USS Antona

The Antona was a blockade runner captured as a prize by the USS Pocahontas off Mobile on 6 January 1863.

She was supposed to be sailed to Philadelphia by a prize crew for adjudication for blockade violations, but due to her hull leaking, she was sailed to New Orleans for repairs instead.

The Navy put her into commission as the USS Antona on 19 March 1863, but until the prize court was done with litigation, she technically wasn't owned by the Navy until 28 March 1864.

The Antona was used as dispatch vessel and a patrol boat on the lower Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico during the war.

She was decommissioned in New York on 12 August 1865 and sold.

  • USS Antona on Wikipedia

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    James ColburnSeaman30 May 186327
    James CummingsCarpenter's Mate8 December 186322
    ✚ ⋂Edward Diamond2nd Class Fireman21 November 186322
    Michael DoyleSeaman9 June 1865
    Frank MyersLandsman10 November 186328
    Harvey L. RansomActing Ensign14 January 1864
    John F. StoddardOrdinary Seaman12 April 186519


    killed in action
    prisoner of war
    died of disease or injury
    died of yellow fever
    ø died due to vessel loss
    died in ordnance accident
    buried on land in marked grave
    buried/lost at sea
    🎖 Medal of Honor recipient
    transcribed letters of sailor/marine posted

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