Civil War Discussion: CSS Shenandoah

July 14, 2020 - 12:30 pmJuly 14, 2020 - 01:30 pmJanuary 3, 2020, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • Free with Admission: $1.00

Visit the Museum on Friday afternoon to enjoy lunch in the Mariners' Park Café and stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!

The commerce raider CSS Shenandoah, formerly known as the British merchant ship Sea King, was commanded by Lt. James I. Waddell. Between October 19, 1864, and June 27, 1865, the raider captured 38 Union ships, mostly New Bedford whalers. When Waddell learned that the war was over, he sailed Shenandoah back to Great Britain where the ship surrendered at Liverpool on November 6, 1865.