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USS Unadilla (1861-1869)

USS Unadilla, first of a class of twenty-three "90-day gunboats", was built at New York for Civil War service. Commissioned in September 1861 under the command of Lieutenant Napoleon Collins, she participated in the capture of Port Royal, South Carolina, in early November. For the next three years, Unadilla was mainly employed on Federal offensive and blockading operations in the coastal waters of South Carolina and Georgia. She participated in several actions and captured three blockade runners, two of which, Lodona and Princess Royal, were later taken into U.S. Navy service.
Transferred to North Carolina waters in November 1864, Unadilla was part of the fleet that assaulted Fort Fisher in December and captured it in January 1865. Following further operations directed against Wilmington, she went to the James River, Virginia, for her final Civil War service. Decommissioned in May 1865, Unadilla returned to active duty in December 1866 and made a long transit to the Far East. In 1867-68, she participated in efforts to supress piracy in Asian waters. Unadilla was sold in November 1869. Renamed Dang Wee, she was employed in merchant service until lost at Hong Kong in 1870.

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Huzzah! for the Naval Theater so often overlooked by civil war enthusiasts. Both the briny and brown water navies deserve much more interest and attention.
 
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I was looking for a Civil war term that started with the letter "U" and this was the best thing I could come up with. The letter Z is going to be much harder.
 

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