In Alabama, a U.S. Navy stern-wheeler becomes the latest victim of Confederate mines near Mobile

The U.S.S. Rodolph was a 217-ton sternwheeler attached to the Union fleet on the Blakeley River in Alabama in operations against Mobile.  Towing a salvage barge to the place where a Confederate mine had sunk the U.S.S. Milwaukee three days before, she, too, was hit with a floating mine that blew a ten-foot hole in her bow. She sank in a few minutes. Four of her sixty-man crew were killed and eleven injured.   (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
W. Craig Gaines, Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks (Baton Rouge, La: Louisiana State University Press, 2008), 6. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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