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Squadron of Commo. J. Barry, West Indies. Ren
dezvous in Prince Rupert s Bay.
Flii? ship of Commo. Silas Talbot, West Indies.
Rendezvous off St. Domingo, &c.

( Flagship of Commo. Edw. Preble, Mediterranean.
i Rendezvous off Malta and Syracuse.

> Squadron of Commo. Sam, Barren, Mediterranean. I




Callao








Comdr. C. K. Stribling....
Comdr. C. K. Stribling. . . .

V Capt. Sam l Nicholson. . . .

Capt. Sam l Nicholson
1st Lieut. Isaac Hull ,
1st Lieut. T. Robinson, jr..
M r Comdt. I. Chauncey. .






San Francisco.. .

Rendez. Malta &
Syracuse.


Nov. 1800, 01
Aug. 14, 1803
Aug. 27, 1804
Sept. 10, 1804
Nov. 6, 1804
Feb. 5, 1805









90



THE PRESENT NAVY OF



U. S. VESSELS.



CAPACITY, GENERAL QUALITIES, &c.



Sailed from, &c.



Tripoli



Gibraltar.



Washington....

Hampton Roads

New York

Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads,

Annapolis

Boston

f i shrouds than is now obtained in our modern frigates. The latter cause, combined Boston
with sharpness of vessel, heavy live oak frame, heavy battery, and too much bal
last, (which has since been reduced to 7 tons, wilh a recommendation from her
commander, Capt. Percival, that this also be dispensed with,) has generally ren- I Boston
dercd her wet and uncomfortable in a seaway, hard on her cables, and no doubt |
was the principal cause of her laboring so much as to roll or pitch one of her long I
24 pounders out of her forecastle port, when on her passage to France in 1835, | Boston
when she was reported to have labored very heavily, parting several of her chain

CONSTITUTION, 44 plates, &c. " On her passage round Cape Horn labored beyond every thing I had New York

ever witnessed, and gave me a lively idea of what sailors understand by working
like a basket: 1831). " "Under all circumstances no ship of her class better; Boston
Continual. ro " s Jeep and ensy ; but at anchor, in a seaway, is hard on her cables." Was 495

days at sea during this cruise, and sailed 52,379 miles. Capt. P. recommends that Boston

her fore and main masts be placed three-fourths their diameter further aft, and that

all ballast be dispensed with : 1846. "Excellent, very weatherly, works quick, New York

rolls deep, but easy ; stands up well under canvass, but not very dry in a seaway : ;

1849." Maximum draft S>:i, feet ; best sailing trim varying from 1C to 24 inches : Gibraltar

bythestern. " Works within 1 1 points of the wind ; steers, works, sails, scuds, and

lies to well; rolls deep and easy, and sailing close hauled lias beaten every thing Mahon

sailed with: 1851."

Boston ....
New York.
New York.
Norfolk....
New York.
Norfolk
Norfolk
New York.
Boston
Palermo

Palermo



THH UNITED STATES.



01



SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.



Date.


Commanded by


Squadron of, station, &c.


Arrived at.


Date.


May 26, 1805

May 30, 1806

Aug. 9, 1809
Feb. 12, 1809
Oct. 31, 1803
Jan. 24, 1810
June 17, 1810

Aug. 5, 1811
July 5, 1812
Aug. 2, 1312
Oct. 28, 1812
Dec. 30, 1813

Dec. IT, 1814
May, 1815
1819
May 13, 1821
Oct. 30, 1824
Oct. 11, 1825
Dec. 5, 1325
Jan. 23, 1825
Feb. 21, 1826
March 2, 1835
Mar. 15, 1835
Aug. 19, 1835
April 11, 1839
May 20, 1839
Nov. 10, 1842
April 17, 1844
May 20, 1844
Dec. 9, 1848
Sept. 18, 1849

March 2, 1853


1st Lieut. D. Porter, &c. . .
1st Lieut. H. G. Campbell. .

Capt. Wm. Bainbridgc ...
I 1st Lt. Chas. Ludlow,&c..

1st Lieut. Jas. Lawrence.. .


