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6 edition of The C.S.S. Florida found in the catalog.

The C.S.S. Florida

Her Building and Operations

by Frank, Jr. Owsley

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Published by University Alabama Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Maritime history,
  • Naval forces & warfare,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Military - Naval,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • United States - Civil War,
  • History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877),
  • United States - State & Local - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8073489M
    ISBN 100817312811
    ISBN 109780817312817

    She took a few prizes in the Strait of Malacca before finally turning back toward France for a much needed refit and long overdue repairs. The vessel had a number of other 'passengers' aboard, referred to as super cargo, amongst these was Thomas Miller the son of William Cowley Miller the builder of the Lelia. The Florida was crammed with about 54 prisoners, the capture of the whaling schooner V. On the 6th. Deck scene cruiser Alabama in August - Lts Armstrong and Sinclair at Sinclair's pounder station [9] Captain Raphael Semmes, Alabama's commanding officer, standing aft of the mainsail by his ship's aft 8-inch smooth bore gun during her visit to Cape Town in August Mallory recognized that the Confederacy needed to break the Union blockade in orderto maintain trading lines with the outside world.

    Their impact on the war itself was fairly insignificant, but their dramatic exploits around the world helped Confederate morale while they survived. A bucket transfer of 10 tons of coal saved the day, and this ship was retained to act as a tender, Lieutenant Averett, 3 officers and 15 men were transferred, and a 12 pounder gun to supply some armament. This was not the end of the controversy. Although we have noted Maffitt's success, it was British Ship owners who probably gained the greater benefit from Florida's rampage.

    Perhaps no other work leaves the reader with so strong a sense that he has actually experienced, vicariously at least, what it was like to be at Gettysburg on those first four, awful days of July, Unfortunately for Semmes, on 14 June a Union warship appeared at Cherbourg. She then continued further south, eventually crossing the Equatorwhere she took the most prizes of her raiding career while cruising off the coast of Brazil. He remained unknown, until on the 15th. She then sailed south, arriving in the West Indies where she raised more havoc before finally cruising west into the Gulf of Mexico. Lapwing had waited 30 days for Florida, but at the wrong rendezvous, with food running out they made for Barbados,and on the 20th.


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The C.S.S. Florida book

To this total must be added, another 22 vessels as the result of the activity of Lapwing, Clarence, Tacony and Archer, a remarkable 47 ships in all. All the gear and the gun were transhipped to the 90 ton Archer, and the trusty Tacony was disposed of by fire, the new Raider aiming to burn whatever Yankee ships she migfht find, and hoping to cut out a merchantman to become his new home.

Services can be bid out to private companies or provided by the CDD, and residents are not at the mercy of developer-owned enterprises. CSS Alabama's New England Expeditionary Raid October—November began after Captain Semmes and his crew departed for the northeastern seaboard of North America, along Newfoundland and New England, where she ranged as far south as Bermuda and the coast of Virginiaburning ten prizes while capturing and releasing three others.

He was an international lawyer, always useful when dealing with the intricacies of commerce raiding. Her tally, thirteen prizes, bonding but two. Union losses were even lower 1 dead and 2 wounded.

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They are itemized on the property tax statement, in addition to county and other local governmental taxes and assessments as provided for by law. On paper the two ships were actually very similar.

The developer makes payments to the CDD for all properties in the district that they own. The ship being neither properly manned nor equipped as she needed to be, and with stringent Spanish regulations in place, the Captain decided to take his vessel into Mobile.

It seems likely that Maffitt suffered a heart attack, he was attended by a specialist from Paris, ordered to rest for at least three months, and to recuperate with some leisurely travel.

She was designed for speed, giving her a good chance of escaping from any superior Union forces she might encounter. Five days were lost, before on 29 July it was officially decided to detain the ship. By Joseph T. After further repairs she was rearmed with three pound rifles and four pound howitzers in preparation for further naval battle.

On the 30th. Stutler proves that they were rather "soldiers of the Republic who bore their weight in battles and campaigns from Gettysburg to Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi, and from McClellan's Peninsular campaign in tidewater Virginia to the far western plains of Nebraska and the two Dakotas.

From captured ships, Semmes had learnt that a Union expedition under General Banks was heading for Texas and decided to intervene. New York: D.

For Tacony, running from South Carolina to Philadelphia this posed a problem, her Captain, William Munday was worried, he did not like the look of this brig, but if she was genuinely in trouble, the law of the sea demanded he give her assistence. Soon it was the turn of Henrietta, a bark from Baltimore, with flour, barrels of lard and candles, she was making for Rio de Janiro, her Captain, George Brown watched with amazement as her load of lard burnt, spewing out great clouds of black smoke.

Mallory managed a relatively small navy of 4, men and 40 vessels at its zenith. USS Vanderbilt and USS Albama assumed that Florida would seek out coal in the French port of Martinique, rather than try a British port where she had last coaled, so off to Martinique they raced, but no, wrong again, as on the 24th of February, Florida once more sought help from the British at Bridgetown in the Barbados.

Like many on both sides he had served in the Mexican War. We do not suppose there ever was a case where a man, under all the attending circumstances, displayed more energy or more bravery.

By early June Clarence approached the American coast, her armament transformed, spars had been turned into dummy guns, mounted on wooden carriages, gun ports had been cut, and the 6 pounder providing a puff of smoke at the appropriate time, it did look as if a broadside had been fired.

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