USS Hollyhock (ex-USS Reliance)

The USS Hollyhock was purchased in New Orleans 5 March 1863 to serve as a fleet tug and was in service as the USS Reliance. As of 1 June 1863, she was listed in Farragut's reports as the USS Hollyhock, presumably due to the fact there was another USS Reliance in commission at the same time.

Hollyhock was decommissioned at New Orleans and sold at public auction 5 October 1865.


  Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
Oliver Carr3rd Assistant Engineer12 October 186428
Thomas W. ConnerLandsman7 August 1865
Jacob DempseyWardroom Cook13 November 1864
James H. Duffy2nd Class Fireman23 September 1863
Edward Gallagher2nd Class Fireman23 September 1863
Joseph MoffiatThird Assistant Engineer21 September 1863
Charles MorrisActing Master's Mate23 September 1863
Henry C. RussellActing Ensign21 September 1863
Beekman Saulpaugh1st Class Fireman29 September 1864
James ShietzFirst Assistant Engineer5 October 1863
Frederick G. WhitlockPaymaster's Steward21 September 1863


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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