CSS Lynx


CSS Lynx



Career

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Fate: Sunk 25 September 1864

General Characteristics
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Area of Operation: Gulf of Mexico
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Lynx was a long, very fast paddle-steamer with two stacks and two masts, all painted white. She met her end bound for Bermuda, running out of Wilmington NC, under Captain Reid, 25 September 1864, with 600 bales of cotton, passengers and special cargo, including $50,000 in gold. She was hit eight times, six below the waterline, by the 100-pounder and 30-pounder rifles of much slower USS Howquah, assisted by Niphon and Governor Buckingham; sinking, with one of her wheels damaged, Lynx had to be beached about six miles below Fort Fisher. The Confederates all escaped, along with the gold, although Federal sharpshooters got near enough to wound one crew member. The ship’s remains were set afire.

2.List of Commanders/Crew

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

Painting Information
All painted white

5.Books/Articles and other resources

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