Posted by Mabry Tyson on November 04, 2001 at 11:00:17:
In Reply to: General Naval questions posted by Jack L Ansell on September 16, 2001 at 08:51:59:
If you use the Search facility on the left, and put "Palmetto State" (with the quotes) into the second Google search (that searches Civil War Naval sites), you will get a few hits. The CSNAVY.ORG site describes that the Palmetto State was destroyed by the Confederates when Charleston was evacuated in 1865. (http://www.csnavy.org/porter,list.htm)
I also checked DANFS (http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/csn/) and it indicates that the Chicora was also destroyed by the Confederates when Charleston was evacuated.
The Weehawken is in DANFS at
but it makes no mention of that raft nor of Ericsson.
I found this link
which has an image described as
"The Ericsson Devil and 'Weehawken'"
Engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", January-June 1863, depicting USS Weehawken pushing the mine-clearing raft designed by John Ericsson for use in Charleston harbor, South Carolina.
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