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USS Hope (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built as the wooden schooner Hope, date and location unknown
Launched, date unknown
Purchased by the Navy, 29 November 1861, from T. P. Ives
Commissioned USS Hope, 14 December 1861, at New York, Acting Master M. S. Chase in command.
During the Civil War Hope was assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron based at Port Royal. acting as a dispatch vessel supply boat for ships
to the southward.
Participated in the blockade off Fernandina the adjacent coast of Florida in 1862
Captured schooner Emma Turtle, off Charleston, 27 January 1863
Throughout most of 1864, Hope remained off Charleston as a blockader
Captured sloop Racer, off Bull's Bay 1 August 1864
Refitted in late 1864 for diving duty and in October began salvage operations in the Savannah River and Charleston harbor
Hope worked on the salvage of CSS Savannah
Decommissioned at New York, 6 September 1865
Sold 25 October 1865 to T. Morley
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 134 t.
Beam 20' 9"
Draft 9 ft
Depth of Hold unknown
Speed 10 kts
Armament one 20-pdr
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USS Hope (I)
(DANFS) History, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
|01||Acting MASTER Chase, Mark S.||14 December 1861 - 1862|
|02||Acting MASTER Rockwell, John E.||17 May 1862 - 12 April 1864|
|03||Acting MASTER Heath, David P.||12 April 1864 - 15 June 1865|
|04||Acting ENSIGN Curtis, Gardner G.||15 June 1865 - 6 September 1865|
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