Photo #: NH 59317
"The Great Expedition -- The Vessels at Anchor at Hampton Roads Previous to the Departure."
Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861 volume, page 725. It gives two views of Flag Officer DuPont's squadron at Hampton Roads, Virginia, prior to leaving on 29 October 1861 to capture Port Royal, South Carolina.
Ships and geographical features, as identified below the images, are (upper engraving, from left): ferry boats, store ship, steamer Marion, USS Seminole, steamer Ben Deford, ship Grapeshot, Fort Monroe, USS Narragansett, USS Alabama, USS Pawnee, and new ("90-Day") gunboats
(lower engraving, from left): store ship, steamer Vanderbilt, steam tug (foreground), store ship, steamer Winfield Scott, steamer Atlantic, USS Minnesota, steamer Baltic, USS Relief, USS Wabash, USS R.B. Forbes, steamer Oriental, steamer Matanzas, steamer Philadelphia, and the Rip Raps.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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1 June 2002