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CSS Georgia

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Steamer:
  • Built in 1862 as the iron-hull fast merchantman, SS Japan
  • Purchased by the Confederate Government at Dumbarton, Scotland, in March 1863
  • Commissioned, CSS Georgia, 8 April 1863 at sea, CDR W. L. Maury CSN in command
  • CSS Georgia's orders were to prey against United States shipping wherever found
  • Between 8 April and 28 October 1864 Georgia captured nine prizes
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Sold, 1 June 1864, at Liverpool, England
  • Captured, 15 August 1864 by USS Niagara off Portugal
  • Sent to Boston where she was condemned and sold as a lawful prize of the United States
  • Re-documented as a US Merchant Vessel in New Bedford, MA., 5 August 1865
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 600 t.(lt)
    Length 212'
    Beam 27'
    Depth of Hold 13' 9"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    two 24-pdrs
    one 32-pdr
    Propulsion steam

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    Georgia 129k Photograph of an artwork of CSS Georgia mounted on a carte de visite. It was produced by Rideau, Cherbourg, France, circa 1863-64.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 51091, courtesy of Colonel Morgan, C.S.N., 1927.
    Tommy Trampp
    Georgia 72k Sepia wash drawing of CSS Georgia by Clary Ray, February 1895.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 67831, courtesy Navy Art Collection, Washington, DC
    Tommy Trampp

    CSS Georgia
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)

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