Civil War Confederate Ships G through L

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Introduction

The information below comes from Series II, Volume 1 of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies. Digital copy at Archive.org.

Ship names beginning with G

  • Gaines. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sunk in battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864. Her crew all told were about 120. Similiar in construction to the Selma.[1] For more information, see page 253
  • General Beauregard. Class: Steamer. Blown up and sunk in the Mississippi River, off Memphis, Tenn., June6, 1862.[1] For more information, see page 253
  • General Bragg. Class: Steamer; Mississippi River Defense Fleet. Captured by Federal forces Memphis, Tenn., June 6, 1862.[1] For more information, see page 253
  • General Earl van Dorn. Class: Steamer; Mississippi River Defense Fleet. Burned by Confederates in Yazoo River.[1] For more information, see page 253
  • General M. Jeff Thompson. Class: Steamer; Mississippi River Defense Fleet. Sunk off Memphis, Tenn., June 6, 1862.[1] For more information, see page 253
  • General Polk. Purchased in 1861. Class: Steamer; man-of-war. Destroyed by her officers in Yazoo River, June 26, 1862.[1] For more information, see page 253
  • General Quitman. Class: Louisiana gunboat. Destroyed, April 24, 1862, below New Orleans, La.[2] For more information, see page 254
  • General Sterling Price. Class: Steamer; Mississippi River Defense Fleet. Sunk off Memphis, Tenn., June 6, 1862, and raised by the Federals.[2] For more information, see page 254
  • General Sumter. Class: Steamer; Mississippi River Defense Fleet. Captured at Memphis, Tenn., June 6, 1862.[2] For more information, see page 254
  • George Page. Seized at Alexandria in 1861. Class: Side-wheel river steamer. Burned at Qauntico, Va. Name changed to City of Richmond.[2] For more information, see page 254
  • Georgia (Floating Battery). Class: Ironclad floating battery. Destroyed by the Confederates at the fall of Savannah, December, 1864. June 3, 1864, the Georgia's complement was 12 officers and 82 men.[2] For more information, see page 254
  • Germantown. Siezed by Confederates at Gosport Navy Yard, 1861. Class: Sailing sloop of war. Burned at the evacuation of Norfolk.[2] For more information, see page 254
  • Gibraltar (Privateer). Fitted out at Mobile, Ala. Commissioned February 5, 1864. Class: Schooner.[2] For more information, see page 254
  • Governor A. Mouton (Privateer). Fitted out at New Orleans, La. Commissioned June 10, 1861. Class: Steamer. Captured, May 11, 1862, near Berwick Bay, La. Not armed when captured.[3] For more information, see page 255
  • Governor Moore. Class: Steamer, Louisiana gunboat. Destroyed, April 24, 1862, below New Orleans, La.[3] For more information, see page 255
  • Gray. Purchased at Charleston, S.C. Name changed to Lady Davis.[3] For more information, see page 255
  • Grotesque, see Maurepas.
  • Gunboat at Edwards Ferry. Class: Wooden gunboat, unfinished. Captured. Presumed to be the Fisher. June 27, 1865, new, and with good machinery, arrived at Hampton Roads, Va.[3] For more information, see page 255
  • Gunboat at Halifax, N.C. Built by Confederate Government, at Richmond, Va. Class: Gunboat; tug. Seized by naval force under Commodore Macomb at Halifax, N.C., May 12, 1865. This unfinished gunboat was at Norfolk Navy Yard, in early part of July; was sent to Philadelphia previous to July 18, 1865.[3] For more information, see page 255

Ship names beginning with H

  • Hampton. Built at Norfolk in 1862. Class: Screw steamer; wooden. Burned at Richmond, Va., April 4, 1865, by the Confederates.[3] For more information, see page 255
  • Harmony. Chartered by Confederates in Hampton Roads, Va., in 1861. Class: Steamer; tug.[3] For more information, see page 255
  • Henry Dodge. Seized in Texas, March 2,1861, by Confederates. Class: Schooner; tug. Turned over to quartermaster, C.S.A., at Houston, Tex. The Dodge was formerly a U.S. revenue cutter.[3] For more information, see page 255
  • Huntress. Purchased in New York by Lieut. Wilburn B. Hall for the state of Georgia and turned over to the C.S. Navy. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Afterwards the bolckade runner Tropic; Burned off Charleston, S.C., January 18,1863.[4] For more information, see page 256
  • Huntsville. Built at Mobile, Ala. Class: Ironclad steam Floating Battery. Sunk, 12 miles above Mobile in Spanish River, at evacuation of that city.[4] For more information, see page 256. Muster roll for July - December 1863.
  • Hunley. Built at Mobile, Ala., in 1863, in the shops of Park & Lyons, by her designer, Hunley, McClintlock, and Watson. Class: Submarine torpedo boat. Sunk with the U.S.S. Housatonic, which vessel she torpedoed, February 17, 1864, off Charleston, S.C. Motive power, a hand propeller, worked by eight men.[4] For more information, see page 256
  • Harriet Lane. Captured from the Federals at Galveston, Tex., January 1, 1863. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Converted into blockade runner and was in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, when the war ended.[4] For more information, see page 256

