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1 Captured the Tonawanda with 75 passengers and cargo.
2 Defeated the USS Hatteras off the coast of Texas.
3 Captured vessel within sight of Cape Town South Africa.
4 Visits Singapore to take on provisions in 1863.
5 The CSS Alabama's only defeat was her final one off the
coast of Cherbourg, France.

Cruise of the CSS Alabama

The CSS Alabama captured and burned Union ships throughout the North Atlantic and West Indies during her first few months at sea. Traveling as far as southeast Asia in 1862, she intercepted U.S. cargo, captured Union sailors, and left a trail of burning ships in her wake.