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Isilda


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Schooner:
  • Isilda, sometimes spelled Ezilda, was a Confederate blockade running schooner
  • Captured and claimed as a prize by USS South Carolina, 30 September 1861
  • Isilda was initally fitted out as a tender for South Carolina in the Gulf Blockading Squadron
  • Reassigned to blockade duty off the west coast of Florida, 24 April 1862, Isilda, forced a blockade runner aground, where she was destroyed by explosion
  • On 10 June she captured steamer Havana, in Deadman's Bay, FL., and forced her crew to put her to the torch to prevent capture
  • On 24 March 1863, with USS Wanderer, she chased Ranger, enabling USS Fort Henry to take the sloop off Crystal River, FL.
  • Esilda arrived, 11 June 1863, at Key West for repairs but was found too badly battered for economical repair, she was condemned, stripped, and sold at public auction
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 8'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament one 24-pdr
    Propulsion sail

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