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The
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VESSEL DATA


Union Navy
Warships




The  Ships, Men
and Organization

 

SOURCE: The list below is taken from Series 2, Volume 1 of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies (ORN) and includes all vessels (warships, receiving ships, storeships, tugs, etc.) that were in commission between January of 1861 and September of 1865. It does not include vessels which were launched but not commissioned prior to September, 1865.

INDEXING METHOD: Simple names (one word) are indexed alphabetically by first letter using (in the cases of vessels whose names changed) the latest name under which it served. Compound names are indexed as follows:
1. Vessels named after persons are indexed under the first letter of the surname; e.g. John Smith is indexed under "S", Commodore Read is indexed under "R".
2. Vessels bearing other compound names are indexed under the first letter of the first word; e.g. Key West is indexed under "K", Little Ada is indexed under "L".
3. Original/Previous vessel names are not indexed. Press Ctrl+F to use your browser's "Find" function.

VESSEL DATA COLUMNS:
BWN: Hosted on this site; includes statistical data found in the ORN and links to images and/or other data not available via NHC or DANFS links.
NHC: Hosted by the Naval Historical Center; contains images and/or drawings and brief service record.
DANFS: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (hosted by NHC); records containing descriptive data, similar to ORN, brief service record and frequently lists Commanding Officer when vessel first commissioned.

ABBREVIATIONS, ETC.:
1. The word "No." is used where it was a part of the vessel's Orignial/Previous name.
2. "#" is used to differentiate vessels of the same Original/Previous name but which were not officially numbered.
3. "WGF" indicates the name of the vessel while a part of the War Department's Western Gunboat Flotilla prior to that unit being transferred to the Navy Dept. and being renamed "Mississippi Squadron" in October of 1862.
4. "[XX]" Vessel Number assigned to the "Tinclads" of the Mississippi Squadron.

Vessel Names Beginning With:
[A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [Y-Z]

