From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Bermuda is a group of islands in the North Atlantic.

(ScStr: T. 1238; l. 211'; b. 21'7"; dr. 16'8"; s. 11 k.; a. 1 9" S. B., 2 30-pdr. R.)

Bermuda, an iron-hulled supply steamer, was built in 1861 by Pearse and Lockwood, Stockton-on-Tees, England; captured by Mercedita near Grand Abaco Island, 27 April 1862; purchased from the Philadelphia Prize Court 14 October 1862; and commissioned 13 May 1863, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant J. W. Smith in command.

Bermuda served as a supply and dispatch vessel with the West Gulf Blockading Squadron from 1863 to 1865. She took five prizes and recaptured one. Following her return to Philadelphia, she was sold 21 September 1865.