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

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.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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