- Mar 16, 2016
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:59 AM
By Emily Hegranes
While the Unadilla-class was created to enforce blockades, the gunboats participated in a variety of missions, like the USS Chippewa’s mission described at the beginning of this post. Unadilla-class boats participated in the Battle of Port Royal, the Capture of New Orleans, and the Vicksburg Campaign. To my surprise, nearly all of the 90-day gunboats made it through the Civil War intact, and were still extant more than a decade after the war’s completion, though as merchant vessels rather than Navy ships.
Full interesting article posted today at - https://www.navalhistory.org/2018/11/28/unadilla-class-gunboats