american CSS Rob Roy (+1865)
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general
nationality american
purpose transport
type schooner
propulsion sailing ship
date built 1862
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 60 
dimensions 23.8 x 6.7 x 2 m
rigging
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about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
other reasons fire
date lost 02/03/1865  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
last owner
captain William Watson
no. of crew 6
about the wreck
depth (m.)
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war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 29/01/2013
last update Allen Tony
last update 06/07/2014
 
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Allen Tony06/07/2014The CSS Rob Roy was a Confederate blockade runner which, commanded by Captain William Watson, ran to and from Bermuda, the Bahamas and Cuba from 1862 to 1864, during the American Civil War. Watson, who had immigrated from Great Britain several years before, had originally enlisted in the Confederate Army as a sergeant before being wounded at the Battle of Corinth, and discharged due to his injurie s.

Hiring out a schooner, commissioned as the Rob Roy, Williams would bring in desperately needed supplies into blockaded southern ports, specifically Galveston, Texas. She was finally chased ashore and run aground by the Union vessel Fox and the USS Stars & Stripes on the 2nd March 1865 at Deadmans Bay where her crew set her on fire.
ref. used 
[1] W. Craig Gaines, Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks
[2] Steven D. Singer, Shipwrecks Of Florida


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