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Hannah

 

(Sch)

 

Hannah was an armed schooner under Captain Jack Sands, CSA. She attempted to get over the reef into Nueces Bay on 12 October 1862 when the Federal fleet advanced on Corpus Christi, Tex. Finding the channel made dangerously narrow by a grounded steamer which was reportedly loaded with powder, Sands was unable to enter the bay and ran Hannah ashore about 7 miles above Corpus Christi. A party of unarmed men were driven away from salvage efforts by shots from a Federal ship which anchored 400 yards out and commenced manning a boat to land an armed party. Fearing this party would cut out Hannah, Captain Sands immediately fired her and she was consumed.