The Official Travel Site of Alabama

Admiral Raphael Semmes House

Historic Site

Raphael Semmes moved to Alabama in 1842. When Alabama withdrew from the Union in 1861, Semmes resigned from the U.S. Navy and was commissioned a commander in the confederate Navy. He was promoted to Captain and assumed command of the C.S.S. Alabama. During its 22-month career as a commerce raider, the Alabama cruised for nearly 75,000 miles and captured 65 union vessels worth more than $6 million. The Alabama was sunk off the coast of Cherbourg, France, on June 2, 1864, by the U.S.S. Kearsage.

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Admiral Raphael Semmes House
806 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36602
251-432-6513
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