USS Unit (1862)
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Acquired:||2 June 1864|
|Out of service:||1865|
|Fate:||sold, 12 July 1865|
|Draught:||8 ft (2.4 m)|
Service during the American Civil War
Unit—steamer Union built at Philadelphia in 1862—was purchased at Boston on 2 June 1864. Unit was assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and served as a tug and repair vessel in Hampton Roads, Virginia, for the duration of the Civil War. In June 1865, the tug was sent to New York City.
End-of-war decommission and continued maritime career
Unit was sold at auction there on 12 July 1865 to C. and E. T. Peters. Redocumented as a merchant steamer on 6 September 1865, Unit remained in mercantile service until 1902.