Saturday, November 16, 2019

USS Hendrick Hudson (former Blockade Runner CSS Florida)-- Part 1: Built in New York

From Wikipedia.

Earlier this week, I wrote about this ship and the USS Nita making a recon mission into Tampa Bay, Florida on November 12, 1864, and failing to destroy a Confederate salt work.


Was a schooner-rigged screw steamer:  460 tons, 171 feet long, 29.11 foot beam, , 11 knots, armament: four 8-inch guns, two 20-pounder cannons.

It was built as the Florida in Greenpoint, New York, in 1859.    Taken into CSN service in 1862 as the CSS Florida.  Not to be confused with the Confederate raider CSS Florida.

--Old B-Runner

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