(SwStr: t. 636; l. 204'; b. 29'; dr. 10'; s. 10 k.; a. 2 32-pdr., 2 12-pdr. how.)
A county and city in Scotland.
Thistle, a side wheel steamer, was captured by Fort Jackson 4 June 1864 while running the blockade off the coast of North Carolina; sent to Boston for condemnation; purchased from the prize court 20 July 1864; renamed Dumbarton; and commissioned 13 August 1864, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant H. Brown in command.
Dumbarton's first assignment was to search for raider CSS Tallahassee along the Atlantic coast. She then joined the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron at Beaufort, N.C., and served on the blockade of Wilmington, N.C., until 6 December 1864.
After being at Norfolk Navy Yard Dumbarton served as flagship of Rear Admiral W. Radford in the James River, Va., from 17 February to 27 March 1865. She was out of commission at Washington Navy Yard until 11 November 1865 when she was taken to New York Navy Yard and placed in ordinary. She was sold there 15 October 1867.