USS Bloomer

The Bloomer was a stern-wheel steamer that was unofficially acquired for the Navy by an expedition from the Pensacola Navy Yard on December 27, 1862 from a loyal Union man who had her laid up on the Choctawhatchee River near Geneva, Alabama. She was put into "commission" on 24 January 1863, Acting Ensign Edwin Crissey commanding. It was not until 1865 when the Navy officially acquired her after the Bloomer was adjudicated at a prize court.

In June of 1865, the Bloomer sank in East Pass, Santa Rosa Island, Florida and was struck from the register as a result and her wreck sold.

  • USS Bloomer on Wikipedia

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    ✚ ⋂ ✎Benjamin ChilverLandsman9 October 186322


    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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