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At La Paz, L. C.

At La Paz, L. C.

At La Paz, L. C.

At La Paz, L. C.

At La Paz, L. C.

At La Paz, L. C.



At La Paz, L. C. ; sold for $4,850.



February 15, 1848, Comdr. Dupont, accompanied by 102 of his officers and crew, landed and fought



his way through greatly superior numbers to San Jose, to the relief of Lieut. Chas. Heywoocl s
party, which had been some time closely besieged by the enemy, and owing to losses, sickness,
want of provisions, &c., could not have held out but a few days longer.



At La Paz, L. C.

Bay of La Paz, L. C.

At Loreta, Gulf of California.

At Loreta, Gulf of California.

At Loreta, Gulf of California.

At Mulej?, Gulf of California.

At Muleje, Gulf of California.

Cut out of the harbor of Guaymas, under a sharp fire from the enemy, by a party under Lt. Gco. W. Harrison.

Four small vessels and two gun boats, that were driven into the breakers, were destroyed by the enemy to prevent capture.

Near Mazatlan. Released as unseaworthy ; cargo sold for $923.



At Monterey, U. C. The vessel and cargo sold for ,9,130. Commo. J. Biddle commanding the station temporarily.



San Josi", L. C. ; valuable cargo of cotton, silks, &c., condemned by the Admiralty court, and sold for $67,498. An appeal in this case has

been carried up to the Supreme Court.
Ransomed.

Ransomed.

And Muleje captured on the following day; the schooner afterwards burnt at sea.

Gulf of California, from Canton to Guaymas. Ransomed)

[ for $14,929.

Gulf of California ; from San Bias to Guaymas. Ransomed 3

C Several vessels, launches, &c., captured by parties under Lts. T. A. M. Craven, F. Stanley, Ac. ; some were ransomed, others sold for
998, and some were given up. Also Guaymas and Muleje, towns, captured, after slight resistance, by parties under Lts. T. A. M.
( Craven, \V. J. Smith, and Lt. Tansill of the Marine Corps.
Sold for $725.

By a parly under Lt. Comdg. F. Chatard, of the bark Whiton ; brought off two guns. Lt. C. also landed and spiked three guns at Man-

zinillo.
Several killed and taken prisoners.

Several small craft, launches, &c., which were generally released upon conditions.



Also weie captured the City or Town ami port of Sun Francisco, Monterey, San Pedro, Los Anjjelos, San Diego, in Upper California ;
Muleje, San Jose, and La Paz, in Lower California ; and Guaymas, Mazatlan, and San Bias, in Mexico ; aided in several instances by de
tachments of the Army, under Gen. Kearny, Cols. Mason, Fremont, Burton, and Capt. Halleck, U. S. Army.



82



CAPTURES DURING THE WAR WITH



Date, &c.


Class.


U. S. VESSELS.


1

U


Commanded by


Prize Vessels.


Class.


August 21 1846..

EXPEDITION f

Against Frontera and To-
bnsco, under Commo.
M. C. Perry.

October 17 to 27, 184G.

Capts. F. Forrest, U. S.
N., and A. Edson, U.
S. M. C., also accom
panied the Expedition,
with a. detachment of
200 Sailors and Ma
rines. (

f

EXPEDITION
Against Tampico, under
Commo. D. Conner.
Nov. 14, 1846.

I
Nov. 17 to 22 1846?


Steamer

Steamer
Schr.
Schr.
Schr.

Steamer
Schr.

Steamer
Steamer
Sleamer
Steamer
Ship.
Brig.

Steamer
Schr.

Steamer
Steamer
Schr.
Schr.
Schr.
Schr.
Schr.

Steamer

Sttamer
Steamer
Schr.


MISSISSIPPI


10

3
1

1
4

i;
6

10
9
3
2
20
10

1


Comdr. II. A. Adams ...

Comdr. J. R. Sands ...
Lieut. T. G. Denlmm..
Lieut. I. Sterrett


Mexican .

American .
Mexican .
Mexican .
Mexican .
Mexican .
Mexican .
American .
Mexican .
Mexican .
Mexican .
Mexican .

Mexican .
Spanish.
Mexican .
Mexican .
Mexican .
Mexican .

