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Beat the Independence with great ease under a variety of sail and weather. 1851."



Maximum draught 22.8 feet ; best sailing trim varying from 24 to 30 inches by the
stern. Is reported to have sailed 10i knots per hour by the wind, and 13 do. free.
" Steers and stays well ; rolls deep, but easy ; pitches violently in a head sea,
and makes considerable lee way. 1844." "Lies to and scuds well; is sure in stays;
rolls deep ; a fust sailer, and is easy under nil circumstances, except in a head
sea 1847." " Steers, wears, and stays well ; lies to beautifully ; is rather crank,
and labors some in a sea way." 1849. Carries her gun-deck guns about 8
feet above water when full and on an even keel. "Not very stiff; keels over
from 10 to 13 readily ; works well ; rolls deep; pitches heavily in a head sea:
is easy on her cables, but less so on her masts." 1851.



Maximum draught 22.8 feet. Maximum speed 10, knotsby the wind, 13 dp. free;
sailing best when about 30 inches by the stern. With a new suit of sails, and
being rather light, beat the Congress Frigate on the Brazil Station, in 1844, under a.
variety of winds and weather. Likewise the Brazilian Squadron, led by an Ame
rican built Frigate, while sailing several days in company.



Maximum draught 22J feet. Reported to have logged 2 inches in launching, leav
ing a draught of 16. G feet aft, and 11.11 1 feet forward. "Sails very fast off the
wind, and performs admirably in every respect, except she does not bear her
canvass well; would be unsafe on a lee shore. 1849." In 1850, Capt. Paulding
took on board 44 additional tons of iron ballast at Bremen Haven, which he sub"
sequently reported had not only improved the Ship s stability, but her sailing
qualities. On her passage to England, in 1851, (" World s Fair,") carried only
her spar deck guns, with 14G tons of kentledge, and 300 tons of cargo. Had a
draft of 21 feet aft. Best sailing trim 2 feet by the stern rolling deep, but easy.



Boston.
Boston.



Vera Cruz

Anton Lizardo.



Norfolk.



\ New York
Boston



New York ,
Pacific ....



Callao

Monterey

Monterey

New York

Boston

San Francisco .
San Francisco .
San Francisco .



Philadelphia.
New York ..
Montevideo .
Vera Cruz . .

Norfolk

New York..



Norfolk.



Norfolk.



Hampton Roads

j Lisbon

I

i Lisbon

Bremen Haven..

I New York

New York , . . . .



THE UNITED STATES.



99



SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.



Dale.



Commanded by



Squadron of, station, &c.



Arrived at.



Date.



Capt. S. L. Breeze



Nov. 20, 1843..

Feb. 3, 1846.. I Capt. B. Dulany

June 2G, 181G.. Capt. F. Forrest

Dec. 2, 1846.. j Capt. F. H. Gregory



Flagship of Commo. Jos. Smith, Mediterranean....! Boston Nov. 10, 1845

Flag ship of Commo. D. Conner, West Indies Vera Cruz Mar. 4, 1846

Flag ship ofCommo. D. Conner, West Indies. ..... Anton Lizardo. . Dec. 2, 1846

i Returning to the U. S., exchanging ships with Capt. ) T> T c \\

\ Forrest, who took the Rariton^... .. ! Norf lk , DeC 29 184G



Nov. 4, 1847.J Cnpt. Wm. Jamesson



Squadron of Commo. M. C. Perry, W. I., carrying
out Commo. Jones and other officers for the PA-



New York : July 20, 1848



Aug. 11,
May 17,


1840..
1852. .
1653..

1843..
1844..
1844..
1846)
1846 \
1849..
1849..
1849..
1853)
1851)

18431


Capt. W. K. Latimer






June 15,

Feb. 8,
June 4,
July 29,

Sept. 8,

Jan. 15,
Aug. 27,
July 1,

Oct. 9,
Dec. 15.


1851
1852

1844
1844
1846

1847

1849
1849
1850

1851
1*43


Squadron of Commo. C.W. Morgan, Mediterranean.
Flag ship of Commo. S. H. Stringham, Mediter n . .
Flag ship of Commo. S. H. Stringham, Mediter n . .


