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Tom Sugg

 

(SwStr: t. 62; l. 90'; b. 22'; dph. 3'6"; a. 2 guns)

 

Tom Sugg, also known as Sugg, a wooden river steamer built in Cincinnati, Ohio, was outfitted with protective cotton-cladding and armament for use as a Confederate gunboat in the White River, Ark. On 14 August 1863 while steaming in company with Kaskaskia she was captured by USS Cricket in the Little Red River. Purchased from the Illinois Prize Court by the Union Navy on 29 September 1863, and described as an "excellent vessel" by Adm. D. D. Porter, she served as USS Tensas during the remainder of the war.