Fort Fisher

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

Friday, February 14, 2014

The CSS Alabama's Indian Ocean Expedition 1863

Wikipedia. //// This was not the first time the Alabama had been in the Indian Ocean. Earlier in 1863, it had gone on a cruise looking for U.S. registered vessels from the end of September to the end of November. In February 1864, it was returning. //// In 1863, it steamed from the Cape of Good Hope to Dutch East Indies Indonesia and intercepted mostly British and Dutch ships until it had three captures in November: the Amanda on Nov. 6th, and the Winged Racer and Contest on Nov. 9th. All three were burned. //// Finding U.S. registered/flagged ships was getting much more difficult as so many were reregistering under foreign flags. //// --Old B-R'er

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