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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Laid down, date unknown, as the steam tug Mary Cook, at East Albany, N.Y.
Launched in July 1863
Purchased by the Navy at New York City, 23 September 1863, from James D. Stevenson
Commissioned USS Narcissus, 2 February 1864, at New York Navy Yard, Acting ENS. William G. Jones in command.
Assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squardron at New Orleans late in February 1864 for patrol and blockading duty in Mississippi Sound
Captured sloop Oregon, 24 August 1864, at Biloxi Bay, MI.
Narcissus supported clean-up operations following Union naval victory, 5 August at Mobile Bay
Sunk by Confederate torpedo off Mobile in a heavy storm 7 December and sank within 15 minutes without loss of life
Raised late in 1864, repaired at Pensacola early in 1865
Served in the Gulf as a dispatch boat through the end of the war
Departed Pensacola on New Year's Day 1866, was wrecked, and sank at Egmont Key, FL. 4 January with loss of all on board
Displacement 101 t.
Length 81' 6"
Beam 18' 9"
Depth of Hold 8'
Speed 14 kts
one 20-pdr Parrot Rifle
one heavy 12-pdr
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||Painting of USS Narcissus under way.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 17 July 2015
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