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USS Preble (II)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Laid down, date unknown as the sloop-of-war Preble at Portsmouth (N.H.) Navy Yard
Launched 13 June 1839
Commissioned USS Preble in 1840, CDR. Samuel L. Breese in command
USS Preble assignments included:
Special duty off Labrador from June to November 1840
Mediterranean Squadron, 12 January 1841 to 13 August 1843
Duty along the African coast from 5 September 1844 to 25 September 1845
During the Mexican War, Pacific Squadron 1847 to 1848
East Indies Squadron, from summer 1848 to November 1850
Midshipmen practice ship from 1851 to 1858
Paraguay as part of the action against that country for firing on Water Witch, January 1859
Gulf Blockading Squadron, July 1861 to assist in implementing the Union blockade of the South’s coast
Final Disposition, accidentally destroyed by fire, 27 April 1863.
Displacement 566 t.
Armament six 32-pdrs
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||"The Battle at the Southwest Pass -- The Ram 'Manassas' attacking the 'Richmond.' -- Sketched by an Officer of the 'Richmond'." A line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1861, depicting CSS Manassas attacking USS Richmond near the Head of Passes, Mississippi River, on 12 October 1861. Other ships depicted include the U.S. sailing sloops of war USS Vincennes and USS Preble (in left center and at right).
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59012.
USS Preble (II)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 7 February 2014
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