Flag ship of Commo. John Rodgers, Mediterranean. .
Exchanged ships with Comm. John Rodgers, and {


Malta, <fcc.
Boston ~t
New York . . . $


Nov., 1807


I

^ Flag ship of Commo. J. Rodgers, Home Station. . J
( Squadron of Commo. J. Rodgers, President and J


New York
Hampton Roads

Hampton Reads

Hampton Roads
Washington. .. .
Alexandria


Sept. 20, 1809
Nov. 23, 1809

May 19, 1811

Feb. 19, 1812
April 6, 1812
June, 1812

July 28, 1812
Aug. 30, 1812
Feb. 27, 1813
April 3, 1814

May 15, 1815
May 15, 1815
1820
1823

Nov. 24, 1824
Oct. 14, 1825
July 3, 1828

June 23, 1835
Aug. 1, 1838
Nov. 1, 1841
Feb. 16, 1843
Sept. 28, 1816

Sept. 4, 1849
Jan. 11, 1851






SCapt. Isaac Hull, and
1st Lieut. Chas. Morris...

< Capt. Isaac Hull, and
I 1st Lieut. Chas. Morris...

<f Capt. Wm. Bainbridgc am:




> On a cruise ; captured the Guerricrc Frigate, &c. . . .






(, Capt. Chas. Stewart and




Marblehead


\ Capt. and 1st Lt. Wm. B.


)






)








On a cruise ; flag ship of Mediterranean Squadron. . . .

f
On a cruise; squadron of Commo. J. Rodgers, !




Capt. T. Miicdonough
Capt. D. J. Patterson


Gibraltar


Capt. E. A. F. Lavallette ..
Capt. Geo C. Read




i

f Flag ship of Commo. J. D. Elliott, Mediterranean, )
1 carried Gen. L. Cass and family from Marseilles I
) to Constantinople, and brought home Mr. Liv- [


Gibraltar


Capt. D. S. Patterson


New York
Hampton Roads
Norfolk


> Lt. J. B. Montgomery. . . .
Lt. & Comdr. Wm. Boerum


Flag ship of Commo. J. D. Elliott




Capt. F. A. Parker


Flag ship of Commo. Chas. Stewart, Home Squadron

f Special service, East Indies and Pacific; carried)
I out H. A. Wise, Minister to Brazil (


Norfolk








> Flag ship of Commo. W.C. Bolton, Mediterranean <

( Flag ship of Commo. Isaac Mayo, Mediterranean &
Africa, carrying out J. H. Nicholson, esq., Consul
( to Tunis.















THE PRESENT NAVY OF



U. S. VESSELS.



CAPACITY, GENERAL QUALITIES, &c.



f Philadelphia
Norfolk

Newport

Norfolk
i Maximum draft 23J feet; best sailing trim varying from 20 to 30 inches by the

stern. Has logged 10| knots on the wind and 13 free, being a fraction lefs than Norfolk
may be found credited to the Constitution, which she very much resembles in
other particulars. Injured her false keel and rudder braces when first launched in New York ..
July, 1797, and was obliged to be hove down for repairs.*
May, 1813, in Long Island sound, was struck by lightning, which passed down the Boston

mainmast, and into the ward room, without serious injury to any one.

UNITED STATES, 44. . . In a trial trip with the United States Frigate Congress, (the latter s 1st cruise on the New London

CoastofBra7.il in 1843,) there was scarcely any perceptible difference in the sail
ing of the two ships on wind, but in going dead before the wind the United States New York. . .
Lenflb - 175 feet had the advantage. Reported to have beaten all of the British fleet on a wind in

lieam - -4J6 11 ,*tj- iAn*

Hold - N.3 " trie Mediterranean m 1804.

Ballast - HO to 75 tons. In her last cruise in the Pacific in 1844, Comdr. Stribling reports that she is one of

\Vatur 57,000 callon*. the most wcalherly ships, and the best sen boat, that he has ever sailed in rolling Boston

deep but easy, and with very litt e strain on the masts and rigging.

And during her last cruise, 1846 to 1849, she is reported "slow but sure in stays; Mahor,
steers and sails well ; rolls easy, (75 tons of ballast only,) but rides heavy at her
anchors." Capt. Gregory, in comparing her performance in 1816 and 1847 with Norfolk
that of the Raritan from 1843 lo 1815, says, there is ro material difference in the
two ships, excepting in heavy weather ; and when lying to, &c. , the latter is not New York
eo weathcrly.

