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Built in 1862-63 at Saffold, GA. by David Saunders Johnston, under the supervision of LT. C. R. Jones, CSN
Launched, 1 January 1863
Commissioned, CSS Chattahoochee in February 1863
The ship was plagued by machinery failures, including a boiler explosion that killed 18 on 27 May 1863
Chattahoochee was moved from her anchorage at Blountstown, FL, 10 June 1864, to Columbus, GA., for repairs
Scuttled the Apalachicola River in December 1864, Chattahoochee was destroyed to prevent capture
Sunken remains of Chattahoochee were found in 1963, later raised and placed on display at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus GA.
Depth of Hold 10'
Speed 12 kts
four 32-pdr smooth bore guns
one 32 pdr rifle
one 9" Dahlgren smooth bore gun
two horizontal steam engines
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||An undated painting of CSS Chattahoochee under way, probably on the Apalachicola River. Artist unknown.
Image courtesy of National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, GA.
||Illustration of CSS Chattahoochee from, "Ships of the Civil War 1861-1865: An Illustrated Guide to the Fighting Vessels of the Union and the Confederacy", 2013, by Kevin J. Dougherty.
||The stern CSS Chattahoochee on display at the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, GA.
||The engines and lower portion of the after hull, from the Confederate steam gunboat CSS Chattahoochee. Photographed following
recovery in the vicinity of Columbus, GA., circa the early or middle 1960s. Note the engines' horizontal cylinders, with the shafts of her twin screws beyond them.
This machinery had been wrecked with sledge hammers when the ship was scuttled in December 1864.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 55226. Courtesy of the Confederate Salvage
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Catesby, ap Roger Jones, CSN||July 1862 - 4 February 1863|
|02||LT. Guthrie, John Julius, CSN||4 February 1863 - March 1864|
|03||LT. Gift, George Washington, CSN||March 1864 - July 1864|
|04||unknown||July 1864 - December 1864|
Personnel Killed May 1863
Those killed in the explosion (with those who later died of their wounds) were:
Fred W. Arents, Third Assistant Engineer, of Richmond, Virginia
Charles H. Berry, Quartermaster, of Tampa, Florida
William B. Bilbro, Pilot, of Columbus, Georgia
Edward Conn, Coal Heaver, of Apalachicola, Florida
Charles Douglas, Second Class Fireman
Henry Fagan, Second Assistant Engineer, of Key West, Florida
Manassa Faircloth, Landsman, of Hardaway, Florida
Eugene Henderson, Paymaster's Clerk, of Tuskegee, Alabama
Joseph Hicks, First Class Fireman, of Georgia
Euclid P. Hodges, Third Assistant Engineer, of Maryland
John Joliff, Seaman
James H. Jones, Landsman, of Florida
Enoch C. Lanpher, Second Class Fireman, of Columbus, Georgia
Charles K. Mallory, Midshipman, of Virginia
William Moore, Landsman, of Florida
John S. Spear, Landsman, of Florida
James Thomas, Landsman, of Florida
Lewis C. Wild, Landsman, of Florida
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Wikipedia - CSS Chattahoochee
Wikipedia - Catesby ap Roger Jones
An Investigation into the Remains of the Confederate Gunboat CSS Chattahoochee
Last Updated 3 November 2017
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