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Velocity

 

(Sch: t. 87; a. 2 12-pdr. how.)

 

Velocity was a British blockade runner captured by USS Kensington at Sabine Pass, Tex., 30 September 1862, taken to Pensacola and Key West as a prize and finally returned armed as a blockader with two Dahlgrens. Recaptured by CSS Bell and Uncle Ben in the same locality, 21 June 1863, Velocity is believed to have continued to serve as a gunboat; one of her guns was recognized by Union naval officers when captured two years later in the fast Confederate privateer schooner Anna Dale (q.v.) by USS Pinola, 19 February 1865, in Pass Cavallo, Tex., but when it was transferred from Velocity or for what reason has not been explained in available records.