Mexican .




Schr.

Bnrk.
Schr.
Schr.
Schr.
Schr.
Brig.
Brig.
Steamer
Steamer
Brig.
Sloop.

Schr.
Schr.
Schr.
Schr.
Schr.
Barges.


VIXEN




Telegraph




EONETA




REEFER






Lieut. S. Hazard {




Revenue Vessels.
McLANE


Capt. W. A. Howard .




Petrita


FORWARD




MISSISSIPPI


Commo. M. C. Perry.
Comdr F En<*lc








PRINCETON


SPITFIRE


Comdr. J. Tattnall




VIXEN


Comdr. J. R. Sands ....
Comdr. J. L. Saunders . .
Lieut. W. E. Hunt




ST. MARY S




PORPOISE




All the smaller Ves Is
SPITFIRE






Comdr J Tattnall


) Town of Panuco, & )
( some cannon .... $


PETREL


Lieut T D. Shaw


Nov. 26 1816..
Dec. 27 1846..

f
ATTACK

On Vera Cruz and the
the Castle of San Juan
d Ulloa. The squad ron -J
comm cd by Commos.
Conner and Perry.

March 10 to 25, 1847.

April 1 1847..
AprilS 1547..

EXPEDITION f
Interior, from Alvarado, -J
Anril 13 to 18. 1847.


Schr.
Schr.

}


Boat of the Somers
SQUADRON


Lt. J. L. Parker & others .


Mexican .
Mexican .

f
Mexican

I

Mexican ;
Against . ,

Mexican .:
Mexican .




SPITFIRE


3

I

1

1
1

3


Comdr. J. Tattnall )
Comdr. J. R. Sands...
Lieut. T. G. Benham..


City of Vera Cruz,
with its Forts, and the
Castle of JSan Juan
d Ulloa.

Capitulated March 27.
Occupied March 29.


VIXEN


CONETA


REEFER


PETREL


Lieut. T. D. Shaw
Lieut. J. J. Glasson...
Lieut. W. P. Griffin...


Town.
Schr.
Town

Town
Town.


FALCON


TAMPICO


SCOURGE




SQ.UADRON


Commo. M. C. Perry. . . .




SPITFIRE


3
2
1




PKTRITA


Lieut. S B. Bissell


and


REEFER..







MEXICO, IN 1846, 1847, AND 1848. 83

GULF OF MEXICO.
By the Squadron under the command of Commodores D. Conner and M. C. Perry.



Was taken into the service of the United States, and, after the war, sold for $4,420.

Found in treasonable communication with the enemy, off Alvarado. Condemned, and sold for $35,098.

Captured at sea.

Taken into the service, and named the "Morris." Subsequently sold for 2,800.

Taken at Frontera, by the Boneta. "j

| Lieut. C. W. Morris and one seaman were killed, two seamen were drowned, and two seamen
Lost in the gale of Nov. 24, 184G. } wounded, in this expedition.

Lost in the gale of Nov. 24, 1846. J

Captured by the Prize Steamer Petrita, Capt. Forrest. Condemned, and valued at $19,000.
Sunk off Alvarado, in 1848, while in command of Lieut. S. B. Eissell officers and crew saved.
Sunk in the gale of Nov. 24, 184G.

( Burned, together with a Schooner and Tow-boat. The Sloop Desada was returned to her Captain, on account of his praiseworthy
I conduct.



Taken into the service, under Lieut. J. A. Winslow; and was finally lost on the reef off Vera Cruz, Dec. 16, 184G.

Taken into the service, under Lieut. J. J. Glasson ; named the " Falcon," and was sold, after the War, in New York, for $1,425.

Taken into the service, under Lieut. W. D. Porter ; and was sold, after the War, in Norfolk, for 1,850.

Taken into the service, under Lieut. W. P. Griffin ; named the " Tampico," and was sold, after the War, in Norfolk, for $1,000.

f Assisted by the Marines, under Capt. Edson, and detachments from the Cumberland, and other vessels that could not cross the bar,
I headed by their respective officers.

Met with no resistance; spiked several cannon, burnt some public property, and brought away one 24-pdr.

