USS Garland (1815)

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History
United States
Name: Garland
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 1815
Acquired: 28 October 1861
In service: 1861
Out of service: 1862
Struck: 1862 (est.)
Fate:
General characteristics
Tonnage: 243
Length: 92' 5"
Beam: 24 '4"
Draft: 12 ' 2"
Propulsion: sail
Speed: not known
Complement: not known
Armament: none

USS Garland (1815) was a bark acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. The Navy planned on using her as part of the stone fleet; however, because of the Union Army’s need for a supply ship, she was transferred to that service for the duration of the entire war.

Constructed for service as a privateer[edit]

Garland was a bark built at Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1815 for service as a privateer.

Converted for use as a part of the “stone fleet”[edit]

She was rebuilt at New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1845 and purchased there by Morgan and Chappell for $3,150 for the Navy on 28 October 1861 for the "Stone Fleet."[1]

Transferred to the Union Army as a supply ship[edit]

However, she was not used as an obstruction but transferred to the Army Quartermaster Department at Hilton Head, South Carolina, 7 January 1862 for service as a supply ship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Treasures of the Confederate Coast: the "real Rhett Butler" & Other Revelations by Dr. E. Lee Spence, (Narwhal Press, Charleston/Miami, 1995) ISBN 1886391017 ISBN 1886391009, p. 152