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Leviathan

 

(ScTug: dr. 9'-11')

 

Leviathan was a new, fast steamer belonging to the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department; she became the shortest-lived Confederate privateer on record, not excepting Caleb Gushing. Leviathan was captured 22 September 1863 by Acting Master David Nicols, CSN, an engineer and 18 men in Teaser (q.v.) during a daring raid off the mouths of the Mississippi but recaptured a few hours later by USS De Soto.