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USS Victoria (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
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
Displacement 254 t.
Depth of Hold 10' 6"
Speed 12 kts
two 8" smoothbores
one 30-pdr Parrot Rifle
Propulsion steam, single screw
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USS Victoria (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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