CSS Denbigh


CSS Denbigh



Career

Ordered:
Builder:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Decommissioned:
Fate: Destroyed by shellfire from Union blockaders May 23-24, 1865

General Characteristics
Type:
Area of Operation: Gulf of Mexico
Displacement:
Length: 182 feet 7 inches
Beam: 22 feet 6 inches
Draft: 7 feet
Propulsion:
Speed: 10.5 to 13.7
Complement: 20 Officers and sailors
Armament:
Armor: Iron Hull

Denbigh was a civilian-owned iron-hulled blockade runner that made runs so regularly to Mobile and Galveston from Havana that she became known as “the Packet.” She made seven successful runs to Mobile and six to Galveston; approaching Galveston a seventh time on the night of May 23-24, 1865, Denbigh ran hard aground on Bird Key, a sand shoal just off the Bolivar Peninsula shore, to the north and east of Galveston, whereupon she was destroyed by shellfire from Union blockaders.

2.List of Commanders/Crew

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4.Painting Information

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