Vessel NamePrevious/Original Name
Vessel Data:
BWNNHCDANFS
A
Abeona [32*](* This "Tinclad" number previously assigned to USS Key West -- lost Nov 1864.)   
AbrahamVictoria   
Acacia    
Adams, John    
Adela    
Adger, James    
Adirondack    
Agawam    
Alabama    
Albatross    
AlbemarleC.S.S. Albemarle   
Alexandria [40]    
Allen, Ethan     
Alleghany    
Alligator    
AlphaTug No. 1 / Wheeler, Fred    
AltheaWotkyns, Alfred A.    
Amanda    
AmaranthusChristiana   
America    
Ammonoosuc    
AnacostiaChapin, M. W.    
Anderson, William G.     
Andrew, Henry     
Anemone    
Anna    
Antelope    
Antona    
Arethusa    
Argos    
Argosy [27]    
Ariel    
Aries    
Arizona    
Arkansas    
Arletta    
Aroostock    
Arthur    
Ascutney    
AsterAlice   
AtlantaC.S.S. Fingal   
Augusta    
Avenger    
Azalea    
B
Bacon, William     
Badger, William     
Bainbridge    
Baltimore    
Banshee    
Barney, Commodore     
Barrataria    
Bat    
BazelyBeta / Tug No. 2   
Beals, Horace     
Beauregard, General     
Bell, Jacob     
Belle    
Benefit    
Benton    
BerberryColumbia   
Bermuda    
Bienville    
BignoniaGrandy, Mary    
Black HawkNew Uncle Sam   
Bloomer    
Blue Light    
Blunt, G. W.Blunt   
Bohio    
Bragg, GeneralC.S.S. General Bragg   
Brandywine    
Braziliera    
Brilliant [18]    
Brinker, Henry     
Britannia    
Brockenboro, G. I.     
Brooklyn    
BrownBrown, William H    
Bruen, Sarah     
Buckingham, Governor     
Buckthorn    
Burnside, General [63]    
C
CactusPolar Star   
Cairo    
Calhoun    
Calypso    
Cambridge    
CameliaGovernor   
Canandaigua    
Canonicus    
Carlton, Maria J.     
Carmita    
CarnationAjax (tug)   
Carondelet    
Carrabasset [49]    
Casco    
CatalpaConqueror   
Catskill    
Cayuga    
Ceres    
Chambers, James S.     
Champion [24]    
Charlotte    
Chatham    
Chenango    
Cherokee    
Chickasaw    
Chicopee    
Chillicothe    
Chimo     
Chippewa    
Choctaw    
Chocura    
Chotank    
Cimarron    
Cincinnati    
Circassian    
ClematisLove, Maria   
Clifton    
ClintonClinton, Lena    
Clover    
ClydeNeptune   
Coeur de Lion    
CohassetFogg, E. D. / Narragansett   
Cohoes    
Collier, Allen [29*](* This "Tinclad" number previously assigned to USS Tawah -- lost Nov 1864)   
Colorado    
Colossus [25*](* This "Tinclad" number previously assigned to USS Covington -- lost May 1864.)   
ColumbineShultz   
Conemaugh    
Conestoga    
Connecticut    
Constellation    
Constitution    
Cornubia    
Corypheus    
Courier    
Covington [25]    
CowslipMeteor (#2)   
Cricket [6]    
CrocusThomas, Sol    
CrusaderSouthern Star   
Cumberland    
Curlew [12]Florence   
CurrituckSeneca   
Cuyler, R. R.     
Cyane    
D
Dacotah    
DaffodilSmith, Jonas    
DahliaFirefly   
Dai Ching    
DaisyMulford   
Dale    
Dan    
DandelionAntietam   
Darlington    
Dart    
Davis, James L.     
Daylight    
De Kalb, BaronU.S.S. St. Louis (in WGF)   
De Soto    
Decatur    
Delaware    
DeltaTug No. 4 / Linda   
Denning, Maria     
Diana    
Dictator    
Dictator (tug)Sweet Brier   
Dinsmore, Augusta     
Dolsen, Clara     
Don    
Donegal    
Dove    
Dragon    
Drayton, PercyHettiwan   
Dryad    
Dumbarton    
E
EastportC.S.S. Eastport   
Elfin [52]Mann, W. C.    
Elk [47]Countess   
Ellen    
Ellis    
Emerald    
Emma    
Eolus    
EpsilonBumm, Harry / Tug No. 5   