Comdr. L. M.Goldsborougli
Comdr. A. A. Harwood. . . .

Capt. A. Fitzhu^h


Gibraltar

/


Oct. 19,
Feb. 11,
June 7,
July 29,
Sept. 23,
Jan. 6,
Mar. 1,
Nov. 1,
Dec. 10,
Jan. 16,

Dec. 1,




Hon. H. M. Wallerson passenger to Rio.
Flag Ship of Commo. A. J. Dallas, who died in com d.

To Mar. 27, 1845; and Commo. J. D. Sloat, Pacific, to
Squadron of Commo. W. B. Shubrick, Pacific


Callao










Comdr. W. L. Hudson




To the Pacific


San Francisco . .


Comdr. Z. F. Johnston
Capt H. N. Pa<*e


Fla" Ship of Commo. T Ap C. Jones, Pacific


Squadron of Commo. Chas. S. McCaulcy, Pacific. .


Norfolk




New York . .



! I Struck on the bar off Sandy Hook.
Feb. 20, 1844 \ .Cap!. F. II. Gregory { Flag Ship of Commo. Dan l Turner, Brazil Rio April 5,1844

I I I
Nov. 15, 1845) : [Left in command of Squadron, Brazil Pcnsacola i Mar. 18, 1846



Dec. 2, 1846..
Mar. 15, 1849 )
May 2, 1849 5



Capt. F. Forrest [ Squadron of Commo. D. Conner, West Indies Norfolk | July 22, 1847

C Flog Ship of Commo. J. Wilkinson, West Indies. . New York I April 2, 1849

( Flag Ship of Commo. F. A. Parker, Home Squadron; Norfolk i April 16, 1850



Aug. 24, 1850 {



Capt- B. Page

Capt. Chas. Gauntt



; Comdr. W. W. McKcan . .



Flag Ship of Commo. C. F. McCaulcy Pacific Norfolk : Jan. 25, 1853



Sept. 4, 1848)
Sept. S, 1848
Feb. 6, 1849



Capt. II. Pauldi



May 1, 1849

July 19, 1849

Feb. 20, 1851.. Comdr. J. R. Sands.

VDec. 12, 1851.. Capt. B. Dulany ...



f i Bremen Haven..; Oct. 7, 1848
Special service to Europe and the Mediterranean ;

touching at Southampton, and many porls in the { \ Cadiz Feb. 13, 1849

Mediterranean |

( Boston Nov. 1, 1850



[Ordered around to New York Nov. 0,1850

! .

Special service to Southampton, Worl.l s Fair, &c.. New York Aug. 11, 1851

Short of her regular complement of men.

Squadron of Commo. C.T. McCauley, Pacific. Capt
13. Dulany relieved Commo. McCauley in com
mand of Pacific.



100



THE PRESENT NAVY OF



U. S. VESSELS.



CAPACITY, GENERAL QUALITIES, &c.



Sailed from, &c.



MACEDONIAN, 36
No. 2.



Beam
Hold

Hallast -
Water -
1 rovisions



104 feet.
41 "
18? "
10 tons.

- 3- ,OOl) pillons.
5 months.



SARATOGA, 20.



T,Pnirlli -
Beam
Hold -
Ballast -
Wilier -
Provisions



ir.o fret.
:> 9
IB.:I "

1SJ to 1 1 J tons.
- aO,B7-2 gnllnns.
U lliontlls.



PORTSMOUTH, 20..



I-rnsth l. il.lOfeet.

llrain - :Hl ic

Ilol.l - - \-,..> <c
Water SI to !U,UOO Dillon*.
frovuiona - u months.



JAMESTOWN, 20.



I.tTiRth -



Water -

Provision:*



51

- -Ji.Ollfl




tons.

gnllnn.

mouths.



f Norfolk

New York



Maximum draught 20.3 feet; best sailing trim varying; from 4 to 8 inches by the
stern, when deep, and on an ei-cn keel when light. Reported to have logged 11
knots per hour on a wind. "Slow, but sure, in stays, invariably getting stern
bo.\rd ; is sufficiently stiff; lies to well ; is easy, und remarkably dry ; requires a
strong breeze; bottom supposed to be foul. 1839." " Fast ship going free, and
fair on a wind ; steers and stands up well under her canvass ; is easy and dry.
1840." " Dull sailer goini free, and always in light winds, but dry ; rolls easy ;
is stilT, and inclines to gripe. 1845." On her passage to Ireland, was officered {
and manned by volunteers out of the service. Carried out about 12,000 barrels
of provisions.

