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CSS Florida

At least three ships of the Confederate States Navy were named CSS Florida in honor of the third Confederate state:

  • The blockade runner CSS Florida was commissioned in January 1862, captured by the U.S. Navy in April 1862, and became USS Hendrick Hudson
  • The cruiser CSS Florida was commissioned in August 1862 and captured by the U.S. Navy while in port in Bahia, Brazil in October 1864
  • The gunboat CSS Selma was named CSS Florida prior to July 1862.

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