EssexNew Era (Not the "Tinclad" of the same name.)   
Estrella    
Eugene    
Eureka    
Eutaw    
Exchange [38]    
Express    
F
Fahkee    
Fairplay [17]    
Fairy [51]Maria   
Farrallones    
Fawn [30]Barker, Fanny    
Fearnot    
FernIntrepid   
Fernandina    
FlagSprague, Phineas    
Flambeau    
Florida    
Forbes, R. B.     
Forest Rose [9]    
Fort DonelsonLee, R. E.    
Fort GainesCommodore   
Fort Henry(* This is NOT the same as the WGF vessel which was renamed Lafayette.)   
Fort Hindman [13]Manitou / Thompson, James    
Fort Jackson    
Fort MorganAdmiral    
Fox    
Franklin    
Fredonia    
Freeborn, Thomas    
FrolicAdvance    
FuchsiaKiang Soo   
FultonFulton, Dick    
G
Galatea    
Galena    
GammaTug No. 3 / Loper, R. F.    
Gamage [60*]Gamage, Willie (* This "Tinclad" number also assigned to USS General Sherman.)   
Garland    
Gazelle [50]Brown, Emma    
Gem of the Sea    
Gemsbok    
Genesee    
GeraniumDix, John A.   
Gertrude    
GettysburgMargaret & Jessie   
GladiolusBishop, Sallie    
GlanceGlide (#2)   
GlasgowEugenie   
Glaucus    
Glide (#1)    
Glide (#3) [43]    
GrampusIon   
Grand GulfOnward   
Granite    
Granite City    
Grant, General [62]    
Great Western    
Griffith, John     
Grossbeak [8*]Fanny (* This "Tinclad" number previously assigned to USS Signal -- lost May 1864.)   
H
Hale, E. B.     
Hancock, John     
Harcourt    
Hartford    
Harvest Moon    
Hastings [15]Duncan, Emma    
Hatteras    
HeliotropeBaker, Maggie    
Hetzel    
Hibiscus    
HomeKey West   
Honduras    
HoneysuckleFargo, William G.    
Hope    
HornetSterling, Lady   
Houghton, A.     
Housatonic    
Houston, Sam     
Howard, Susan A.     
Howquah    
HoytHoyt, Luke    
Hudson, HendrickFlorida   
Hugel, Adolph     
Hull, CommodoreNuestra Senora de Regla   
Hunchback    
Huntress [58]    
Huntsville    
Huron    
HyacinthSpitfire   
HydrangeaHippodame   
I
Ibex [10*]Ohio Valley (* This "Tinclad" number previously assigned to USS Linden -- lost Feb 1864.)   
Ida    
Illinois    
Independence    
Indianola    
Ino    
Ion    
Iosco    
IrisRowe, Willet    
Iron Age    
Ironsides, Jr    
Iroquois    
Isilda    
Island Belle    
IsonomiaShamrock   
Itasca    
IukaCommodore   
IvyTerror    
J
Jackson, John P.     
Jamestown    
Janes, Henry     
JasmineVan Houten, Peter B.    
Jones, Commodore     
Jones, Paul     
Jones, Paul Jr.    
Jones, Sidney C.     
JonquilKirkman, J. K.   
Julia    
Juliet [4]    
Juniata    
K
KalmiaInnes, Aaron   
Kanawha    
Kansas    
Katahdin    
Kate [55*]Porter, Kate B. (* This "Tinclad" number previously assigned to USS Undine -- lost Nov 1864.)   
Kearsarge    
Kennebec    
Kenosha    
Kensington    
Kenwood [14]    
KeokukMoodna   
Kewaydin    
Keystone State    
Key West [32]    
KickapooCyclops   
Kineo    
Kingfisher    
KinsmanKinsman, Colonel   
KittatinnyStars and Stripes   
Knapp, Shepherd     
Kuhn, J. C.Purveyor   
L
LaburnumLion   
Lackawana    
LafayetteFort Henry (in WGF) / Alick Scott   
Lancaster    
Lane, Harriet     
LarkspurPontiac (tug)   
LaurelErebus   
LavenderMayflower   
Lee, Oliver H.     
Lehigh    
Lenapee    
Leslie    
Levant    
Lexington    
Lightning    
Lilac    
Lilian    
LilyJessie   
Linden    
Little Ada    
Little Rebel [16]C.S.S. Little Rebel   
Lockwood, John L.     
Lodona    
Logan, Lavinia     
Louisiana    
Louisville    
LupinVanderbilt, C.   
Lyon, GeneralC.S.S. De Soto   