Burnt in the night, while moored under the walla of San Juan d Ulloa, and brought off G prisoners.
Off Alvarado. Sold for $2,556.



f Assisted by detachments from the U. S. Ship Ohio, and other vessels of the squadron, under their respective officers, who were daily

I employed in a battery on shore; where iMid. T. B. Shubrick, and six sailors, were killed, and Lieut. A. S. Baldwin, and 7 sailors,
wounded. Thirty-one of the cannon, captured in this combined attack of the Army and Navy, were sent to the United States as
trophies ; thirteen of these were brass pieces.

[Commo. Perry relieved Commo. Conner in command of the West India Squadron, March 21, 1847.



And 3 others, not named; only 2 of which were brought ofT the enemy offering no resistance.

In concert with a detachment of the Army, under General Quilman. Found the cannon generally spiked or buried. Destroyed 25 of
these, and brought off 35.

Met with slight resistance, from a chappnral.
Passed Mid, Pringle, ar.d 5 men, wounded.



84



CAPTURES DURING THE WAR WITH



Date, &c.


Class.


U. S. VESSELS.


09

C

S
O


Commanded by


Prize Vessels, &c.


Class.


EXPEDITION

Against Tuspan, under
Commo. M. C. Perry.
April 18, 1847.

April 30 1847..
(

2o EXPEDITION
Against Tobasco, under
Commo. M. C. Perry.
Jan. 14 to 16, 1847.

June 22 1847..
Oct. 10 1847..
Nov. C 1847..
Nov. 9 1847..

March 1848..
March 1848..


Steamer
Steamer
Steamer
Steamer
Schr.
Schr.
Schr.

Schr.

Steamer
Steamer
Steamer
Steamer
B b Brig
B b Grig
B b Brig
Brig.
Schr.

Schr.
Bomb
Steamer
Schr.

Schr.
Steamer


MISSISSIPPI


10
3
3
3
1
1
1

1

3
3
3

o

1

o

1

10
1

1
2
3
1

1
3




..*!




Town.

Schr.

Town
Bungos.

Steamer
Schr.
Schr.
Schr.
Schr.
Schr.
Schr.


SPITFIRE


Comdr J Tattnall


Tuspan


VIXEN


Convlr J R Sands


And four Launches.
Spiked the Guns, and
brought away some
that had formerly be
longed to theTruxtun


SCOURGE






BONETA






PETREL


Lieut. T. D. Shaw




REEFER


Lieut T Turner




BONETA


Lieut. T. G. Benham....


Mexican .
..1


SCORPION




SPITFIRE


Lieut S S Lee . .




SCOURGE






VIXEN




STROM BOL1 ...


Cmilr W S Walker






VESUVIUS


Comdr. G. A. Magrudcr.
Comdr. G. J. Van Brunt.




Cannon, public stores,
&c.


ETNA




WASHINGTON ..
BONETA








BONETA


Lieut. J. M. Berrrien. . . .
Lieut S W Godon .


Yucatan .
American.
Mexican .
Mexican .

Mexican <
Mexican .


VESUVIUS


Wasp


SCORPION
BONETA


Lieut. J. M. Bcrricn
Lieut. J. J. Boyle


Renaissance


BONETA






SCOURGE ....











Note. Independently of the casualties already mentioned as ha-ving occurred on this station, there were many others that may be
regarded as incident to this war; and among these, were the following officers, besides those lost in the Somers, off Vera Cruz.

Comdr. Wm. S. Harris, drowned on Tuspan Bar.
Comdr. H. Pinkney, drowned on Tuapan Bar.
Comdr. J. P. Wilson, died in Tlacotalpam.



Lieut. C. W. Chauncey, died at Anton Lizardo.

Lieut. J. L. Porker, died at Anton Lizardo.

Lieut. S. C. Gist, died at Vera Cruz.

Lieut. T. B. Barrett, died Vera Cruz.

Passed Mid. R. Allison, died at New Oolcans.

Passed Mid. F. W. Colby, died at Vera Cruz.

Passed Mid. W. R. Thomas, died at Vera Cruz.



