CSS Phantom

CSS Phantom


Builder: G. Hillman
Laid down: Liverpool late in 1862 as “Hull No. 167”

General Characteristics
Area of Operation:
Length: 190 feet
Beam: 22 feet
Draft: 8 feet 6 inches
Propulsion: Screw steamer of 170 horsepower
Speed: 18 knots
Complement: 33 Officers and crew
Armor: Steel-plated

Phantom is said to have been one of the original line of Confederate Government steamers operated between Wilmington NC and Bermuda by the CSA Ordnance Bureau. She was a “very handsome,” steel-plated, screw steamer of 170 horsepower, constructed at Liverpool late in 1862 as “Hull No. 167” by a “G. Hillman”; drawings of her lines, captioned in German, do not specify the builder’s yard. She seems to have left Liverpool early in April 1863. Chased ashore by USS Connecticut, she was lost on her third run into the Cape Fear, 23 September 1863, near Rich or New Topsail Inlet above Fort Fisher and fired by her crew, who made good their escape in the lifeboats. Boats from Connecticut could not get near her to put out the fires or get her off. One landsman in a boat making the attempt was killed by Confederate sharpshooters.

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