USS Owasco

USS Owasco was a Unadilla-class "90 day gunboat" that was commissioned 23 January 1862 and send to the Gulf soon afterwards and remained on station during the entire war.

Shortly before the Battle of Mobile Bay, since the Owasco was laid up in the Pensacola Navy Yard for repairs to her boilers and unable to participate, a number of her officers and enlisted volunteered to replace Tecumseh crew members who were too ill to remain aboard her. Only one of them would survive the Tecumseh's sinking via a "torpedo" that Farragut famously dammed shortly afterwards and later imprisonment in Andersonville.

  • USS Owasco on NavSource

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death
    George C. CoffinActing Ensign11 October 1864
    Camille Colon-11 September 1862
    John W. CorseyLandsman19 February 1865
    ✚ ⋂Titus Freeman1st Class Boy (contraband)15 January 1863
    ✚ ⋂Isaac P. HughesSeaman22 January 1863
    Thomas JeffCoxswain1 January 1863
    Patrick McGivenyCoal Heaver15 May 1864
    Austin A. MillerCoal Heaver17 April 1864
    Frederick SaundersOrdinary Seaman21 January 1863
    Christopher Scott-18 September 1862
    John StephensSeaman3 November 1863
    Walker M. TomlinsonActing Master's Mate21 July 1863
    Charles W. WarrinerLandsman3 November 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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