Major L. Twiggs, killed in storming Chapultepcc.
Major S. E. Watson, died in Vera Cruz.
Cupt. A. Edson, died at ecu, in the Quit",



Passed Mid. I. W. Morris, died at Vera Cruz.
Mid. R. B. Stone, died at sea, in the Gulf.
Mid. E.T. Carmichael, died at Anton Lizardo.
Surgeon J. A. Kearney, died at Snlmadina.
Surgaon W. J. Powell, died at New Orleans.
Passed Ass tSur. J. H. Smith, died at Salmadina.
Passed Ass t Sur. C. J. Bates, died at Salmadina.
Ass t Sur. P. B. Delany, died at Laguna.
Purser A. D. Crosby, died at Laguna.



.Marine Corps.



1st Lieut. T. A. Brady, died at Tampico.
3d Lieut. H. Welsh, died at San Augustine,



MEXICO, IN 1846, 1847, AND 1848.



85



GULP OF MEXI CO.
By the Squadron under the command of Commodores D. Conner and M. C. Perry.



f



This expedition was accompanied by the following detachments from the squadron :



Albany, Capt. S. L. Breeze, with 1 Ifi officers and men.

Rariutn, Capt. Forrest, 197

John Adams, Comdr. W. J. McCluney, 121

Decatur, Comdr. R. S. Pinckney, 132

Germantown, Comdr. F.Buchanan, 151

Ohio, Comdr.L.M.Gohlsborough, 336

The principal resistance in this affair was from the chapparals, kiliin
tene, and J. L. Parker.



Mississippi, Comdr. A. S. Mackenzie, &c., with 180 officers and men.
Vesuvius, Comdr. G. A. Magruder, 25 "

Etna, Comdr. G. J. Van Brunt, 25 "

Hecla, Lieut. A. B. Fairfax, 25 "

Potomac, Lieut. E. R. Thompson, 182 "

several, and wounding Comdr. Tattnall, Lieuts. Whittle, Harts-



At sea. Afterwards sold for $ 1,440.



C With a detachment from the Raritan,
Albany,



under Capt. F. Forrest, consisting of 242 officers and men.

144
141
130
259
23
112



under Capt. S. L. Breeze,
John Adams, under Comdr. W. J. McCluney,
Germantown, under Corndr. F. Buchanan,
Mississippi, under Comtlr. H. A. Adams,
Potomac, under Lieut. H. S. Stellwagen,
Decatur, under Lieut. W. H. Ball,

Squadron, Marines, under Cunt. A. Edson.
( Met with slight resistance. Lieut. Wm. May, Passed Mid. W. L. Hudson, and a faw men, were wounded, and one drowned.



Captured near Tobasco.

Condemned and sold, in Philadelphia, for 1,400. Subsequently captured 4 Bungos sold, in New York, for 1,378.

In the River Los Bocas. Condemned and sold for $2,128.

\ Captured near Frontera, beisides several Bungos and canoes; valued at $18,617.
Carried into Frontera.

In addition to the captures named above, all the principal S .rn ports, including Tampico, Laguna, and Frontera, besides assisting the
Army on shore and afloat in taking Vcra Cruz and the Castle of San Juan d tllioa.



15



THE PRESENT NAVY



U. S. VESSELS.



INDEPENDENCE, 74.... 1



t,en(!lli - - J88 feet.

Beam - - 50 "

Hold - - - 20 "

Ballast - 100 tons.

Water - 50,000 gallons. J



INDEPENDENCE

Razee, 54.



Ballast
Water
1 rovisions -
Draught



- 100 tons.
68,0(10 gallons.

C HIUMIll ..

- 22.8 leeL



FRANKLIN, 74.



I,. IIL Hl

Hi am
Hold

li. IU I
Water



- 188 feet.

50 "

- BO "

- 100 tons.
7 I,UOO gallons.

6 month*.



CAPACITY, GENERAL DUALITIES, &c.



Sailed from, &c.



COLUMBUS, 74.



Length
Hnam
Hold -
Hallast
Water
Provisions -



- 101.10 fen.

52 "

- U1.10 "

- 185 tons.
M,000 gallons.

ti months.



Stored and provisioned fora cruise, drew 24.4 feet water, leaving the sills of her mid- C j Boston
ship lower gun-deck ports only 3 feet above water. General qualities reported good \
by Commo. Bainbridge, who superintended her building. " "



Ro/.ecd in 1636. The first 74 razeed in the U. S. Navy.



