Union Bark Conrad proof of ownership and registration
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a photocopy of the Registration form showing that John W. Field and Frederick Newhall were the registered owners of the Bark Conrad at the time of its capture by the C.S.S. Alabama in June 1863. There is also a photocopy of the 1854 "Proof of Ownership of a Ship or Vessel to be Registered" form indicating that John W. Field was the only owner of the Bark Conrad.
Biographical / Historical
The Bark Conrad was built in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1850, and registered to John W. Field of Philadelphia. While en route from Buenos Aires to New York with a cargo of wool and goat skins, she was captured by the C.S.S. Alabama on June 20, 1863 during the C.S.S. Alabama's South Atlantic Expeditionary Raid. Being fast and well adapted for a cruiser, Capt. Raphael Semmes, CSN, commissioned her the next day as a cruiser and tender to the Alabama, renaming her Tuscaloosa.
0.05 Linear Feet (photocopies of the proof of ownership and registration)
Language of Materials
Photocopies of the 1861 Proof of Ownership and Registration forms for the Bark Conrad which was later captured by the C.S.S. Alabama and recommissioned as the Tuscaloosa
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Martha Bace, 2013
- Guide to the Union Bark Conrad proof of ownership and registration
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