USS Fulton (1862)

Laid down: date unknown
Acquired: 1862
In service: circa May 1862
Out of service: at war’s end
Struck: 1865 (est.)
Fate: sold for civilian use
General characteristics
Displacement: 123 ton
Propulsion: stern-wheel steamer

The USS Fulton (also called the Dick Fulton) was a 123-ton stern-wheel steamer,[1] used as an auxiliary vessel in the United States Ram Fleet during the American Civil War. The ship later served in the Ram Fleet successor, the Mississippi Marine Brigade.[2][3]


  1. "History.Navy.Mil page on Civil war rams and auxiliaries".
  2. Crandall, Warren D.; Isaac D. Newel (1907). History of the Ram Fleet and the Mississippi Marine Brigade in the War for the Union on the Mississippi and its tributaries : the story of the Ellets and their men. St. Louis: Buschart Bros.
  3. Joiner, Gary (2007). Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron (American Crisis (Rowman & Littlefield)). Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 0-7425-5098-2.

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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