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USS Delaware (IV)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built in 1861 at Wilmington, Del.
Purchased by the Navy, 14 October 1861
Commissioned, USS Delaware, date unknown, LT. S. P. Quackenbush in command
Assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, the steamer departed Philadelphia, 12 December 1861, and stood up the James River, 26 December, on patrol
Reassigned to Hatteras Inlet, 12 January 1862, Delaware remained on the North Carolina coast until 2 June
Participated in the capture of Roanoke Island, 7 and 8 February and Elizabeth City, 10 February
Made a reconnaissance up Chowan River from 19 to 21 February, and on 13 and 14 March bombarded New Bern and captured four vessels
Delaware arrived in Hampton Roads 2 June 1862 for service in Virginia waters until 30 October
The steamer returned to operations in the rivers and sounds of North Carolina from October 1862 to February 1863
Delaware returned to Hampton Roads, 11 February 1863 with USS Valley City in tow
Delaware then cruised in the James and York Rivers and Chesapeake Bay until 5 April 1863
Delaware returned to the North Carolina coast until 27 November when she sailed to Baltimore for repairs
Reassigned to the Hampton Roads area, 27 March 1864, to patrol and perform picket duty, transport men and ordnance stores, and clear the rivers of torpedoes until the end of the war.
Decommissioned, 5 August 1865, at Washington Navy Yard
Sold, 12 September 1865 to the Treasury Department
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 357 t.
Depth of Hold 8' 3"
Speed 13 kts
four 32-pdr guns
one 12-pdr rifle
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USS Delaware (IV)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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