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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
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
one 8" gun
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||First LT. A. L. Myers, CSN, Commanding Officer CSS Oregon
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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Notes of Interest concerning CSS Oregon
Last Updated 12 July 2013
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