USS Glide2


USS Glide(2)


Union Tinclad

Career
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Laid down: 1863 at Murraysville, Virginia
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Fate: Destroyed by a boiler explosion in January 1869

General Characteristics
Type: Tinclad Gunboat
Area of Operation: Mississippi Squadron; Berwick Bay, Louisiana
Displacement: 232 Tons
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USS Glide, a 232-ton stern-wheel “Tinclad” river gunboat, was built in 1863 at Murraysville, Virginia. Purchased by the Navy late in that year and converted to a gunboat (wearing the “tinclad” identification number “43”), she was initially sent to New Orleans, for service on the Western Rivers. In early 1864, Glide was assigned to blockading duties in Berwick Bay, Louisiana, and remained in that area for the rest of the Civil War. She was decommissioned and sold in August 1865. Subsequently employed in commercial service under the name Glide, she was destroyed by a boiler explosion in January 1869.

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