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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built as the wooden sidewheel ferryboat Marion in 1861 at New York
Purchased by the Navy at New York, 7 November 1861
Commissioned USS Morse, 9 November 1861, Acting Master Peter Hays in command
During the Civil War USS Morse was assigned to North Atlantic Blockading Squadron in Hampton Roads
Participated in the capture of Roanoke Island, 7 and 8 February 1862
Participated in the capture of Elizabeth City, 10 February 1862
Participated in the capture of New Bern, N.C. 14 March 1862
Assigned to the James River Flotilla in July 1863
Participated in the capture of Fort Powhatan on the James River, 14 July 1863
Participated in the campaign on the Mattapony River in March 1864
Participated in the efforts to take Fort Lowry on the Rappahannock River in March 1865
Decommissioned, 21 May 1865, at Washington Navy Yard
Sold at public auction, 20 July 1865, to East Boston Ferry Co.
Re-documented Lincoln, 12 December 1865
Final Disposition, abandoned in 1885
Displacement 514 t.
Depth of Hold unknown
Draft 8' 6"
Speed 9 kts
Armament two 9" guns
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 5 July 2013
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