USS Granite City

The Granite City was a prize vessel captured by the USS Tioga on 22 March 1863, purchased by the Navy at a prize court and commissioned April 1863 as the USS Granite City.

The Granite City was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron on 27 August 1863 and remained on station until her capture by Confederates along with the USS Wave on 6 May 1864 at Calcasieu Pass, Louisiana.

  • USS Granite City on NavSource

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    William BradbrokeOrdinary Seaman5 November 186420
    Anderson BurrowsLandsman15 October 1864
    Patrick EaganCaptain of the Afterguard23 September 186423
    Leonard J. Edwards2nd Class Boy4 January 186516
    Henry I. FanningPaymaster's Clerk4 November 1864
    James W. Ford1st Class Boy11 August 186317
    Jonathan ForrestCoal Heaver10 September 186423
    John GoginCoal Heaver28 January 186521
    John HancockSeaman20 November 186424
    Henry HansonOrdinary Seaman30 September 186421
    Lawrence HardyLandsman28 October 186417
    William H. Hayden1st Class Boy6 May 186419
    George HayesCoal Heaver15 October 186422
    Martin HopkinsFireman 2nd Class5 November 186438
    David HullMaster's Mate30 October 1864
    John JacobsCaptain of the Forecastle6 May 186442
    Joseph JohnsonCoxswain6 May 186431
    Robert JohnsonLandsman2 October 186424
    William LentzFireman 1st Class21 August 186423
    Matthew LeonardFireman 1st Class15 September 186432
    Joseph LeycockFireman 1st Class28 January 186528
    Edward McCullenCoal Heaver19 September 186432
    John McGowanLandsman23 October 186421
    Michael McNamaraFireman 2nd Class28 January 186524
    James MilliganCabin Steward9 October 186422
    Robert MorrisonCaptain of the Hold4 October 186423
    Timothy MurrayCoal Heaver4 September 186428
    John MyersSteerage Cook6 November 186428
    ★ ✎James Nugent2nd Class Boy2 November 186416
    Franklin PierceGunner's Mate4 October 186432
    John Riley1st Class Boy13 August 186415
    James RodgersFireman 1st Class15 October 186430
    Ephrium W. RogersOrdinary Seaman13 August 186420
    Henry SpencerBoatswain's Mate23 July 186431
    Edwin StephensSeaman20 September 186422
    John W. TindallQuartermaster6 May 186440
    John Treely (alias John Pembroke)Coxswain2 October 186430
    Henry D. TurnerLandsman21 September 186423
    Stephen R. TyrrellActing Ensign6 May 1864
    Henry WilsonSeaman13 September 186424
    John G. WilsonSurgeon's Steward9 November 1864


    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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