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Commodore

 

The junior flag officer rank, standing between captain and rear admiral.

 

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(SwStr: t. 80; cpl. 56; a. 1 20-pdr. r., 1 12-pdr. r., 1 24-pdr. how., 1 12-pdr. how.)

 

The first Commodore, a side wheel steamer, was built at New Orleans and fitted for service with the West Gulf Blockading Squadron during 1863. On 31 July 1863 Acting Master F. M. Green was ordered to her command with instructions to patrol in Lake Pontchartrain, La., The small steamer remained there throughout the war. She was renamed Fort Games on 1 September 1864 and sold at New Orleans, 12 August 1865.