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CSS Bombshellóbelieved to have been an Erie Canal steameró-as a U.S. Army transport was sunk by the Confederate batteries in Albemarle Sound, N.C., on 18 April 1864. She was raised by the Confederate forces and taken into their navy under the command of Lt. A. G. Hudgins, CSN. Bombshell was recaptured in Albemarle Sound by Mattabesett and Sassacus on 5 May 1864 and sent to New York.

 

 

 
 
Career
Commissioned: April 1864
Decommissioned: May 5 1864
Fate: Captured by US Navy
General Characteristics
Displacement:  
Length: 90 ft
Draught: 3 ft 6 in
Propulsion: Steam engine
Complement: 37 officers and men
Armament: 3 howitzers, 1 x 20 pounder (9 kg) cannon
 

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