New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Friday, June 23, 2017
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CSS CARONDELET - light draft steamer

 

CSS CARONDELET was a light draft steamer built...at Bayou St. John, La., in 1861-62. She was put into service in March 1862 with Lt. W. Gwathmey CSN, in command. On 4 April this ship, accompanied by CSS OREGON and PAMLICO, engaged the Federal gunboats NEW LONDON, JOHN P. JACKSON and HATTERAS at Pass Christian, Miss. The Confederates were unable to prevent the landing of
1,200 Union men at the Pass and the destruction of the camp there.