CSSBombshell — believed to have been an Erie Canal steamer — was a U.S. Army transport. Bombshell was sunk by the Confederate batteries in Albemarle Sound, North Carolina on April 18, 1864. She was raised by the Confederate forces and taken into the Confederate States Navy under the command of LieutenantAlbert Gallatin Hudgins, CSN. Bombshell was recaptured in Albemarle Sound by USS Mattabesett and USS Sassacus on May 5, 1864 and sent to New York.
This article includes text from the public domainDictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.