Rebuilt in the Dnj Dock at Jlrooklyn, JVtw York, in 1852, and given a battery of 22
heavy guns. Her poop deck taken off; bulwarks reduced ; masts, yards, and sails |
increased; the foremast stepped a little further aft; the same quantity of ballast, and I
about 18 inches more keel given her. Has since made a very quick passage to !
Madeira, and her commander reports very favorably of her general performance.



Hampton Roads



Pensacola

New York

Norfolk

Boston

Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads i
Porto Praya. . . .
New York



I New York



Maximum draft Ifi. 8 feet; best sailing trim varying from 10 to 1C inches by the
stern. Originally fitted with a graiing spar deck, weighing 5 tons ; is reported to
perform belter without it. " Is stiff, but not weatherly ; slow, but sure, in stays.
Steers unusually well, and is easy on her spars and cables." 1843. Having
been docked after her return from this cruise, G sheets of copper were found to
have been knocked off her bottom. " Scuds well, and rides easy at her anchors ; ,
stays and lies to badly; her battery too heavy; mast not properly supported, ?
and ship I consider unsafe on a Ice shore, or lying to in a gale. 1846." "Fair,
not weatherly ; very still ; steers and lies to well; pitches deep, and squats very
much in a sen way. 1648." " Sails and steers well, and is wcalherly ; stands up
remarkably well under canvass, and rides extremely well at her anchors : can dis
pense with all her ballast. 1849." Has logged 10 knots on a bowline, and 13 free.



Portsm th,N.H.
Portsmouth . .. .

New York

Norfolk

Pensacola

Rio

Norfolk

New York



Norfolk.
Norfolk.



Originally 4 tons of ballast, which was, on the second cruise, increased to 25. Maxi
mum draught 17j feet ; best sailing trim varying from 9 to 14 inches by the stern.
Has logged 11.6 knots per hour on a wind, and 14 free. Carries her guns G feet
above the water. "Excellent, whether sailing, steering, wniking, scudding,
lying to, or riding at anchor in a sea way. Sailed G. !,. r >49 miles this cruise. Was
496 days at sea, averaging 128 miles per day. 1848." Sometimes got slcrn-
board in stays, which was attributed to her carrying the same canvass on her-J
fore as on her mainmast; the latter was subsequently increased, upon the recom
mendation of Comdr. M., without having (according to Comdr. A s report) pro
duced the desired icsult. With this single exception, the latter reports : "She
possesses the finest qualities of any ship I ever sailed in ; rolls as easy as a cradle,
and stands up under her canvass like a church ; sails very fust, and could dispense
with 15 tons of ballast." Also recommends that her mainmast be shifted 3 or 4
feet further aft. [



Portsmouth.. . . .

Norfolk

Valparaiso

Boston

Monrovia

New York

Porto Praya. . . .
Boston . .



Maximum draught 18 feet; best sailing trim varying from G to 18 inches by the ( Norfolk
stern. Reported to have sailed 11 knots per hour on a wind, and 13 free. " Ex- I I
cellent under almost every variety of sn-.il and weather, but wanting a little more
liability 1846." In a trial (rip with the Portsmouth this cruise, the general
Rniling qualities of the two ships were very much the same; both beating the
Southampton, Yurktown, and Truxtun with ease. On her passage with supplies J



to Ireland, experienced severe gales, end behaved remarkably well. "Very
weatherly ; works well; rolls easy, but pitches fearfully; inclines to gripe;
requires a gon.d breeze and low sail. 1848." During this cruise the masts were
upright, (having previously raked aft;) several alterations recommended; and,
previous to departing on her last cruiae, her musts and yards were reduced.



Boston .
Boston .
Norfolk.
Genoa . ,
Norfolk.



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101



SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.



Date.


Commanded by Squadron of, station, &c.


Arrived at.


Date.


