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USS Meteor (II)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Sidewheel Gunboat (Tinclad No. 44):
  • Built in 1863 as SS Scioto at Cincinnati. OH.
  • Acquired by the Navy at Cincinnati in late December 1863
  • Renamed Meteor, 21 December 1863
  • Purchased from Washington Houshell, 23 January 1864
  • Commissioned USS Meteor, at New Orleans, LA., 8 March 1864, Acting Master Meletiah Jordan in command
  • During the Civil War USS Meteor was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron
  • Meteor departed New Orleans 26 March 1864 taking station as guard vessel between Head of Passes and Pass a l’Outre on the Mississippi River
  • Moving to Mobile Bay, 11 March 1865, USS Meteor supported operations at Dog River Bar
  • Landed troops at Fish River under gunfire, 21 and 22 March 1865
  • Participated in the bombardment of the Spanish Fort 8 to 11 April, 1865
  • Conducted salvage operation in Mobile Bay on the monitor Osage, sunk by torpedo (mine), 29 March 1865
  • Decommissioned, 12 August 1865, at Lakeport, AL.
  • Sold at public auction, 5 October 1865, at New Orleans, LA. to Mitchell, Boardman, and Walden
  • Renamed SS De Sotofor merchant service in the river
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 221 t.
    Length 156'
    Beam 33' 6"
    Depth of Hold 4' 3"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 200
    two 32-pdrs
    two 24-pdrs
    Propulsion steam

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