Event Summary

Confederate raider Shenandoah attacks American whaling fleet

Date

1865

Description

Confederate raider destroyed 11 New England-based whaling vessels when it happened upon them in the Arctic; further crippled chances for post-war recovery of American whaling.

Timeline 1

Whaling, Fishing, Fisheries and their Management, 1400 - to present

Timeline 2

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

Record ID

1190