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Watched by the U.S.S. Tuscarora, the Confederate warship Nashville sails from Southampton

Escape of C.S.S. Nashville from Southampton Water, February 1862, artist's impression
02/03/1862
The C.S.S. Nashville was a 1,200 ton former passenger side-wheeler fitted as a commerce raider, commanded by Lieutenant Robert B. Pegram. She had docked in Southampton and in December 1861 had entered dry-dock to repair storm damage from her Atlantic crossing. Strictly observed British neutrality laws forbid any strengthening of her poor fighting capability.  She completed her repairs and sailed from Southampton closely watched by the U.S.S. Tuscarora which was banned under international law from following her for 24 hours.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Warren F. Spencer, The Confederate Navy in Europe (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1983), 30-31. 
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