Confederate Blockade Runner Georgiana Relics

Confederate Blockade Runner: Georgiana

Sunk: March 19, 1863

Relics: Glass Clothing Buttons & Brass Straight Pins

 

The Georgiana was lost on the night of 19 March 1863, while attempting to run past the Federal Blockading Squadron and into Charleston, South Carolina. She had been spotted by the armed U.S. Yacht America (of the famed America's Cup racing trophy) which alerted the remainder of the blockade fleet by shooting up colored signal flares.

 

~ SS Georgiana ~

The Georgiana was a brig-rigged, iron hulled, propeller steamer belonging to the Confederate States Navy during the American Civil War. Reputedly intended to become the "most powerful" cruiser in the Confederate fleet once her guns were mounted, she was never used in battle. On her maiden voyage from Scotland, where she was built, she encountered Union Navy ships engaged in a blockade of Charleston, South Carolina, and was heavily damaged before being scuttled by her captain. The wreck was discovered in 1965 and lies in the shallow waters of Charleston's harbor.

Confederate Blockade Runner Georgiana Relics

SKU: Blockade Runner Georgiana Relics
$65.00Price
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