CSS Patrick Henry (1859)


CSS Patrick Henry was built in New York City in 1859 by the renowned William H. Webb for the Old Dominion Steam Ship Line as the civilian steamer Yorktown, a brigantine-rigged side-wheel steamer. She carried passengers and freight between Richmond, Virginia and New York City. Yorktown was anchored in the James River when Virginia seceded from the Union on 17 April 1861 and was seized by the Virginia Navy and later turned over to the Confederate Navy on 8 June 1861.

Commander John Randolph Tucker, who commanded the ship, directed that Yorktown be converted into a gunboat and renamed Patrick Henry in honor of that revolutionary patriot.

She also served as the first flagship of the James River Squadron.

This commercial use pack contains three full size tubes of this historic steamship for use in your kits and projects.  Each tube is saved to 300 DPI, making it perfect for both web and print use.

CU/PU/S4H/S4O okay.

  • Model: Digicats
  • 1000 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: DigiCats (& Dogs)

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 14 July, 2017.

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