Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The CSS Baltic Is a Mud Scow

MARCH 20TH, 1864: Lt. Simms, CSN, commanding the CSS Baltic, wrote Commander C. ap R. Jones that naval constructor John. L. Porter "has made a very unfavorable report on the condition of the ship and recommended that the iron be taken from her and put upon one of the new boats that were built.... Between you and I the Baltic is rotten as punk and is about as fit to go into action as a mud scow." // By July the Baltic had been dismantled and her armor transferred to the CSS Nashville. //// A mud scow is a boat used for dredging mud. ////A Worthless Ship. --Old B-R'er

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