USS Itasca

The USS Itasca was a Unadilla-class "90 day" gunboat launched 1 October 1861, commissioned 28 November 1861 and assigned first to the Gulf Blockading Squadron and remained in the West Gulf Blockading Squadron when it was divided. She remained in the squadron until departing for Philadelphia for decommissioning 5 August 1865.

  • USS Itasca on Wikipedia

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    James M. Benckert3rd Assistant Engineer28 June 1862
    James EwartLandsman16 July 186219
    Charles H. HurdActing Ensign23 January 1865
    Henry JonesSteerage Steward20 May 186533
    Luis RougeSeaman9 January 186420
    William H. WeeksSeaman9 June 186223


    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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