CSS Alabama's New England Expeditionary Raid

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CSS Alabama

The CSS Alabama's New England Expeditionary Raid commenced shortly after the CSS Alabama left the Azores and cruised west toward the northeastern seaboard of Newfoundland and New England along the North American coastline. The primary area of operation during this expeditionary raid, was the eastern seaboard of the United States ranging as far down as Virginia and Bermuda.

Raid overview[edit]

The CSS Alabama worked its way down the east coast during the month of October capturing three ships, and burning ten others, and encountering a hurricane along the way. Finally, departing station off the New England coast, she set sail for Martinique to rendezvous with her supply vessel, the CSS Agrippina, burning two more ships on the way.

From this raiding area off the coast of New England, the CSS Alabama made her way into the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico to continue her unhindered wrecking of enemy commerce along the North American coastline.

Raid bounty[edit]

CSS Alabama's New England Expeditionary Raid
Date Ship Name Ship Type Location Disposition of Ship
October 3, 1862 Emily Farnum Merchant Near New England Captured & let go
October 3, 1862 Brilliant Merchant Near New England Burned
October 7, 1862 Wave Crest Merchant Near New England Burned
October 7, 1862 Dunkirk Merchant Near New England Burned
October 11, 1862 Tonawanda Packet Near New England Captured & let go
October 11, 1862 Manchester  ? Near New England Burned
October 15, 1862 Lamplighter  ? Near New England Burned
October 21, 1862 Lafayette  ? Near New England Burned
October 26, 1862 Crenshaw Schooner Near New England Burned
October 28, 1862 Lauretta  ? Near St. George's Bank Burned
October 29, 1862 Baron de Castine Merchant Near New York Captured & let go
November 2, 1862 Levi Starbuck Whaler Off Virginia coast Burned
November 8, 1862 T. B. Wales East India trader Near Bermuda Burned

References[edit]

  • Hearn, Chester G., Gray Raiders of the Sea, Louisiana State Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8071-2114-2
  • Luraghi, Raimondo, A History of the Confederate Navy, U.S. Naval Institute Press, 1996. ISBN 1-55750-527-6