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Neafie

 

(SwStr: dr. 8'; cpl. 60; s. 6 k.)

 

Neafie, also spelled Neaffie, was an iron steamer which operated as a transport and tug in coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico during 1861. For part of the year she was under the command of Major Lovell, CSA. She sustained some damage during the action off Fort Pickens, Fla. on 22 November 1861, but managed to escape. By February 1863 she had been seized by the Union and was serving as a tug.