USS Meteor

The USS Meteor was laid down as Tinclad No. 44 / Scioto in 1863; acquired December 1863; renamed Meteor on 21 December 1863; purchased on 23 January 1864 and commissioned in New Orleans on 8 March 1864 with Acting Master Meletiah Jordan commanding.

During that year, Meteor's station was a guard vessels off the coast of Louisiana.

On 10 February 1865, she was ordered to sail for Mobile Bay, where she remained until 12 September when she was decommissioned in New Orleans and sold at public auction on 5 October.

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  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    James Agen 18 April 186428
    ✚ ⋂Owen RooneySeaman12 September 186425
    William Davis StandishLandsman1 October 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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