USS Yucca (1864)

USS Yucca (1864)

USS Yucca (1864) was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a gunboat in support of the Union Navy security of Confederate waterways.

Commissioned in Boston shortly before civil war’s end

"Yucca" -- a wooden-hulled screw steamer built in 1864 by Donald McKay at East Boston, Massachusetts -- was purchased by the Navy on 25 February 1865 and was commissioned at Boston on 3 April 1865, Acting Master Henry C. Wade in command.

Assigned to patrol the Gulf Station

Commissioned just six days before General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia effectively ending the American Civil War, "Yucca" saw no combat in that or any other conflict. Her period of active service covered only three years, most of which she spent on the Gulf Station in the Gulf of Mexico.

Placed in ordinary

By 1868, she had moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she was placed in ordinary.

Post-war decommissioning and sale

On 26 August 1868, "Yucca" was sold at Portsmouth to Mr. R. M. Funkhauser.


See also

* United States Navy
* American Civil War

External links

* [ USS Yucca]

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