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CSS Florida capturing and sinking the clipper Jacob Bell in February 1863 from the U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph NH59293. Line engraving by G. Perkins from Harper’s Weekly, January – June 1863, page 187.  Built in Liverpool, England, the Oreto sailed for Nassau on March 22, 1862. On August 17th, she was commissioned in the Confederate States Navy at Green Cay, Bahamas and officially christened the Florida with Captain John Newland Maffitt, in command.

CSS Florida capturing and sinking the clipper Jacob Bell in February 1863 from the U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph NH59293. Line engraving by G. Perkins from Harper’s Weekly, January – June 1863, page 187. Built in Liverpool, England, the Oreto sailed for Nassau on March 22, 1862. On August 17th, she was commissioned in the Confederate States Navy at Green Cay, Bahamas and officially christened the Florida with Captain John Newland Maffitt, in command.

The Sinking of USS Housatonic on 17 February 1864 during the American Civil Warwas an important turning point in naval warfare. The Confederate States Navysubmarine, H.L. Hunley made her first and only attack on a Union Navy warship when she staged a clandestine night attack on theUSS Housatonic in Charleston harbor. TheHunley approached just under the surface, avoiding detection until the last moments, then embedded and remotely detonated aspar torpedo that rapidly sank the Housatonic.

The Sinking of USS Housatonic on 17 February 1864 during the American Civil Warwas an important turning point in naval warfare. The Confederate States Navysubmarine, H.L. Hunley made her first and only attack on a Union Navy warship when she staged a clandestine night attack on theUSS Housatonic in Charleston harbor. TheHunley approached just under the surface, avoiding detection until the last moments, then embedded and remotely detonated aspar torpedo that rapidly sank the Housatonic.

USS Essex  A March, 1863 photo of the USS Essex. The 1000-ton ironclad river gunboat, originally a steam-powered ferry, was acquired during the American Civil War by the US Army in 1861 for the Western Gunboat Flotilla

USS Essex A March, 1863 photo of the USS Essex. The 1000-ton ironclad river gunboat, originally a steam-powered ferry, was acquired during the American Civil War by the US Army in 1861 for the Western Gunboat Flotilla

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