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STEAM NAVY



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THE STEAM NAVY



OF THE:



UNITED STATES



A HISTORY OF THE GROWTH OF THE STEAM VESSEL OF W/

IN THE U. S. NAVY, AND OF THE NAVAL

ENGINEER CORPS.




li^lTH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS.



FRANK M. BENNETT.



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UOPTRIOHTKD 1896, BY

FRANK M. BENNETT.



W. T. NicHoisoN, I'lTTSBunoB, Pa.



CONTENTS.



CHAPTER II.
The Dkmoi.oqos, or Fui.to.v, the First Steam War Vessel ever Built— Robert
Fulton— The Sea Gui.i.- The Fulton, 2d— Mr. Clias. H. Harwell, the
First Enjjineer in the United States Navy — Captain M. C. Perry's Rec-
omendatioiis Regarding Engineers' Force — Regulations Governing Ap-
pointment of Engineers— Performance of the Fulton Under Steam—
Her Subsequent Career— Captain Perry's Interest in Engineers 8

CHAPTER 'in.

The Engineeh — The Mississirpi and Missouri — Establishment of the Engineer
Coi-ps by Act of Congress — Destruction of the Missouri — Career of the
Mississippi— Steamers Transferred to the Navy from the War Depart-
ment— The Michigan .32

CHAPTER IV.

Experiments with the "Hunt



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