USS Dart

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Dart-

Dart

Former name retained.

(Sch: t. 94; a. 1 12-pdr. how.)

The first Dart was a small schooner captured by the l screw steamer South Carolina off Galveston, Tex., on l 4 July 1861. Though never libelled or purchased by the Navy, she was armed with a 12-pounder howitzer, and I cruised as tender to both South Carolina and the screw l streamer Huntsville. During her brief service, she captured several small vessels, including schooners Cecilia on 24 September 1861, and Zavala on 1 October. Dart was taken out of service, and dismantled by men from the screw frigate Niagara off the southwest pass of the Mississippi, between 19 and 21 October 1861.