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New paddle steamer launched for the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Yard

Civil War at Sea Topic Image, Crew members of the USS Pawnee
05/07/1863
The U.S.S. Tacony, a 974 ton side-wheeler paddle steamer, was launched at the Philadelphia Naval Yard.  With a double bow and a crew of 145, she was one of a large class of vessels designed for river and coastal service.  The Tacony was commissioned in early 1864 and served largely along the North Carolina coastline and inlets. She was sold in 1868.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Launch of the Double-Ender Tacony," New York Times, May 10, 1863, p.5.

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