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U.S.S. Sacramento 1863 – 1867

 
 
U.S.S. Sacramento 1863 – 1867 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
1. U.S.S. Sacramento 1863 – 1867 Marker
Inscription. A wooden sloop, 229 feet long and with a crew of 138, she was commissioned for blockade service during the Civil War. First, she contained Confederate ships off the coast of North Carolina and later Atlantic ports in Europe. In 1865, she “bottled up” the Confederate ship Rappahannock in Calais, France and engaged the Confederate “Iron Clad” CSS Stonewall in battle off Ferrol, Spain. After the close of the Civil War, the USS Sacramento saw extensive service in the Indian Ocean until she was lost on a reef in 1867.
 
Erected 1998 by Members of the Sacramento Valley Chapter American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV), their families and friends. This Chapter was founded 2/1/91.
 
Location. 38° 34.805′ N, 121° 30.428′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Capital Mall and Front Street. Click for map. Marker is located at the American Merchant Marines Monument, at the entrance to the River Front Promenade. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacramento’s Maritime Heritage (here, next to this marker); The United States Merchant Marine
American Merchant Marine Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
2. American Merchant Marine Monument
Marker is located on back side of monument.
(here, next to this marker); “Cobblestone” Ballast (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Sacramento 1914 – 1942 (here, next to this marker); Merchant Marine Monument (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Sacramento – 1964 (here, next to this marker); USS Sacramento (PG-19) (here, next to this marker); The Interurban Railroad Lines (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .  USS Sacramento. On 19 June 1867, while off Madras, India, Sacramento ran aground on a shallow offshore bar and was lost. (Submitted on February 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Close-Up of Sketch on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
3. Close-Up of Sketch on Marker
U.S.S Sacramento
The AMMV Plaza Memorial Committee Plaque at the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
4. The AMMV Plaza Memorial Committee Plaque at the Monument
The AMMV Plaza Memorial Committee Plaque and Flag Mast image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
5. The AMMV Plaza Memorial Committee Plaque and Flag Mast
U.S.S. Sacramento 1863 – 1867 image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the Navy Art Collection, Washington, DC.
6. U.S.S. Sacramento 1863 – 1867
Photo #: NH 57513 USS Sacramento (1863-67) Wash drawing by Clary Ray, circa 1898, depicting the ship as she was during the Civil War. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,472 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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