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USS Henry Brinker
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built in 1861, at Brooklyn, N.Y.
launched, date unknown
Purchased by the Union Navy, 29 October 1861, at New York from her owner, Henry Brinker
Commissioned USS Henry Brinker, 15 December 1861, at Hampton Roads, Acting Master John E. Giddings commanding
Assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron at Hatteras Inlet. 10 January 1862
Henry Brinker participated in the joint attack on Roanoke Island engaging Confederate shore batteries 7 February and the follow up action against the
Confederate squadron and batteries at Elizabeth City
Participated in the capture of New Bern, N. C., 13 March
Henry Brinker was assigned to Albemarle Sound following the victory at New Bern, patrolling to suppress trade and contain Confederate guerrilla activity
Participated in a reconnaissance up the Chowan River 3-23 August 1862
Henry Brinker in company with USS Shawsheen participated in the 22 June 1863 expedition up the Bay River capturing
Confederate schooner Henry Clay
Under repair from November 1863 to April 1864
Assigned, 9 April 1864, as tender to USS Minnesota at Newport News, VA.
Henry Brinker sailed up the Pamunkey River to White House, VA., 23 June, to support the Army in local operations
Decommissioned 29 June 1865, at Hampton Roads, sold 20 July 1865
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 108 t.
Depth of Hold 6'2"
Speed 7 kts
Propulsion steam, single screw
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USS Henry Brinker
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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