Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Surrender of the CSS Shenandoah-- Part 4: "The Anglo-Rebel Pirate Captain"

For a number of years she sailed out of this far off Muslim island kingdom where in 1963, the USS Manley sped from a Southeast African visit to rescue Americans threatened by a Communist infiltrated revolution that destroyed the Muscat monarchy long sustained by British law and order.

The Shenandoah's career ended in 1879 when she ripped her bottom out on an uncharted reef in the Indian Ocean.

Waddell chose to remain in England (wonder why?) rather than return to his homeland where Secretaries Welles and Stanton were publicly calling him the "Anglo-Rebel Pirate Captain."  He finally returned to the United States in 1875 and was employed as a master by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company.

--Old B-R'er

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