USS Port Fire (1864)

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Career (US) Union Navy Jack
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 8 March 1864
Commissioned: 1864
Decommissioned: 1865
Struck: 1878 (est.)
Fate: sold, January 1878
General characteristics
Displacement: 103 tons
Length: not known
Beam: not known
Draught: not known
Propulsion: steam engine
Speed: not known
Complement: not known
Armament: not known

USS Port Fire (1863) was a steamer commissioned by the Union Navy during the American Civil War.

She served the navy fleet during the blockade of ports and waterways of the Confederate States of America as an ammunition ship.

Built in Maine in 1864

Port Fire, a screw tug, built at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, in 1863, was launched 8 March 1864.

Civil War service

She served through the Civil War as a powder tug.


Port Fire was sold in January 1878. She was later broken up at Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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