USS Relief

The USS Relief was constructed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and launched 14 September 1836. During the Civil War, she was the store ship for the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, primarily stationed at Ship Island from July 1862 to late autumn of 1863 when she was sent north after a yellow fever outbreak.

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  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    Hamilton JohnsonSeaman21 August 1863
    James MurphySeaman21 September 1863
    Jonathan Netter (Sutter)LandsmanAugust 1863
    Bartholomew J. OliverOrdinary Seaman30 August 1863
    Charles W. PeckActing Assistant Surgeon4 September 1863
    Cornelius RocheOrdinary Seaman31 August 1863
    Charles WilsonCarpenter's Mate27 August 1862
    ✚ ⋂Francis W. WisemanSeaman6 October 1862


    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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