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Osage

Wednesday, March 29, 1865
Mine Explosion in Blakey River
On 29 March 1865, while engaged in action against Spanish Fort, near Mobile, Alabama, USS Osage struck a Confederate torpedo while trying to avoid a collision with the USS Winnebago. ... She sank in the Blakely River. ... Osage had the distinction of being the first U.S. Navy ship to use a periscope in combat.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 5

Name Service Branchsort descending
Ordinary Seaman John Everhart USN
Ordinary Seaman Nicholas Heydenger USN
Seaman William Paigher USN
Ordinary Seaman Charles Taylor USN
Master at arms Lewis De Wall USN