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Civil War Medal
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
Displacement 181 t.
Depth of Hold unknown
Speed 10 kts
two 20-pdr Parrot rifles
two 24-pdr howitzers
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(DANFS) History, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
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