Gulf Blockading Squadron

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USS De Soto (1859) - American Civil War, 1861–65 - Gulf Blockading Squadron
... Fort Pickens, Florida, and vessels in the Gulf of Mexico, arriving off Southwest Pass, Mississippi River, after 11 December ... Joining the Gulf Blockading Squadron at that time, De Soto patrolled for Confederate blockade runners near Barataria Bay ... Given the sometimes light winds of the Gulf and inshore waters, the vessel's shallow draft and steam power gave De Soto an advantage over her mainly sail-powered prey ...
Theodorus Bailey (officer) - American Civil War
... frigate Colorado back in commission at Boston and set sail a fortnight later to join the Gulf Blockading Squadron ... There, Colorado became flagship of the Gulf Blockading Squadron on 16 July when Flag Officer William Mervine embarked ... Lardner as flag officer commanding the East Gulf Blockading Squadron ...
USS Gettysburg (1858) - Civil War - North Atlantic Blockading Squadron
... A fast, strong steamer, Gettysburg was assigned blockading duty with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, and departed New York on 7 May ...
USS De Soto (1859) - American Civil War, 1861–65 - Eastern Gulf Blockade
... Assigned to the Eastern Gulf Blockading Squadron under Rear Admiral Theodorus Bailey, De Soto spent March and April fruitlessly cruising for CSS Alabama in the Gulf of ... At that point, two screw steamers from the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, Aroostook and Ossipee, closed with some disappointment, as they had been chasing the blockade runner ... Farragut, commander of the Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, agreed to split prize shares ...

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