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James L. Day

 

(SwStr: t. 414; l. 187'; b. 25'6"; dr. ca. 6'; dph. 9')

 

James L. Day, also known as Day, was a Mississippi River towboat which was built in 1843 at New York, N.Y. She was seized at New Orleans, La., by the Confederates and used under the control of Flag Officer G. N. Hollins, CSN, as a gunboat in that area. On 12 October 1861, in conjunction with Ivy and other vessels of Hollins' "Mosquito Fleet," she engaged in a harassing action with Federal blockading ships near Head of the Passes, La.