Mahon

New York ..
Boston
New York . .
Norfolk

Pacific

I Boston

Baltimore

Capes

West Indies....

The 2d vessel launched under the new organization of the Navy. I Norfolk

ELLATION, 36. ... Losl g of , )(;1 . crew on her passage out this cruise Philadelphia

r. Washington

Beam ui " During this cruise made from C to 10 inches water per hour, which at one time

HolM - 13J " increased to 2 feet per hour (luring rough weather Hampton Roads

Original i:ill:i-l - Hup long.

30 4 n"!n i l i . Was laid U P " ordinary in the Eastern Branch, D. C., until 1812, where she was j Tunis

rebuilt, and given 14 inches more beam.
I Find no early report of her qualities. Her log books show a speed of 10 knots on i Norfolk

New York



Sailed from, &c.



Previous to the war of 1812 she acquired the SouMguel of "Old Wngon" from her dull sailing qualities, which have since been rery
rjiuch improved with alterations of stowage, &<.., <V.c.



THflf UNITED STATES.



93



SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.



Date.



Commanded by



Squadron of, station, &c.



July, 1798.. Commo. John Barry

July, 1799.. Commo. John Barry



Nov. 3, 1799.. Commo. John Barry ,
Dec., 1800.. Commo. John Barry ,

May 21,



June 21,

Oct. 8,

Dee. 9,

May 24,

Sept. 3,

Jan. 9,

Jan. 5,

July 3,

Feb. 15,

June 12,

Nov. 10,

Feb. 14,

Jan. 9,

June 7,

June 3,



1812
1812
1812
1812
1813 J
i

1815..

1818..

1824.. !

1832..

1834..

1639..;

1839 i

1340$

1842..

1844..

1846..



Capt. Stephen Decatur..
1st Lieut. W. II. Allen.



Capt. John Shaw

Capt. Wm. M. Crane...

Commo. Isaac Hull

Capt. J. B. Nicholson ..
Capt. H- E. Ballard....
Capt. J. Wilkinson



Capt. L. Kearney.



Capt. Jas. Armstrong. . .
Comdr. C. K. Stribling .
Capt. J. Smoot



June, 1793]

August, 1793 1 1 1st Lt. A. Sterrett.
1799 & 1800]



May, 1800..
Mar. 13, 1802)
June 12, 1804 )
July 4, 1804..
Aug. 22, 1805..
Mar. 13, 1815..
May 20, 1815..
Jan. 9, 1817..



Capt. Alex. Murray.



( With the Delaware, Capt. Decatur in company, to
Cape Cod, there joined by the Herald, Capt.
Lever, and thence to the West Indies, where the
Squadron was increased to 10 vessels, with or-

l_ ders to capture French cruisers, &c

(, Special service to France with Messrs. Ellsworth
( and Davie, E. E. & M. Plenipotentiary

Flag ship in the West Indie?, laid up in the Eastern

Branch in ordinary, Washington, until Febru-

( ary , 1809

( Cruising on the coast, \viih the Hornet in company .

I Cruising on the coast, with the Congress and Ar- )
gus in company \

Squadron of Commo. John Kodgcrs, on a cruise

Squadron parted company on the llih, and cap-)
lured the Macedonian 25th >

The Prize Macedonian in company

The Prize Macedonian, Capt. J. Jones, and Hornet, "I

Capt. J. Diddle, in company, were chased by the I

British Squadron into New London, and there j

(_ blockaded the remainder of the war J

^ Squadron of Commo. W. Bainbridgc & I. Chaun-
I cey, Mediterranean

Squadron of Commo. Chas. Stewart, Mediterranean.
To relieve Commo. Chas. Stewart, in the Pacific....

> Squadron of Commo. D. T. Patterson, Mediterranean
Squadron of Commo. J. D. Elliott, Mediterranean . .
Home Squadron, Commos. Dallas and Shubrick. . <

> Flag ship of Commo. T. Ap C. Jones, Pacific

Flag ship of Commo. Geo. C. Read, Africa and Med.

f With the Baltimore, Capt. Phillips, to Havana to"|
convoy home about GO American vessels, after |
which become the flag ship of Commo. Thomas I
Truxton, West Indies, whose Squadron consist- [
ed of 5 vessels, which was on the following year j
increased to 10 vessels. Action with the French I
Frigates Insurjente nnd Vengeance; returning |
under jury masts to Norfolk, 1800 j

( Squad ron of Commos. Talbot and S. Decatur, senr., )
I West Indies $



Arrived at.



