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Turel

 

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Turel was used as a transport by the Army between the forts, Navy Yard, and armed positions in the vicinity of Pensacola, Fla. When the yard at Pensacola was abandoned by the Confederates in March 1862, she carried stores, machinery and other military cargo up the Escambia River, having been ordered to cut down trees and place every obstruction possible in the river behind her. A steamer of very light draft, she arrived safely at a point deemed beyond Federal reach and unloaded her freight.