Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Steamer Ajax Puts Into Nassau

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.

--Old B-Runner

No comments:

Post a Comment