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Norfolk


Aug. 7, 1844






f




May 14, 1845


May 12, 1845..


Capt. H. Paulding


> Squadron of Commo. Jas. Biddle East Indies ..*


Rio ,


Aug. 1, 1845


June 4, 1845..


Capt. H. Paulding


) In company with the Columbus, 74.




April 1, 1847


Nov. 13, 1849..


Conidr. W. L. Hudson....






Sept. 21, 1852


May 9, 1853..


Lt. H. Rolando


Squadron of Comdr. C. Ringgold, surveying and


Norfolk


May 13, 1853


June 11, 1853..


Lt. H. Rolando


Squadron of Comdr. C. Ringgold, surveying anc






Aug. 20, 1828..


M r Comdt. F. A. Parker . .


exploring.
< Squadron of Commos. W. M. Crane and J. Biddle, )


Norfolk


May 5, 1831


Nov. 15, 1831..




Squadron of J. D. Elliott, West Indies


Norfolk


July 23, 1832


April 23, 1833..


M r Comdt. C. S. McCauley




New York


April 27, 1833


May 30, 1833..


M. Comdt. E. A.F. Lavallette


(Squadron of Commos. J. Downes and A.Wads-


Norfolk


Dec. 1, 1835


April 25, 1837..


M r Comdt. Isaac Mayo ...


) (


RJO


July 2, 1837


Sept. 14, 1838..
Nov. 21, 1838..


Lieut. II. Y. Purviance....
Lieut. A. S. Mackenzie. . . .


> Squadron of Commo. J. B. Nicholson, Brazil . . . . <


Buenos Ayres . .


Nov. 18, 1838
March 9, 1839


Mar. 21, 1839..


Lieut. E. G. Tilton








May 6, 1839..


Comdr. Chas. Boarman ...


Squadron of Commo. J. C. Nicholson Brazil ......




April 1, 1840


June 15, 1841..


Comdr. J. Tattnall




Norfolk


June 18, 1841


July 28, 1841..


Comdr. J. Tattna l






Sept. 22, 1841


Jan. 25, 1842..


Lt. C. G. Hunter








Mar. 8, 1842..


Lt. W. F. Lynch


Squadron of Commo. Chas. W. Morgan, Medit n.




June 20, 1849


Oct. 1, 1842..






Toulon


Nov. 4, 1842


Feb. 24, 1843..


Comdr. W. C. Nicholson . *






March 7, 1843


Sept, S3, 1843,.


Comdr, S. W. Downing. , .


Squadron of Commo. JOD. Smith . Mediterranean,




Jan. 16, 1845



106



THE PRESENT NAVY OF



U. S. VESSELS.



CAPACITY, GENERAL QUALITIES, &c.



Sailed from, &c



Boston

Norfolk

Havana

New York....

!

| New York....

Norfolk..,



FALMOUTH, 18.,






Pensacola . .
Pensacola . .



Maximum draft 1C feet ; on her 3d cruise, left port 5 inches by the head, when she
was reported to have worked and sailed well ; subsequently, and during the same

33.9 cruise, all of her ballast was landed in the Pacific, when she drew 14 feet on an , ...

Hold - 156 " even keel, and was reported to have "sufficient stability; very wcatherly, and in

Ballast 25to40 tons. all respects a very safe and comfortable ship, sailing 10 knots per hour on a wind, ,

Can carry J an( j jo | rc e." During this cruise the foremast was raked more aft than usual.

water - - ii.uuu canons. . ,, Vahtaraiso

Spirits - - 1,120 " "Good under most circumstances, but a very dull sailer before the wind, rolling

Vinegar - - 200 " deep but easy ; bears her canvass well, and is a comfortable sea boat 1843." -, ,,

Molasses- - 200 " "Will make a better store ship than cruiser 1852." This remark is applicable to INew * ork -

Bread - . 16,600 Ibs. nthprq

Beef 60 bbte. Norfolk.

Pork - - 50 "
Wood - - 16 cords, , ,

New York.

Boston .......

Norfolk ......

Pensacola . . . . ,

Boston.

San Francisco.

Rio ..........

Philadelphia.,
Ilio .........

Norfolk.
Norfolk, i....,

Pensacola..

