|USS Chotank (1861)|
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Acquired:||2 July 1861|
by Union Navy forces |
3 June 1861
|Fate:||sold, 15 August 1865|
|Length:||56 ft (17 m)|
|Beam:||17 ft (5.2 m)|
|Draught:||6 ft (1.8 m)|
two 9” smoothbore guns |
one 11” gun
The USS Chotank was a schooner captured by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Navy for various purposes, but especially to patrol navigable waterways of the Confederacy to prevent the South from trading with other countries.
Assigned to the Potomac Flotilla Edit
Chotank operated as a part of the Potomac Flotilla during the year 1862.
Post-war decommissioning and sale Edit
She was then was laid up at New York Navy Yard until sold 15 August 1865.
See also Edit
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