USS Swift (1864)

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United States
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: date unknown
In service: 1864
Out of service: 1865
Struck: 1865 (est.)
Fate: sold, 8 August 1865
General characteristics
Displacement: 12 tons
Length: not known
Beam: not known
Draught: not known
Propulsion: schooner sail
Speed: not known
Complement: not known
Armament: two 12-pounder howitzers

USS Swift (1864) was a small 12-ton schooner captured by the Union Navy during the Union blockade of the American Civil War.

Swift was used by the Union Navy as a ship’s tender, serving ships at Tybee Island, Georgia, and at Port Royal, South Carolina.

Civil War service[edit]

Swift was a small schooner captured by USS Patapsco on 9 February 1864 in Wassau Sound, Georgia. No record has been found of any filing of libel papers against the schooner, but she was taken into the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. The vessel served at Tybee Island, Georgia, and at Port Royal, South Carolina, as a ship's tender.

Post-war decommissioning[edit]

Swift was sold at public auction there on 8 August 1865.

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