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Built in 1861 as the sidewheel steamer Honduras at New York
Launched, date unknown
Purchased by the Navy, 31 July 1863, from Simeon Ackerman
Commissioned USS Honduras, 8 September 1863, at New York Navy Yard, Acting Lieutenant T. Stites in command
Honduras was assigned as a supply boat and dispatch steamer with the East Gulf Blockading Squadron
She captured British blockade-runner Mail in the Gulf of Mexico 15 October 1863
Supported a joint operation at the mouth of the Caloosahatchie River, carrying troops to the mouth of the river and disembarked them 4 January 1864
Participated in the capture of Tampa, FL. by joint expedition, 4-7 May 1864
Honduras, USS Sunflower and USS James L. Davis, carried General Woodbury and
his troops to Tampa and provided a naval landing party which joined in the assault
During the operation the ships also captured blockade-running sloop Neptune 6 May
Provided assistance to USS San Jacinto 4 January 1865, stranded on a reef in the Bahamas
Participated in a joint expedition to the mouth of the St. Marks River, Fla., 23 February-7 March 1865
Decommissioned, 5 August 1865, at New York
Sold 5 September 1865 to W. A. Lightfall and returned to merchant service
Final Disposition, stranded off Key West, Fla., in 1870
Displacement 376 t.
Depth of Hold 10'
Speed 12 kts
Armament two 12-pdr rifled
steam, two sidewheels
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||USS Honduras at anchor in Key West, 17 January 1865.
Scott De Wolf Collection. Image from Flickr courtesy of Florida Keys Public Libraries photo # MM00042290x.
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