CSS Black Warrior

Acting Master F. M. Harris, Commanding

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The M. C. Etheridge was engaged in hauling wood to Roanoke Island when Flag Officer Lynch pressed her into service. Renamed the CSS Black Warrior, she was used as a mail ship and commissary storehouse prior to the battle of Roanoke Island. Two 32-pdr. guns were mounted on her and she was used as a floating battery at the battle of Elizabeth City. She was burned during the battle to prevent her capture.

 

 

 

 

Original Name

M. C. Etheridge

 

Tonnage

144 tons

 

Rig

Wood-hulled sail schooner

 

Dimensions

92 x 2410 x 7, 7 draft

 

Built By

N.A.

 

Location/Year

Plymouth, NC; 1859

 

Home Port

Plymouth, NC

 

Description

1 deck, trunk cabin, 2 masts, square stern,

 

Engine/Boilers

None

 

Owner(s)

J. H. Etheridge, owner; J. M. Beasley, master

 

Commissioned

N.A.

 

Armament

2 32 pounder smoothbore, 42 cwt.

 

 

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Black Warrior remains