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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built at Charleston, S.C., in 1864, of yellow pine and white oak with iron fastenings and 6-inch iron plating
Columbia was damaged, 12 January 1865, in coming out of Charleston, she had run on a sunken wreck
When the Union forces took possession of Charleston on 18 February 1865 they found Columbia in jeopardy near Fort Moultrie
When seized Columbia was found to have had her guns and some armor plating removed and ship-worms already at work
Raised, 26 April 1865, and towed by USS Vanderbilt to Hampton Roads, VA., where she arrived 25 May 1865
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Beam 51' 4"
Depth of Hold 13'
Draft 13' 6"
four pivot guns
two broadside guns
two steam engines
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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