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The Cruise of a Ship is a Biography

The Confederacy's foremost sailor, Raphael Semmes wrote “The Cruise of a ship is a biography”.

From October 1864 to November 1865 the CSS Shenandoah carried the Civil War around the globe, through every extreme of sea and storm. Her officers represented a cross section of the Confederacy. Among these men were a nephew of Robert E. Lee, a grand-nephew of founder George Mason and a son-in-law to Raphael Semmes. They considered themselves Americans, Southerners, rebels and warriors, embarking on the voyage of their lives, defending their country as they understood it and pursuing a difficult, dangerous mission in which they succeeded spectacularly after it no longer mattered. As a commerce raider, Shenandoah invaded the North, the deep cold of the Bering Sea and fired the last gun of the conflict, setting crystal waters aglow with flaming Yankee whalers.

Guest Speaker and author Dwight Hughes, graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1967 and served twenty years as a Surface Warfare Officer.
 

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