CSS Hope


CSS Hope



Career

Ordered:
Builder: Jones, Quiggin & Co.
Laid down: Liverpool, England
Launched:
Commissioned:
Decommissioned:
Fate: Caught on 22 October 1864 by USS Eolus

General Characteristics
Type:
Area of Operation:
Displacement:
Length: 281 feet 6 inches
Beam: 35 feet
Draft: 8 feet or 11 feet
Propulsion: Two fore-and-aft engines of 350 nominal horsepower, supplied by 4 boilers
Speed: 16 knots
Complement: 66 Officers and crew
Armament:
Armor:

Hope was a “very large” and “very strong” Wilmington, N. C., iron and steel paddlewheeler, called the “finest and fastest steamer in the trade” by one observer in Britain. She was procured there for the Confederate Government shortly before or after she left the Liverpool yard of Jones, Quiggin & Co. She was a sister to the noted Colonel Lamb, which she resembled except for the presence of the usual turtleback forward. She could carry over 1,800 cotton bales and possessed the safety factor of five watertight compartments. Two fore-and-aft engines of 350 nominal horsepower, supplied by 4 boilers, gave Hope power to outrun most of her contemporaries. Yet she was cornered on 22 October 1864 by USS Eolus, trying to enter Cape Fear River after a sixty-five mile chase off Wilmington The capture netted more than a thousand dollars in prize money for each member of the blockader’s crew.

2.List of Commanders/Crew

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