Capt. Alex. Murray i Squadron of Commo. R. V. Morris, Mediterranean.



Capt. H. G. Campbell

M r Comdt. Chrs. Stewart.

Capt. Chas. Gordon

Capt. Chas. Gordon

Capt. Wm. M. Crane



I Squadron of Commos. Sam l Carron & J.Rodgers,

Mediterranean; returning, was fired upon by the
I batteries at Cabretta Point, September 21, 1605 .



Squadron of Commo. Wm. Eainbridge, Mediter n



Squadron of Commo. Isaac Chavincey, Mediter n ... Hampton Roads



Newport .



Date.



Sept. 12, 1799



1800

Washington.... April 1801

Norfolk Nov. 23, 1811

New York 1812

Boston I Aug. 31, 1812

New London ... Dec. 4,1812
New York Jan. 1, 1813

i
New London ...i June 1,1813



Mahon



Norfolk.



Dec., 1817
May 18, 1819



New York | April 23, 1827

New York I Dec. 11, 1834



Boston.. . .
New York.
Norfolk...



Nov. 8, 1838
Nov. 17, 1839
Feb. 17, 1840



Boston : Oct. 4, 1844



Norfolk.



Feb. 17, 1849



St. Kitts ; February, 1799



Jamaica.



Philadelphia 1801



February, 1800



Washington. ...
Washington....
New York...



Mar. 15, 1803
Nov. 29, 1805
Mar. 26, 1815



Algiers i June 30, 1815



Dec. 26, 1817



It)



94



THK PRESENT



IS \ \ V



OF



U. S. VESSELS.



CAPACITY, GENERAL QUALITIES, &c.



Sailed from, &c.



CONSTELLATION, 3C.,
Continued.



POTOMAC, 44



P.i-ani -
Hold
li.ill.i-t -
Water -
rrovUiuna



1-1.1 "

150 t a~> tons.
- -16,1100 gallons.
G months.



f

Gibraltar.

Gibraltar
Norfolk

Norfolk

New York

| New York

! Norfolk

! Old Pt. Comfort.

a wind and 12j free, under the most favorable circumstances while she was a new " ensaco :l

ship. Her maximum draft, wlien stored and provisioned for a cruise, is 22, feet;

best sailing trim, varying from 18 to 24 inches by the stern, according to the watcr

displaced. Was re polled to steer, stay, and work well, in her cruise in Hie Med- i

iterranean in 1833, where she lived through a heavy gale in which a French 80

gun ship was lost, and during the same night while lying to weathered the French ,, , ,,

Admiral s ship some 7 milrs. Is also reported very wcathcrly ; careens readily WoriolK ^

to her bearings when she is stiff and easy on her masts.

New York

Norfolk ;

Norfolk
Pensacola
Boston
Rio

Table Eay
Johanna
I Rio

Washington. . . .
Norfolk



Maximum draft 22i; sailing brst when about 18 inches by the stern.

In her first cruise in the Pac.illc her Commander reports: "1 have never seen so fine
a sea boat, or one so easy on ln-r spars and rigging; works quick nnd sure." !
2d cruise, "very fair, sails and steers well." 3d cruise, was beaicn by the Dcca-
tur under a variety of circumstances, having the advantage only when the wind
was very fresh a-beain. 4 .h cruise, home stution; general qualities "very bad."



New York

Coston

Norfolk

Rio

Doston

Philadelphia

Hampton Roads j
Hampton Roads



THE UNITED STATES.



95



<JT
SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.


Dale.


Commanded by


Squadron of, station, &c.


Arrived at.


Date.


Oct. 20, 1817..
Nov. 12, 1819..
Nov. 12, 1813..
June 22, 1820)
July 25, 1820 )
Jan. 27, 1825..
April 12, 1825..
Dec. 5, 1825)
Sept. 24, 1825 ]
Feb. 10, 1827..

July 115, 1829..
Aug. 15, 1829..

