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CSS Oregon

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Civil War Medal

Sidewheel Gunboat:
  • Built as the wooden steamer SS Oregon at New York City in 1846 for the Mobile Mail Line
  • Seized by Louisiana's Governor Moore sometime in 1861
  • SS Oregon was an early and successful blockade runner, under CAPT. Abraham P. Boardman, making 92 "entrances and clearances" at blockaded ports before being picked for arming as a man-of-war
  • Converted into a gunboat under Confederate Army auspices for operation in Mississippi Sound, CAPT A. L. Myers in command
  • Participated in September 1861 in the evacuation of Confederate property and troops from Ship Island, MS.
  • Destroyed to prevent capture when Confederate forces evacuated New Orleans in April 1862
    Displacement 532 t.
    Length 216' 10"
    Beam 26' 6"
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one 8" gun
    one 32-pdr
    two howitzers
    Propulsion steam

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    Oregon 183k First LT. A. L. Myers, CSN, Commanding Officer CSS Oregon Bill Gonyo

    CSS Oregon
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)

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