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O. M. Pettit

 

A shortened version of a former name.

 

(SwStr: t. 165; l 106’; b. 28’4”; dph. 7’; dr. 6’; s. 8 k.; a. I 30–pdr., 1 20–pdr. P.r.)

 

Oliver M. Pettit, a wooden side wheel steamer built in 1857 at Williamsburg, N.Y., was purchased by the Navy at New York City 17 August 1861, and commissioned at New York Navy Yard 4 October 1861, as O. M. Pettit, Acting Master A. S. Gardner in command.

 

After serving as a tug at the New York Navy Yard, the sidewheeler joined the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron early in 1862, and performed similar services at Port Royal, S.C.

 

After the Civil War, O. M. Pettit was sold at Bay Point, S.C., 2 September 1865 to J. W. Walcott, and was abandoned in 1879.