April 14, 1832. .
Oct. 8, 1835..
May 29, 1837..
Sept. 3, 1838. .
Dec. 10, 1840..
Mar. 8, 18411
July 31, 1841
Sept. 10, 1841 1
Mar. 20, 1844 J

June 15, 1831 1
July 1C, 1831 \
Aug. 27, 1831 J
Oct. 20, 1834..
May 12, 1840..
Feb. 9, 1841..
Jan. 19, 1844..
Oct. 29, 1844 )
Dee. 8, 1844)
Mar. 14, 1846..




Returning home.
> Special service, (touching in the W. Indies,) Brazil. .


Hampton Roads

New York. . . . <
Norfolk


April 23, 1820

June 27, 1820
July 31, 1822
Feb. 1, 1825
Sept. 12, 1825

Sept. 14, 1826

June, ? 1827
July 24, 1829
Sept. 11, 1829
Oct. 18, 1829-
Nov. 13, 1831
Nov. 20, 1834
Nov. 24, 1835
Feb. 14, 1836
Oct. 24, 1838

Feb. 4, 1841
July 7, 1843
Nov. 30, 1843
May 1, 1844

May 23, 1834

Mar. 5, 1837
Feb. 4, 1841
July 31, 1842
Aug. 10, 1844

Dec. 4, 1845
July SO, 1847


Commo. Chas. Morris
M r Comdt. J. B. Nicholson

Capt C G Rido ely


M r Comdt. W. G. Finch..
Capt. M. T. Woolsey

Capt. M T. Woolsey




Squadron of Commo. Lewis Warrington, W. Indies
Flag ship of Commo. Lewis Warrington, W. Indies
Fla" ship of Chas G. Rid^ely, West Indies


Norfolk




Capt M. T. Woolsey


Norfolk


Capt. A. S. \Vadsworth. ...
Capt. A. S. Wadsworlh. . . .

Capt. Geo. C. Read
M r Comdt. M. P. Mix. . . .
M r Comdt. M. P. Mix....
Lt. J. M. Mclntoeh,&c
Capt. Geo. W. Storer


( Special service to France and England, then Squad-
l ron of Commo. James Biddle, Mediterranean ..

( Squadron of Commos. Jas. Eiddle and D. T. Patter- )


Sandy Hook....




Norfolk


Norfolk


1 f La Guayra
! Flag ship and Squadron of Commo. A. J. Dallas, I p nsaco j a


J [
}

To the Coast, of Brazil, where in Rio she became
the Flng ship of Commo. L. Kearney, and made






Comdt T. Peti ( Tu






Valparaiso
Norfolk






1st Lt. Irvine Shubnck ....
Capt. J. J. Nicholson


( Flagship of Commo. D. T. Patterson, Mediterra-)
( nean,and returning via coast of Africa and Brazil J


Norfolk


Rjo


Capt. G. W. Storer..








Philadelphia....
Hampton Roads.
Hampton Roada.




( Squadron of Commo. D. Conner, Princeton in co., )


Capt. J. H. Aulick


Squadron of Commo. M. C. Perry, West Indies...,





9G



THE PRESENT NAVY OF



U. S. VESSELS.



CAPACITY, GENERAL QUALITIES, &c.



Sailed from, &c.



BRANDYW1NE, 44.



Length - 175 feet.

IJeain - 45 "

Hold - 14.4 "

Ballast - 153 to UO ton?.

Water - 40 to 48,000 gallons.

1 rovisions - 6 momhd.



COLUMBIA, 44.



Length - 175 feet,
lieain - - 45 "

Hold - - J4.4 "

Ballast - 80 to 1 Ifi Km*.
Water - 48 to 00,000 gallons.
1 rovisions - 6 months.



Maximum draft 22; best sailing trim varying from 18 (o G inches by the stern.

Performed remarkably well on her 1st cruise, particularly after being relieved of
some of her ballast; sailing 10 knots on a bowline antl 12 free, with ease. Re
turning to the U. S. the steps of her masts were altered, since which she has nev
er sailed so -veil. On her 1st cruise to the West Indies, and 2d to the Mediterra
nean, with iron tanks, and about 140 tons of ballast, she was regarded as a fair
sailer, but not wcatherly ; rolled deep, but easy; pitched heavily in a head sea, and
was very hard upon her helm, which 4 men could not always control, aided by
the usual purchase of wheel ropes.

