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USS Fearnot

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

  • Built, date unknown, at Newburport, MA. by G. W, Jackman, Jr.
  • Purchased by the Navy, 20 July 1861
  • Commissioned, 28 August 1861, Acting Master E. H. Faucon in command.
  • USS Fearnot was assigned to the Gulf Blockading Squadron, 17 September 1861, at Key West as coal and supply ship
  • After the fall of, New Orleans Fearnot provided coal and supplies at Ship Island
  • From October 1865 to May 1866, Fearnot carried surplus ordnance to Pensacola, and guarded the large amounts of ammunition accumulating there
  • Decommissioned, 18 July 1866, at Boston
  • Sold 3 October 1866
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1,012 t.
    Length 178'
    Beam 35'
    Draft unknown
    Depth of Hold 23' 6"
    Complement unknown
    Speed unknown
    six 32-pdr rifles
    Propulsion steam

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

    Commanding Officers
    01Acting Master Faucon, E. H. 28 August 1861 - ?
    02Acting Master Francis Burgessno dates
    Courtesy Bill Gonyo

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