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USS Clyde (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Launched in 1861, Neptune a side-wheel steamer blockade runner, was captured 14 June 1863 by USS Lackawanna and sent to Key West for condemnation and onward to New York
Surveyed, appraised and purchased by the Navy Department, at New York
Commissioned USS Neptune, at New York, 29 July 1863, Acting Master A. A. Owens in command
Name changed to USS Clyde, at Washington, D.C., 11 August 1863
USS Clyde was assigned to East Gulf Blockading Squadron at Key West, arriving in that port 13 September
Her duties consisted of patrolling the coastal and inland waters of western Florida and among the Florida Keys
Clyde captured the schooner Amaranth 27 September 1863, and participated in two boat expeditions up the Suwanee and Waccasassa rivers
Decommissioned, 17 August 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard
Sold at New York, sold 25 October 1865
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 294 t.
Length 200' 6"
Beam 18' 6"
Depth of Hold 8'
Speed 9 kts.
Armament two 24-pdr Dahlgren howitzers
Propulsion steam, two side wheels
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||The Side-wheel Steamer USS Clyde tied up in port, circa 1863-1865. Note this former blockade runner's pivot-mounted Dahlgren
howitzer. The original photographic print was mounted on a carte de visite.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 55220, donation of Mrs. Noble Newport Potts, August 1945
USS Clyde (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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