M
Macedonian    
Mackinaw    
Madgie    
Magnolia    
Mahaska    
Mahopac    
Mail    
MalvernElla & Annie   
Mangham, George     
Manhattan    
Maratanza    
Marblehead    
Marigold    
Marmora [2]    
MartinMcMartin, James    
Massachusetts    
Massasoit    
Mattabesett    
Maumee    
McDonough, Commodore     
Memphis    
Mendota    
Mercedita    
Mercury    
Merrimac    
Metacomet    
Meteor (#3) [44]    
Miami    
Michigan    
MidnightDawn   
MignonetteDauntless   
Milwaukee    
Mingoe    
Minnesota    
Mississippi    
Mist [26*] (* This "Tinclad" number previously assigned to USS Queen City -- lost Jun 1864.)   
MistletoeRestless   
MobileTennessee (not ex-C.S.S.)   
MoccasinHero   
MohawkCaledonia   
Mohican    
Monadnock    
Monitor    
Monocacy    
Monongahela    
Montauk    
Monterey    
Montgomery    
Monticello    
Moose [34]Miller, Florence No. 2   
Morgan, BenMediator   
Morning Light    
Morris, Commodore     
MorseMarion   
Mount Vernon    
Mount Washington    
Muscoota    
MyrtleResolute   
Mystic    
N
Nahant     
Naiad [53]Princess   
NansemondFreeborn, J. E. or J. F.   
Nantucket     
Napa    
Naragansett    
NarcissusCook, Mary    
National GuardGuard   
Naubuc     
Naumkeag [37]    
Neosho    
Neptune    
Nereus    
NettleWonder   
New Berne    
New Era (#2) [7]    
New HampshireAlabama   
New Ironsides    
New London    
New National    
Niagara    
Nightingale    
Niphon    
Nipsic    
Nita    
Norfolk Packet    
North Carolina    
Norwich    
Nyack    
Nyanza [41]    
Nymph [54]Cricket No. 3   
O
Octorara    
Ohio    
Oleander    
Oneida    
Onondaga    
Onward    
Oregon    
Oriole [52*]Miller, Florence No. 3 (* This "Tinclad" number previously assigned to USS Elfin -- lost Nov 1864.)   
Orvetta    
Osage    
Osceola    
Ossipee    
Otsego    
Ottawa    
OuachitaLouisville (Captured Confederate transport -- NOT the ironclad of the same name.)   
Owasco    
Ozark    
P
Pampero    
PansySamson (NOT the vessel of same name in Ram Fleet and Mississippi Squadron.)   
Para    
Passaic    
Patapsco    
Patroon    
Pawnee    
Paw Paw [31]Fanny / St. Charles   
Pawtucket    
Peacock    
Pembina    
Penguin    
Penobscot    
Pensacola    
PeonyRepublic   
Peoria    
Peosta [36]    
Pequot    
Peri [57]    
Periwinkle    
Perry    
Perry, Commodore     
Peterhoff    
Petrel [5]Duchess   
Pettit, O. M.     
Phelps, Charles     
Philadelphia    
Philip, King     
PhilippiElla   
PhloxLincoln, F. W.    
Picket Boat No. 1    
Picket Boat No. 2    
Picket Boat No. 3    
Picket Boat No. 4    
Picket Boat No. 5    
Picket Boat No. 6    
Pillow, General [20]C.S.S. General Pillow   
PinkZouave   
Pinola    
Pinta    
Piscataqua    
Pittsburg    
Planter    
PocahontasDespatch   
Pontiac    
Pontoosuc    
PoppyDouglass, Addie    
Port Fire    
Port Royal    
Portsmouth    
Potomac    
Potomska    
Powhatan    
Prairie Bird [11]Miller, Mary    
Preble    
PrestonAnnie   
Price, GeneralC.S.S. General Price   
PrimroseVaughn, Nelly B.    
Princess Royal    
Princeton    
Proteus    
Puritan    
Pursuit    
PushmatahaCongress   
Putnam, William G. Putnam, General   
Q
Quaker City    
Queen    
Queen City [26]    
R
Racer    
Rattler [1]Miller, Florence    
Read, CommodoreAtlantic   
Red RoverC.S.S. Red Rover   
Reindeer [35]Miller, Rachel    
Release    
RelianceHollyhock   
Relief    
RenshawRenshaw, R. T.    
