Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Fanny
(ScStr: cpl. 49; a. 1 32-pdr., 1 8-pdr. r.)

CSS Fanny was originally a United States Army steamer. She was captured by the Confederates in Loggerhead Inlet, N.C., on 1 October 1861 with a large quantity of commissary and quartermaster's stores on board. Taken into the Confederate Navy, she was placed in command of Midshipman J. L. Tayloe, CSN, and participated in the battles of Roanoke Island, 7-8 February 1862, and Elizabeth City, N.C., on the 10th when she was run aground and blown up by her captain who escaped with his crew to shore.