CSS Atlantic


CSS Atlantic


 

Career
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Commissioned: 14 January 1862
Decommissioned:
Fate: Burned to escape capture 24 September 1863

General Characteristics
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Area of Operation: New Orleans; Wilmington, North Carolina
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A wooden steamer seized for “public service” by order of Brig. Gen. Mansfield Lovell at New Orleans, 14 January 1862. Atlantic, under Captain Smith, turned up in Havana, 19 April, and again in May and September, with over 1,000 bales of cotton. The U.S. Consul in Havana mentions her again in June 1863 as leaving for Nassau. It is not altogether clear when her name was changed to Elizabeth, Capt. Thomas J. Lockwood, under British registry but owned by the Confederacy’s secret office abroad, Fraser, Trenholm & Co., Liverpool. Her operations changed to Wilmington NC. Running in there 24 September 1863 she grounded and was burned to escape capture at Lockwood’s Folly, 12 miles from Fort Caswell.

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Responses

  1. builder: Thomas Collyer, New York NY
    launched: 1852

    tonnage: 623 tons
    length: 217′
    beam: 27’6″
    depth of hull: 10’6″
    propulsion: side wheels, vertical beam engines

    “ran blockade eight times under British flag, renamed ELIZABETH 1863”

  2. forgot to add source:

    Silverstone CIVIL WAR NAVIES 1855-1883


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