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CSS Sea Bird


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Sidewheel Steamer:
  • Built at Keyport, N.J., in 1854
  • Purchased by North Carolina at Norfolk, VA., in 1861 and fitted for service with the Confederate States Navy
  • Commissioned CSS Sea Bird in 1861, LT. P. McCarrick, CSN in command
  • Sea Bird was assigned to duty along the Virginia and North Carolina coasts
  • She served as the flagship of Confederate Flag Officer W. F. Lynch's "mosquito fleet" during the battles in defense of Roanoke Island on 7-8 February 1862, and Elizabeth City, N.C.
  • Final Disposition, rammed and sunk by USS Commodore Perry, 10 February 1862.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 202 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 42
    Armament
    one 32-pdr smoothbore
    one 30-pdr rifle
    Propulsion steam

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