USS W. L. Bartlett (1861)

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History
United States
Name: USS W. F. Bartlett
Namesake: Previous name retained
Acquired: 13 August 1861
Fate: Unknown
Notes: Acquired for use as blockship
General characteristics
Type: Schooner
Sail plan: Schooner-rigged

USS W. F. Bartlett was a schooner acquired by the United States Navy in 1861.

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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