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The U.S. Navy seizes a Confederate raider, now a British civilian vessel, off the coast of Portugal

The U.S.S. Niagara, 1858
08/15/1864
Confederate agents had purchased the 600-ton former merchant ship the year before and renamed her the C.S.S. Georgia. She had successful cruises as a commerce raider and then was sold to a British company in Liverpool.  Chartered to the Portuguese government, she was four days into her assignment when the USS Niagara captured her. Her British crew was returned to Dover and the prize sailed to Boston.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1864 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1865), 127-128.

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