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The South Atlantic Blockading Squadron runs into a storm on its way to South Carolina and ships are lost

Civil War at Sea Topic Image, Crew members of the USS Pawnee
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)
Source Citation: 
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.