USS Augustus Holly (1861)
She was to be laden with stone and sailed to the vicinity of Cape Hatteras and sunk as an obstruction to block one of the channels or inlets leading to the North Carolina sounds. The Stone Fleet was designed to block Confederate access during the American Civil War.
Unfortunately, no record has been found establishing whether or not she was ever used for this purpose and, if not, giving any clue as to her ultimate fate.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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