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Jan. 2 1840


Nov. 10, 1839)
Mar. 12, 1842..
Nov. 8, 1842..


: Comdr. Li. M. Goldsborough
Comdr. W. M. Armstrong .


In company with Frigate United States.
Sq n of Commos. C. G. Ridgely&C. Morris, Brazil.


Philadelphia. *
Norfolk...


May 25, 1842
May 26 1843


June 22, 1843..


Lieut. T. W. Brent






June 27 1843


Sept. 4, 18151




i f


Norfolk


Sept. 10, 1845


1
Sept. 24, 1815








Oct. 30, 1845


:


Comdr. L. E. Simonds . . . ,






Nov. 7, 1847


July 31, 1848J




I




Sept. 13, 1848


Jan. 29, 1850.


Comdr. W. M. Glendy...


( Squadron of Commos. P. F. Voorheea and D. )


New York


June 20, 1852


Jan. 8, 1853.

r


Comdr. H. Y. Purviance . .


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







* Died, while in command, at Smyrna, July 27, 1842.



114



THE PRESENT NAVY OF



U. S. VESSELS.


CAPACITY, GENERAL QUALITIES, &c.




Sailed from, &c.


DALE 1C "1


Maximum draft 15^ feet; maximum speed 10 knots per hour on a wind and 13


Philadelphia.. . .
Norfolk


Callao


Philadelphia. . . .
New York


Length - - 117 feet.
Beam - - 33 " f
Hold - - 15 "
Ballast - 19 to ;:<; tons.
Water - - 14,700 gallons.
Provisions - 3J months.

YORKTOWN, 16 "|


free. " Sails best on the port tack, with the helm a-weather, and when about 10
inches by the stern. On the starboard tack carries lee helm. 1848." " Is very j
stifF, steers, stays, and lies to well. 1850." "Steers stays and lies to well ; is


f


very stiff; rolls quick and deeply, and is very easy on her masts and rigging; also
in riding at anchor in a sea way. I would call her a fair sailer under all circum
stances. Requires all her ballast, (i. e. 19 tons.) 252 days at sea sailed 28,313
miles. 1851."

Maximum draft 15| feel; do. speed 10 knots per hour on a wind, and 11 do. free.
Best sailing trim varying from G to 12 inches by the stern.
Reports of her general sailing qualities, <fec., favorable, except in light winds. Was-
wrecked on the Isle of Mayo, (one of the Cape Verde Isles,) September 6, J850.
Officers and crew saved.

Maximum draft 13 feet; do. speed 10 knots per hour, within 5j points of the wind,








New York .....
Norfolk


Length - - 117 feet.
Beam - 33 "
Hold - - 15 "
Ballast 25 tons.
Waier - - 14,700 gallons.
Provisions - ;i; months. ,

DOLPHIN, 10


Callao


New York


New York
Rio


Rio


Rio


New York
New York
New York
New York
Norfolk


Length 88 feet.
Beam - 35 "
Hold - - 11 "

ll:ill.|.| 8 tniH.

Water - 6,380 gallons.
1 rovisions - 4 months.


and 10. G free, Best sailing trim varying from 2j feet to 3| feet by the stern.
"Good, very stiff, and weatherly, 1838." "Answers her helm quickly, lies to
like a duck, and is easy, except in a short sea. Outsailed the Independence Ra
zee, and Fairfield, sloop of war, on a wind; the best and safest vessel that I have
ever sailed in 1839."
"Scudded well in a terrific gale and a heavy sea around Cape Horn; found her a
dull sailer; stayed the foremast forward one inch in the partners, which improved
her very much 1851." Considers her present Brigantine rig as very objectiona
ble; also her steering apparatus as obsolete and dangerous; recommends the full
rig in place of the former, and the modern apparatus in the place of the latter.

(

Maximum draft 14 feel; do. speed 9.6 knots per hour on a wind, and 11 do. free.
Best sailing trim about 3 feet by the stern.
General sailing qualities reported "good, when in trim 1843. " "Good under all
circumstances; is very stiff and weatherly 1849." Kept company with the Ports-
mouth in light winds, and was beaten whenever it freshened. "Lies to well; rolls
deep, but easy, sails and works better when deep than when light; requires all
her ballast; 430 days at sea 1850."