During her last cruise, with only 90 tons of ballast, she was reported "stiff, steers
well, stays badly, wears quickly. In smooth water, and sailing within G{ points
of the wind, makes fully i point leeway." And in sailing was beaten by the St.
Louis and Perry.

Her launching draft was, forward 12 feet 6 inches, aft Ifi feet Gj inches.

With lower masts and bowsprit draft was, forward 13 feet, aft 1C feet 8 inches.

With ballast and rudder hung draft was, forward 13ft. 11 inches, aft 17 ft. 10 indies.

Equipped for sea draft was, forward 20 feet, aft 22 feet.

When the sills of her lower midship ports were 65 feet above the water.



Her maximum draft seldom exceeded 22 feet, sailing best (10 knots per hour by
the wind, and 12 do. free,) when from 10 to 22 inches by the slern, varying ac
cording to the load draft. Reported "stiff, fore-reaches and holds her way well -J
in stays; steers and works well; requires all her ballasi; rolls deep, but easy on her
spars and rigging, and is in every respect a remarkably fine ship. 1844."



CONGRESS, 44 ..^ j Maximum draft 22.! feet. Best sailing trim varying from 14 to 22 inches by the

stern. "Steers, scuds, and lies to well; is sure in stays, and easy on her spars,
rigging, and cables. 1844." Performed very creditably in a trial cruise with the
United States and Raritan in 1844, but was bentcn by the latter under a new suit
of sails, and variety of weather, in a passage from Monte Video to Rio.
During her last cruise on the coast of Brazil, is reported to have parted her chainbob-
stttys several times in pitching. Otherwise reported "easy on her spare; also upon
her cables at anchor in a sea way, and unusually fast in light winds.



Length -
!: urn
Hold
Ballast -
Wuter -
Provisions



179 feet.
47.8 "
22.8 "
90 In 75 ton.
- 53,000 gallons.
inumhs.



Washington. ..

Potomac River.

Cowes

Mahon. ..,...,

Mahon

New York

New York

Norfolk

j Malion

New York

Norfolk

Norfolk

New York

Norfolk..



Norfolk.



Rio.



Washington...
Norfolk..



Boston ....
New York.

Rio

At sea..



Malion



"I



Norfolk .
I Norfolk.



Portsmouth....

Gibraltar

Rio

Annapolis



Norfolk.



Monterey^...
San Francisco..,

Norfolk

Rio. . .



* Died while in command at sea, March 12, 1844,



THE UNITED STATES.



97





t


SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.


Date


Commanded by


Squadron of, station, &c.


Arrived at.


Date.


Aug. 25,
Sept. 9,
Oct. 22,
Dec. G,
Feb. 21,
Sept. 3,
Mar. 10,
Oct. 22,
Aug. 30,
May 9,
June 2,
Oct. 22,
June 29,
May 24,

Sept. 13,

June G,
May 25,
May 6,
Mar. 4,
July 22,
Feb. 1,
Mar. 12,
May 8,
Oct. 19,
Nov. 14,
Feb. 11,
July 15,
Dec. 22,
Jan. 18,
Mar. 18,

Oct. 30,

July 2G,
July 20,
June G,
Dec. 5,


1825^1
1825
1825
1825 _
1826..
1826..
1830..
1830..
1832..
1834 i
1834 \
1839..
1311..
1843 |

1847..

1848..
183G..




Special service to France with Gen. Lafayette, and
then to join Commo. Rodger s squadron in the<




Oct. 8, 1825
Nov. 2, 1825
April 17, 182G

Oct. 8, 1829
July 7, 1830
Dec. 9, 1830
July 9, 1833

April 22, 1837

May 13, 1841
July 12, 1842
Sept. 17, 1845

Nov. 20, 1847

Dec. 4, 1850
June 1, 1836
June 14, 1840
May 3, 1842

Oct. 23, 1843

April 4, 1844
June 20, 1844
Dec. 31, 1844
Oct. 10, 1847

Aug. 21, 1842
Jan. 28, 1844
Mar. 13, 1845
Mar. 22, 1845
June 10, 1846
July 16, 1846
Nov. 15, 1846
June 28, 1847
Jan. 35, 1849
I860


Lt. F. II. Gregory




Ctipt, D. T. Patterson


New York


Capt. Geo. C. Read






Capt. II. E. Ballard
Capt, E. P. Kennedy




Norfolk






Capt. J. Hens-haw


Squadron of Commo. J. Biddle and D. T. Patterson.
Flag ship of Commo. A. S. Wadsworth, Pacific. . . .

