USS Agawam (1863) was a double-ended, side-wheel gunboat of the United States Navy that served during the American Civil War. She was a powerful ship of approximately 1,000 long tons (1,000 t), with powerful rifled guns and a very fast speed of 11 kn (13 mph; 20 km/h). She served the Union Navy in the Union blockade of the rivers and other waterways of the Confederate States of America.
USS Albemarle (1863) was a screw steamer captured by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a ship's tender in support of the Union Navy blockade of Confederate waterways.
The first USS Bainbridge was a brig in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. She was named for William Bainbridge.
The USS Beauregard began the war as a Confederate privateer. The Union Navy acquired the schooner from the prize court and outfitted the vessel for blockade duty.
USS Brooklyn (1858) was a sloop-of-war authorized by the U.S. Congress and commissioned in 1859. Brooklyn was active in Caribbean operations until the start of the American Civil War at which time she became an active participant in the Union blockade of the Confederate States of America.
USS Calhoun (1851) was a captured Confederate steamer acquired by the Union Navy from the prize court during the American Civil War. Calhoun was put into service as a gunboat by the Union Navy to patrol navigable waterways of the Confederacy to prevent the South from trading with other countries.
The first USS Calypso was a steamer captured by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. Calypso was used by the Navy as a gunboat, and was ordered to patrol navigable waterways of the Confederacy to prevent the South from trading with other countries.
USS Carondelet (1861) was a City-class ironclad gunboat constructed for the War Department by James B. Eads during the American Civil War. It was named for the town where it was built, Carondelet, Missouri. Carondelet was designed for service on the western rivers, with a combination of shallow draft and variety of heavy guns (and a light howitzer), she was suited for riverside bombardment and ship-to-ship combat against Confederate gunboats.
USS Colonel Kinsman
USS Colonel Kinsman (1862) was a gunboat captured by the Union Army during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Army with Navy officers as a gunboat until transferred to the Union Navy, when she continued her work as a gunboat until she hit a snag and sank.
The first USS Colorado, a 3,400-long-ton (3,500 t), three-masted steam screw frigate, was launched on 19 June 1856 by the Norfolk Navy Yard. It was sponsored by Ms. N. S. Dornin, and commissioned on 13 March 1858, Captain W. H. Gardner in command.
USS Conestoga was originally a civilian side-wheel towboat built at Brownsville, Pennsylvania, in 1859. She was acquired by the U.S. Army in June 1861 and converted to a 572-ton "timberclad" river gunboat for use by the Western Gunboat Flotilla, with officers provided by the navy.
USS Congress (1841) — the fourth United States Navy ship to carry that name — was a sailing frigate, like her predecessor, USS Congress (1799). Congress served with distinction in the Mediterranean, South Atlantic Ocean, and in the Pacific Ocean. She continued to operate as an American warship until the American Civil War, where she was sunk by the ironclad CSS Virginia in battle off Newport News, Virginia.
USS Constellation, constructed in 1854, is a sloop-of-war/corvette launched on 26 August 1854 and commissioned on 28 July 1855 with Captain Charles H. Bell in command. She remained in service for close to a century before finally being retired in 1954, and preserved as a museum ship in Baltimore, Maryland, where she remains today.
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