From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships

G. L. Brockenborough

A former name retained.


(Slp: a. 1 how.)


G. L. Brockenborough ( also spelled Brockenboro or G. L. Brockenboro ) was a small sloop captured 15 October 1862 by Fort McHenry, Lt. E. Y. McCauley. G. L. Brockenborough had apparently been used as a blockade runner and was discovered after being scuttled in the Apalachicola River, Fla. She was subsequently raised and purchased at the Prize Court in Key West by Rear Admiral J. L. Lardner 15 November 1862.

Assigned to the East Gulf Blockading Squadron, G. L. Brockenborough's shallow draft made her an ideal vessel to blockade the many inlets of the Florida coast. She served as a blockader and tender to steamers Port Royal and Somerset in St. George's Sound and Apalachicola River, Fla. until she was abandoned after a severe gale had forced her aground in St. George's Sound 27 May 1863.


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