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Falcon

 

(SwStr: t. 285; l. 270'; b. 24'; dr. 7'; s. 14-18 k.; cpl. 45; cl. Condor)

 

Falcon belonged to the largest type of Confederate Government blockade runner placed in United Kingdom shipyards by Commander James D. Bulloch, CSN. Falcon was striking in appearanceŚlong, low, with straight stem, hull painted white, three red funnels fore and aft, a single mast sloop rigged and straight stern; she was extremely fast, being said to have done 20 knots on her trials with her pair of oscillating sidewheel engines. She attracted considerable attention from August to October 1864 and then faded from the limelight, although she is said to have continued running into Wilmington, N.C. from Halifax, N.S.