USS Juniper

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Juniper

A genus of evergreen shrubs and trees.

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(ScStr: t. 116; 1. 79'6"; b. 18'4"; dr. 9'; s. 10 k.; cpl. 26; a. I 20-pdr. P.r., 1 12-pdr. heavy r.)

The first Juniper was purchased at New York from Solomon Thomas 7 June 1864; and commissioned at New York Navy Yard 11 July 1864.

Juniper sailed for Washington via Hampton Roads arriving at the Washington Navy Yard 17 July 1864. Two days later she was attached to the Potomac Flotilla where she served during the remainder of the war performing varied duties as a tug, dispatch vessel, and patrol ship. She sailed from the lower Potomac 5 May 1865 for the Washington Navy Yard, where she decommissioned 26 May. Juniper was sold to the Treasury Department for service under the Lighthouse Board 29 June 1865.