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CSS Savannah (gunboat)

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CSS Savannah (gunboat)

Name: Savannah
Namesake: Savannah, Georgia
Launched: 1856
Commissioned: 1861
Decommissioned: August 18, 1863
Fate: foundered in bad weather August 18, 1863
General characteristics
Displacement: 406 tons
Propulsion: steam engine
Armament: 1 32-pounder cannon

CSS Savannah, later called Old Savannah, was a gunboat in the Confederate States Navy during the American Civil War.

Savannah was formerly the steamer Everglade, built in 1856 at Confederacy, Savannah, under Lieutenant John Newland Maffitt, was commissioned by the Confederate States Navy. She was attached to the squadron of Flag Officer Josiah Tattnall, charged with the naval defense of South Carolina and Georgia.

On November 5-6, 1861, Savannah, flying Tattnall's flag, in company with Savannah, Georgia to repair damages.

On November 26, 1861, Savannah, in company with Resolute and Sampson, all under Flag Officer Tattnall, weighed anchor from under the guns of Fort Pulaski, South Carolina, and made a brave, but brief attack on Union vessels at the mouth of the Savannah River. On January 28, 1862, the same three vessels delivered supplies to the fort despite the spirited opposition of Federal ships. Savannah later assisted in the unsuccessful defense of Fort Pulaski on April 10-11, 1862, and for the remainder of the year served as a receiving ship at the city of Savannah.

Her name was changed to Oconee on April 28, 1863, and in

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