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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built in 1856 as the wooden bark Braziliera, by J. J. Abrahams, Baltimore, MD.
Launched, date unknown
Purchased by the Navy, 30 July 1861, at New York
Commissioned USS Braziliera, 27 October 1861, at New York, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant C. F. W. Behm in command
After commissioning USS Braziliera joined the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron serving on the blockade off Beaufort, N.C.
Damaged, 3 March 1862 when the bark USS Amanda dragged anchor at Hampton Roads, VA., and collided with her
After repairs Braziliera reported, 27 June 1862, to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron
While with the Squadron she captured four vessels. She also took part in the destruction of saltworks on St. Simon's Sound, GA., and lumberworks on St. Andrew Bay, FL.
In May 1864 she assisted in defeating the attack of the CSS North Carolina at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, N. C.
Decommissioned, date unknown, at Philadelphia and sold 2 June 1865
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 541 t.
Depth of Hold unknown
Speed 10 kts
Armament six 32-pdr smoothbores
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||Preparing Merchant Vessels for the Blockade", Harper's Weekly, September 7, 1861. Merchant ships Arthur,
Braziliera (sic Brazelero), Amanda and
Gem of the Sea being fitted out for naval service at New York Navy Yard.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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