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USS Columbia (II)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built, date and location unknown
Launched, date unknown
Captured, 3 August 1862, by USS Santiago de Cuba while running the blockade off the coast of Florida
Purchased by the US Navy from the Key West Prize Court, 4 November 1862
Fitted out at New York Navy Yard
Commissioned USS Columbia in December 1862, Acting Volunteer LT. J. P. Couthouy in command
USS Columbia was assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron off Wilmington, N.C.
Final Disposition, Ran aground and was wrecked off Masonboro Inlet, 14 January 1863. Forty men of her crew, including her
commanding officer, were captured by the Confederates
Displacement 503 t.
Depth of Hold 14'
six 24-pdr smoothbores
one 30-pdr rifle
Propulsion steam, single screw
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||Line engraving published in a contemporary magazine, showing blockade runner Columbia being unloaded at the Brooklyn
Navy Yard, New York, following her, 3 August 1862, capture by USS Santiago de Cuba. The print features individual views of her
cargo of field and naval artillery, Enfield rifle muskets, artillery ammunition and equipment, and of the interior of one of her cabins. This ship served as
USS Columbia in 1862-1863.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 85810
USS Columbia (II)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 7 January 2017
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