USS Julia (1863)

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Laid down: date unknown
Launched: date unknown
In service: 15 February 1863
Out of service: 1865
Struck: 1865 (est.)
Captured:
  • by Union Navy forces
  • 8 January 1863
Fate:
  • broken up
  • and sold 1865
General characteristics
Displacement: 10 tons
Length: not known
Beam: not known
Draught: not known
Propulsion: sail
Speed: varied
Complement: 7
Armament: not known

USS Julia (1863) was a sloop captured by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a tender ship in support of the Union Navy.

Sloop sail boat with a single mast and a fore-and-aft rig

A sloop is a sailing boat with a single mast and a fore-and-aft rig. A sloop has only one head-sail; if a vessel has two or more head-sails, the term cutter is used, and its mast may be set further aft than on a sloop.

Union Navy United States Navy during the American Civil War

The Union Navy was the United States Navy (USN) during the American Civil War, when it fought the Confederate States Navy (CSN). The term is sometimes used carelessly to include vessels of war used on the rivers of the interior while they were under the control of the United States Army, also called the Union Army.

American Civil War Civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865

The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865, between the North and the South. The Civil War is the most studied and written about episode in U.S. history. Primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people, war broke out in April 1861 when secessionist forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina shortly after Abraham Lincoln had been inaugurated as the President of the United States. The loyalists of the Union in the North proclaimed support for the Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States in the South, who advocated for states' rights to uphold slavery.

Julia was an English sloop operating out of Nassau, Bahamas, captured by Union gunboat Sagamore 8 January 1863. When taken some 10 miles north of Jupiter Inlet, Florida, she was attempting to slip through the Union blockade laden with salt badly needed by the Confederacy. She was taken to Key West, Florida, where she was condemned by a prize court and sold to the U.S. Navy.

Nassau, Bahamas Place in New Providence, Bahamas

Nassau is the capital and commercial centre of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The city has an estimated population of 274,400 as of 2016, just over 70% of the population of the country (≈391,000). Lynden Pindling International Airport, the major airport for the Bahamas, is located about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of Nassau city centre, and has daily flights to major cities in Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and the United States. The city is located on the island of New Providence, which functions much like a business district. Nassau is the site of the House of Assembly and various judicial departments and was considered historically to be a stronghold of pirates. The city was named in honour of William III of England, Prince of Orange-Nassau, deriving its name from Nassau, Germany.

Gunboat naval watercraft designed for bombardment of coastal targets

A gunboat is a naval watercraft designed for the express purpose of carrying one or more guns to bombard coastal targets, as opposed to those military craft designed for naval warfare, or for ferrying troops or supplies.

USS <i>Sagamore</i> (1861)

USS Sagamore was a Unadilla-class gunboat built on behalf of the United States Navy for service during the American Civil War. She was outfitted as a gunboat and assigned to the Union blockade of the Confederate States of America. Sagamore was very active during the war, and served the Union both as a patrol ship and a bombardment vessel.

She was placed in service 15 February, Acting Master's Mate L. C. Coggeshall in charge, and used as a tender to Northern blockaders along the coast. Tahoma, Pursuit, and Eugenie were among the ships she assisted during the war.

Master's mate is an obsolete rating which was used by the Royal Navy, United States Navy and merchant services in both countries for a senior petty officer who assisted the master. Master's mates evolved into the modern rank of Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, while in the merchant service they evolved into the numbered mates or officers.

USS <i>Tahoma</i> (1861)

USS Tahoma was a Unadilla-class gunboat built by order of the United States Navy for service during the American Civil War.

USS <i>Pursuit</i> (1861)

USS Pursuit was a bark purchased at New York City on 3 September 1861; and was commissioned 17 December 1861, Acting Volunteer Lt. David Cate in command.

On 20 February, she shared in the capture of bark Stonewall.

Barque type of sailing vessel with three or more masts

A barque, barc, or bark is a type of sailing vessel with three or more masts having the fore- and mainmasts rigged square and only the mizzen rigged fore-and-aft.

Julia was broken up and sold at Key West, Florida, in 1865.

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