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Don

 

A college official or instructor; a gentleman; a river in Russia; a masculine name or nickname.

 

(ScStr: t. 390; l. 162'; b. 23'; dr. 6'; cpl. 94; a. 2 20-pdr. Dahlgren, 6 24-pdr.)

 

The British blockade runner Don was captured off Beaufort, N.C., 4 March 1862 by Pequot, and sent to Boston, Mass., for adjudication. She was purchased by the Navy Department and sent to Boston Navy Yard to be fitted for service, arriving 21 April 1864.

 

Don put out from Boston 15 May 1864, under the command of Acting Master S. B. Gregory, to join the Potomac Flotilla. She patrolled the Potomac and other waters in and bordering Virginia with her base at Washington Navy Yard until 26 September 1865 when she sailed for New York.

 

Don remained at New York until 28 October 1865 when she joined the North Atlantic Squadron to cruise on the coasts of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, and in the West Indies. She returned to New York 11 May 1868, was decommissioned there 18 May 1868, and sold 29 August of the same year.