CSS George Page
CSS George Page Launched:
May 1861 Decommissioned:
March 9, 1862
Burned to prevent capture
410 tons Propulsion:
2 guns CSS , a 410-ton sidewheel George Page steamship, was originally built as a transport at Washington, D.C. in 1853.
She was attached to the Quartermaster's Department of the
United States Army, until captured by the Confederates at nearby Aquia Creek, Virginia in May 1861, when she became a part of the Virginia State Navy. Acquired by the Confederate States Navy, George Page, commanded by Lieutenant Charles Carroll Simms, CSN, was fitted out for river defense service, and sometime later renamed City of Richmond. Her upper works may have been removed at this time.
She operated in the
Potomac River in the vicinity of Quantico Creek. On July 7, 1861, she was damaged by gunfire from USS . Pocahontas George Page was destroyed by her crew upon abandonment of the Evansport batteries on March 9, 1862.
This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships .