The South Atlantic Blockading Squadron runs into a storm on its way to South Carolina and ships are lost
11/01/1861 to 11/02/1861
The squadron had sailed from Hampton Roads with almost fifty ships and around fifteen thousand troops two days before. The force encountered a severe storm and several vessels ran into serious difficulties. The steamship Governor went down just after the last of a battalion of marines aboard were saved by the U.S.S. Sabine, while the storeship Peerless sank after the U.S.S. Mohican had taken off its twenty-eight man crew. When the storm abated the task force continued to its first target, Port Royal, South Carolina. (By John Osborne)
Lewis R. Hamersly, ed., The Records of Living Officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps ... (Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1870), 273.