CSS CARONDELET - Civil War light draft steamer
CSS CARONDELET was a light draft steamer built...at Bayou St.
John, La., in 1861-62. She was put into service in March 1862 with Lt. W. Gwathmey CSN, in command. On 4 April this ship,
accompanied by CSS OREGON and PAMLICO, engaged the Federal gunboats NEW LONDON, JOHN P. JACKSON and HATTERAS at Pass Christian,
Miss. The Confederates were unable to prevent the landing of 1,200 Union men at the Pass and the destruction of the camp there.