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Cargo of hemp and sugar. Out of Bangor, Maine, or Boston. En route from Manila, Philippines, to Queenstown, Ireland. Was captured and burned on November 6, 1863, by CSS Alabama in the East Indies or Indian Ocean. ORN, 2 502, 707, 779 3 681 Semmes, Service Afloat, 688-89 Hearn, Gray Raiders, 210. Delphine. Union. Bark, 705 tons. Cargo of rice. Out of Bangor, Maine. En route for Akyab, Burma from London. Was captured and burned by CSS Shenandoah in the Indian Ocean...

European Waters

II 11 II 111 MM MM I Ml 1111 II I MM I Ml 1111 II 11 Ml I Ml 1111 II 11 MM Ml 11 II 1111 Ml I MM I II 1111 Ml I MM MM 111 Ml I MM MM 11 II 11 British vessels sailed from Europe to supply the Confederacy with arms and supplies during the American Civil War. Confederate vessels were built in England and Scotland. The most famous Confederate raider, the CSS Alabama, met its fate off the French coast. CSS Alabama 290 . Confederate. Wooden steam screw sloop, bark-rigged, 1,050 tons. Length 211 feet...

Lake Erie

I mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm Lake Erie was a commercial link between Canada and the United States. In 1864 Confederate spies planned to capture the only Union military vessel on Lake Erie, the USS Michigan, and free Confederate prisoners in the prisoner-of-war camp on Johnson's Island. Although the Confederates captured and sank the vessels Island Queen and Philo Parsons, they failed to capture the USS Michigan. The Confederate raiders...

Georgia

I mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm mm One of the first Confederate ports blockaded by the Union navy was at Savannah. A number of vessels were sunk as obstructions in the Savannah River by both Union and Confederate forces. The CSS Nashville was blown up and burned in the Ogeechee River in February 1863 and had extensive salvage operations in the 1970s and 1980s. Several blockade-runners were destroyed or wrecked along the Georgia...

Alabama

I MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM MM Civil War shipwrecks in Alabama were concentrated mostly in and around Mobile Bay. The port of Mobile and Mobile Bay were blockaded by Union naval forces early in the Civil War. Mobile Bay was not permanently closed to blockade-runners until Adm. David G. Farragut's fleet ran past Fort Morgan into Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864, and defeated the Confederate Mobile fleet. Farragut's force lost the...

Arkansas

I MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM MM Most of the Civil War shipwrecks in Arkansas, other than those in the Mississippi River, are located in the Arkansas and White rivers. Wrecks on the Mississippi River are found in the Mississippi River section. Major Arkansas naval battles occurred at DuVall's Bluff on the White River and Arkansas Post on the Arkansas River. No vessels were sunk in any engagements between warships, but several...

Atlantic Ocean

I MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM Millie During the Civil War the Confederate commerce raiders CSS Alabama, CSS Florida, CSS Georgia, CSS Savannah, and CSS Tallahassee later renamed CSS Olustee and the tenders CSS Clarence, CSS Archer, and CSS Tacony caused major damage to Union shipping along the Eastern Seaboard as well as off South America. Shipping lanes between Europe and North America were particularly hard hit, and insurance rates...