was assigned duties with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron in
October, and during January and February 1862 served as squadron
flagship. Philadelphia took part in the expedition to
Hatteras Inlet in January and served as
flag-steamer to Flag Officer
Louis M. Goldsborough at the battle of
Roanoke Island, North Carolina 7 - 8 February.
She also took part in the capture of
New Berne and later participated in the
expedition to the Dismal Swamp Canal 17 - 20 April.
1863 until 1865 Philadelphia was flagship of the
South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. The
highlight of her activities during this period was her participation in
the operation against
Charleston, South Carolina in the fall of
With the close
of hostilities Philadelphia was sent to the Washington Navy Yard
where she decommissioned 31 August 1865. She was sold at public auction
15 September to N. L. and G. Griswold. Renamed Ironsides in 1869,
she was lost by stranding at
Hog Island, Virginia, on 29 August 1873.
includes information collected from the
public domain sources
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
Naval Vessel Register.