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CSS Manassas

CSS Manassa

Owner: Boston Steam Tow-Boat Co.

Builder: James O. Curtis, Medford Mass.

Launched: 1853 or 1855

Commissioned: September 12,1861

Decommissioned: April 24, 1862

Fate: Sunk in battle April 24, 1862


Class and Type: Steam tug, Ironclad

Displacement: 387 tons

Tons burthen: 384 1/2 tons

Length: 143ft

Beam: 33ft

Draft: 17ft

Propulsion: Steam Engine


1 64-pounder Dahlgren,

later replace by 1 32-pounder


Head of Passes

Battle of Ft. Jackson

Battle of Fort St. Philip

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