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USS Tigress (II)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Tug:
  • Built, date and location unknown
  • Chartered by the Navy in 1861 prior to August 20, from A. C. Hall of Baltimore, MD.
  • Purchased by the Navy, date unknown
  • Assigned to Capt Thomas T. Craven's Potomac River Flotilla in August 1861
  • Tigress operated largely in patrol activities
  • On two occasions in early September, she carried captured runaway slaves to Capt. Craven's flagship, Resolute
  • On the evening of 10 September, while patrolling off Indian Head, MD., steamer State of Maine ran down the tug and sank her
  • Subsequently raised, she was deemed not worth the expense of repair on 22 November 1862.
  • Sold at public auction, with half of the proceeds going to her former owner, A. C. Hall, who had raised the wreck
    Displacement unknown
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    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one one howitzer
    Propulsion steam

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