Photo of CSS Chattahoochee and it propeller.

Type: Civil War Gunboat
Launched: 1862
At: David S. Johnston Shipyard, Saffold, Georgia
Commissioned: January 1, 1863

Length: 141 feet
Beam: 30 feet, 8 inches
Draft: 7 feet, 3 inches
Armament: Four 32 pounders, one 9-inch Dahlgren; one rifled and banded 32 pounder

National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus
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Columbus, Georgia 31901
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A 30-foot section of the stern and steam engines of the Confederate gunboat Chattahoochee were recovered from her namesake river in 1964 where the vessel was scuttled by Confederate forces in 1865. A rare surviving example of Confederate shipbuilding, Chattahoochee represents the innovative and resourceful improvisation of the Confederacy as it built a fleet of river and coastal defense gunboats and ironclads during the Civil War. Chattahoochee's stern is displayed next to the remains of the Confederate ironclad ram CSS Jackson at the Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center. Exhibits include reconstructed full-scale sections of the USS Hartford, USS Monitor and CSS Albemarle which also features an ironclad ship combat simulator. A world-class Civil War naval flag exhibit opened in 2005. Exhibits include items from many Civil War-era ships and naval episodes.

CSS Chattahoochee is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Photo of CSS Chattahoochee and it propeller.

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