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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built in 1857 at New Albany, IN., owned and home ported in New Orleans
Seized or bought for use on the river by Confederate government
Attempted to reinforce Confederate forces at Natchez, MS. in May 1862, repelled by Union forces
While laying at the landing at the City of Vicksburg, 2 February 1963, the steamer was rammed and holed by the Union Navy ram
USS Queen of the West and left on fire and sinking
Vicksburg remained afloat by being buoyed up with coal barges
Her machinery was removed and transported overland to Mobile, AL. for installation in a new ship
The hulk of the Vicksburg remained at the City of Vicksburg as a wharf boat
Final Disposition, while adrift, 29 March 1863, the hulk was set afire and totally consumed
Displacement 635 t.
Propulsion steam, two sidewheels
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||"The Federal Ram 'Queen of the West' attacking the Rebel Gun-boat 'Vicksburg' off Vicksburg"
Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1863, depicting the 2 February 1863 attack by the US Ram
USS Queen of the West on the Confederate steamer Vicksburg at Vicksburg, MS.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59106.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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