Squadron of Commo. Isaac Hull, Mediterranean. . . .
Squadron of Commo. Chas. Morgan, Mediterranean.
> Fla" shin of Commo. F. A. Parker, East Indies






Capt. W. C. Bolton


New York
Norfolk


Capt. D. Gcisinger
Lt. C. W. Chauncey. .


Norfolk


C.ipt. T. Crabbc


f Flag ship of Commo. Geo. W. Storer, Brazil; car- }
ricd out officers for the Ohio, 74, and the Brazil >
( squadron. )


Rio








Norfolk


1838..
1312..
1842..
1844..
1844..
1844..
1844..
1845..
1853..
1842..
1843..
1845..
1845..

1845..

1846..
1847..
1850..
1851..


Lt. Gco. A. Magrudcr
Capt. F. A. Parker
Capt. E. R. Shubrick 1


Flag ship of Commo. Geo. C. Read, East Indies. . . .
Flag ship of Commo. Chas. Stewart, Home Squadron
Squadron of Commo. Charles Morris, Brazil, and }




New York


Rio


Capt. E. R. Shubrick
Lt. J. R. Goldsborough....
Capt. S. L. Breeze
Capt. D. Geisingcr
Comdr. R T.Ritchie..,


Cadiz


Squadron of Commo. Jos. Smith, Mediterranean. . . .
> Squadron of Commo. Jos. Smith, Mediterranean.. <




Norfolk


Norfolk


Comdr. G. J. Pendergrast..
Capt. P. F Voorhees


Flag ship of Commo. J. T. Newton, Home Squadron
> Squadron of Commo. Chaa. W. Morgan, Med.... <






Rio


Capt. P. F. Voorhees
Capt. P. F. Voorhees








Comdr. S. F. Dypont

Lt. J. W. Livingston. . . . < .
Capt. E. A. F. Lavallette . . .
Capt J Mclntosh


("Flag ship of Commo. R. F. Stockton,")
carrying out Mr. Ten Eyclc, Com- [ p . ,.
j missioner to the Sandwich Islands, [ |
[ and Mr. Turrell, Consul to do J








San Frar. cisco . .
Norfolk


Squadron of Commo. W. B. Shubrick, Pacific. .....


Comdr. G. F. Pearson






July 20, 185iJ



t Brought home several officers of the Brazilian navy, who, at the request of their Government, had been permitted to cruise in the ship
for the purpose of instruction in their profession. The American Consul also sent home in this ship the captain and crew of a vessel sup
posed to have been engaged in the slave trade,



98



THE PRESENT NAVY OF



U. S. VESSELI.



CAPACITY, GENERAL QUALITIES, &c.



Sailed from, &c.



CUMBERLAND, 44.



I.etlgtll -
Beam
Hold
Ballast -
Waler -
Provisions



175 feet.
45 "
144 "

75 to 60 tons.
- 51,3-15 gallons.
6 months



SAVANNAH, 44 ,



Length -
Beam
Hold

Ballast -
Water -
Provision*



175 feet.
45 "
14.4 "
60 tons.
49,514 sailons.
6 months.



RAIUTAN, 44.



Length -
Beam -
Hold

Ballast -
Water -
Provisions



17 j feet.
45 "
14.4 "
60 ton?.

48,OOU gallons.
6 mouths.



ST. LAWRENCE, 44 .... f



Length
Brain
II old
Ballast -

Provisions



ITS feet.
*> "
14.4 "
CO tons.

55,000 gallons
6 months.



Maximum draft 22 feet. Best sailing trim varying from 30 to 3C inches by the
stern. Has logged 10 knots per hour by the wind, and 12 do. free.

"Sails, steers, and works well; is easy in her motion, and rides easy at her anchors
in a sea way." 1850.

"When light, crank; would recommend 15 or 20 tons more ballast to be stowed aft.


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