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For other ships with the same name, see. New York & Havre Steam Navigation Company. Westervelt's Sons & Company. Two oscillating steam engine by.Iron Paddle Wheels, 33 feet diameter. 4 rifled cannon (of unknown caliber). Rigged, sidewheel steamer built in 1855 by. For use as a troop transport and in operation with the. Both named for steamship pioneers.
Considered great improvements to their predecessors of the era, their design included oscillating engines. To reinforce the sides against the force of rough seas. Specifically built to replace the. On December 5, 1853, on the New York to Havre route, she cost 450,000 dollars to build. Made her maiden voyage, with Captain David Lines in command, on June 2, 1855.Along with over 450,000 dollars in. Her 215 passengers that trip included prince.
From her first voyage through March 1861. From his eight-month tour of Europe and the Middle East, to. For the Republican Presidential nomination.Arago' s last voyage in this capacity, beginning from New York on March 30, 1861. Between 1861 and 1865 it was chartered by the. For use as an army transport, at a cost of 1,200 dollars per day. During 1861, prior to Captain Lines becoming president of the company. He and Captain Henry Gadsden alternatively commanded. In November 1861, retired General. Sailed to Europe in the. Advertised as a vacation tour, General Scott's visit was to secure French support should Great Britain fight against the Union. Shortly after they left New York, the. And removed two Confederate diplomats. Provoking what immediately became known as the. Prior to leaving Paris, General Scott signed a letter assuring the French and English governments that the action by.
Was neither ordered nor approved by the government. General Scott's opportune timing and prompt action helped prevent war with Great Britain. In December, on her way to Southampton, there was some concern for her and her passengers' safety, as the Confederate. Had sailed into that port two days prior to.Harvey Birch , many Americans feared the. And her celebrated passengers would suffer the same fate. Those fears proved to be unwarranted, and. Captain Gadsden took full command of. Soon thereafter, and remained in command throughout the end of the war, and immediately after.
For a brief period between March and April 1862, the War Department transferred. Arago s charter to the U. Navy Department, as ordered by. Had rampaged Union ships at. Ericsson , were ordered to Hampton Roads where, using their better speed and newly installed iron.Should she again put out to open water. The civilian crews of the. Were not informed of their suicide mission until their arrival in Hampton Roads. The remaining crew was augmented by naval officers and other civilians, including nine runaway slaves from Virginia who were employed as coal heavers. To prevent her capture following the Confederate. On July 26, 1863 the. Arago , filled to near capacity with wounded, sick, discharged and dead soldiers from the battles at.
Despite both ships having weapons aboard, not a shot was fired during the chase and subsequent capture. In May 8, 1865, the. Arago , along with Major General.
Sergeant Peter Hart, numerous dignitaries and their families. Delivered the flag and its entourage to Fort Sumter where, four years to the day it was lowered in surrender by then Major Anderson and Private Hart, it was again raised by them in celebration of the Union's victory. Following the war her owners, the New York and Havre Line, gave her a general overhaul, including new boilers, repainting inside and out, and newly furnished staterooms and cabins. With the hope for her to regain her pre-war transatlantic glory.Left New York on November 25, 1865, with Captain Henry Gadsden still in command, with 40 cabin passengers and a cargo of cotton. She remained in this capacity until the autumn of 1867, when she was withdrawn from service. Were chartered briefly by the Ruger Brothers for passenger service. Survived a devastating storm at sea, while transiting from New York to. After making two round-trip voyages for Ruger American Lines. Was deemed to be unseaworthy and broken up for scrap. Arago' s departure for Peru in early May, and before changing her flag, claims were made she had loaded up with mercenaries, arms and supplies to support revolutionists in Cuba. That later proved to be unfounded. As late as 1912, she was believed to still be in Peruvian service. The item "SAMUEL COOLEY CIVIL WAR U. Steamship ARAGO GUNDECK1864 NAVAL Stereoview SV" is in sale since Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
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