Thursday, September 13, 2018
Some Confusion On the USS Eugenie-- Part 1
Was a captured Confederate schooner acquired by the U,S. Navy through prize court and put into service at Key west, Florida. Not much is known about her, but 150 tons and mounted one gun.
Original name Eugenie Smith captured February 7, 1862, by the brig Bohio near the mouth of the Mississippi as it attempted to run the blockade. Sent to Key West for condemnation by the prize court and renamed the Eugenie on 22 April 1862.
Fitted as a guard ship for the port of Key West and placed in command of Acting Master S.F. Holbrook. Continued as a guard ship until sold in November 1864.
Nothing about it capturing the blockade runner Alabama.