In the Blakeley River east of Mobile, Alabama, the U.S.S. Milwaukee hits a mine and sinks in three minutes

The U.S.S. Milwaukee was a 1300-ton, 250 foot double-turret monitor attached to the Union fleet threatening Spanish Fort in the Blakeley River in Alabama, east of Mobile. During operations there she fell victim to a Confederate mine that exploded under her stern and sank in minutes. None of the approximately 130 Union sailors aboard lost their lives, however.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
W. Craig Gaines, Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks (Baton Rouge, La: Louisiana State University Press, 2008), 4. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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