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John McHale

 

A former name retained.

 

(ClBt: t. 122; a. none)

 

John McHale, a wooden canal boat, was purchased at Philadelphia 19 July 1864 and sent to Commodore T. L. Dornin at Baltimore. There a group of vessels, including John McHale, was collected for sinking on the bar at Trent's Reach in the James River to secure General Grant's army against attack by water