Potomac Flotilla Created to Protect Chesapeake Tidelands
Maryland, especially Southern Maryland, was not "neutral" in the Civil War. The U.S. Navy realized early in the conflict that the Potomac River was both a conduit for attacks to the . . . — — Map (db m104747) HM
Immediately after commissioning the Tulip experienced boiler problems. In August 1863, her boilers were building pressure to hazardous conditions and in mid-October, she was ordered to the Washington Navy Yard for boiler repairs.
Steam drums were . . . — — Map (db m62179) HM
On November 11, 1864, U.S.S. Tulip
converted lighthouse tender gunboat,
acting master William H. Smith, U.S. Navy
commanding, departed this area for
Washington for boiler repair. When
off Piney Point, she blew up and sank,
presumably . . . — — Map (db m62177) HM
In Memory of Those Who Perished in the Explosion of the U.S.S. Tulip, November
A Sacrifice of Lives In Discharge of Duty and in the Interest of Achieving Peace and Scientific Advance.
Erected June 15, 1940 ~ Under an Act of . . . — — Map (db m62180) WM