Return to DANFS IndexImage of an anchorReturn to Naval History and Heritage Command homepage
flag banner
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships banner
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND
805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

Darlington

 

Merchant name retained.

 

(SwStr: t. 300; cpl. 23; a. 1 how.)

 

Darlington, a Confederate steamer, was captured by boats from Pawnee in Cumberland Sound, Fla., 3 March 1862, with a cargo of army wagons, ammunition, and camp equipment on board. She was taken over by the Navy for use in the waters off Fernandina, Fla., and Port Royal, S.C., with Acting Master J. W. Godfrey in command. Darlington assisted the boats of Ellen and Wabash in raising the yacht America in St. John's River, Fla., from 18 to 25 March 1862. She was transferred to the Army for use as a transport in September 1862.