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USS Braziliera


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal


Bark:
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 541 t.
    Length 135'8"
    Beam 28'7"
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 10'
    Speed 10 kts
    Complement unknown
    Armament six 32-pdr smoothbores
    Propulsionsail

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