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Laid down, 24 May 1855 by Money Wigram & Son, Blackwall, London as the Steam Sloop-of War Victor for the British government
Launched, 2 November 1855
Sold to R. Gordon Coleman as Scylla in November 1863 and resold later in the month to the Confederacy
Suspecting she was destined to be a Confederate commerce raider, she was detained by the British government, but successfully escaped from Sheerness, England,
24 November 1861
Confederates intended Rappahannock as replacement for CSS Georgia and planned to transfer Georgia's battery to Rappahannock
Commissioned a Confederate man-of-war while under way, but while passing out of the Thames Estuary her bearings burned out and she had to be taken across to Calais
At Calais LT. C. M. Fauntleroy, CSN, was placed in command
Detained on various pretexts by the French Government, Rappahannock never got to sea and was turned over to the United States at the close of the war
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 857 t.
Depth of Hold 14'6"
Speed 11.6 kts
one 68-pdr muzzle-loading rifle
four 32-pdr (25 cwt) muzzle-loading smoothbore guns
one 7" /110-pdr breech loader
one 40pdr breech loader
four 20-pdr breech loaders
Barque rigged sails
one 2-cylinder horizontal single-expansion steam engine; 1,166 IHP
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||CSS Rappahannock moored pierside at Calais, France.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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