William Boyle

William Boyle

Birth
Death 18 Jul 1864
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: USS Niagara
Memorial ID 96845066 · View Source
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William Boyle, Landsman, US Navy, Civil War, December 2, 1863, New York, 1, USS North Carolina to USS Hartford, New York, 18, varnisher, blue, brown, fair. Discharged from USS Niagara.

The second USS Niagara was a steam frigate in the United States Navy.

Niagara patrolled with the European Squadron until 29 August when she cleared Cadiz for Boston, arriving on 20 September. There she decommissioned on 28 September 1Niagara was launched by New York Navy Yard on 23 February 1855; sponsored by Miss Annie C. O'Donnell; and commissioned on 6 April 1857, Captain William L. Hudson in command.

Civil War, 1861–1864

Quickly preparing for duty on the blockade of southern ports, Niagara arrived off Charleston, South Carolina on 10 May, and two days later captured blockade runner General Parkhill attempting to make Charleston from Liverpool. Through the summer she gave similar service at Mobile Bay, and was at Fort Pickens, Florida on 22 September when Flag Officer William McKean in Niagara took command of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron. She engaged Confederate defenses at Fort McRee, Pensacola, and Warrington on 22 November, and was hulled twice above the waterline. On 5 June 1862 she sailed for repairs at Boston Navy Yard, where she decommissioned 16 June. Recommissioned 14 October 1863, Niagara steamed from New York on 1 June 1864 to watch over Confederate warships then fitting out in Europe. She reached her base at Antwerp on 26 June, and from there roved the English Channel, the French Atlantic Coast and the Bay of Biscay. On 15 August she took steamer Georgia, a former Confederate warship, off Portugal. In February and March, with Sacramento she lay at Ferrol, Spain, to prevent Confederate ironclad Stonewall from departing, but the much more powerful southern ship was able to make good her escape.

864, remaining in the Boston Navy Yard until sold on 6 May 1885.

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  • Created by: Rubbings
  • Added: 10 Sep 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 96845066
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Boyle (unknown–18 Jul 1864), Find a Grave Memorial no. 96845066, ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a USS Niagara.