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USS Wyandotte (1859-1865)
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Rubbings
Description: USS Wyandotte (1859-1865).Formerly the civilian steamship Western Port (1853). Briefly served as USS Western Port in 1858-1859USS Wyandotte, a 464-ton screw gunboat, was built at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1853 as the commercial steamship Western Port. In 1858 she was chartered by the Navy for use during a punitive expedition to Paraguay, serving as USS Western Port from October 1858 until May 1858. She was then purchased by the Navy, renamed Wyandotte and placed in commission in September 1859. While operating in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, she captured the slaver William off Cuba in May 1860. During the latter part of that year and the first four months of 1861, Wyandotte was active off Florida, protecting U.S. Government facilities during the secession crisis.When the crisis exploded into war in April 1861 Wyandotte remained active in the Gulf until she went north for repairs in August. From December 1861 until July 1862 she enforced the blockade of the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia and eastern Florida. Her next assignment, beginning in September 1862, was to the Potomac Flotilla, which operated in the Chesapeake Bay region. Structural weakness caused Wyandotte to be confined to guardship duty at Norfolk, Virginia, from October 1863 until the end of the Civil War. Decommissioned in June 1865, she was sold at auction in July and two months later entered merchant service as S.S. Wyandotte. However, her commercial career was cut short when she was wrecked off Duxbury, Massachusetts, on 26 January 1866.
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Anderson, SMN George W 90781034
b. unknown d. Mar. 5, 1885
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Boling, George 94218044
b. unknown d. unknown
No cemetery
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Branch, Frank 94218385
b. unknown d. unknown
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Braxton, Samuel 94218874
b. unknown d. unknown
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Cantley, SMN Andrew 92087797
b. 1824 d. Oct. 11, 1882
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Demby, George 94219157
b. unknown d. unknown
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Dougherty, William 86820718
b. 1833 d. Feb. 29, 1896
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Leary, Adm Richard Phillips 74229671
b. Nov. 3, 1842 d. Dec. 27, 1901
United States Naval Acade...
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Staub, Amandus 91802503
b. unknown d. Dec. 2, 1895
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
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