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USS Picket (I)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Purple Heart (8 Sept, 1862, 19 KIA, 6 WIA) - Civil War Medal

Gunboat:
  • Built,date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Purchased by the Union navy, circa late 1861
  • Commissioned USS Picket, date unknown, LT. Sylvester D. Nicoll, in command
  • During the Civil War USS Picket was assigned as flagship for Major General Amborse E. Burnside's expedition along the North Carolina coast
  • Picket participated in the landing of Federal troops at Roanoke Island, New Bern and Fort Macon, North Carolina
  • Sunk by a Confederate force, 6 September 1862, in the Tar River at Washington, N.C. with 19 crewmen including the capitan killed and 6 others wounded
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion steam, single propeller

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    Picket 277k USS Picket leading the ships of the Burnside expedition over the Hatteras Bar, 22 January 1862. Picket is the ship to the right of the paddle tug in the center of the illustration, the other ships are unidentified.
    "The Illustrated London News", 22 Feb. 1862.
    Tommy Trampp
    Saratoga 2093k USS Picket Civil War Trails interpretive marker on the Washington, N.C. waterfront. Tommy Trampp

    USS Picket (I)
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