( Maximum draft 1G| feet, and best sailing trim about 2 feet by the stern. "Sails Norfolk
and works badly; eusy in her motion and upon her cables; generally carries a
lee helm, and is not weatherly. Scudded well in a violent pampero: 1831." Was Pensacola
VANDALlA, IS .......... armed with 24 guns at this time; weight, exclusive of carriages, &c., about 35

tons; carried her water in casks, and although with 2G tons of ballast on board, Pensacola
was reported as wanting very much in stability. Lost 3 of her anchors, by break-

I.encth - - 127 fact, ing, in the Bay of Sisal, in 1835. Having been lengthened thirteen feet in p. m

IS - 156 " 1818, she sailed on the following year with ll tons of ballast, 25,000 gallons oH

Ballast - - as tons. water, six months of salt provisions, and 8 months of bread, which she stowed Pensacola

Water* 17,0(10 gallons. very well, with about the same maximum draft. Reported as sailing best

Provisions- A months. when about 9 inches by the stern. " Steers easily, stays quickly, wears slowly. No -f 11

is very wealherly, would be stiff enough without ballast; performs remarkably
well under all circumstances, but in a sea way pitches heavily and is very wet : XT,,,., v n -i
1853." During this cruise was 505 days at sea.

Norfolk.

Originally 15,000 in casks and
breakers. Norfolk.



Norfolk.



Norfolk

Norfolk

Philadelphia,!



THE UNITED STATES.



107







SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.






Date.


Commanded by


Squadron of, station, &c.


Arrived at.


Date.


Jan. 20 1828 )






Norfolk


Feb. 9 1828


Mar 5 1828 ^


M r Comdt. C. W. Morgan


Squadron of Comdr. C. G. Ridgely, West Indies.. <




April 8 1830


April 20 1830..


M r Comdt S H.Strinham


Squadron of Comdr. J. D. Elliott, West Indies


New York


Aug 4 1830


July 6 1831


M r Comdt F H Gregory






Feb 1 1834


Mar 1 1834






Norfolk


Mar 15 1834


Mar. 6 1834..


M r Comdt W A. Spencer


1 (




April 21 1834


July 21, 1834..




Squadron of Commo. J. D. Henley, W^est Indies. . \




June 14 1835


July 14, 1835..


M r Comdt. C. S. McCauley


1


Norfolk


Au". I 1835








Rio


Oct. 3 1837


Au. 8 1837..




Squadron of Commo. J. B. Nicholson, Brazil.. . * . \














Dec. 11 1837


Mar. 24, 1840..


Capt. I. McKeever


Squadron of Commos. H. E. Ballard & A. Claxton, )




June 12, 1840


Feb. 14, 1842..






Norfolk


Feb. 22 1842


March 9, 1842. .




C Returned to Hampton Roads April 2, and sailed )

1 Turn Ifi i


1 New York


July 10, 1843


Sept. 11, 1843..




Squadron of Commo. David Conner, Home squadron




Sept. 17 1843


Oct. 4 1843..


Comdr. J. R. Sands




Norfolk


Jan. 22 1844


July 23, 1844..














> Fla" 1 ship of Commo. David Conncr 5 Home squadron




Nov. 22 1846


Jan. 16, 1846..










May 16, 1849..


Comdr. T. Petigru




Valparaiso


Sept. 13 1849






1 Squadron of Commos. T. Ap C. Jones and C. S






Dec. 5, 1851..




) (




Nov. 26, 1851
Jan. 29 1852


Dec. 16, 1828..


M r Comdt. J. Gallagher. . .


( Squadron of Commos. J. 0. Creighton& S, Cassin, )
i BrTzil (


Rio


Feb. G, 1829


Sept. 29, 1S30..


M r Comdt. B. Kennon. . . .


( Squadron of Commos. S. Cassin & Geo. W. Rod- J


Norfolk


Dec. 16, 1831


Nov. 1, 1832..


M r Comdt. Geo. Budd. . . .


i


Norfolk


July 14 1833


Oct. 16, 1833..


M r Comdt. T. T. Webb...


! Squadron of J. D. Henley*, Experiment in com- I


St. Thomas.....


Nov. 26, 1833


July 21, 1834..


M r Comdt. W. A. Spencer.


i


Norfolk


Aug 11 1834


Jan. 14, 1835..
Aug. 30, 1836..


M r Comdt. T. T. Webb...
Lieut. L. M. Powell


f


Pensacola . . . . ^


Feb. 15, 1835


Sept. 22, 1836..




