Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, October 11, 2018

USS Bermuda-- Part 7: Capturing Blockade Runners


On August 14, 1863, on her second voyage, while steaming from Brownsville, Texas, to Galveston, the Bermuda spotted a ship and overtook it.  It was the British schooner Artist with a cargo of medicines, liquors and wine and took her as a prize.

That evening, the Bermuda captured another blockade runner, the Carmita with a cargo of cotton.

On the next cruise, the Bermuda again had good luck in the prize money department when it captured the blockade runner Florrie with assorted cargo including medicine, wine and saddles on October 2, 1863.  Thus was the subject of my timeline on Oct. 2.  The captain acted like he did not know where he was.  Not falling for it, the Bermuda sent the ship to New Orleans for prize court.

--Old B-Runner

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