One of the Federal sloops of war built during the early years of the American Civil War (1861–5). A screw steamer of 1,031 tons, her armament included four 32-pounder guns. Her most notable action was when she sank the Confederate cruiser Alabama off Cherbourg on 19 June 1864. She ran aground and was wrecked on 10 February 1894.
Subjects: Maritime History.