Squadron of Commo. A. J. Dallas, West Indies.. <


Key West


Oct 6 1836


Oct. 25 1837..




1




Tnlv 19 1R19


Nov. 24, 1838..


Comdr. U. P. Levy


( Squadron of Commos. A. J. Dallas and Wm. B. )


Norfolk


Nov. 9, 1839


May 14, 1842..


Comdr. \Vm. Ramsey




New York . .


Jan 10 1843


April 3, 1843 )






Norfolk


April 5 1843




Comdr. Wm. J. McCluny. .








May 11, 1843)






Norfolk........


Au" 24 1843


Oct. 11, 1843 }
June 9, 1844 )
Sept. 6, 1849)


Comdr. J. S. Cluuincey . . . .
Comdr. Wm. H. Gardner..


Home squadron, Commos. C. Stewart& D. Conner <
C Squadron of Commos. T. Ap C. Jones and C. S. )


Hampton Roads.
Hampton Roads.
New York


March 3, 1844
April 16, 1845
Oct. G, 1852


Oct. 8, 1852 $








Oct 11 1852


March 5. 1853..




Snuadron of Commo. M. C. Perrv. East Indies.







* Died in command, at Havana, Cuba,



108



THE PRESENT NAVY OF



U. S. VESSELS.



CAPACITY, GENERAL QUALITIES, &c.



Sailed from, &c.



ST. LOUIS, 13.



Length

Boniu

Hold

Hallast
Waler
1 ruvisions



- 1Q7 fcnL

- :a a

IS.fi "

- 23 to 38 tons.
17,300 gallons.
G months.



LEVANT, 18.



"I



llwmi

II. .1,1 .



Water -

1 rovifions -



132.3 feet.
3.5.3
15.9
2,"> tons.
[1,000 gallons.
5 months. .



JOHN ADAMS, 18.



I. Plinth - 137 (CPU

Hi-am - - 311.9 "

llolil - - I.-..6 "

BRllut originally as tons.

(Water " 11,000 gallons. }



Reduced In 184.". and dispensed
with Uofeiner in 1H5I.
flncreased to 18,000 in 1845.



Maximum draft 1GJ feet; best sailing trim varying from 20 to 24 inches by the
stern; maximum speed 9| knots per hour on a wind, and 12 knots free. "Very
good ; steers, scuds, and works well; possesses more good qualities than any
ship I ever sailed in : 1831."

On her 2d cruise to the Pacific logged 75,250 miles. "Sails, steers, stays, and lies
to well ; rolls deep but easy ; ramnrkubly weatherly, and easy at anchor: 1843." {

As above. " Sails well in every position : 1844." "Steers, works, scuds, and lies
to well ; rolls deep but easy ; also rides easy at her anchors, and requires all her
ballast; is remarkably weatherly, and sails well in every position. Was 370
days at sea this cruise: 1851."



Maximum draft 1GJ feet; speed 9 knots per hour on a wind, and 10 free; best
sailing trim varying from 8 to 20 inches by the stern. " Is not weatherly, but a
comfortable sea boat; with the wind on the quarter, under all sail, is her best
point of sailing: ]840." " Is very stiff; (without iron tanks,) steers badly, and
is very slow and uncertain in stays; (bottom foul, and copper off in many places;)
rolls heavily, but is easy on her spars and cables : 184G." Was 7C1 days at sea
during this cruise in the Pacific.



Maximum draft 1C , feet; sailing best when trimmed from 12 to 1C inches by the
slern. Held her way very well with the Brandywine, in the Mediterranean, in
1833, sailing close hauled in a fresh topgallant breeze. " Stiff and weatherly,
steers easily : 1848." " Favorable under almost all circumstances, and very buoy
ant witli her old battery of 22 32-pdr. carronadcs and 2 long 18s: 1850."



Washington..



Norfolk.



New York.
Norfolk....
New York.



Norfolk....
Norfolk....
Pensacola . .
Pensacola . .
Pensacola..
New York.



Norfolk.



Table Day. .
Macao



Bocca Tigris.

Norfolk

Norfolk...



New York.



Norfolk....
New York.
Pensacola..
Norfolk....
Norfolk....
Norfolk..,



Norfolk.



Norfolk...

: Norfolk...

Marseilles.



, New York.
Norfolk....
Boston . .. .
New York.
Tobasco. ...



