Built by the Laird shipyard of Liverpool , England and commissioned off the Azores on August 24 , 1862
220 feet long with a beam of 32 feet
Powered by two 300-horsepower steam engine with a full complement of sails .
Armament included a 110-pounder rifled gun, an 8 inch solid shot gun , and six 32 pounders .
Crew of 120 men and 24 officers . Commanded by Capt. Raphael Semmes .
During the 22 months of her career she travels 75,000 miles and captures 66 Union merchant ships .
Attacked and sank the USS. Hatteras in the Gulf of Mexico off Galveston island in January 1863
Sank in battle off the coast of France , near Cherbourg , by the USS. Kearsarge June 19 , 1864
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