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USS Columbine (I)


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Civil War Medal

Sidewheel Tug:
  • Built as a sidewheel tug during the 1850s by A. H. Schultz at New York
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Purchased by the Federal Navy, 12 December 1862
  • Fitted out for naval service at Howe & Copeland, New York
  • Placed in commission as USS Columbine, date unknown, Acting Master J. S. Dennis in command
  • Columbine was assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron off Port Royal, S.C.
  • Reassigned to Jacksonville, FL., 14 February 1864
  • Columbine participated in an expedition up the St. John's and Ocklawaha Riversm 8 to 12 March, taking one prize
  • Captured, 22 May 1864 on the St. Johns River
  • Final Disposition, 23 May 1863, burned by Confederate forces
    Specifications:
    Displacement 133 t.
    Length 117'
    Beam 36'
    Depth of Hold 6'2"
    Draft 6'
    Speed 10 kts
    Complement 25
    Armament two 20-pdr Parrott rifles
    Propulsion steam, two paddlewheels

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    Columbine 203k Pre-1880 drawing of the Capture of the USS Columbine by CAPT. John Jackson Dickison and his Confederate forces.
    Original text The Battle of Horse Landing*"Dickison and His Men: Reminiscences of the War in Florida" By: Mary Elizabeth Dickison (wife of J. J. Dickison) ; Publisher: San Marco Bookstore, Jacksonville, FL; 1st edition 1889; pg. 82; ASIN: B0006EJRL8)
    Robert Hurst

    USS Columbine (I)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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    USS Columbine (1862) - Wikipedia
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