CSS Thomas L. Wragg


CSS Thomas L. Wragg



Career

Ordered:
Builder:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Decommissioned:
Fate: The monitor Montauk destroyed her near Fort McAllister in February 1863.

General Characteristics
Type:
Area of Operation: Atlantic Ocean
Displacement: 1221 tons
Length: 215 feet 6 inches
Beam: 34 feet 6 inches
Draft: 8 feet 6 inches
Propulsion:
Speed: 16 knots
Complement: 40 Officers and crew
Armament:
Armor:

Originally a brig-rigged, passenger steamer, running between New York and Charleston SC, after the fall of Fort Sumter the Confederates seized her and fitted her out as a cruiser. Under the command of Lt. R. B. Pegram, CSN, she braved the blockade on 21 October 1861 and headed across the Atlantic to Southampton, England, the first ship of war to fly the Confederate flag in English waters. Nashville returned to Beaufort, N.C., on 28 February 1862, having captured two prizes worth $66,000 during the cruise. In this interval she was sold for use as a blockade runner and renamed Thomas L. Wragg. On 5 November 1862 she was commissioned as the privateer Rattlesnake. The monitor Montauk destroyed her near Fort McAllister in February 1863.

List of Commanders/Crew
Lt. R. B. Pegram

Painting Information

Books/Articles and other resources

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