USS Gertrude

The USS Gertrude was a prize captured by the USS Vanderbilt off the Bahamas on 16 April 1863, purchased by the Navy from the prize court on 4 June 1863 and commissioned 22 July 1863 with Acting Master Walter K. Cressy commanding.

She was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, arriving on station August 1863 and remained in the AOR until August 1865 when she was decommissioned and eventually sold.

  • USS Gertrude on Wikipedia

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    Francis MealeySeaman25 December 1863
    ✚ ⋂Henry O. YoungLandsman26 July 186417


    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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