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Built at Wilmington, Del., in 1856, was a tug
Purchased at Norfolk, Va., in 1861 by the Confederate Government
Ordered to duty under command of CDR. T. T. Hunter, CSN, in North Carolina waters
Curlew participated in the battle of Roanoke Island on 7 February 1862
Sunk in shoal water by the Confederates the following day to prevent capture by United States forces
Displacement 260 t.
Depth of Hold unknown
Draft 4' 6"
Speed 12 kts
Armament two guns
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||CSS Curlew put the torch by her crew to prevent Union forces from seizing her, 7 February 1862, at Roanoke Island, N.C.
Image from the North Carolina Historical Review.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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