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Daisy I

The well-known flower, common in the United States and Europe.

(Tug: t. 50; 1. 73'4"; b. 13'10"; dr. 6'; s 10 k.)

Mulford, a steam tug, was built in 1850 at Chicago Ill., and acquired by the War Department for use in the Mississippi River and its tributaries early in the Civil War. She was transferred to the Navy 1 October 1862 and renamed Daisy 24 October. Her former commanding officer, Master D. C. Bowers, U. S. Army, was appointed an Acting Ensign in the Navy and continued in command. Daisy served actively as a tug in the upper Mississippi until the end of the war when she was taken to Mound City, III. She was sold there 17 August 1865.

On 20 November 1863 the steam tug Daisy was renamed Clover(q.v.).

The Daisy (No. 22), ferry launch, served in Norfolk Nvy Yard from 1885 to 1919.

The fourth Daisy, a lighthouse tender, was transferred to the Navy 11 April 1917 and served at Newport R.I., until returned to the Lighthouse Service I July 1919.
The fifth Daisy (No. 1186) , a yawl, served in a noncommisssion status in the 7th Naval District during World War I.