Vera Cruz.
Boston ...
Norfolk..



THE UNITED STATES.



109



SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.


Date.


Commanded by Squadron of, station, &c.


Arrived at.


Date.


Dec. 20,
Feb. 14,
Oct. 12,
Oct. 31,
Sept. 22,
Oct. 19,
July 2,
July 15,
Aug. 18,
Sept. 14,
June 30,
May 24,
Feb. 25,
June 10,
Aug. 10,
Aug. 11,
Aug. 24,

April 2,
April 11,
Oct. 29,
June 4,
Jan. 15,
Jan. 1C,
Sept. 3,
July 12,

May 8,
Aug. 8,
Oct. 5,
Oct. 25,
Dec. 20,
May C,
March 8,
July 18,
June 26,
Dec. 19,
June 30,
April 24,


1828. .
1829..
1832)
1832$
1833)
1833$
1835..
1835. .
1836..
1836..
1839..
1843,.
1844..
1844..
1844..
1848. .
1852. .

1838)
1838 i
1838 J
1839..
1841)
1842 S
1843..
1852..

1831..
1834..
1635..
1835..
1837)
1838 )
1842. .
1845..
1847..
1847..
1849..
1851..


M r Comdt. J. D. Sloat. . . .
M r Comdt. J. D. Sloat

M r Comdt. J. T. Newton. .

M r Comdt. J. M. Newell..

M r Comdt. C. S. McCauley
M r Comdt. L. Rousseau...
Lieut J H Ward . ..




Hampton Roads. Jan. 1, 1829
New York Dec. 11, 1831


( Squadron of Commos. Jacob Jones and C. C B. )




Norfolk


Oct. 15, 1832
July 22, 1833
Sept. 25, 1833
July 15, 1834
July 12, 1835
June 8, 1836
Sept. 11, 1836
June 6, 1838
Sept. 15, 1842
Feb. 25, 1844
May 3, 1844
June 15, 1844
Sept. 8, 1845
July 10, 1851

April 4, 1838
Aug. 30, 1838
Nov. 16, 1838
Oct. 8, 1840
Dec. 30, 1841
June 14, 1843
April 27, 1847

Feb. 2, 1834
Oct. 14, 1834

May 5, 1837

Dee. 22, 1837
June 15, 1840
May 27, 1844

Aug. 18, 1845
May 6, 1848

Nov. 28, 1850
July 23, 1853


( Squadron of C ommo. J. D. Henley, West Indies. . . .


New York
Norfolk


( Squadron of Commo. J. D. Henley, West Indies, , . .
> Squadron of Commo. A. J. Dallas, West Indies.. J

Squad. Commo. A. J. Dallas, convoying, &c., W. I.
Squadron of Commo. A. J. Dallas, West Indies. . . .


Norfolk








M r Comdt T Paine






Norfolk




C. of Good Hope


Lieut. L.G. Keith \ B A im L to A e E ? st Jl[ KS j^? s ! uadron f l


Lieut E G. Tilton


> Squadron of Commo. F. A. Parker, East Indies. . ?
< Squadron of Commos. G. W. Storer & I. McKee-)


Bocca Tigris . . .
Norfolk




Comdr. H. H. Cocke


Norfolk


Comdr. D. N. Ingraham...
ComdrTH. Pauldin".


Squadron of Commo. S. H. Stringham, Mediter n.




j

1 Squadron of Commo. A. J. Dallas, West Indies. . <
( Squadron of Commos. Wm. B. Shubrick and J. )


New York




Norfolk




Squadron of Commo. J. Wilkinson, West Indies. <
Squad, of Commos. A. J. Dallas & J. D. Sloat, Pacific
\ Squadron of Commo. S. H. Stringham, Mediter n.

Squad, of CommoE. J. Bidd!e& D. T. Patterson, Med.
Squadron of Commo. D. T. Patterson, Mediter n. . . .

\ Squadron of Commo. J. D. Elliott, Mediterranean..


Norfolk


Norfolk


Comdr H W Pae


Norfolk


Comdr. Geo. P. Upshur* . . .
Comdr. L. M. Goldsborougli

M r Comdt. P. F. Voorhees .
M r Comdt. D. Conner
Lieut. W.H.Gardner..,,.
M r Comdt. S. H. Stringham

Comdr. T. W. Wyman....

