USS Nymph (1863)

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Ordered: as Cricket No. 3
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 1863
Acquired: 8 March 1864
Commissioned: 11 April 1864
Decommissioned: 28 June 1865
Stricken: 1865 (est.)
Fate: sold, 17 August 1865
General characteristics
Displacement: 171 tons
Length: 161' 2"
Beam: 30' 4"
Draught:
  • depth of hold 4' 2"
  • draft 5'
Propulsion:
Speed: 4 mph
Complement: not known
Armament: eight 24-pounder smoothbore guns
Armour: tinclad

USS Nymph (1863) was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a dispatch boat in support of the Union Navy blockade of Confederate waterways.

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Cricket No. 3 commissioned as Nymph

Cricket No. 3, a stern wheel wooden river steamer built at Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1863, was purchased by the Navy at Cincinnati 8 March 1864, fitted out as a "tinclad" gunboat, and commissioned at Mound City, Illinois, as Nymph 11 April 1864, Acting Master Patrick Donnelly in command.

Assigned to the Mississippi Squadron

Nymph patrolled the Mississippi River and its tributaries through the end of the Civil War, helping to maintain Union lines of supply and communication.

Post-war decommissioning and sale

She decommissioned 2½ miles above Cairo, Illinois, 28 June 1865 and was sold at public auction at Mound City 17 August 1865 to M. A. Hutchinson.

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References

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships .The entry can be found here.