|USS Carnation (1863)|
|Builder:||Neafie & Levy|
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Launched:||1863 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Acquired:||24 August 1863|
|Commissioned:||20 October 1863|
|Decommissioned:||8 July 1865|
|Fate:||sold, 10 August 1865|
|Length:||73 ft 6 in (22.40 m)|
|Beam:||17 ft 6 in (5.33 m)|
|Draught:||7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)|
steam engine |
one 20-pounder rifled gun |
one 12-pounder rifled gun
USS Carnation (1863) was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Navy to patrol navigable waterways of the Confederacy to prevent the South from trading with other countries.
Built in Philadelphia in 1863Edit
Carnation was built in 1863 by Neafie and Levy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as Ajax; purchased by the Navy and renamed Carnation 24 August 1863; commissioned 20 October 1863, Acting Ensign W. Boyd in command; and reported to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
Civil War serviceEdit
Carnation arrived on station off Charleston, South Carolina, 6 November 1863. Serving the squadron in its effective work of preventing overseas supplies from reaching the Confederacy, Carnation ferried men and supplies, and performed picket duty. She served in the South Carolina area until 27 July 1865, when she sailed for Philadelphia.
Post-war decommissioning and saleEdit
Carnation was decommissioned 8 July 1865, and sold 10 August 1865.
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