Oct. 11, 1837)
May 12, 1838 )
Feb. 15, 1839..

May 1, 1840..
Oct. 18, 1840..
Nov. 20, 1840)
Sept. 13, 1841 $
Dec. 20, 1841..
July 18, 1843..
Nov. 30, 1844..
June 15, 1847..
April 13, 1853..

Mar. 16, 1843 1
May 3, 1843 I
June 5, 1843 J
April 27, 1845^1
Dec. 4, 1845 I
Aug. 24, 1846 J
Mar. 29, 1847..
April 17, 1848)
May G, 1848 $
Sept. 15, 1850..

Dec. 9, 18441
Jan. 25, 1845 I
Feb. 24, 1848 j
Aug. 29, 1848..
Feb. 1, 1849..
Sept. 21, 1849 )
May 22, 1851 $
Dec. 16, 1851..

Jan. 25, 1845..
March, 1847..
July 22, 1847-j
Sept. 22, 1847
March G, 1850 J
June J, 1851..


M r Comdt. Jas. Armstrong


f Flag; Ship of Commo. T. Ap C. Jones; Relief, (
Pioneer, and Consort, in company; fitted out <
f expressly for the Exploring Expedition. . (

Flag Ship of Commo. Wm. B.Shubrick, W.Indies.


New York
Norfolk


Oct. 16, 1837
May 16, 1838
Mar. 8, 1839
April 13, 1840
Sept. 20, 1840
Oct. 23, 1840
July 28, 1841
Sept. 17, 1841
Aug. 9, 1842
Sept. 9, 1843
April 26, 1845
1847








Flag Ship of Commo. Wm. B. Shubrick, W. Indies .


New York
Hampton Roads


Lieut S.B.Wilson


Lieut. J. Rudd


1 f
} Flag Ship of Commo. J. Wilkinson, W. Indies. . I
} \

Fla" Ship of Commo. M. C. Perry Africa <




Lieut. W. H. Nolancl ....
Capt. I. Mayo


Norfolk


Porto Grande...
New York
New York


( Bound to carry provisions, &c., to Ireland, under )


Capt. G. C. De Kay


Capt. J. Abbot

Comdr. J. Tattnall. .......


Squadron of Commo. M. C. Perry, East Indies.
( Dismasted in a gale on the Coast, Mar. 17, and ret d to


Portsmouth . . . .
New York
Norfolk


Mar. 19, 1843
May 7, 1843
Nov. 22, 1844
May 14, 1845
Feb. 1, 1846
Dec. 29, 1846
Feb. 19, 1846
April 21, 1848
Nov. 27, 1849

Dec. 16, 1844
April 6, 1845
May 5, 1848
Sept. 23, 1848
Sept. 3, 1849
Nov. 6, 1849
June 26, 1851

Aug. .6, 1846
Spring, 1847
July 29, 1847
Dec. 30, 1848
May 4, 1850






("Squadron of Commo. D. Conner, West Indies.... .




Rio


Comdr. D. G. Farragut. . . .
Comdr. W. C. Nicholson..
Comdr. W. S. Walker ....

Comdr. J. B. Montgomery.
Comdr. W. M. Armstrong.


[To join Pacific Squadron ; did not double Cape Horn
Squadron of Commo. M. C. Perry, W. Indies


Norfolk




Hampton Roads
Norfolk


( Squadron of Connmo. F. A. Parker, West Indies.. .

Squadron of Commos. P. F. Voorhees, J. H. Au-
lick, &c., East Indies.




Squadron of Commo. J. D. Sloat, &c., Pacific


Valparaiso


J. Q.. Thornton, Esq , passenger to the U. States . . .




New York


Flag Ship of Commo. F. H. Gregory, Africa . . . . <
Squadron of Commo. C. S. McCauley, &c., Pacific.

Flag Ship of Commo. C. VV. Skinner Africa


Comdr. E. Peck








Comdr. R. B. Cunningham.
Capt. R. B. Forbes


( Under a law of Congress, with provisions, &c., to )




Capt. S. Mercer


f Struck on Winter Quarter Shoal, on her passage to
? Flap shin of ("!nmmn. W C\ HnUnn Afi-iVa




Cadiz .......


