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M. C. Etheridge

 

(Sch: t. 144; l. 92'; b. 24'; dr. 7'; a. 2 guns)

 

M. C. Etheridge was built in 1859 at Plymouth, N.C. She was used by the Confederates, probably as a store-ship for their fleet, in North Carolina waters. Carrying a valuable cargo of naval stores, she was attacked by USS Whitehead in the Pasquotank River, N.C., on 10 February 1862, and fired by the Confederates to prevent her from falling into Union hands. Despite attempts to extinguish the fire, nothing was saved and she was scuttled by her Union captors.