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Mystic
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Memphis (I) (1858 - 1859)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal


Screw Steamer:
  • Built in 1853 as Mount Savage at Philadelphia
  • Chartered by the Navy as Memphis, 13 September 1858, for the Water Witch Affair Expedition to Paraguay 1858-59
  • Purchased, 26 May 1859
  • Renamed Mystic 14 June 1859
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament five guns
    Propulsion steam

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    Sabine (I) 358k Ships of The Paraguay Squadron under way. Ships are from left to right:
    USS Water Witch next the flag-ship
    ">USS Sabine; next to
    USS Fulton; behind Fulton is
    USS Western Port (later USS Wyandotte); next is
    USS Harriet Lane; behind Harriet Lane is
    USS Supply; and next the bow of
    Memphis.
    Artist unknown. Image from Harper's Weekly, New York, 16 October 1858.
    Robert Hurst

    Memphis (I) / Mystic
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