[Squadron of Commo. W. C. Bolton, Mediterranean.
Capt. S. W. Downing Squadron of Commo. I, McKeever, Brazil .


Norfolk........



17



102



THE PRESENT NAVY OF



U. S. VESSELS.


CAPACITY, GENERAL QUALITIES, &c.




Sailed from, &c.


PLYMOUTH 20 f


[

Sailed on her first cruise wilhout ballast, and took on board 15 tons at Malta, winch,
on her second cruise, was reduced to 7 tons. Maximum draft 18 feet; best
sailing trim varying from 16 to 22 inches by the stern. Reported to sail 10 knots
per hour on a wind, and 12 free. " Sails, works, and steers well ; rolls quick and [
easy, and rides easy at her anchors in a sea way. 1848." " Lies to and stands
up well under canvass; steers and works well) rolls deep, but without strain
upon her spars and rigging, and rides very easy at her anchors in a sea-way.
465 days at sea this cruise. 1851."

I

Maximum draft 17 feet; and sails best when trimmed about 28 inches by the
stern. " Sails, steers, and works well ; is very easy on her spars, rigging, and
cables. 184G." " Makes bad stowage, on account of the size of her tanks.
1847." "Sails indifferently well; steers easily, but rolls and works badly, and -J
stands up well under canvass. 1850." Was 420 days at sea during her last
cruise in the East Indies and Pacific. Her commander reported her "remarkably
weatherly, and a fine sea boat." In other respects, speaks as favorably of her
general qualities as the repot t of her first cruise.

1

Maximum draft 17J feet; best sailing trim varying from 15 to 30 inches by the ]
stern on her first and second cruise. " Steers and works readily, rolls easy, and
pitches heavily, and is very easy on her cables. -1847." " Steers well, but sails
and works badly, and makes a great deal of lee way ; on a wind, under the most
favorable circumstances, never makes more than 8 knots per hour; rolls and
squats dreadfully, and requires low fail. Her best trim for sailing is probably
by the head. 1849." Previous to this cruise, her lower mast had been shortened
several feet. Carritd the same sail on the fore that she did on her mainmast, |
previous to this cruise. Has since undergone some alterations; and, by last re
ports, performs " equally well, with a difference of from 20 inches to 3 feet by
the stern, and without any ballast on board. Steers and lies to well, and works
as well as the average of ships ; stands up well under her sails: rolls deep, with
out straining her hull or rigging. She has logged 10 knots per hour on a wind,
and 13 free. Heat the Decalur in a trial on the wind. I do not regard the Albany
as very weatherly, but, under all circumstances in which I have seen her, (23G
days at sea in the West Indies,) as superior to most ships. 1852."

Maximum draft 17.2, best sailing trim about 1C inches by the stern.
Maximum speed on a wind 11 knots per hour, and 12 do. going free.
"Very good; steers, works, and sails well ; rolls deep but easy ; requires all her bal
last, (i. e. 23 tons.) Is weatherly and wot in a seu way 1848 to 1850338 days
at sea." "Beat the Rari an and Cumberland in certain positions, and the Albany
in every way. 1850."






pjo




Length - - 117 feet.
Ileam - - 38.1 "
Hold - - 172 "
Water - - 23,500 gallons.
Provisions - 6 months.

ST. MARY S, 20 "|


Norfolk


Cape Town ....
Norfolk


Washington. ...
Norfolk


Norfolk


Length - - 149.3 feet.
Beam - - 37.4 "
Hold - - 16.6 "
Ballast - - 5 to 18 tons.
Water - - 25,000 gallons.
Provisions - 6 months. J

ALBANY, 20


San Francisco . .

San Francisco . .
Whampoa
Norfolk


New York


I.ensth - - 14R.7 feet.
Hiram - - 34.4 "
Hold - - 17.4 <
Ballast - - in tons.
Water - - 21,000 gallons.
Provisions - 6 months.

I
GERMANTOWN, 20 ^




Norfolk






Philadelphia. . ..

IVni-fnlk


Length - - 150 feet
Benin - - 389 "
Holil - - - 16.3 "
Ballast - 15 to -23 tons.
Waler - 23,476 gallons.
Provisions - 6 months.


