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Pamlico

 

(SwStr: t. 218; a. 3 8" sb., 1 6.4" r.)

 

CSS Pamlico, a side-wheel steamer purchased in New Orleans, La., on 10 July 1861, was placed in commission on 2 September with Lt. W. G. Dozier, CSN, commanding. She operated in the vicinity of New Orleans, clashing ineffectually with vessels of the Federal blockading squadron on 4 and 7 December 1861, and 25 March and 4 April 1862. Pamlico was burned by her officers on Lake Pontchartrain, La., when New Orleans fell to the Union. (Cf. Selma and Carondelet)