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USS Sebago (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Sebago Class Sidewheel Gunboat:
Laid down, date unknown, as a double-ended sidewheel gunboat at Portsmouth (N.H.) Navy Yard
Launched, 30 November 1861
Commissioned, USS Sebago, 26 March 1862, LT. Edmund W. Henry in command
Sebago joined the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron at Hampton Roads, 11 April 1862
She operated on the York River and its tributaries in support General McClellan's push up the peninsula toward Richmond
30 June Sebago ascended the James escorting Army transports
Sebago departed Hampton Roads to join the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron off Charleston 29 July
18 June 1863 she grounded in Wassaw Sound and suffered some damage
Decommissioned at New York Navy Yard, 9 July for repairs
Sebago recommissioned, 2 December 1863
She joined the West Gulf Blockading Squadron in which she served through the end of the Civil War
The highlight of her operations in the gulf came on 5 August 1864 when she participated in the Battle of Mobile Bay.
Decommissioned, 29 July 1865 at the New York Navy Yard
Sold at Newy York, 19 January 1867
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 832 t.
Depth of Hold 11'5"
one 100-pdr Parrott rifle
one 9" Dahlgren smoothbore
four 24-pdr howitzers
one1 590 IHP, 44" bore by 7 ft stroke inclinded direct-acting steam engine
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||A primitive sketch of USS Sebago (I), reproduced as a photograph by T. Lilienthal, New Orleans, circa 1862-65.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 509. Courtesy of the Philibrick Collection, Kittery, Maine.
||A primitive watercolor of Civil War vintage showing USS Sebago under way.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 42221. Donation of Charles H. Taylor, November 1935.
USS Sebago (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 3 March 2017
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