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In Glasgow, Scotland, the British-built "Pampero," planned for the Confederate Navy, is launched

The "Pampero," built for the Confederate Navy, detained in Glasgow, November 1863, British artist's impression
10/29/1863
Beginning in late 1862, Confederate agents had arranged the covert construction in Britain of a powerful vessel they hoped would mirror the exploits of the Alabama.  Given the cover name Pampero, she was constructed at the Thomson's Yards in Glasgow and launched on October 29, 1863.  She would never serve the Confederacy, however, as she was seized by the British Government under the Neutrality Act.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Walter E. Wilson, Gary L. McKay, James D. Bulloch: Secret Agent and Mastermind of the Confederate Navy (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2012), 145.
   
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