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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
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)
Depth of Hold 13' 9"
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||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.
||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
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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