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[NH 85964: CSS Shenandoah (1864-1865). Hauled out for repairs at the Williamstown Dockyard, Melbourne, Australia, in February 1865. Note Confederate flag (possibly retouched) flying from her mizzen gaff, and fresh caulking between her planks. Courtesy of Martin Holbrook, 1977. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. (2016/05/18).](https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/27094850005/)
> CSS Shenandoah, formerly Sea King, was an iron-framed, teak-planked, full-rigged sailing ship with auxiliary steam power chiefly known for her actions under Lieutenant Commander James Waddell as part of the Confederate navy during the American Civil War.
> Shenandoah was originally a UK merchant vessel launched as Sea King on August 17, 1863, but was later re-purposed as one of the most feared commerce raiders in the Confederate navy. During a period of 12 1⁄2 months from 1864 to 1865, the ship undertook commerce raiding around the world in an effort to disrupt the US economy, resulting in the capture and sinking or bonding of thirty-eight merchant vessels, mostly New Bedford whaleships. She finally surrendered on the River Mersey, Liverpool, UK, on November 6, 1865, six months after the war had ended. Her flag was the last sovereign Confederate flag to be officially furled. Shenandoah is also known for having fired the last shot of the Civil War, across the bow of a whaler in waters off the Aleutian Islands.[wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSS_Shenandoah)
For a sec I thought this was created using cascading style sheets ?
Greenpeace should fly the CSN flag, as the CSS Alabama & CSS Shenandoah sunk close to a hundred Yankee whaling ships.