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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.
Beam 18' 10"
Depth of Hold 7' 2"
Speed 8 kts
one 2--pdr rifle
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