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U.S.S. Canandaiga captures the blockade runner S.S. Cherokee off Charleston

Capture of the blockade-runner "Cherokee" off Charleston, South Carolina, May 9, 1863, artist's impression, zoomable image
05/08/1863
The U.S.S. Canandaiga captured the 600 ton steamer Cherokee with a cargo of cotton and six foreign passengers off Charleston Harbor in a night operation. Built in Scotland in 1859 as the Thistle, the vessel had been sold in 1862 to Charleston interests and rechristened the Cherokee.  She was later modified in Boston and became the U.S.S. Cherokee in spring 1864. Sold after the war, she ended her days as the Chilean naval steamer Ancud. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Stephen R. Wise, Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1991), 324.
 B.S. Osbon (ed.), Hand Book of the United States Navy ... From April 1861 to May 1864 (New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1864), 26.
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