Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive

USS Fort Henry

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Sidewheel Steamer:
  • Built date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 25 March 1862, at New York
  • Commissioned USS Fort Henry, 3 April 1862, Acting LT. J. C. Walsh in command.
  • USS Fort Henry was assigned to the East Gulf Blockading Squadron, Key West, FL. arriving 2 June 1862
    Apprehended one sloop in 1862, and in 1863, took four schooners, four sloops, and one smaller craft
    Participated in an expedition to scout the coast between the Suwanne River and Anclote Keys in April 1863, in company with USS St. Lawrence and USS Sagamore taking a sloop off Bayport 9 April, engaged an enemy battery and set a schooner on fire
    Fort Henry sent her launch to reconnoiter the Crystal River, 20 July 1863, an expedition in which two of her men were killed by fire from the shore
  • Decommissioned at New York, 8 July 1865
  • Sold 15 August 1865
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 519 t.
    Length 150' 6"
    Beam 32'
    Draft unknown
    Depth of Hold 11' 9"
    Complement unknown
    Speed unknown
    two 9" smoothbores
    four 32-pdrs
    Propulsion steam

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    There are no images of USS Fort Henry available at NavSource

    USS Fort Henry
    (DANFS) History, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

    Commanding Officers
    01Acting LT. Walsh, J. C. 3 April 1862 - ?
    02Acting Master Francis Burgessno dates
    Courtesy Bill Gonyo

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Old Navy" Steam and Sail Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 10 July 2015