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U.S. Navy prize caught running the Charleston blockade sinks off North Carolina on its way to Boston

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The schooner Amalia had been captured the week before running the blockade out of Charleston.  Bound for Boston under tow by another prize, the Cherokee, she became separated in a gale off Cape Hatteras and began to founder.  The British schooner Halitia was sighted and remained close as the five-man prize crew tried to save their vessel.  At six in the evening they gave up and transferred to the Halitia and safety. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
United States Navy Department, Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion, Series 1 (Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1902), 14:183.