Triumph, 1861-1869
This vessel had several lives and political allegiances. It was built in Scotland in 1861 as the merchant steamship Fingal.1
As Fingal, it ran a blockade at Savannah, Georgia in November of 1861, during the American Civil War, and was captured and converted into the CSS Atlanta: an ironclad ram built to attack Federalist warship blockades at ports and rivers along the same coast.2
As CSS Atlanta, it was forced to surrender after running aground during a battle in Wassau Sound, whereafter it was taken into Union service as the USS Atlanta.3
It was decommissioned at Philadelphia in June, 1865; however, it was apparently sold into service again in 1869 as the Hatian warship Triumph, a name it carried to its fate when it disappeared somewhere off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, in December of that year.4
Mentions of this vessel in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Triumph, 1861-1869. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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