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Granville W Fogg
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 30, 1863

Granville W. Fogg, Acting master's mate, Dysentery, July 30, 1863, USS Mercedita.

Officers of the Continental and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-1900 about Granville W Fogg
Name: Granville W Fogg
Rank Information: Mate
Military Branch: US Navy Officers (1798-1900)

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about Granville W Fogg
Name: Granville W Fogg
Enlistment Date: 27 Jun 1863
Rank at enlistment: Actg Mast Mate
State Served: UN
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Commissioned an officer in the UN Navy on 27 Jun 1863.
Mustered out on 30 Jul 1863.
Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War

USS Mercedita (1861-1865)

USS Mercedita, an 840-ton screw steamer, was built at Brooklyn, New York, in 1861 as the civilian vessel Mercedita. Purchased by the Navy in July 1861 and converted to a warship, she was commissioned in the following December. For the first eight months of 1862, she served in the Gulf Blockading Squadron, where she destroyed one blockade runner, captured several others and took part in actions against Confederate coastal positions.

Mercedita was reassigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron in September 1862 and joined the blockade of Charleston, South Carolina. On 31 January 1863, she was attacked by the Confederate ironclads Chicora and Palmetto State. Disabled by ramming and gunfire, she surrendered but escaped when the two ironclads moved on to assault other ships.

Repaired by April 1863, Mercedita served for the rest of the Civil War in the West Indies, off the Atlantic Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. In August 1865, after the war had ended, she was sent to Santo Domingo to protect American interests during a period of local unrest. USS Mercedita was decommissioned and sold in October 1865. She resumed civilian employment shortly afterwards.

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Created by: Rubbings
Record added: Feb 09, 2012
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Granville W Fogg
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