Mediterranean.



Boston .
Rio....



Is reported to sail best when from G to 20 inches l>y llie stern ; retaining her original
spars, her lower masts are unusually taunt. Under favorable circumstances has
logged 10 knots on a wind, and 13 knots free: " Behaves well, is a good sea boat,
and sails fast, 1837." During her last cruise in the Pacific averaged 140 knots per
24 hours, for 400 consecutive days. Was beaten by the. St. Lawrence and Cum
berland in the Mediterranean. " Is sure in stays, stiff under canvass, inclined to {
gripe, and is hard on her cables: 1849 and 52." It has been recommended to dis-
pensc wilh 10 tons of ballast, the poop and topgallant forecastle ; to shorten the
lower masts, and to dispense with a tiller on the gun deck, which interferes with
the working of stern guns.



Launching draft, with bowsprit in, 13.6 forward, and 17.2 aft ; when equipped for
sea hr lower deck midship ports within 4 feet of the water. Reported to pail best
when trimmed 16 inches by the stern. Acquired a fair reputation during her first <(
cruise in the Mediterranean, where her model was very much admired.



Stows her water and provisions well, and when full of both, and equipped for sea,
has a maximum drafi. of 25.8; best sailing trim from 22 to 24 inches by the stern.
" Not very good, makes great lee way : 1821." Second cruise reported " fair, can
hold her way wilh the I reblc." Third cruise, "good, soils well under all circum- ]
stances, 11 knots on a wind, and 12.4 free; is easy on her spars, and stands up well
under canvass ; but with ihc wind on the quarter, and under a press of sail, steers
wildly : 1848." Her original tiller was 22 feet long, and shipping on the lower
gun deck interfered with the working of stern guns.



New York..,.

Boston

New York....

Boston

Sun Francisco.
Norfolk..



Naples

Naples

Spezzia

In commission.
In commission.
Philadelphia...

Norfolk

New York



Washington.
Norfolk



Gibraltar.



Boston.. .
Genoa . . .
Genoa .. .
Gibraltar.
Rio



New York.



OF THE UNITED STATES.



SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.


Date.


Commanded by


Squadron of, station, &c.


Arrived at.


Date.


July 3,
Oct. 1,

May 21,
Dec. 19,

May 14,
Sept. 29,
June 2,
Aug. 29,
July 23,
July 2G,
Sept. 19,
May 23,
Oct. 1 (i,


1815
1815

1837
1837

1842
1842
1843
1846
1847
1849
1849
1850
1850
1815
1816
1817
1817

1821

1819
1820
1820
1842
1843
1843
1843
1844

1845


Capt. Wm. M. Crane
Capt. C. G. Rid-tly


) Flag ship of Commo. Eainbridgn, Mediterranean, C
with the Erie, Chippewa, and Lynx in com- <
) pany. (

) Flag ship of Commo. J. B. Nicholson to Europe
and Bra7.il, carrying out Mr. Dallas, minister to <




Nov. 15, 1815
Dec. 7, 1815

July 29, 1837
Oct. 13, 1837
Nov. 15, 1837
Mar. 30, 1840

Dec. 3, 1843

May 23, 1849

Aug. 29, 1849
June 7, 1850
June 25, 1852

Dec. 1C, 1817
Jan. 29, 1818
April 24, 1820
Aug. 29, 1824
Summer, 1843
Summer, 1852
1853




Liuit. Alex. Slide!!
Lieut. John Pope






Pernambuco. ...
New York


Capt. J . Gallagher
Capt. S. H. Stringham


; -Flag ship of Commo. Chas. Stewart, Home squad...

5 Flag ship of Commo. Wm. B. Shubrick, Pacific. . . .
}

[ Flag ship of Commo. C. W. Morgan, Mediter n. . -

J^
*

} Flag ship of Commo. Charles Stewart, Mr.diterra- f
> nean ; carried out Mr. Rush, minister to En"- 1
) land J




Norfolk


Capt. E. A. F. Lavallette . .
Lieut. R. L. Pace




Capt. T. A. Conovcr


Comdr. G. S. Blake




Norfolk




Portsmonth.G B.


