High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Dart (1861) was a captured Confederate schooner acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was put into service by the Union Navy to serve as a tender for other Union Navy ships. However, she was also able to capture several "prizes" on her own before she was dismantled and scrapped. Thohough never labeled or purchased by the Navy, she was armed with a 12-pounder howitzer, and cruised as tender to both South Carolina and the screw steamer Huntsville. During her brief service, she captured several small vessels, including schooners Cecilia on 24 September 1861, and Zavala on 1 October.