(SwStr: t. 150 ; l. 134'; b. 17'; dph. 9'3")
Alar was an iron steamer believed to have been acquired by the Confederacy by purchase or charter through the Fraser, Trenholm secret channel as a tender to CSS Georgia. Welsh built about 1847 at Neath inGlamorganshire, her bottom appears to have been coppered a decade later. She is listed under a Capt. J. Black in 1863, sailing out of London, nominal owner an "H. Maples."