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USS Iuka (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Laid down in 1864 as Commodore at Fairhaven, CT.
Launched, date unknown
Purchased by the Navy, 8 March 1864, from George Griswold of New York
Fitted out for Naval service at New York Navy Yard
Commissioned, USS Iuka, 23 May 1864, Acting Volunteer LT. W. C. Rogers in command
Iuka departed the New York Navy Yard, 7 June 1864, for duty with the East Gulf Blockading Squadron at Key West
For the remainder of the war she performed blockading duties cruising in the Gulf of Mexico
In October Iuka escorted a prize steamer from Key West to Boston and then returned to the Gulf
On 31 March 1865 she captured the English schooner Comus with a cargo of contraband cotton
Decommissioned, 22 June 1865, at Boston
Sold at public auction to Arthur Leary 1 August 1865, redocumented SS Andalusia
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 944 t.
Speed 12 kts
one 12-pdr Parrott rifle
one heavy 12-pdr
one light 12-pdr
steam, single screw
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||Watercolor by Erik Heyl, 1949, of the sidewheel steamer SS Andalusia painted for use in his book "Early American Steamers",
Volume I. Built as the SS Commodore in 1864, this steamship was USS Iuka during 1864-1865 and was renamed Andalusia upon re-entering commercial service after the Civil War.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 63863, Courtesy of Erik Heyl.
USS Iuka (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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