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Brockenborough


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Civil War Medal


Sloop:
  • Built, date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • G. L. Brockenborough a small Southern blockade runner sloop scuttled in the Apapachicola River
  • Captured, 16 October 1862, by USS Fort Henry
  • Raised and purchased at the Prize Court in Key West, 15 November 1862
  • After purchasing this prize, the Union Navy used simpler name Brockenborough almost exclusively
  • Assigned to the East Gulf Blockading Squadron as a tender to the double-ended sidewheeler USS Port Royal and the former ferryboat USS Somerset
  • On 18 February 1863, captured schooner Hortense
  • On 20 March Brockenborough along with the the launch from USS Amanda was send to reconnoiter the mouth of the Ocklocknee River to investigate a report that a schooner was loading cotton, finding the dismasted schooner Onward, they took control of the schooner, despite strandings in the mud and Confederate riflemen the sailors of Brockenborough and Amanda managed proceed to St. Marks's, FL. where the wounded were embarked in USS Hendrick Hudson
  • Brockenborough soon returned to St. Georges Sound and, some two months later and captured sloop Fashion,23 May 1863
  • By 27 May Hurricane force winds and an 8 knot current through St Georges Sound threatened to drive Brockenborough ashore, she was intentionally beached and set on fire to prevent being recaptured by the South
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam 28'8"
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 4
    Armament one Howitzer
    Propulsion sail

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