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USS Granite (1862)
Career (US) Union Navy Jack
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: date unknown
Acquired: 19 January 1862
In service: 19 January 1862
Out of service: 29 June 1865
Struck: 1865 (est.)
Fate: returned to the Lighthouse Board
General characteristics
Type: Sloop[1]
Displacement: 75 tons
Length: not known
Beam: not known
Draught: not known
Propulsion: sail
Speed: varied
Complement: 13[2]
Armament: one 32-pounder/57 gun[3]
one 30-pounder gun

The USS Granite was a sloop acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Navy to patrol navigable waterways of the Confederacy to prevent the South from trading with other countries.

Acquired from the Lighthouse Board

Granite, wooden sailing sloop, was transferred from Lighthouse Board 19 January 1862,[4] and assigned in North Atlantic Blockading Squadron to Sound of North Carolina in Goldsborough's Expedition to Roanoke Island, Acting Master's Mate Ephraim Boomer in command.

Capture of Roanoke Island, North Carolina

She participated in the capture of Confederate works on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, 7–8 February 1862.[5] For the remainder of the Civil War, she operated in the sounds of North Carolina.

Decommissioning and return to the Lighthouse Board

Granite decommissioned at Washington 29 June 1865 and was returned to the Lighthouse Board.[6]

See also


  1. Silverstone, Warships, p. 145.
  2. Silverstone, Warships, p. 145.
  3. Silverstone, Warships, p. 145.
  4. DANFS
  5. DANFS
  6. Silverstone, Warships, p. 145.


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

  • Silverstone, Paul H. Warships of the Civil War Navies Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1989, ISBN 0-87021-783-6.

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