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CSS Curlew

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Civil War Medal

Sidewheel Steamer:
  • 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.
    Length 150'
    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 4' 6"
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement unknown
    Armament two guns
    Propulsion steam

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    Severn 18k 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.
    Tommy Trampp

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