Norfolk




Norfolk





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103



SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.



Dale.


Commanded by


Squadron of, station, &e.


Arrived at.


Date.


April 3, 1844]
Oct. 28, 1845
Aug. 15, 1846 J
Feb. 13, 1848^
March 8, 1848

Dec. 16, 1850,
Aug. 23, 1851..

Dec. 13, 1844)
April 27, 1844 \

April 11, 1848..
April 21, 1349..

Oct. 29, 1849..
Feb. 9, 1850..
Oct. 21, 1850..

Nov. 28, 1846 )
Aug. 15, 1847)
Oct. 10, 1847..
Nov. 15, 1848..
Dec. 4, 1850..
Nov. 29, 1852..

Den. 7, 1846..
Mar. 15, 1847..
April 25, 1848..
Aug. 28, 1849..
Dec. 18, 1849..

April 11, 1851 \




Squadron of Commo. Jos. Smith, Mediterranean.


Gibraltar
Rio


April 30, 1844
Dec. 3, 1845
Oct. 4, 1846
Feb. 17, 1848
May 2, 1848
Oct. 12, 1848
Feb. 9, 1850
Jan. 29, 1851

Dec. 15, 1844
June 1, 1847
Dec. 12, 1648
July 5, 1849
Oct. 3, 1849
Feb. 7, 1850
June 14, 1850
Dec. 7, 1852

Aug. 6, 1847
Aug. 20, 1847
Sept. 12, 1848
Sept. 2, 1850
July 81, 1853

.Dec., 1846
Feb. 16, 1848
Aug. 27, 1841)
Oct. 26, 184D
Sept. 10, 1850

Mar. 30, 1853


Comdr. T. R. Gedney
Comdr. J. Kelly ,


New York


f f
Squadron of Commo. D. Geisinger, E. Indies . ... <

Squadron of Commo. P. Voorhees, E. Indies, car- )
rying out the Hon. J. W. Davis, Com r to China. )

I..


Norfolk


Rio




Whampoa... ..
Norfolk


Squadron of Commodores J. H. Aulick and M. C.
Perry, East Indies.

1 Special service, Princeton, Saratoga, and For-"!
poise in company. Squadron of Commoa. D. 1
Conner and M. C. Perry, W. Indies. Brought j


Norfolk


Comdr. J. L. Saundcrs
Comdr. J. Crowninshield . .


Norfolk


f
> Squadron of Commo. T. Ap C. Jones, Pacific. . . . <
1
Who assumed comm d of the E. India Squadron in
Flag Ship of Commo. D. Geisinger, East Indies . . .
Squadron of Commo. C. S. McCauley, &c., E.Indies.

f Squadron of Commo. M. C. Perry, W. Indies


San Francisco . .
Valparaiso
San Francisco . .
Whampoa .....
Norfolk


Capt. P. F Voorhces


Lieut. J. B. Marchand
Comdr. G. A. Magruder...

Capt. S L Breeze


Philadelphia....
Norfolk






Squadron of Commo. M. C. Perry, W. Indies
f Squadron of Commo. F. A. Parker, W. Indies... <
Squadron of Commo. J. T. Newton, W. Indies.

To avoid ice, and complete equipments, carried to.. .

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

( Squadron of Commo. M. C. Perry and F. A. Par- )
) ker West Indies \


Norfolk .


Comdr. V. M. Randolph. . .
Comdr. C. T. Platt :






Comdr. J. T. Gerry.. . ....


Norfolk






Norfolk . ...


Comdr. Chas. Lowndes. . . .
Comdr. Chas. Lowndes. . . .
Comdr. Chas. Lowndes. . . .
Comdr. J. D. Knight






Norfolk




New York


[ Flag ship of Commo. E. A. F. Lavallette, Africa..,.




Comdr, J, S. Nicholas





104



THE PRESENT NAVY OF



U. S. VESIILS.



CAPACITY, GENERAL QUALITIES, &c.



Sailed from, &c.



