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BOLLES

Schooner, length 70 feet, beam 20 feet, draft 2.8 feet. In service 1855-? prior to the Civil War. Named for C. P. Bolles, a Coast Survey Assistant who became a Confederate engineer and designed the first battery at Fort Fisher, North Carolina, Cape Fear River entrance.

BOUNCER

Tender (sloop? Small steamer?). In service 1853-1855. 23rd April 1855, the BOUNCER was destroyed as the result of a severe gale off Port Royal Bay. Used primarily on South Carolina and Georgia coasts.

BOWDITCH

Schooner, length 70 feet, beam 20 feet, draft 2.9 feet. In service 1854-74. Atlantic service only. Named for the mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1878), author of the “New American Practical Navigator”.



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