Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CSS Shenandoah Gets Underway-- Part 2

FEBRUARY 18TH, 1865:  However, the Shenandoah paid a considerable price for its three week stay in Melbourne.

Waddell later wrote in his memoirs:  "The delay of the Shenandoah had operated against us in the South Pacific.  The whaling fleet of that ocean had received warning and had either suspended its fishing in that region or had taken shelter in the neighboring ports."  However, he noted,  "The presence of the Shenandoah in the South Pacific dispersed the whaling fleet of that sea, though no captures were made there."

--Old B-Runner

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