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Myrtle (I)
US Army Tug Resolute

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Campaign Medal

Screw Tug:
  • Built as the twin screw tug Resolute, date an location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Acquired by the War Department, date unknown
  • Transferred from the War Department to the Navy, 30 September 1862
  • Placed in service as Myrtle, 15 October 1862
  • Myrtle was assigned to RADM. David Dixon Porter's Mississippi Squadron
  • During the remainder of the Civil War she operated at Cairo, IL., providing tug and towing services for the squadron and serving as a dispatch boat
  • She served on both the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and in 1865 transferred her base of operations to Mound City, IL.
  • Myrtle was turned over to Naval Station Mound City, 8 August 1865
  • She was sold at public auction 17 August 1865 to E. H. Ellis
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 60 t.
    Length 75'
    Beam 16'3"
    Depth of Hold 4' 7"
    Draft 6'
    Speed 10mph
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    two steam engines; cylinder diameter 15", stroke 16"
    two boilers
    twin screws

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