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Naiad (1864-1865)

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USS Naiad, a 185-ton stern-wheel "tinclad" river gunboat, was built in 1863 at Freedom, Pennsylvania, as the civilian steamer Princess. She was purchased by the Navy in March 1864, converted to a gunboat and commissioned the following month. Naiad spent the rest of the Civil War patrolling the Western Rivers, engaging Confederate forces in Louisiana during June and September 1864. She was decommissioned in June 1865 and sold in August. Renamed Princess in post-war civilian service, she struck a snag and sank at Napoleon, Missouri, on 1 June 1868.

This page features our only view of USS Naiad.

If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

Photo #: NH 45636

USS Naiad (1864-65)


Photograph taken on the Western Rivers during the Civil War, and reproduced as a stereograph.
Note mine-clearance "rake" projecting from her bow.



Online Image: 74KB; 560 x 675 pixels

A stereo pair version of this image is available as
Photo # NH 45636-A

Online Image of stereo pair: 54KB; 675 x 425 pixels


If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

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