CSS Advance


Advance (Name often written A. D. Vance)


 

Career
Ordered:
Builder: Caird & Co., Ltd., Greenock, Scotland
Laid down:
Launched: 3 July 1862
Commissioned: Owned by the state of North Carolina
Decommissioned:
Fate:

General Characteristics
Type:
Area of Operation:
Displacement: 902 tons
Length: 243 or 230 feet
Beam: 26 feet
Draft: 11 feet 8 inches
Propulsion: side-wheels, 2-cylinder oscillating side-lever steam engines (63″x6’6″), 6 boilers, two funnels and two masts
Speed: 12 knots
Complement:
Armament:
Armor: Iron hull

A schooner-rigged, sidewheel steamer built at Greenock, Scotland by Caird & Co., Advance was launched on 3 July 1862 as the Clyde packet Lord Clyde. She was jointly purchased by the state of North Carolina and the firm of Lord Power & Co. to serve as a blockade runner. After more than 20 highly successful voyages and 40 close calls with Union ships standing blockade watches, Advance was captured by the Santiago de Cuba on 10 September 1864 when she attempted to put to sea from Wilmington NC. Commanded by Tom Crossan of the North Carolina State Navy.

Ran blockade 18 times.

2.List of Commanders/Crew

3.Photo (just provide a link to the photo and we will get it)

4.Painting Information

Books/Articles and other resources
Data from CIVIL WAR NAVIES 1855-1883, by Paul H. Silverstone (2006)

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Responses

  1. “Name often written A. D. Vance. Owned by state of North Carolina” (and therefore not CSS)
    ex-Loyd Clyde, former Glasgow-to-Dublin packet steamer

    builder: Caird & Co., Ltd., Greenock, Scotland
    launched: 3 July 1862

    iron hull, two funnels and two masts
    side-wheels, 2-cylinder oscillating side-lever steam engines (63″x6’6″), 6 boilers, 12 knots (built by Caird)

    dimensions: 243′ or 230’x26’x11’8″

    ran blockade 18 times

    data from CIVIL WAR NAVIES 1855-1883, by Paul H. Silverstone (2006)

    • Thank you Jim. Great info!


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