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USS Courier (I)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

  • Built, date and location unknown
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 7 September 1861, from W. B. Thomas and Co. N.Y. for service as a storeship
  • Commissioned, USS Courier, 17 September 1861, Acting Master W. K. Cressy in command
  • During the Civil War USS Courier re-provisioned the ships at Port Royal, S. C. as well as those along the Florida Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico
  • During her service Courier captured three blockade runners; Angelina and Emeline, 16 May 1863, and Maria Bishop, 17 May 1863.
  • Final Disposition, grounded on Abaco Island in the Bahamas 14 June 1864 and abandoned
    Displacement 556 t.
    Length 135'
    Beam 30'
    Depth of Hold 15'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 82
    Armament two 32pdrs
    Propulsion sail

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