What is the sunken ship's name in galveston bay? And what was it used for?

The sunken ship in Galveston Bay is the Denbigh. The screw-propelled iron hulled steamer was a Confederate blockade runner. While most runners averaged only 4 trips through a blockade, the Denbigh ran more than 26 trips before being sunk. Six weeks after the Confederacy surrendered, blockading Union ships sunk the steamer near Bolivar Point on May 23, 1865.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 10:36AM EST
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