USS Julia II

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(SIP, t. 10; cpl. 7)

The second Julia was an English sloop operating out of Nassau captured by Union gunboat Sagamore 8 January 1863. When taken some 10 miles north of Jupiter Inlet, Fla., she was attempting to slip through the Union blockade laden with salt badly needed by the Confederacy. She was taken to Key West where she was condemned by a prize court and sold to the U.S. Navy.

She was place in service 15 February, Acting Master's Mate L. C. Coggeshall in charge, and used as a tender to Northern blockaders along the coast. Tahoma, Pursuit, and Eugenie were among the ships -he assisted during the war. On 20 February, she shared in the capture of bark Stonewall. She was broken up and sold at Key West in 1865.