USS Kennebec

The USS Kennebec was a Unadilla-class "90 day" gunboat that was launched 5 October 1861 and commissioned 8 February 1862, Lt. John H. Russell commanding.

She was attached to the West Gulf Squadron soon after and participated in the Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, Siege of Vicksburg and the Battle of Mobile Bay. After the latter action, she spent the rest of the war on the Texas blockade.

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  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    Charles FosterLandsman8 June 186435
    Daniel GodfryCoal Heaver6 August 186430
    William E. LoperSeaman16 July 186433
    John W. B. SmithOfficer's Cook26 August 186441


    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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