Thursday, February 9, 2012

Steamer USS Peterhoff ~ 6 March 1864

The steamer USS Peterhoff, under the command of Capt. Jarman, departed Hampton Roads for Wilmington, NC on February 28. On board was 6 passengers with passports obtained from the Mexican consul in London. She collided with the USS Monticello on March 6, 1864 and sank. The next day Mount Vernon destroyed Peterhoff's hulk to prevent possible salvage by the Confederates.

NY Times

March 12, 1864

"The steamer Spaulding, from Beaufort, 10th, has arrived, bringing the officers of the United States steamer Peterhoff, sunk off Wilmington last Sunday by a collision with the steamer Monticello."

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