CSS Greyhound


CSS Greyhound



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A “three-masted propeller”, known also as “a fast sailer” and noticeable on account of the red streak along her light lead colored hull, Greyhound was built in Liverpool in 1863. She left Liverpool for the Confederacy 5 January 1864 on her maiden voyage, and ran between there and the British islands nearby. Commanded by Lt. George Henry Bier, CSN, on 9 May 1864 she ran out of Wilmington NC, with 820 bales of cotton, 35 tons of tobacco and 25 casks of turpentine. Captured next day by USS Connecticut, she became celebrated as the ship that carried a mysterious “Mrs. Lewis”, soon recognized as “the famous rebel lady, Miss Belle Boyd.” The prize master, Acting Ensign Samuel Harding, Jr., USN, who took Greyhound to Boston was persuaded by his charming prisoner to let Captain Bier escape from Boston to Canada; for this Harding was dismissed from the Navy in disgrace but eventually married Belle Boyd in England.

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

Painting Information
Red streak along her light lead colored hull

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