Capts. J. Smith & A. Murray
Capt. Chas. Stewart.
M r Comdt. H. E. Callard.
Lieut. W. M. Iliintcr




Oct. 14,
Nov. 24,

Oct. 11,

Nov. 29,
April 28,
Sept. 2,
Aug. 30,
Feb. 12,
Feb. 24,
June 9,
April 14,

June 4,


Lieut. W. M. Hunter
V

M r Comdt. J.W.Elton...
M r Comdt. Wm. I ,. Finch.
Lieut. R. M. Rose


i


New York


New York


I to be employed as a Receiving ship. .
Towed around {


Portsm th.N. H.
Portsm th.N. H.
Norfolk






April 21, 1820
June 4, 1820
July 23, 1821

Sept. 30, 1842
July 29, 1843

May 27, 1844
Mar. 3, 1848


s Flagship of Commo. Win. Bainbridge, Mediter n. <
) (

j ,

} Flag ship of Commo. C. W. Morgan, Mediter n . . <
> Fiag ehip of Commo. Dan l Turner Brazil










Comdr. S. B. Wilson


Rio




New York
Norfolk.,...i..


Capt. B. Cooper




1" Flag ship of Commo. Jas. Biddle, East Indies; car- 1
rying out Hon. A. H. Everett, Com r to China, 1
<j whom left sick at Rio. Flag ship of do. Pacific ; I
brought home Hon. W. Crump and others from
( Brazil, &e, Sailed, this cruise 69,000 miles. 1


Capt. T.W.Wyman and..
Comdr. T. 0, SelfriJge ....





88



THE PRESENT NAVY OF









U. S. VESSELS.




Sailed from. &c.




r


Norfolk


NORTH CAROLINA, 74.. "1


Maximum draft was 25 8 ; best sailing trim varying from 1 to 2 feet by the stern.
" Is stiff, lies to, and scuds well; rolls deep and lurches quickly in a heavy sea, but
without much strain on the spars. Rides easy at her caules : 1839 " Has logged




Length - - 196.3 fret.
Benin - - 53 "


10 knots on a wind , and 12 free. " Close hauled slie head-reaches and holds a bet
ter wind than the Columbus or Delaware, 74 ; 75 tuns of ballast might be dispensed




Ballast - - 170 ions.
Water - 96,000 gallons.


with: 1839."


Callao


Provisions 4 mulling. J










Norfolk










Provisioned and stored for a cruise drew 26. 2 ,ift; best sailing trim varying from 14


Norfolk




to 18 inches aft. " la stiff; sails, steers, and works well, but rolls deep, and is hard
on her spars and ringing ; fore-reaches and quarters to windward fast : 1830;" and




Bi iuii - - 53 "
Hold - - SW "


is reported to be a safe ship on alee shore as long as she can carry close reeled top
sails. " Can very well dispense with one half her ballast."


Norfolk


Ballast - - 270 "
Wiiter - 95,000 gallons. .


i


Gibraltar Straits.
New York


*














Distance between ports 7.8; height of do. 2.9 ; width of do. 3.4 ; maximum draft SG;
best sailing trim varying from 9 to 18 inches by ihe stern. Has logged 11 knots






onawind; KH knots under double reefed topsnils ; and 13free. Steers and works




Length - - 198 fVot.

Dram 54.6 "


like a pilot boat ; has very little rolling motion ; is easy on her spars and cables,
and excepting in a head sea, (when she pitches deep,) is comparatively comfortable
in rough weather. Rude out a heavy norther off Vera Cruz, when some 30 sail of
merchantmen parted their oaMes and went on shore. Is not sufficiently weatherly


Hampton Roads
New York


Hnlil - - 235"
Ballast - 200 Inns.
Water - 97.0011 gallon*.
Provisions 5 months.


to be safe on a lee shore in heavy weather ; but her other general qualitits will per- <J
haps compare favorably with any vessel of her class that has yet been built. " Re
quires all her ballast, mid can very well dispense with her riding tier of casks, taking
provisions instead. Steers uncommonly well ; is very sure in stays, and rolls very
little under any circumstances. 1 have never been in tiny ship possessing these


RlO




three qualities equally with this chip : 1850."








