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Stephen Young

 

(Brig: t. 200)

 

On 27 November 1861, Stephen Young, a merchantman, was purchased by the Navy at Boston, Mass., for use in the second contingent of the Union's “Stone Fleet” (see Appendix I, Volume V, Page 423 through 441). She sailed from Boston on 10 December 1861 for Port Royal, S.C., and Savannah, Ga., loaded with stones. Not needed there, she was routed to Charleston, S.C. Stephen Young and a dozen other ships were sunk in Charleston's Moffitt Channel on 25 and 26 January 1862.