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USS J. C. Kuhn (1861 - 1866)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built in 1859 as J. C. Kuhn, a wooden bark of two decks and three masts at Portland, CT.
Launched, date unknown
Purchased by the Navy, 6 July 1861, at New York City from J. H. Brower & Co.
Commissioned USS J. C. Kuhn, 23 August, 1861, at New York Navy Yard, Acting Master Robert G. Lee in command
USS J. C. Kuhn, a supply and coal vessel reported to the Gulf Blockading Squadron at Key West, Fla., 11 September
J. C. Kuhn arrived below Vicksburg, 27 June 1862, loaded with coal for Flag Officer Farragut's ships the day before they steamed under the Southern
batteries there to join forces with Flag Officer Davis's Mississippi Flotilla
She remained below Vicksburg supporting CDR. Porter's Mortar Flotilla until July when she resumed her duty of transporting supplies from Pensacola to ships stationed along the Gulf Coast
In the spring of 1864, J. C. Kuhn was ordered to Pensacola for service as ordnance and store ship
On 20 January 1866, she arrived New York, 20 January 1866, for repair
Renamed USS Purveyor, 10 April 1866, she supplied the European and South Atlantic Squadrons and served as a store ship
Decommissioned, date unknown, sold at New York to P. H. Fay 7 July 1869
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 888 t.
Depth of Hold unknown
Speed 10 kts
Armament four 32-pdrs
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||Black and White photograph of a painting by D. McFarlane, of the bark J.C. Kuhn.
She served as USS J.C. Kuhn from 1861-866 and USS Purveyor from 1866-1869. In this painting, she is flying the house flag of J.H. Brower and
company, of New York.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo #NH 52198. Courtesy of Charles M. Wright, Boston, 1940.
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USS Purveyor / USS J. C. Kuhn
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