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The Stone Fleet consisted of a fleet of aging ships (mostly whaleships) purchased in New Bedford and other New England ports, loaded with stone, and sailed south during the American Civil War by the Union Navy for use as blockships. [1]

31 relations: American Civil War, American Revolution, Barque, Blockade runner, Blockship, Breakwater (structure), Charles Henry Davis, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, South Carolina, Confederate States of America, E. Lee Spence, East Indiaman, Edgartown, Massachusetts, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, Harper's Weekly, Herman Melville, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, Morris Island, Mystic, Connecticut, Nantucket, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Robert E. Lee, Rodney French, Royal Navy, Salem witch trials, Samuel Francis Du Pont, Tybee Island, Georgia, Union Army, Union blockade, Union Navy, Whaler.

American Civil War

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.

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American Revolution

The American Revolution was a colonial revolt that took place between 1765 and 1783.

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A barque, barc, or bark is a type of sailing vessel with three or more masts having the fore- and mainmasts rigged square and only the mizzen (the aftmost mast) rigged fore-and-aft.

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Blockade runner

A blockade runner is usually a lighter-weight ship used for evading a naval blockade of a port or strait, as opposed to confronting the blockaders to break the blockade.

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A blockship is a ship deliberately sunk to prevent a river, channel, or canal from being used.

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Breakwater (structure)

Breakwaters are structures constructed on coasts as part of coastal management or to protect an anchorage from the effects of both weather and longshore drift.

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Charles Henry Davis

Charles Henry Davis (January 16, 1807 – February 18, 1877) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy.

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Charleston Harbor

The Charleston Harbor is an inlet (8 sq mi/20.7 km²) of the Atlantic Ocean at Charleston, South Carolina.

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Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Confederate States of America

The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized country in North America that existed from 1861 to 1865.

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E. Lee Spence

Edward Lee Spence (born 1947 in Germany) is a pioneer in underwater archaeology who studies shipwrecks and sunken treasure.

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East Indiaman

East Indiaman was a general name for any sailing ship operating under charter or licence to any of the East India Companies of the major European trading powers of the 17th through the 19th centuries.

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Edgartown, Massachusetts

Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Fairhaven is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States.

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Harper's Weekly

Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City.

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Herman Melville

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period.

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Isle of Palms is a city in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States.

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Morris Island

Morris Island is an 840-acre (3.4 km²) uninhabited island in Charleston Harbor in South Carolina, accessible only by boat.

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Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic is a village and census-designated place (CDP) in New London County, Connecticut, United States.

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Nantucket is an island about by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States.

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Robert E. Lee

Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American and Confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army.

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Rodney French

Rodney French was an American abolitionist, politician, and merchant who served as Mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Salem witch trials

The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693.

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Samuel Francis Du Pont

Samuel Francis Du Pont (September 27, 1803 – June 23, 1865) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy, and a member of the prominent Du Pont family.

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Tybee Island, Georgia

Tybee Island is a city and a barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States.

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Union Army

During the American Civil War, the Union Army referred to the United States Army, the land force that fought to preserve the Union of the collective states.

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Union blockade

The Union blockade in the American Civil War was a naval strategy by the United States to prevent the Confederacy from trading.

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Union Navy

The Union Navy was the United States Navy (USN) during the American Civil War, when it fought the Confederate States Navy (CSN).

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A whaler or whaling ship is a specialized ship, designed for whaling: the catching or processing of whales.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Fleet

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