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USS Glasgow
USS Eugenie (II) (1863 - 1864)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Side-wheel Steamer
  • Built, date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown, as the steamer SS Eugenie
  • Captured off Mobile Bay 6 May 1863 by USS R.R. Cuyler
  • Purchased from the Key West Prize Court and commissioned USS Eugenie, 9 July 1863, Acting Ensign N. M. Dyer in command
  • Eugenie was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron as a dispatch and supply ship for the squadron between Mobile Bay and Pensacola, FL.
  • Eugenie participated in an expedition to Mermentau Lake, LA., 22 December 1863, for the capture of two British blockade runners
  • Renamed USS Glasgow, 21 January 1864,
  • After a week undergoing repair at New Orleans in early February, Glasgow was on station with the blockading fleet off Mobile. Serving mainly as dispatch boat
  • Glasgow aided in the destruction of blockade runner Ivanhoe under the fire of Fort Morgan, 30 May 1864, and she also fired at an unknown blockade runner under the guns of the fort on 1 July
  • She was present off Fort Gaines 8 August when the fort surrendered to Union forces after ADM. Farragut's victory at Mobile Bay
  • During 1865, Glasgow continued her regular duties, and occasionally serviced as flagship of the West Gulf Squadron because of her speed and light draft
  • She struck an obstruction and sank in shoal water off Mobile, 8 May 1865, and was not raised until 19 June
  • Glasgow was taken to Pensacola for repairs and returned to duty 1 July 1866
  • Chosen to be retained for the post-war cruising squadron in the Gulf, Glasgow served as store-ship until she entered the Pensacola Navy Yard for repairs, 23 January 1868
  • Departing Pensacola, 10 March, she spent another five months cruising with the squadron on the lower Mississippi River and off Pensacola
  • Decommissioned, 17 October 1868, at Pensacola
  • Sold, 4 June 1869, to Thomas McClellan
  • Final Disposiiton, fate unknown
    Displacement 252 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hull unknown
    Draft 6'9"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one 12-pdr howitzer
    one 12-pdr rifle
    steam engine
    two side-wheels

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    182k Drawing by William M.C. Philbrick "The Dispatch Boat Eugenie Between Mobile and New Orleans September 25th 1863".
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 54114
    Robert Hurst

    USS Eugenie (II) / USS Glasgow
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