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USAT Chester A. Arthur
USS John L. Lockwood (1861 - 1865)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built as a ferry at Athens, N.Y., in 1854
Purchased by the Union Navy at New York City, 1 September 1861
Commissioned, USS John L. Lockwood, 21 September 1861, at Washington, D.c., Acting Master William F. North in command
Assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron 25 September, taking station off the York River 30 September and remained there on blockade duty until ordered
to Hampton Roads to guard USS Congress and USS Cumberland
Shelled Virginia infantry on Yorktown Road 23 November with USS Shawsheen
Along with USS Morse she engaged three Confederate batteries on Sewell's Point 29 December
John L. Lockwood was ordered to Hatteras Inlet 2 February 1862
She took part in combined operations throughout the North Carolina Sounds
Served as flagship for Flag Officer Goldsborough during operations against Roanoke Island 7 February and continued operations in Albemarle Sound
Participated in the action against Elizabeth City, N.C.
Provided support for amphibious operations against Confederate batteries on the Neuse River and the occupation of New Bern, N.C., 13-14 March
On 23 April, together with Whitehead and USS General Putnam blocked
the mouth of the Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal near Elizabeth City, N.C. She captured sloop Twilight at Elizabeth City, N.C.
Decommissioned 23 May 1865, New Bern, N.C.
Towed to Baltimore late in May and thence taken to Washington 27 July
Sold at Washington to Mr. Cresset of New York 15 September 1865 and redocumented Henry Smith 3 April 1866
Purchased by the US Army and renamed USAT Chester A. Arthur 30 June 1876
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 180 t.
Depth of Hold unknown
Speed 11 kts
one 80-pdr rifle
one 12-pdr rifle
one 12-pdr smoothbore
Propulsion steam, two paddlewheels
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||Letter of detachment from command of USS John L. Lockwood for Acting Ensign M. D. Ames from the Bureau of Navigation and
and Office of Detail.
USS John L. Lockwood
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||Acting Master William F. North||21 September 1861 - ?|
|02||Acting Ensign M. D. Ames||? - 23 May 1965|
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