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USS Victoria (I)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Gunboat:
  • Built, date unknown, as the wooden steamer Victoria at Kensington, PA.
  • Purchased by the Navy at New York City, 26 December 1861
  • Commissioned, 13 March 1862, at the New York Navy Yard, LCDR. George A. Stevens in command
  • Assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron at Hampton Roads, VA. arriving 20 March 1862
  • In March reconnoitered the mouth of the Rappahannock River, VA., and towed gunboat USS Chocura to the Baltimore Navy Yard, MD.
  • Assigned to the blockage off Wilmington, N. C. in April 1862
  • In company with USS State of Georgia captured steamer Nassau and her cargo of Enfield rifles and ammunition in May
  • Captured the brig Minna and her cargo of salt and drugs near Shallote Inlet, N.C., in February 1863
  • In company with USS State of Georgia seized the blockade-running British steamer Nicolai I off Cape Fear, N.C., in March
  • Chased aground and destroyed steamer Gerogiana McCaw in June 1864
  • Decommissioned, 4 May 1865 at Norfolk, VA.
  • Sold at auction, 30 November 1865, at New York City, to L. A. Edwards, redocumented, 13 June 1866; and dropped from documentation in 1871
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 254 t.
    Length 113'
    Beam 22'
    Depth of Hold 10' 6"
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    two 8" smoothbores
    one 30-pdr Parrot Rifle
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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