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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 ascending Service Branch
2nd class Boy Robert Willinger USN
Landsman Richard Thomas USN
Landsman John Sullivan USN
Thomas Riley USMC
Ordinary Seaman George Reynolds USN
William Peyton USMC
2nd class Boy Robert McKinsey USN
Coal Heaver John McKenny USN
Landsman Owen McGowan USN
2nd Class Firema William Loftus USN
Fireman George Jorton USN
1st class Firema George Ireton USN
Pat. Herrick USMC
Corporal William Graw USMC
Landsman Rendy Gould USN
Assistant Surgeo Jacob Gotwold USN
William Deitz USMC
John Conway USMC
Ordinary Seaman William Clark USN
Seaman David Caldwell USN


Various Sources