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CSS Pee Dee


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Sloop:
  • A wooden gunboat built in late 1862 at Mars Bluff near Marion Courthouse, S.C., on the Great Pee Dee River
  • Believed to have been completed and in commission as early as 20 April 1864 with LT. O. F. Johnston, CSN, in command
  • She served in the Pee Dee River
  • Final Disposition, destroyed, 18 February 1865 by Confederates 110 miles above Georgetown upon the evacuation of Charleston
    Specifications:
    Displacement 170 t
    Length 26'
    Beam 17'2"
    Draft unknown
    Depth of Hold 10'
    Speed 9 kts
    Complement 91
    Armament
    one 7" Brooke rifle
    one 6.4" Brooke rifle
    one 9" Dahlgren smoothbore
    Propulsion steam and sail
    two steam engines, twin propellers

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    Pee Dee 194k CSS Pee Dee under way on the Pee Dee River, South Carolina, circa 1862-1865. Bing Images
    Pee Dee 364k CSS Pee Dee under way on the Pee Dee River, South Carolina, circa 1862-1865. Tommy Trampp
    Pee Dee 129k Recovery of the CSS Pee Dee armament from the Great Pee Dee River, 29 September 2015. Tommy Trampp

    CSS Pee Dee
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Update on Mars Bluff Navy Yard/CSS Pee Dee Cannons Investigations
    Recovery of the CSS Pee Dee armament from the Great Pee Dee River
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