Comdr. T. A. Conover
Comdr. W. J. McClung
Comdr. H. A. Adams
Comdr. S. B. Wilson. . , ,. .
Comdr. L. M. Powell


Norfolk




New York
Norfolk


( Squadron of Commo. Geo. C. Read, East Indies. . . .
Squad, of Commos. C. Morris & D. Turner, Brazil,

! Squadron of Commos. D. Conner and M. C, Per- )
ry, West Indies , \




New York


Boston


< Squadron of Commo. F. H. Gregory, Africa. Re- )
1 turned home with officers & crew of Yorktown. 5

Squadron of Commo. E. A. F. Lavallette, Africa...







* Died while in command in the Mediterranean.



110



THE PRESENT NAVY OF



U. S. VESSELS.



fiF.KEr.Ai. QUALITIES, &c.



Sailed from, &c.



Boston
Mahon.



Norfolk

CYANE, 18 ,. f ! The prize ship of this name was broken up in Philadelphia in 1836. Maximum

draft IGj feet; speed 9, knots per hour on a wind, and llj kno:sfree; sailing ! Callao
best when about 20 inches by the stern, or varying between 1!) and 23 inches, ac-

Lenph - 133.3 feet. I cording to the load draft. "Very stiff; (landed some of her ballast;) pitches Norfolk

Ho* 159 " I i heavily, but rolls easy, and is comparatively a dry and comfortable ship; works ^

Ballast - - S3 tons. well, but carries a strong lee helm. (Recommends several alterations, the most im- j Monterey

Water 20,000 gallons. portant of which is the removal of the steps of all the masts about once their

Provisions - 5 months. diameter further aft :) 1838." Norfolk

Norfolk
New York

Norfolk

Boston

Mahon

Mahon

Mahon

Mahon

Norfolk ,

Philadelphia. . . .
Hampton Roads

WAR EN 18 I I Capacity, draft, o>c., not differing materially from the other Sloops of the same

dimensions. Was originally over ballasted. General sailing qualities not so i p cn3aco | a

favorable as several of the Sloops already mentioned, of similar dimensions. In

)S7 fect the West Indies, in 1836, was reported to "sail best when trimmed by the head." Norfolk

Beam - - 33.9 " | Was converted into a Guard Ship at Monterey, during the Mexican War; after- j

Hold - 15.6 " wards fitted out and manned to cruise until the close of the war, when she was ! :i., van .

laid up in San Francisco Bay, and converted into a Receiving Ship for recruits
and stores, and placed in charge of a Lieutenant of the Navy. Pensacola



DECATUR, 16



Length -
Beam
Hold

Hallait -
Water -
Provisions



117 feet.

32 "

15 "

34 tons.

- 15,0011 gallons.

- 3J months.



Boston .
Norfolk.



Norfolk.



Norfolk.



Maximum draft 15, feet; maximum speed 9J knots per hour on a wind, and 11
free; sailing best when trimmed about 10 inches by the stern. Soiling in com
pany, generally beat the Potomac, Concord, Marion, and Enterprise; likewise beat
the Delaware on a wind, under double-reefed topsails, but was beaten by her at all {
other points. " Is stiff"; steers, veers, and slays well under all circumstances; lirs
to well; rolls very deep, but brings up easily. 1842." " Steers and works well ;
rolls deep and easy ; rides heavy at her anchors in a sea way ; requires low sail
and a good breeze. 1845."

i



Monterey

Monterey

San Francisco...
Sancclito

New York

Rio

Norfolk

Porto Praya....

Norfolk

Boston

Portsmouth ....

New York

Boston

Portsmouth . . . .



THE UNITED STATES.



Ill



SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.



Date.


Commanded by


Squadron of, station, &c.


Arrived at.


Date.


June 24, 1638..






Gibraltar


Au. 27, 1838


Oct. 15, 1839..




> Squadron of Commo. Isaac Hull, Mediterranean.. <


Norfolk


May 16, 1841


Nov. 1, 1841..
June 7, 1814..


Comdr. C. K. Stribling. . . .


^ Squadron of Commo. T. Ap C. Jones, Pacif.c; car- S
1 rying out G. H. Proffit, minister to Brazil ....)


Valparaiso


Jan. 31, 1842
Oct. 1, 1844


Au. 10, 1845..




Squad ofCommos R F Stockton&J Biddle Pacific




Dec. 4, 1845


July 24, 184G..


