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USS Rosalie

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

  • Built, date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Seized by USS Octorara, 16 March 1863, while attempting to run cargo from Bermuda into Charleston, S.C.
  • Sent to Key West for adjudication, purchased by the Navy, 6 May 1863
  • Fitted out as a tender, Commissioned in June 1863, Acting Ensign Charles P. Clark in command
  • Assigned duty as tender to the blockading vessels at Charlotte Harbor, FL., until December 1864
    Rosalie arrived at Charlotte Harbor in mid-June 1863
    Chased blockade runner schooner Ann up Peace Creek taking her on 8 July 1863
    On 18 July Rosalie had added one sponging vessel and another small sloop to her list of captures
    On 1 August she took the British schooner Georgie in the Caloosahatchee River
    On 7 August she intercepted a small sailboat; took the three occupants prisoner on suspicion of espionage; and sent them to Key West
    On 30 September she captured another British schooner and in October added patrols at Estero Bay to her mission
    On 9 June 1864, Rosalie seized her only prize steamer, Emma, as she attempted to smuggle coal to Rebel forces
    Four months later she took her last prize, another sponging vessel
    In December 1864, Rosalie departed Charlotte Harbor for the last time and took up guard vessel duty at Boca Chica
    She remained on that duty through the end of the Civil War
  • Designated for disposal at the end of May 1865 through sale at Key West
  • Decommissioned in June, and sold at public auction, 28 June 1865, to a Mr. Benjamin Roberts
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 28 t.
    Length 45'
    Beam 17'
    Depth of Hold 5'
    Draft 3'6:
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one 12-pdr smoothbore
    Propulsion sail

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