Naval History and Heritage Command

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Pargoud
(SwStr: t. 523; l. 319'; b. 36'; dph. 7')

Pargoud, also known as J. F. Pargoud, was built in 1860 at Jeffersonville, Ind. She may have served the Confederates in the Mississippi River area, probably as a cargo ship or transport, and may have been under Comdr. I. N. Brown, CSN, commanding Confederate vessels in the Yazoo River, Miss. Pargoud was burned and scuttled by Commander Brown in the Yazoo River in July 1863, in order to prevent her from falling into the hands of a Union naval forces under Acting Rear Adm. D. D. Porter, USN.