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Keystone State

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, January 31, 1863
Battle with CS Ironclads
On January 31, 1863, Keystone State was disabled while engaging the Confederate ironclads Chicora and Palmetto State in their effort to break the union's blockading force. The CSS Palmetto State struck Keystone State with several shells causing loss of all power. She was later repaired locally.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 26

Namesort descending Service Branch
John Armstrong USMC
Surgeons Steward S. Baily USN
Landsman John Bannon USN
1st cls Fireman James Barr USN
Surgeon's stewar Samuel Boyle USN
Coal Heaver John Burns USN
Seaman David Caldwell USN
Ordinary Seaman William Clark USN
John Conway USMC
William Deitz USMC
Assistant Surgeo Jacob Gotwold USN
Landsman Rendy Gould USN
Corporal William Graw USMC
Pat. Herrick USMC
1st class Firema George Ireton USN
Fireman George Jorton USN
2nd Class Firema William Loftus USN
Landsman Owen McGowan USN
Coal Heaver John McKenny USN
2nd class Boy Robert McKinsey USN


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