Pensacola
Norfolk


New York
Hong Kong. . . .


New York
New York


Norfolk


Length - - 100 feet.
Beam - - "
Hold - - 11.8"
Ballast - - 6,508 Ibs.
Watur - - 5,700 gallons.
Provisions - 4 months, }


New York
Monte Video...
Rio


Norfolk


New York



THE UNITED STATES.



115



SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.



Date.


Commanded by


Squadron of, station, &c.


Arrived at.


Date.


Dec. 11, 1839..
Dec. 13, 1840..
April 23, 1842..
Nov. 2, 1843..
June 6, 1846..
Mar. 19, 1847..
May 25, 1847..
Jan. 30, 1848..
April 5, 1848..

Aug. 9, 1850 1

Dec. 13, 1840..
May 30, 1842..
Oct. 12, 1844..
Nov. 22, 1848..
Oct. 6, 183G..
June 8, 1837. .
Aug. 5, 1837. .
Dec, 19, 1837..
Dec. 18, 1839..
Nov. 5, 1840..
Sept. 7, 1841 }
Mar. 8, 1842 \
May 3, 1842..
Sept. 23, 1842..
Nov. 14, 1845..
May 6, 1848..
Oct. 7, 1849..
July 1, 1852..
Oct., 1852..
May 27, 1853..
Jan. 26, 1843..
Nov. 28, 1843..
June 26, 1844..
Nov. 1, 1844..
1846..
April 10, 1848..
Nov. 2, 1850..






Norfolk


Dec. 21, 1839
April 5, 1841
Oct. 20, 1843
Nov. 10, 1843
Sept. 8, 1846
May 24, 1847
June 22, 1847

Aug. 22, 1849
April 7, 1853

Mar. 20, 1841
Aug. 4, 1843
May 29, 1846
Sept. 6, 1850
Feb. 21, 1837
July 4, 1837
Nov. 18, 1837
May 16, 1839
July 14, 1840
May 25, 1841
Dec. 30, 1841
April 13, 1849
Aug. 12, 1842
Oct. 2, 1843
Nov. 5, 1847

July 21, 1849
Oct. 22, 1850
June 24, 1851

July 4, 1852
Mar. 8, 1853

Sept. 14, 1843
May 3, 1844
Oct. 10, 1844
Nov. 29, 1844
Oct. 10, 1847
July 2, 1850

Aug. 15, 1853


Comdr. C. Gauntt










Philadelphia. ...






Comdr. W. W. McKean . .
Lieut. E. M. Yard


1 f

Squadron of Commo. W. B. Shubrick, Pacific.. .
and
Squadron of Commo. T. Ap C. Jones, Pacific. . . .
Hon. Seth Barton and family passengers home.

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


Valparaiso


Comdr. T. 0. Selfridge * ...
Lieut E M. Yard


San Francisco . .
New York














Comdr. J. S. Nicholas


Snnndrnn of nnmmn. T. An. C,. Tnnps. Pnrifip. ..


New York ....


Comdr C H Bell (Squadron of Commos. M. C. Perry and C. W. )




Comdr. J. Marston 5 Squadron of Commos. B. Cooper and F. H. Grego- >


Isle of Mayo . . .
Rio


Lt. W. E. McKenney


f


Lt. W. S. Ogden


Montevideo ...
Rio


Lt. H. J. Purviance


and


i




Lt.C. H. Bell
Comdr. C. H. Bell




New York
New York


C Home squadron of Commo. Chas. Stewart, and to (


Comdr. W. W. McKean...




V Home squadron of Commo. D. Conner )
( Squadron of Commos. Chas. W. Skinner and G.C. 1






Norfolk . . .






