United States of America

Name: Arizona

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Operator: Southern Steamship Company

Builder: Harlan and Hollingsworth, Wilmington, Delaware

Laid down: 1858

Launched: 1859

Fate: Seized by Confederate States Navy, 15 January 1862

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Confederate States of America

Name: Caroline

Acquired:15 January 1862

Commissioned:17 March 1862

Fate: Captured by the US Navy, 28 October 1862



United States of America

Name: USS Arizona

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Acquired: 23 January 1863

Commissioned: 11 March 1863

Fate: Destroyed by fire, 27 February 1865

Served: The Eastern Blockade Squadron, Western Gulf Blockade Squadron, Mississippi River, Red River, Black River, Atchafalaya River, Galveston, Texas Coast, Flagship for Admiral Farragut

Prizes: CSA Aurelia, CSS Queen of the West

Engagements: Grand Lake, LA(Destruction of the Queen of the West), Port Hudson, Sabine Pass,TX(Fort Griffin), Butte a la Rose,LA(Fort Burton), Red River Campaign, Fort De Russy, LA, Pointe Couppe, LA.


General characteristics:

Displacement: 959 long tons (974 t)

Length: 200 ft (61 m)

Beam: 34 ft (10 m)

Draft: 8 ft (2.4 m)

Propulsion:  Barkentine-rigged, Single engine  

Speed: 15 knots (17 mph; 28 km/h)

Complement: 82 officers and enlisted; 96 at time of sinking


• 4 × 32-pounders
• 1 × 30-pounder Parrott Rifle
• 1 × 12-pounder rifle