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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, May 15, 1862
Attacked by Confederate Ram
During March and April 1862, Cincinnati participated in the successful seige of the fortress at Island Number Ten. ... On May 10, in an action near Fort Pillow, she was rammed by ships of the Confederate River Defense Fleet and sank in shallow water.
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