Ship names beginning with I

  • Ironclad at Kinston, on Neuse River, N.C.
  • Isaac Smith, see Stono.
  • Isabella (Privateer). Fitted out at New Orleans, La.; commisioned June 4, 1861. Class: Steam propellor.[4] For more information, see page 256
  • Ivy. Bought at New Orleans, La., in 1861. Class: Side-wheel river steamer. Burned by the Confederates on the Yazoo River, in 1863, to avoid capture. Formerly C.S. privateer V.H. Ivy.[4] For more information, see page 256

Ship names beginning with J

  • J.O. Nixon (Privateer). Fitted out in New Orleans, La.; commissioned July 3, 1861. Class: Schooner.[5] Fore more information, see page 257
  • Jackson. Purchased at New Orleans, La., under orders of May 9, 1861, and fitted out by Captain Rousseau. Class: Side-wheel river steamer; tug. Sunk by the Confederates at the fall of New Orleans.[5] For more information, see page 257
  • Japan, see Cruiser Georgia.
  • Jefferson Davis (Privateer). Fitted out at Charleston, S.C.; commissioned June 18, 1861. Class: Full-rigged brig. Was formerly the slaver Echo; her crew consisted of about 70 men.[5] For more information, see page 257
  • Josiah A. Bell.Fitted out at Sabine Pass, Tex. Class: Cotton clad steamer.[5] For more information, see page 257
  • Judah (Privateer). Class: Schooner. Destroyed at Pensacola Navy Yard, September 14 ,1861, by boat expedition from U.S.S. Colorado.[5] For more information, see page 257
  • Junaluska. Purchased at Norfolk in 1861. Class: Steamer; tug. Dismantled at sold in 1862.[5] For more information, see page 257


Ship names beginning with K

  • Kate Bruce. Class: Schooner. Sunk to obstruct the Chattahoochee River.[5] For more information, see page 257

Ship names beginning with L

  • Lady Davis. Purchased at Charleston, S.C., in 1861 as the James Grey. Class: Steamer; tug; iron. Her machinery was put in the C.S.S. Palmetto State and the vessel sold.[6] For more information, see page 258
  • Lapwing. Captured by the C.S.S. Florida, March 28, 1863. Class: Bark. Burned by order of her commander and abandoned, June 20, 1863. Alson known as C.S. bark Oreto.[6] For more information, see page 258
  • Launch No. 3. Class: Steamer. Captured in April, 1862.[6] For more information, see page 258
  • Launch No. 6. Class: Steamer. Destroyed April 24, 1862.[6] For more information, see page 258
  • Little Rebel. Class: Steamer; ram; Mississippi Defense Fleet. Captured by Federals at Memphis, Tenn., June 6, 1862.[6] For more information, see page 258
  • Lewis Cass. Seized by Alabama authorities, January 31, 1861, and transferred to the C.S. Navy. Class: Revenue cutter.[6] For more information, see page 258
  • Livingston. Converted into man-of-war under contract of Commodore rousseau with John Hughes. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Destroyed, June 26, 1862, by her officers, in Yazoo River.[6] For more information, see page 258
  • Lorton (Privateer). Fitted out in Baltimore, Md.; Commissioned June 11, 1861. Class: Schooner.[6] For more informationm, see page 258
  • Louisiana. Built at New Orleans, La., in 1862, by contract of Navy Department with E.C. Murray. Class: Steamer; ironclad. Destroyed by her crew at the order of her commander, April 28, 1862, after the fall of the city of New Orleans.[6] For more information, see page 258

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 United States. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, Series II, Volume 1. (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 253.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 United States. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, Series II, Volume 1. (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 254.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 United States. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, Series II, Volume 1. (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 255.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 United States. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, Series II, Volume 1. (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 256.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 United States. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, Series II, Volume 1. (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 257.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 United States. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, Series II, Volume 1. (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 258.