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USS Laburnum


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Tug:
  • Built in 1864 as the screw tug Lion at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Purchased by the Navy, 24 June 1864
  • Commissioned USS Laburnum, 7 July 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Acting Master A. A. Owens in command.
  • Laburnum was assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron at Port Royal, S.C., 17 July 1864
    Laburnum operated in the vicinity of Charleston on blockade duty and assisting other ships of the squadron towing and acting as dispatch vessel
    The tug captured a boat, 15 February 1865, with seven men from blockade runner Sylph which had run aground on Sullivan-s Island while attempting to escape from Charleston
  • Decommissioned, 24 January 1866, at New York City
  • Sold at auction to L. J. Belloni, 16 March 1866
  • Redocumented as D. P. Ingraham 14 May 1866 and served commercial shipping
  • Sold to a foreign purchaser in 1878
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 181 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 22'
    Draft 9'
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Complement 29
    Speed 10 kts
    Armament
    two 20-pdr Parrot rifles
    two 24-pdr howitzers
    Propulsion steam

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

    Commanding Officers
    01Acting Master Owens, A. A.7 July 1864 - ?
    02Acting Master Francis Burgessno dates
    Courtesy Bill Gonyo

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