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Mechanic

 

A former name retained.

 

(Ship: t. 335)

 

Mechanic was purchased by the Navy at Newport, R.I., 13 November 1861, for the “stone fleet,” a group of vessels to be sunk as obstructions helping to seal off the Confederacy’s ports in the Carolinas and Georgia. She sailed south a week later and was sunk in the channel at Savannah.