CSS Coquette

CSS Coquette


Builder: perhaps by Hoby & Son
Laid down: Built in Scotland at Renfrew

General Characteristics
Area of Operation:
Length: 220 feet
Beam: 25 feet
Draft: 10 feet
Propulsion: 200-horsepower twin-screw iron steamer with three masts schooner rigged
Speed: 13.5 knots

Coquette was a 200-horsepower, twin-screw, iron steamer, with three masts, schooner rigged, built in Scotland at Renfrew, perhaps by Hoby & Son. She carried large cargoes of cotton out of the Confederacy, running back in with indispensable loads of munitions. Although successful for some months, her boiler tubes became clogged with scale from inadequate maintenance in this most exacting service. Coquette was laid up in Nassau at war’s end, when a Southern agent of the owners went there to try to get possession of her before she was seized by the United States.

List of Commanders/Crew
1st Lieutenant Carter, Robert R. Commanded CSS Coquette in 1864
John Horry Dent, Sailor

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