CSS Bombshell

CSS Bombshell

Laid down:
Commissioned: April 1864
Decommissioned: May 5, 1864
Fate: Captured by U.S. Navy

General Characteristics
Area of Operation:
Length: 90 ft (27 m)
Draft: 3 ft 6 in (1.07 m)
Propulsion: Steam engine
Complement: 37 officers and men
3 howitzers
1 x 20 pounder (9 kg) cannon


CSS Bombshell — believed to have been an Erie Canal steamer — was a U.S. Army transport. Bombshell was sunk by the Confederate batteries in Albemarle Sound, North Carolina on April 18, 1864. She was raised by the Confederate forces and taken into the Confederate States Navy under the command of Lieutenant Albert Gallatin Hudgins, CSN. Bombshell was recaptured in Albemarle Sound by USS Mattabesett and USS Sassacus on May 5, 1864 and sent to New York.

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