La Par, L. C...

San Francisco.. .




Modellfd by Mr. Joshua Humphries, and was built by Geo. Clahorne and Mr.




CONSTITUTION, 44


Harily, ot Boston ; would have been the 2d vessel in the water under the new or
ganization, l,ut for failures in the first attempts to launch her. Find very little






upon record in relation to her early performance, except in an interesting biography
of " Old Ironsides," from the pen of J. Fennimore Cooper, in vol. 1, No. 5 and 6




length - - 17/i feet
Hi-niii 4:).6 "


of " Putnam s Monthly," for 1853, which will also appear in the next edition of
Mr. Cooper s Naval History. Her log book of 1809 shows a speed of 13j knots




litllflt - 140 in 7 tons.
\Vnler - 48,000 gnll tns.


per hour, going free under topgallant sails; but by common report she enjoys an
enviable repuiation, which has no doubt been enhanced by the able manner in


Tripoli


previsions - months.


which she has usually been commanded, and the good fortune that has always at
tended her. She has always been heavily sparred, and from her peculiar build






(tumbling in above the water,) has furnished her masts less angular support from her











THE UNITED STATES.



89



SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.


Date.


Commanded by Squadron of, station, &c.


Arrived at.


Date.


Mar. 27, 1825

Oct. 31, 1S25
Jan. 13, 1837
June 27, 1837


( Capt. D. T. Patterson
I M r Comdt. C. W. Morgan
M r Comdt M. C. Perry...


Flag ship of Commo. J. Rodgers, Mediterranean.. . *|
Detached Oct 31 1825 to return to the U. S >




April 30, 1825
July 23, 1827

May 15, 1837
June 28, 1839

Jan. 2, 1830
Nor. 2, 1833
Feb. 1C, 1830
April 10, 1843
Mar. 5, 1844

October, 1837
Jan. 5, 1839

July 17, 1841
Feb. 9, 1837
Mar. 22, 1837

June 3, 1847
Aug. 8, 1847

Jan. 20, 1848
Feb. 8, 1848
May fi, 1848
June 23, 1848
July 9, 1843
Oct. 9, 1848
Nov. 2C, 1848

Dec. 28, 1804
Feb. 25, 1805


Norfolk




Valparaiso......
New York ....


Lieut. W. C. Nicholson ....
Lieut T Selfrid^e




)

Has since been employed as a Receiving ship in

Flag ship of Commo. Wm. M. Crane, Mediter n. . . .
( Flag ship of Commo, D. T. Patterson, Mediter n.. <




New York.


Feb. 20, 18Q8
July 30, 1833
Feb. 14, 1834
Nov. 1, 1841
Jan. 26, 1844

October, 1837
Oct. 1C, 1838
Dec. G, 1338
Aug. 2, 1840

Feb. 4, 1847

March 1, 1847
June 2C, 1847

Nov. 25, 1847

Jan. 21, 1848
Aug. 21, 1848
Sept. 15, 1849

July 20, 1798
August, 1798
1798, 99




Capt H E Ballard






Norfolk


Capt. Chas. S. McCauley..
Capt. Chaa. S. McCauley..


Gibraltar
Hampton Roads.


Flag ship of Commo. Chas. Morris, Mediterranean. .

Partially manned for the purpose of going into dock in
Flag ship of Commo. Isaac Hull, Mediterranean. . . ")


Capt. Jos. Smith
Comdr. R. F. Stockton






Comdr. E. A. F. Lavallette.




Capt. S. H. Stringham

Cotndr. L. M. Goldsborougli
Capt. S. H. Slringliam

C Capt. Wm. V. Taylor....




Hampton Roads.


Touching at Norfolk May 5ih ; returning and de-}


New York
Rio


Special service to Brazil, with D. Tod, minister & suite

,

Special service to the Pacific, where she became
the flag ship of Commo. T. Ap C. Jones, under
the command of the Captain of the fleet, C. K.
j> Stribling, who returned with her via the Sand -
wich Islands, Cape Horn, and Rio, to Boston,
April 27, 1850.

J
I

4 Revenue cutters in company, with orders to cruise
south of Cape Henry.


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