USS Young America (1855)
Lambert M. Surhone, Mariam T. Tennoe, Susan F. HenssonowISBN: 978-6-1330-8159-8;
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles USS Young America (1855) was a Confederate steamer captured by the Union Navys blockade vessels, and subsequently placed in-service in the Union Navy during the American Civil War. On 24 April 1861, Union sloop-of-war USS Cumberland (1842) captured Young America in Hampton Roads, Virginia, as that Confederate tug attempted to help blockade-running schooner George M. Smith enter the James River laden with munitions for the Confederacy. Cumberland armed the prizea screw steamer built in 1855 at New York City -- and used her as a tender.