USS Augusta Dinsmore (1863)

USS Augusta Dinsmore (1863)

Career (US)
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 1863
Acquired: 17 July 1963
Commissioned: circa 21 July 1863
Decommissioned: 28 August 1865
Struck: 1865 (est.)
Fate: sold, 5 September 1865
General characteristics
Displacement: 834 tons
Length: 169 ft (52 m)
Beam: 32 ft 6 in (9.91 m)
Draught: depth of hold 8 ft 8 in (2.64 m)
draft 12 ft 6 in (3.81 m)
Propulsion: steam engine
Speed: 11 knots
Complement: 70
Armament: two 12-pounder rifles

USS Augusta Dinsmore (1863) was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a gunboat in support of the Union naval blockade of Confederate waterways. Because of her relatively large size, she was also sometimes used as a cargo ship.

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