The schooner "America" crossing the bow of the frigate "Constitution", early in the morning of the summer of 1865. In the background, on the left hand side, are the two sloops of war, "Marion" and "Macedonian". Painting by A.D. Blake.
CSS Alabama Flag. CSS Alabama was a screw sloop-of-war built in 1862 for the Confederate States Navy at Birkenhead, England by John Laird Sons and Company. Alabama served as a successful commerce raider, attacking Union merchant and naval ships over the course of her two-year career, during which she never anchored in a Southern port. She was sunk in battle by the USS Kearsarge in June 1864 at the Battle of Cherbourg outside the port of Cherbourg, France.