USS New London

The USS New London was a screw steamer built in 1859, purchased by the Navy on 26 August 1861 and commissioned 29 October 1861 with LT Abner Reed commanding.

She was assigned to the Gulf Squadron, arriving on station in late November 1861. She remained with the West Gulf Squadron when the squadron was split into East and West in early 1862. New London remained in the West Gulf AOR until she was ordered to sail to New York on 12 July 1865 to be decommissioned and sold.

  • USS New London on NavSource

  • Deck Log




      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    John Atchison-12 October 1862
    James DavisGunner's Mate21 June 1862
    Charles GardinerOrdinary Seaman5 August 1863
    ✚ ⋂Jefferson HesterSeaman20 December 1862
    Henry JacksonActing Ensign10 May 1864
    ✚ ⋂James JeromeQuartermaster2 August 186233
    Frank MallonCoal Heaver12 May 186521
    John Mellen-4 October 1862
    ✚ ⋂ ✎Chandler StewartSeaman2 January 186224
    George T. TaylorFireman 1st Class24 July 186326
    F. H. ThompsonActing Assistant Paymaster5 September 1863
    Minaugh WhittemoreActing Assistant Paymaster26 April 186222
    Charles WilsonSeaman20 August 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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