Rescue    
Restless    
Rhode IslandEagle   
Richmond    
Roanoke    
Robb [21]Robb, Alfred    
RocketBillard, J. D.    
Rodgers, George W.Shark   
Rodolph [48]    
Roebuck    
Roman    
Romeo [3]    
Rosalie    
RoseFitch, A. I.   
Rotan, Samuel     
S
Sabine    
Sachem    
Saco    
Sacramento    
SaffronJenkins, J. T.    
Sagamore    
Saginaw    
St. Clair [19]    
St. Lawrence    
St. Louis    
St. Mary's    
Samson    
Sands, Jean     
Sanford, Mary     
Sangamon    
San Jacinto    
Santee    
Santiago de Cuba    
Saranac    
Saratoga    
Sassacus    
Satellite    
Saugus     
Savannah    
Sciota    
Sea Bird    
Sea Foam    
Seaman, Rachel     
Sebago    
SelmaC.S.S. Selma   
Seminole    
Seneca    
Seymour, I. N.    
ShakamaxonHecla / Nebraska   
Shamokin    
Shamrock    
Shandy, Tristram     
Shawmut    
Shawnee    
Shawsheen    
Shenandoah    
Sherman, General [60*](* This "Tinclad" number also assigned to USS Gamage.)   
Shokokon    
Sibyl [59]Hartford (NOT vessel of the same name which was Admiral Farragut's flagship.)   
Signal [8]    
Silver Cloud [28]    
Silver Lake [23]    
Siren [56]White Rose   
Smith, Dan     
Smith, Isaac     
SnowdropDe Groot, A.   
Somerset    
Sonoma    
Sophronia    
SorrelHancock, W. S.    
South Carolina    
Southfield    
Sovereign    
Speedwell    
Spirea    
Springfield [22]Healey, W. A.    
Spuyten Duyvil    
Stars & Stripes    
State of Georgia    
Stepping Stones    
Stettin    
Stevens BatteryNaugatuck / Stevens, E. A.    
Stockdale [42]Stockdale, J. T.   
Stonewall    
SumpterSumter or Sumpter, General    
SumterC.S.S. Sumter   
Sunflower    
Supply    
Susquehanna    
Suwanee    
Swift    
T
Tacony    
Tahoma    
Talladega    
Tallahatchie [46]Cricket No. 4   
Tallahoma    
Tallapoosa    
Tawah [29]Ebenezer   
TeaserC.S.S. Teaser   
Tecumseh    
Tempest [1*](* This "Tinclad" number previously assigned to USS Rattler -- lost Dec 1864.)   
TennesseeC.S.S. Tennessee   
Tensas [38]Sugg, Tom    
TexasC.S.S. Texas   
ThistleSpiteful   
Thomas, General [61]    
ThunderDeas or Dees, Annie    
Ticonderoga    
Tigress    
Tioga    
Torrence, Judge     
Trefoil    
TritoniaCarey, Sarah S. B.    
TulipChih Kiang   
Tunxis     
Tuscarora    
Tuscumbia    
Two Sisters    
Tyler, A. O.     
U
Unadilla    
Uncas    
Underwriter    
Undine [55]Gaylord, Ben    
Union    
Unit    
United States    
UnoJuniper   
V
Valley City    
Valparaiso    
Vandalia    
Vanderbilt    
Varuna    
Vassar, Matthew     
Velocity    
Verbena    
Vermont    
Vicksburg     
Victoria     
Victory [33]Banker   
Vincennes    
Vindicator    
View, A. J.     
VioletMartha   
Virginia    
Vixen    
Volunteer    
W
Wabash    
Wachusett    
Wamsutta    
Wanderer    
Wando    
Ward, T. A.     
Warren    
WaspHenry, Emma    
Watauga    
WatchAlert / Powell, A. C.    
Wateree    
Water Witch    
Wave [45]Argosy No. 2   
Weehawken    
Western World    
Westfield    
Whitehall    
Whitehead    
Wild Cat    
WildernessCreary or Creaby, B. N.    
Willamette    
Williams, C. P.     
Winnebago    
Winnipec    
Winona    
Winooski    
Wissahickon    
Wood, Maria A.    
Woods, Sallie     
Wyalusing    
Wyandank    
Wyandotte    
Wyoming    
Y-Z
Yankee    
Yantic    
Yazoo    
Young America    
Young Rover    
Yucca    
Yuma    
ZetaLoane, J. G. / Tug,No. 6   
Zouave     




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