in command
  • During the Civil War USS Restless was assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron off Charleston S. C.
    Armed boats from Restless captured and destroyed sloop Edisto, schooners Wandoo, Elizabeth and Theodore Stony, 14 February 1862
    During the next few months Restless intercepted five more blockade runners; two schooners were kept as prizes; one sloop and two schooners were destroyed.
    Captured the schooner Flash, 2 May while on station off Rattlesnake Shoal and Caper's Island
    Between May and October Restless captured steamer Scotia, two sloops, and a large canoe; and assisted in intercepting two other steamers and a schooner
    Restless along with USS Flag captured steamer Anglia, 19 October 1862
    USS Restless was reassigned to the Eastern Gulf Blockading Squadron in June 1863, off the coast of western Florida
    Captured a schooner and sloop in Peace Creek, Charlotte Harbor in early July
    Took the schooner Erniti, 19 August
  • USS Restless was decommissioned at Philadelphia and sold 21 September 1865
    Displacement 265 t.
    Length 108' 8"
    Beam 27' 8"
    Depth of Hold 9' 11"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament four 32-pdrs
    Propulsion sail

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