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USS State of Georgia
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built at Philadelphia in 1851 by Vaughn & Lynn
Purchased by the Navy at Philadelphia, 25 September 1861 from Philadelphia and Savannah Steamship Co.
Commissioned USS State of Georgia, 20 November 1861, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, CDR. James F. Armstrong in command
Assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron at Hampton Roads, 26 November arriving off Beaufort, N.C., 28 November
In May assisted USS Mount Vernon and USS Victoria
in capturing steamer Constitution and in company with Victoria capturing steamer Nassau
In September State of Georgia participated in the chase an unidentified schooner running her ashore and seized the English steamer Sunbeam
In March 1863, State of Georgia and USS Mount Vernon chased schooner Mary Jane ashore and captured schooner Rising Daunt
Decommissioned, 10 August 1863, at Philadelphia for repairs
Recommissioned, 27 November 1863, returning to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron
Decommissioned, 10 September 1864, at the New York Navy Yard for repairs
Recommissioned, 5 January 1865 and assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron
In February, she participated in the operations which took Bull's Bay, S.C.
In April 1865, she proceeded to Aspinwall, New Granada, to carry dispatches to the American minister at Bogota
State of Georgia along with USS Huntsville rescued the survivors of the wrecked Golden Rule near Roncador Reef, 9 June
Decommissioned at New York, 9 September 1865
She was sold at public auction at New York, 25 October 1865 to CAPT. G. Wright, redocumented Andrew Johnson, 9 May 1866
Final Disposition, driven ashore at Currituck Inlet, N.C., during a hurricane, 5 October 1866, declared a total loss
Displacement 1,204 t.
Depth of Hold 21'
six 8" cwt
one 30-pdr Parrot Rifle
Propulsion steam, two paddlewheels
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||"Landing of General Potter's and Admiral Dahlgren's Troops at Bull's Bay, South Carolina". Line engraving, based on a sketch by John
Everding, published in "Harper's Weekly", March 1865, depicting the landings made on 16-17 February 1865. Ships shown include (as identified below the print, from
left to right:
USS State of Georgia,
USS Harvest Moon--flagship,
USS Shenandoah, and
US Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 59175
||Watercolor by Erik Heyl, 1951, of USS State of Georgia painted for use in his book Early American Steamers, Volume I.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 63893. Courtesy of Erik Heyl
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USS State of Georgia
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 24 February 2017
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