From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Probably a variant spelling of Choptank.

Sch: t. 53 l. 56' b. 17'

dph. 6' a. 2 x 9" sb., 1 x 11"

The privateer Savannah was captured 3 June 1861 by Perry. She was purchased from the New York Prize Court 2 July 1861 by the Navy and her name changed to Chotank.

Chotank operated as a part of the Potomac Flotilla during the year 1862, then was laid up at New York Navy Yard until sold 15 August 1865.

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Date: 19 Dec 1998