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Granite City

 

(SwStr: t. 450(463); l. 160'; b. 23'; dph. 9'2"; dr. 5'6"; a. 6 24-pdr. how., 1 24-pdr. r., 1 20-pdr. r.)

 

Granite City was an iron sidewheeler which the Confederates recaptured 6 May 1864 at Calcasieu Pass, La. USS Tioga had caught her off Eleuthera I. in the Bahamas, 22 March 1863, under Capt. John McEwan and in British disguise. The U.S. Navy bought Granite City from the New York prize court for $55,000.

 

Working for the Confederacy again in April 1864, she was disarmed and loaded at Galveston. She ran out of the Calcasieu River, 20 January 1865, only to be chased ashore next day by Penguin off Velasco, Tex.; this time she is believed to have broken up. It is believed that by this time she had actually been renamed Three Marys.