Ottawa, USS

Joined
Aug 31, 2006
Messages
676
Location
Orlando FL
#1
USS Ottawa, a 691-ton Unadilla class screw steam gunboat, was built at New York City. Commissioned in October 1861, she spent her entire Civil War service operating off the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida, enforcing the blockade and attacking Confederate positions ashore. Ottawa's initial assignment was as part of the force that captured Port Royal, South Carolina, in November 1861. In 1862, she helped take Fernandina, Florida, and islands along the Georgia coast. The gunboat bombarded fortifications in Charleston harbor, South Carolina, during mid-1863, and supported assaults on Jacksonville, Florida, and Bulls Bay, S.C., in 1864-65. She also helped capture or destroy three blockade runners during the War. Sent north after the end of the conflict, Ottawa was decommissioned in August 1865 and sold the following October.

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
 

(Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)



(Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)
Top