Valparaiso
Maximum draft 16? feet ; best sailing trim varying from 14 inches by the stern when

light, to 21 inches when full ; has logged from 9i to 10, knots per hour on a wind, Norfolk

and 11 free. "Excellent under reduced sail on a wind ; in a head sea, and with a

strong breeze, can compete with any vessel. Lies to, steers and works well, and Callao

VINCENNES, IS is easy on her spars and cables" 1828. With alight battery and spar deck in the

Exploring Expedition, her performance was very much as above. Rode at single Pt. Jackson, N.S
anchor one night on San Francisco Bar in a heavy sea that broke over the spar

Length - - 127 feet. , deck of the ship. With a battery of 4 8-inch guns and 16 32s, (her spar deck I Tongataboo....
Beam having been taken off,) during her last cruise in the Pacific, in which she was 5S6

Bal last 8 to sw" ions days at sea, and sailed 62,520 miles, her commander reports that she had behaved Ovatan

Wai t-r - 17 000 gallons. we " under all circumstances ; was a good sea boat; not very weatherly, and ex-

Fruvisions - 5 months. ceedingly wet when close-hauled in a fresh breeze; he thinks her battery too heavy San Francisco..

for her, causing her to work and leak about one inch per hour in heavy weather,
and that she requires no ballast. She has since been piven a spar deck again, Singapore
and a battery of 4 8-inch guns, 4 32s, 1 24, and 2 brass 12s, howitzers, to accom
modate her to the service upon which she is employed. Capo Town. . . .

New York

Norfolk
New York

New York

New York
Norfolk

New York
Hampton Roads
Norfolk
New York

Norfolk

Rio

FAIRFIELD, 18 1 Maximum draft, speed, and sailing trim very much the same as the Vinccnnnes.

"Has all the properties which can be desired in a ship 1832."

"Sails well under all circumstances (no ballast,) and 1 think there can be no better i * ,_ vi
Length - - 127 ( fret. sea boat 1834." eo< "

"Very stiff (only 7 tons of ballast) and works well, but uncommonly wet and labors
Ballast - 8lo2 tons 1838." Many alterations recommended.

Water - 17,000 jaiioni. Was finally offered at public sale in Norfolk 1 1 Ih June, 1852 ; bid in by the Govern- i *, Y n 1
Provisions . & month* J ment for $7,500, and hat since been broken up.

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New York.
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New York.



Portsmouth....



Norfolk.



THE UNITED STATES.



105



SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.



Date.


Commanded by


Squadron of, station, &c.


Arrived at.


Date.








Rio


Oct. 27, 182G


Sept. 3, 182G..


M rComdt. W. B. Finch..






Dec. 26, 1826


Nov. 18. 182G..


M r Comdt W B Finch..
















Jan. 3, 1830


Nov. 23, 1829..

Feb. 2, 1831..
June 8, 1833..


M r Comdt. W. B. Finch. .

M r Comdt. E. R. Shubrick
M r Comdt. W. D. Sailer.. i


Squadron of Commo. J. D. Elliot, West Indies


New York
Portsmouth,N.H
Norfolk


June 8, 1830
July 28, 1832
June 18, 1633


Nov. 7, 1833..


dipt A. S Wadsworth ..






Oct. 27, 1834


Oct. 27, 1834..


M r Comdt. J. II. Aiilick . .


( Squadron of Commo. A. S. Wadsworth, Pacific)


Norfolk


June G, 1836


Au\ 18, 1838..


Lt. T. T. Craven












f t


RJO


Nov. 24, 1838


July 13,1839..


Lt. 0. Carr


Antarctic,
Pacific <




May 15, 1839


Dec. 26, 1839..


Lt. 0. Carr


&c. , &c.


Tahiti, S. I


Sept. 12, 1839


May 3, 1840..


Lt. 0. Can- ,








Aug. 11, 1840..


Lt. 0. Carr


( Exploring Expedition of Lt. C. Wilkes { (
Pacific... <


Australia, 2d time


Mar. 12, 1840
Sept. 24, 1841


Nov. 1, 1841..


Lt. Wm. M. Walker














Manilla


Jan. 12, 1842


Feb. 26, 1842..


Lt. Wm . M. Walker












Atlantic. . .




June 11, 1842


April, 1842..


Lt. Wm. M. Walker


1






Jan. 23, 1843..




Squadron of Commo. Chas. Stewart, Home station


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