"Merchant Steamers Converted into Gun-boats."
Photo #: NH 59366 Merchant Steamers Converted into Gun-boats. Engraving published in Harper's Weekly, July-December 1861 volume. It depicts thirteen merchant steamships acquired by the U.S. Navy between April and August 1861 and subsequently converted into warships, plus the steamer Nashville (far left), which became a Confederate cruiser. U.S. Navy ships, as identified below the image bottom, are (from left to right): Alabama, Quaker City, Santiago de Cuba (listed as St. Jago de Cuba), Mount Vernon, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Florida, De Soto, Augusta, James Adger, Monticello, Bienville and R.R. Cuyler. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.