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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built, as SS Shamrock, date and location unknown
Launched, date unknown
Purchased at New York from Charles S. Leary 16 July 1864
Commissioned USS Isonomia at New York Navy Yard, 16 August 1864, LCDR. E. Simpson in command
USS Isonomia joined the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron at Beaufort, N.C., off New Inlet. N.C., 23 August 1864
Ordered south to Key West, 18 September, with special instructions to cruise in the vicinity of Nassau and the Bahama Banks
At Key West she was found unready for sea service and stationed at West Pass, FL. but soon returned to Key West to prepare for cruising in Bahama waters
At the end of January 1865 Isonomia was returned to coastal blockade duty off western Florida and continued this duty until the end of the war
Isonomia captured British bark George Douthwaite attempting to slip into the Warrior River with a cargo of contraband from Jamaica
Towing USS Somerset, she sailed for New York 9 June 1865
Decommissioned, 28 June 1865, at New York and sold at public auction to Tabor & Co., 12 July 1865
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 593 t.
Depth of Hold 9'
Speed 12 kts
one 3-pdr Parrott rifle
two 24-pdr howitzers
steam, twin sidewheels
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||USS Isonomia at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 53280
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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