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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.

--Old B-R'er

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