Comdr. S. F. Du Pont


( Squadron of Commos. W. B. Shubrick and T. Ap )


Norfolk


Oct. 9, 1848


Oct. 9, 1851..






Norfolk


June 24, 1852


Oct. 4, 1852]






New York


October, 1&52


Oct. 10, 1852 I


Comdr. Gco. N. Hollins .




Norfolk


Aug. 13, 1853


Aug. 14, 1853 j
Feb. 23, 1827..


M r Comdt. L. Kearney...


|_ Sailed for the Fishing grounds.
/ Squadron of Commos. J. Rodgers and Wm. M. )




Nov. 24, 1829


February, 1829..
Dec. 25, 1829..


M r Comdt. C. W. Skinner.
M r Comdt W. M Hunter






Dec. 27, 1829


Mar. 12, 1830..
June 7, 1830..


Lieut. N. J. McCluny
M r Comdt C W Skinner




Norfolk


Aug. 30, 1830


Sept. 2, 1831..


M r Comdt. B. Cooper....


( Squadron of Commos. G. W. Rodgers and M. T. )


Philadelphia. ...


Oct. 31, 1833


Dec. 16, 1835)
Dec. 28 1835 )


M r Comdt. W.V.Taylor.


1 f


Hampton Roads


Dec. 19, 1835
Feb 13 1836


.Tune 23, 1836..
Au-. 31, 1835..


Lieut. S. F. DuPont
M r Comdt T T Webb


1 Squadron of Commo. A. J. Dallas, W. Indies, . . . 1


Vera Cruz .....
Norfolk


July 9, 183G
Nov. 9, 1836


Mar 18 1839




V

f




April 21, 1839


Jan, 1, 1840..


Lieut. S. B. Wilson , .








April 15 1841 )




Squadron of Commo. W. B. Shubrick, W. Indies \




July 28 1841






\






Sept. 13, 1841 )




[


Norfolk


Sept. 17 1841


Oct. 13, 1841 )
Jan. 18 1842 )


Comdr. C. L. Williamson..


Squadron of Commo. J. Wilkinson, W. Indies . . <


Port au Prince..
Norfolk


Feb. 11, 1842
May 30 1842


Oct. 19, 1843..


Comdr. J. B. Hull


( Squadron of Commos. A. J. Dallas and J. D. Stoat,










( Pacific.
( Squadron of Commos. Stockton, Biddle, and Shu- )


Monterey.
















Lieut C W Pickering &c


Sq n of Commo T Ap C Jones " Rec gShip.,


San Francisco.








Sq n of Commo. C. S. McCauley " "


Sancelito.




Mar 16 1840


Comdr H W 0-clen




Rio


May 2 1840








Norfolk


p p u OQ IQJO


Au-. 5, 1843..








Sept 16 1843


Dec. 1, 1844..






Norfolk


Jan. 3 1845


March 1, 1847..








Nov 12 1847


Feb. 2, 1848..




Sq n of Commos. W. C. Bolton & B. Cooper Africa.


Portsmouth ....


Nor. 15, 1849


April 22, 1851..


Comdr. Wm. Green


Squadron of Commo. F. A. Parker, Home Station. .


New York


Aug. 13, 1852


August, 1852..








Aug. 21, 1852


June 15, 1853..


Comdr. Wm. C. Whittle . .




Portsmouth . . .


July, 1853






Squadron of Commo. W. B. Shubrick. fishing










grounds, Northeast Coaat.







112



THE PRESENT NAVY OF



U. S. VESSELS.



ONTARIO 18.



CAPACITY, GENERAL QUALITIES, &c.



Sailed from, &c.



Length -
Beam
Hold
Ballast -
Water -
Provisions



118 feet.
31.6 "
14.6 "
29 tons.
11,800 gallons.
4 months.



Baltimore . .

! New York.

New York.



Maximum draft 16 feet; sailing best when about 2 feet by the slcrn. "Very
crank ; requiring close watching ; stays badly, and makes a great deal of lee way.
Easy and dry in a sea way ; is over-sparred. Was beaten by the Erie and Natchez >
in 1836." " Scuds well, and requires more ballast. 1838." Has been employed
as a Receiving Ship in Baltimore for several years, and this year dismantled.



