|Builder:||Greenpoint, New York|
|Fate:||Sold into merchant service, June 1869
Destroyed by fire, 29 June 1870
|Type:||Iron side-wheel steam gunboat|
|Tonnage:||1,370 long tons (1,392 t)|
The ship was built at Greenpoint, New York, and commissioned in January 1865. She was at Norfolk, Virginia, in May 1865 when ordered to Key West as part of an effort to prevent Confederate President Jefferson Davis escaping abroad. Muscoota remained in the Gulf of Mexico area at least until August 1866, when she was sent north in response to a serious outbreak of Yellow Fever among her crew.
Sold in June 1869, she was extensively rebuilt for merchant employment and renamed Tennessee. The ship had only a short civilian career, as she was destroyed by fire near Little River, North Carolina, on 29 June 1870.
- Naval Historical Center Online Library of Selected Images: USS Muscoota
- Naval Historical Center Online Library of Selected Images: USS Tennessee
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
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