USS Chotank (1861)
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Acquired:||2 July 1861|
|Fate:||sold, 15 August 1865|
|Length:||56 ft (17 m)|
|Beam:||17 ft (5.2 m)|
|Draught:||6 ft (1.8 m)|
The USS Chotank was a schooner captured by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Navy for various purposes, but especially to patrol navigable waterways of the Confederacy to prevent the South from trading with other countries.
Privateer captured and converted to Union Navy use
Assigned to the Potomac Flotilla
Chotank operated as a part of the Potomac Flotilla during the year 1862.
Post-war decommissioning and sale
She was then was laid up at New York Navy Yard until sold 15 August 1865.