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USS Chocura (I)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Gunboat:
  • laid down, date unknown, by Curtis and Tilden, Boston, MA
  • Launched, 5 October 1861
  • Commissioned 15 February 1862, CDR. T. H. Patterson in command
  • Assigned to the blockade of Yorktown and patrol of the York River in April 1862
  • Reassigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron in November for service off Wilmington, N.C.
  • Between November 1862 and August 1863 Chocura captured two prizes, and assisted USS Maratanza in taking another
  • Reassigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron in November 1863
  • Patrolling in the Gulf of Mexico between November 1863 and January 1865, Chocura took six prizes and assisted in capturing two others
  • After the war Chocura was assigned to the newly activated Gulf Squadron in October 1866
  • Decommissioned, 7 June 1867, at New York
  • Sold 13 July 1867
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 507 t.
    Length 158'
    Beam 28'
    Depth of Hold 12'
    Draft 10' 5"
    Speed 6 kts
    Complement unknown
    one 11" smoothbores
    two 24-pdr smoothbores
    one 20-pdr gun
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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