USS Renshaw I

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Renshaw I

(Sch: t. 75; 1. 68'; b. 20'; dph. 5'4"; dr. 6'6")

The first Renshaw, a new schooner still unrigged, was eaptured by a boatcrew from Louisiana in the Tar River some 5 miles above Washington, N.C., 20 May 1862. The members of the expedition named the prize, taken without papers, for Louisiana's commanding officer, Comdr. Richard T. Renshaw. R. T. Renshaw, soon renamed Renshaw so that she might also honor the late Comdr. William B. Itenshaw, was placed in service as an ordnance hulk and formally purchased bv the Navy from the Boston Prize Court 28 October 1862. She served in the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron through the remainder of the Civil War and was sold at Norfolk 12 August 1865.