Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The CSS Albemarle After Cushing Sank It

From Wikipedia. //// Still on yesterday's post about the CSS Albemarle's smokestack. //// The U.S. Navy raised and temporarily hull-patched the Albemarle after Plymouth, NC, was recaptured. After the war, the USS Ceres towed the ironclad to Norfolk Navy Yard where it arrived 27 April 1865. //// On June 7th, it entered drydock to be repaired and work was completed 14 August 1865. Kind of a waste of money because two weeks later, the Albemarle was condemned by the Washington Prize Court. It saw no other Navy service and was placed in ordinary where it remained until sold at public auction 15 October 1867 to J.N. Leonard & Co, No further records of the ship have been found and it is likely that it was scrapped for salvage. //// One of the 6.4-inch double-banded Brooke rifled cannons was on display at HQ of Cmdr.-in-Chief U.S. Atlantic Command at Norfolk Navy base. The smokestack is on display at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The Albemarle's ship's bell is now at Port 'O Plymouth in Plymouth, North Carolina. //// Neat Old Smokestack. --Old B-R'er

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