Historical records matching Angela Turner
About Angela Turner
20 MARCH 1861: NAVY YARD, PHILADELPHIA, PA
LAUNCH OF THE STEAM SLOOP-OF-WAR JUNIATA
Displacement, 1,240 tons; Named for the Juniata River
Sponsor: Miss Angela Turner (Mrs. George Toland), daughter of Rear-Admiral Thomas Turner, U. S. Navy, commanding Philadelphia Navy Yard at that time.
In her words: "I was escorted to the bows of the vessel by Lieutenant (afterward Admiral) Donald Fairfax, U. S. Navy, and I broke across them a bottle of Juniata water decorated by the sailors with red, white and blue ribbons, saying 'Go forth to victory, Juniata.' A piece of glass cut my wrist and an officer rushed up with his handkerchief and said, 'This is the first blood shed on the Juniata.'"
United States ship "Juniata" had active service in the Civil War. Took part in first and second bombardments of Fort Fisher.
1. 1910 Federal Census, Precinct 3, Washington, DC.
2. "The Ships of the United States Navy and Their Sponsors 1797-1913," Edith Wallace Benham, Kessinger Publishing, 2006.