Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Union and Confederate Warships Lost May 1st-7th, 1864

I was thinking there seemed to be quite a few warships lost on both sides during this one week stretch in 1864.  I went back and started counting.  There sure were a lot.

CONFEDERACY:

BOMBSHELL (previously captured in April) recaptured by Union.
CSS RALEIGH, ironclad ram, ran aground in Cape Fear River and destroyed


UNION

USS SASSACUS-- put out of action by CSS  Albemarle.
USS COVINGTON- captured
USS SIGNAL--  captured and destroyed
USS COMMODORE JONES--  destroyed by torpedo
USS GRANITE CITY-- captured
USS WAVE--  captured
USS SHAWSHEEN--  captured and destroyed

--Old B-R'er




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