From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships



Charles Williamson Flusser, born 27 September 1832 at Annapolis, Md., entered the Naval Academy in 1847, and after graduation served with distinction in command of Commodore Perry in the attack on Roanoke Islands and other operations in North Carolina waters during the Civil War. Later in command of Miami, Lieutenant Commander Flusser was killed in the action with CSS Albemarle off Plymouth, N.C., 19 April 1864.


The first Flusser, a 66-foot schooner captured from the Confederates in 1864 but never libeled as a prize, was used as a coal hulk and to carry ordnance and stores to ships in the North Carolina sounds until sold at Washington 23 September 1865.


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