CSS Falcon


CSS Falcon



Career

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General Characteristics
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Area of Operation:
Displacement:
Length: 270 feet
Beam: 24 feet
Draft: 7 feet
Propulsion:
Speed: 14-18 knots
Complement: 45 Officers and sailors
Armament:
Armor:

Falcon belonged to the largest type of blockade runner ordered from British shipyards by Commander James D. Bulloch, CSN. Falcon was striking in appearance: long, low, with straight stem, hull painted white, three red funnels fore and aft, a single mast sloop rigged and straight stern. She was extremely fast, being said to have done 20 knots on her trials with her pair of oscillating sidewheel engines. She attracted considerable attention from August to October 1864 and then faded from the limelight, although she is said to have continued running into Wilmington NC from Halifax, Nova Scotia

2.List of Commanders/Crew

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

Painting Information
hull painted white
three red funnels fore and aft

5.Books/Articles and other resources

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