(SwStr: t. 1,391; l. 260'; b. 33'; dph. 15'; dr. 9'; s. 14 k.; cl. Rosina)
Ruby would certainly have attracted attention as the Confederate Navy's largest blockade-runner design, had she been completed in time to serve. All that is now certain of her history is the fact that she was laid down at the Jones, Quiggin yard, largest builder for the Confederacy in the United Kingdom. She was ordered by Comdr. J. D. Bulloch, CSN, in Liverpool during 1864.