Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ships Sunk Off the North Carolina Coast During the Civil War in January

From the NC Wreckdiving site.   B-R stands for Blockade-Runner.

JANUARY 1865: B-R's Cape Fear and North Heath lost in the Cape Fear River. Probably destroyed after the fall of Wilmington or Fort Fisher.

**  During 1864, in the space of seven days, three B-R's were wrecked: Jan. 4th-- Bendigo at Lockwood's Ferry; Jan. 10th-- Vesta at Tubb's Inlet and Jan. 11th-- Ranger at Lockwood's Folly.

JANUARY 14, 1863: USS Columbia lost in Masonboro Inlet

JANUARY 15, 1862: City of New York, federal transport, lost off Hatteras

JANUARY 15, 1865: CSS Tallahassee, near Cape Fear.

--Old B-Runner

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