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|65k||Watercolor by Erik Heyl, 1947 of the sidewheel steamer SS Santiago de Cuba painted for use in his book "Early American
Steamers", Volume I. Built at New York City in 1861, this steamer was commercially employed as SS Santiago de Cuba in 1861 and in 1865-1886. Between
1861 and 1865, she served as USS Santiago de Cuba. She was converted to a barge in 1886 and renamed Marion.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo #: NH 63852. Courtesy of Erik Heyl.
|USS Santiago de Cuba
|186k||"Merchant Steamers Converted into Gun-boats."
Engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861 volume. Depicts thirteen merchant steamships acquired by the U.S. Navy between April and August 1861 and subsequently converted into warships, plus the steamer Nashville (far left), which became a Confederate cruiser. US Navy ships as identified below the image bottom, are (from left to right:
USS Quaker City,
USS Santiago de Cuba, (listed as "St. Jago de Cuba")
USS Mount Vernon,
USS South Carolina,
USS De Soto,
USS James Adger,
USS Bienville and
USS R.R. Cuyler.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59366.
|84k||USS Santiago de Cuba at anchor, 1 January 1865, location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 61919.
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