PREBLE, 16.,



Length -
Beam
Hold
li.illa-t -
Water -
Provisions



117 feet.
32 "
IS "
7J lonp.

- 1-1,782 gallons.
3J in, null..



Maximum draft and speed very much the same as the Decatur. Best sailing
trim 16 inches by the stern. General qualities reported " fair " on her first
cruise. " Sails, steers, and works well, except in light winds ; lies to well ; rolls
deep, but easy. 1845." Has since been converted into a practice ship for young
officers, and her battery reduced to 8 guns.



MARION, 16.



Length -
Beam
Hold

Ballast -
Water -
Provisions



117 feel.
3? "
15 "

ifij ions.
16,000 gallons.
fy months.



Previous to her last cruise her ballast was reduced to 5 Ions, and during her last
cruise carried 5 months provisions. Maximum draft 15 feet; maximum
speed 9! knots per hour on a wind, and 11 J free; best trim for sailing varying
from 3 inches to 2 feet by the stern. Was sunk in heaving down in Rio, 1842.
" Fair ; steers and scuds well ; easy in her motion, and on her cables at anchor.
1852."



Boston
Boston
Rio . .



Norfolk.
Norfolk.
Boston 4
Norfolk.



Annapolis. . ..

New York

New York

Million

Norfolk

New York

Pensacola



Pensacolu. . . .
Pensacola....

New York

New Orleans ...i



Boston

Smyrna

Mahon

Genoa

Boston

New T

New York

Callao . .



outh . .

























San Bias

Hong Kong . .



New York



Spezzia

Boston .1

New York , , , .



THE UNITED STATES.



113







SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.






Date.


Commanded by


Squadron of, station, &c.


Arrived at.


Date.


1815..
Oct 4 1817. J


MVComdt. J. D. Elliott...


Squadron of Commo. Wm. Bainbridge, Meditera n.
( Special service to the Pacific and N. W. Coast of)
America. Landed and took possession at Cape >


New York .
Chesapeake Bay


April 23, 1S1D












Jan. 18, 1821 )

Pph fi 1RO1 ^


M rComdt. W. Chauncey.


C Special service to the W. Indies ; then joined the J
Mediterranean Squadron, under Commodores >


New York


Jan. 25, 1824


July 24, 1824..
Aug. 21, 1829..


M r Comdt. J. B. Nicolson.
M r Comdt. T. H. Stevens.


Sq n of Commos. J. Rodgers &, W. M. Crane, Med n .
)


New York
Norfolk


Feb. 20, 1823
May 4 1832


June 15, 1831..
Nov. 12, 1833..


M r Comdt. W. L. Gordon.
M r Comdt. W. D. Sailer..


^ Squadron of Commos. M. T. Woolsey and Jas- )


New York


June 23, 1836


Au". 19, 1837..


















Sept. 8 1837


Au". 15, 1838..










Nov. 19, 1838..


Coindr W. E. McKenney .






Dec. 3 1838


July 14, 1839..
Feb. 22, 1842..


Comdr. J. D. Williamson..


> Squadron of Commo. W. B. Shubrick, W. Indies <


New York
New Orleans .. .


June 2, 1840
Mar. 30, 1842


April 22, 1842. .


Comdr. V. M. Randolph . .




Norfolk


July 30, 1843


June 2, 1840..






Baltimore.


Nov. 5, 1840


Jan. 12, 1841..




1 r




Feb. 12 1S41


Jan. 27, 1842..








March 6 1841


Oct. 10, 1842..


Comdr. W. C. Nicolson. . . .


} Squadron of Commo. C. W. Morgan, Mediter n. -J




Oct. 18, 1842


Feb. 24, 1843..




\ \
i




Aug. 31, 1843


Jan. 24, 1844)




j (.




June 28, 1844


Sept. 5, 1844 )


Comdr. T. W. Frcclon




New York


Sept. 25, 1845


Sept. 26, 1846..


Comdr. W. F. Shields






Jan. 2G, 1847


Feb. 22, 18481








April 11 1848


May 25, 1843 V








April 18, 1849












June 12, 1840 j








Aug. 21, 1849


Aug. C, 1851..


1 Lieut. T. T. Craven


\.

Special service to Japan, and, via. Cape Horn, to.. .


New York


Jan. 2, 1851
August, 1851


Oct. 9, 1839)


Comdr. W. J. Belt


Has since made a summer cruise, touching at Madeira


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