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Maurepas

 

(SwStr: t. 399; l. 180'; b. 34'; dr. 7'; a. 5 guns)

 

Maurepas, built as Grosse Tete at New Albany, Ind., in 1858, was purchased at New Orleans, La., in 1861. Early in 1862 she was assigned to duty with the fleet in the lower Mississippi River under Flag Officer G. N. Hollins, CSN. Her commanding officer was Lt. J. Fry, CSN.

 

Maurepas operated with the fleet at Island No. 10 and New Madrid, Mo., from 12 March to 7 April 1862. She was then sent up the White River where she was sunk as an obstruction near St. Charles, Ark., 16 June 1862.