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USS Blue Light
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Laid down in 1863 at Portsmouth (N.H.) Navy Yard
Launched, 27 February 1864
Fitted out to carry ammunition from magazines ashore to warships anchored off shore
Placed in service and assigned to Boston Navy Yard where she served until 1870
From 1871 to June 1873 Blue Light served as a yard tug at the Washington Navy Yard.
Commissioned, USS Blue Light, 27 June 1874, at Washington Navy Yard
Assigned to US Commissioner on Fish and Fisheries in Maine until September 1873
Decommissioned, 13 September 1873, Portsmouth, N.H.
Recommissioned, 12 June 1874, for service as a yard tug at New London, CT.
Decommissioned, 30 September 1875, and laid up in reserve
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold at Great Neck, N.Y., 27 September 1883
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 103 t.
Depth of Hold unknown
Armament one gun
Propulsion steam, single propeller
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||The steam tug USS Blue Light serving with the United States Fish Commission as USFC Blue Light, circa 1873-75.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History web site. US Commission of Fish and Fisheries.
USS Blue Light
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 30 September 2016
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