USS Princess Royal
History of Ships and Navies
Contact US
Navy Links


Other Sites
America's Wars
Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Civil War
World War II
Ê US Aircraft of WW2
Vietnam War
Presidential Elections
Multieducator Products

Princess Royal SwStr

Mug Windbreaker
Plaque Cap
Polo Shirt Sweatshirt
Princess Royal

(SwStr: t. 828; 1. 196'9"; b. 27'3", dph. 16', dr. 11', s. 11 k.
a. 2 30-pdr. P.r., 1 9", 4 24-pdr. how.)

Prince~ Poyal, a British blockade runner captured &t Charleston, S.C., 29 January 1963, was purchased by the Navy Department from the Philadelphia Prize Court 18 March 1863; fitted out as a cruiser; and commissioned 29 May 1863, Comdr. M. B. Woolsey in command.

Assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, Princec' Royal participated in the engagement with Confederate forces at Donaldsonville, La., 28 June 1863. Then ordered to the Texas coast, she captured the British schooner Flyin' Sc'~d near Matamoros 12 August, and assisted in seizing th~ schooner Wave 22 August. Continuing her patrols into 1864 she took Neptune off Brazoa de Santiago, 19 November 1864 ran down the schooner Flash six days later, seized the schooner Alabama, 7 December, and captured Cora off Galveston, 19 December.

On 7 February 1865, she assisted in the capture of her last

prize, the schooner Anna Sophia in Galveston Bay. Five months later Prince~ Royal wau ordered north, arriving at Philadelphia 21 July. She was sold at public auction 17 August 1865.