From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


Merchant name retained.


(SwStr: t. 300; cpl. 23; a. 1 how.)


Darlington, a Confederate steamer, was captured by boats from Pawnee in Cumberland Sound, Fla., 3 March 1862, with a cargo of army wagons, ammunition, and camp equipment on board. She was taken over by the Navy for use in the waters off Fernandina, Fla., and Port Royal, S.C., with Acting Master J. W. Godfrey in command. Darlington assisted the boats of Ellen and Wabash in raising the yacht America in St. John's River, Fla., from 18 to 25 March 1862. She was transferred to the Army for use as a transport in September 1862.


Transcribed by Yves HUBERT