USS W. L. Bartlett (1861)
|Name:||USS W. F. Bartlett|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Acquired:||13 August 1861|
|Notes:||Acquired for use as blockship|
W. L. Bartlett was a wooden-hulled Chesapeake Bay schooner acquired by the U.S. Navy on 13 August 1861 at Baltimore, Maryland. The Navy planned to use W. L. Bartlett and 21 other similar craft as blockships at entrances to inlets leading to the North Carolina sounds. The project — the U.S. Navy's first "stone fleet" venture -— ultimately failed.
No record of W. L. Bartlett's ultimate fate has been found.
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