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
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.
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