Ship Name

Shenandoah, CSS

Type

Commerce raider

Origins/Provenance

England

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1864

Displacement (tons)

1018

Length (feet)

220

Beam (feet)

36

Draft (feet)

20

Primary Propulsion

Mechanical

Propulsion Specifications

direct acting engines; 1 screw

Hull

steel

Armament

4 x8

Crew

73

Historical Note

Confederate raider that late in the Civil War captured and burned 38 ships in the Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Pacific, including a substantial portion of the New England whaling fleet in the Arctic Ocean more than two months after Lee's surrender. During its raids and in the subsequent flight from capture, the Shenandoah circumnavigated the globe.

Related Images

boat5_shenandoah_1865.jpg
Date: 1865
Image ID: 1166

Related People

Waddell, James I.

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Record ID: 150