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USAT Chester A. Arthur
USS John L. Lockwood (1861 - 1865)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Sidewheel Steamer:
  • 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 named for the 21st president of the United States Chester A. Arthur 30 June 1876
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 180 t.
    Length 114'
    Beam 24'
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 6'6"
    Speed 11 kts
    Complement 30
    one 80-pdr rifle
    one 12-pdr rifle
    one 12-pdr smoothbore
    Propulsion steam, two paddlewheels

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    USS John L. Lockwood
    John L. Lockwood 140k 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. Tommy Trampp

    USS John L. Lockwood
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01Acting Master William F. North21 September 1861 - ?
    02Acting Ensign M. D. Ames? - 23 May 1965

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