From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Belle is a feminine proper name.

(ScStr: T. 52; l. 61'4"; b. 15'; dr. 8'; s. 10 k.; cpl. 19; a. 1 24-pdr. S. B., 1 12-pdr. R.)

Belle, a screw steamer, was built in 1864 at Philadelphia, Pa.; purchased by the Navy at Boston 2 June 1864; and commissioned later in the month, Acting Master J. G. Green in command.

Belle joined the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and served as a dispatch vessel along the North Carolina coast. She took part in the capture of Plymouth, N. C., 31 October 1864. Ordered north in May 1866, Belle was sold at New York 12 July 1866.