Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Surrender of the CSS Shenandoah-- Part 3: Luxury Yacht for the Sultan

The CSS Shenandoah was subsequently turned over to the American Minister, Charles Francis Adams, who, after an abortive attempt to send her to the United States, ordered her sold at auction.  She was purchased for $108,632.18 by the Sultan of Zanzibar who intended to convert her into a luxury yacht.

After this proved to be economically unfeasible, the Sultan placed the ex-raider in the Indian Ocean ivory trade under the name Majidi.

--Old B-Runner


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