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Northampton

 

(SwStr: t. 405)

 

Northampton was built in 1860 at Baltimore, Md. Under Captain Gibbs she was used by the Confederates as a cargo ship for military stores on the James River, Va., and purchased by the State of Virginia in June 1861 for direct ownership. The Confederates sank Northampton in the latter part of 1862 as an obstruction below Drewry's Bluff on the James River, Va.