Wednesday, June 13, 2018
June 11, 1863: Blockade Runner Calypso Captured
JUNE 11, 1863: USS Florida, Commander Bankhead, captured blockade running steamer Calypso attempting to dash into Wilmington with cargo including drugs, provisions and plating for Confederate ironclads.
It later became a Union ship.
I mentioned the capture of this ship, in yesterday's post. I have written quite a lot about the capture of this ship. Just click on blockade runner Calypso in the labels to see the posts.