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.
|Name||Rate/Rank||Date of Death||Age|
|James Colburn||Seaman||30 May 1863||27|
|✚||James Cummings||Carpenter's Mate||8 December 1863||22|
|✚ ⋂||Edward Diamond||2nd Class Fireman||21 November 1863||22|
|Michael Doyle||Seaman||9 June 1865|
|✚||Frank Myers||Landsman||10 November 1863||28|
|Harvey L. Ransom||Acting Ensign||14 January 1864|
|✚||John F. Stoddard||Ordinary Seaman||12 April 1865||19|