MARCH 11TH, 1865: The steamer Ajax put into Nassau. Lt. Low, who had been listed as a "passenger" now assumed command of the vessel Governor Rawson W. Rawson of Bermuda carefully examined her and concluded that "nothing [was] found on her.... She now appears to be intended for a tug.
"It is suspected that she was intended as a tender to the Confederate Iron-clad vessel [Stonewall], said to now be in a Spanish Port, watched by two Federal cruisers."
On 25 March transferred her registry and she became the CSS Ajax. By early April the Ajax was ready to sail to Bermuda.