Continued from August 5.
After that, the Pawtuxet was ordered to join the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and joined the Third Division in October. It mostly patrolled between Cape Lookout and Cape Fear, North Carolina, looking for blockade runners.
It was at the First Battle of Fort Fisher in December 1864 as well as the Second Battle of Fort Fisher in January 1865. At the Second Battle, it sent men for the Naval Column assault.
After the battle, it resumed blockade duties, eventually being transferred to the Virginia coast in April and was decommissioned in New York City 15 June 1865, and sold 15 October 1867.