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Cohasset (I)

  • Built in 1860 at Providence, R. I. as the steam tug E. D. Fogg
  • Renamed Narragansett, date unknown
  • Purchased by the Navy, 13 September 1861; outfitted at New York Navy Yard
  • Delivered at Hampton Roads, VA., 26 October 1861 and placed in service as Cohasset
  • Cohasset was assigned to duty with the Atlantic Blockading Squadron, Pilot Thomas Evans in command
    Served as a picket and dispatch boat in the Norfolk area and on the Virginia rivers from 26 October 1861 to July 1864
    Acted as guard for USS Minnesota
    Participated in the fighting in the York, James, and Nansemond Rivers
  • Ordered to Beaufort, N.C., in July 1864 for service as a harbor defense and towing vessel
  • Returned to Norfolk, 1 October 1864, for duty towing coal barges in the James River
  • Reassigned to the Boston Navy Yard, 1 June 1865, for tug duty
  • Transferred to Newport, R.I. in 1882 where she was sold 9 May 1892
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 100 t.
    Length 82'
    Beam 18' 10"
    Draft unknown
    Depth of Hold 7' 2"
    Speed 8 kts
    Complement 12
    one 2--pdr rifle
    Propulsion steam

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