USS Satellite (1854)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1329-2543-5;
USS Satellite (1854) was a steam powered large tugboat, acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War and equipped with two powerful 8-inch guns. She was assigned to the Union blockade of the Confederate States of America. She served the Union Navy well, until captured and destroyed by Confederate forces. The first ship to be named Satellite by the Navy, Satellite was a wooden, side-wheel tug built at New York City in 1854, was purchased by the Navy at New York on 24 July 1861; and commissioned at the New York Navy Yard on 12 September 1861, Acting Master Joseph Spinney in command.
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