Lt. W. S. Ogden
Lt. T. J. Page
Lt. S. P. Lee


\ Read, Africa, U. S. S. Columbia in co \

1 Squadron of Commos. D. Geisinger and P. F. Voor- S


Hong Kong ....
Honolulu


Special service, Atlantic Ocean, battery reduced to )
\ 6 guns $


New York
New York
Norfolk


< Special service, Atlantic Ocean, lost some spars and




Special service, deep sea soundings, &c., Atlantic.


Norfolk


Comdr. Z. F. Johnston. . . .




To Monte Video, where Comdr. N. wcs drowned . . .
Succeeded Lt. Browning, who had laken command }


Comdr. W. D.Newman...
Lt. L. Pennington


Monte Video .. .
Rio...


Lt. G.G.Williamson


Squadron of Commos. D. Turner and L. Rons- f ,. ,.


Lt. A. G. Slaughter


( Squadron of Commos. W. C. Bolton and B. Coop- )


. New York
New York


Comdr. J. Manning


Squadron of Commo. I. McKeever, Brazil.
Squadron of Commo. E. A. F. Lavallette, Africa....





Relinquished command on account of a severe wound received from the enemy on shore at Guaymas.



116



THE PRESENT NAVY OF



U. S. VESSELS.



CAPACITY, GENERAL QUALITIES, &c.



I Sailed from, &c.



PORPOISE, 10.



Length -
Iteain
Hold -



88 feet.
25 "
11 "



PERRY, 10.



Length -
Beam
Hold

Ballast* -
Water -
Provision;



t -



105 feet.
25 "
11.6 "
6,813 Ilia.
8,1100 Billions.
4 months.



Onoinally 6.813 Ihs ; increased
to 13,633 on her 2d cruise, and to
8j tons in 1847.

(3 only under hatches.



FLIRT, 2 ,



In other particulars not differing materially from the Dolphin. Performed remarka
bly well, under all circumstances, with a light battery, while attached to the Ex
ploring Expedition for four years.

Reports since are less favorable. "Does not work well in a sea way 1847." "Is
very stiff, steers well, and is easy in her motion, except when riding at anchor in
a seaway 1849." "Asabove; generally getting stern board in stays, and nothold-
ing her way very well in a squadron 1S50."



f Boston .

Norfolk.
Boston .



I New York

1 New York

| New York

! Norfolk

New York

| Porto Pray a....

Monrovia

i Norfolk



New York



Norfolk.
Norfolk.



\ New York..

Li Norfolk

f Norfolk

Rio



Maximum draft 13.2 feet; do. speed 9 knots per hour on a wind, and 11 do. free.
Sailing best when trimmed about 2 feet by the stern.

Was not considered altogether a safe vessel on her first cruise. Lost 4 of her boats,
and threw overboard 2 of her guns, before reaching the East Indies. Was subse
quently, in 184G, driven on shore on the Florida coast during a violent hurricane, {
and dismasted. "Very fast, (except in light winds,) and weatherly; steers and
works to perfection; rolls deep and easy; is also easy at her anchors, excepting in
a short sea, when she drops heavily aft"; will carry her top-gallant sails with any
frigate in the Navy; requires all her ballast; 300 days at sea 1849." Next
cruise sailed 40,486 miles.



Macao....
Typa Bay.



Norfolk.



Philadelphia,

Rio

Rio



Rio

Norfolk....
I New York.

f New York.
Norfolk....



Purchased for special service. Employed from December, 1842, to April, 1843, as
a Receiving vessel in Charleston, S. C., under Lieuts. L. B. Newell and E. T.



Shubrick.

Maximum draft 7i feet; do. speed 10 knots per hour under the most favorable cir
cumstances. Reported "a bad sea boat, and unsafe vessel, 1843."



Charleston.
Norfolk...
Norfolk...
Norfolk..



I: Norfolk.



THE UNITED STATES.



117



SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.


Date.


Commanded by


Squadron of, station, &c.


Arrived at.


Date.


Aug. 25,

June 25,
July 19,
Oct. 24,
Dec. D,
Aug.,
Aug. 18,
Feb. 8,
June 7,
Oct. 26,

Feb. 24,
Jan. 18,
June 8,
May 9,
June 11,
Dec. 3,
Jan. 31,
June 10,
Aug- H,

May 20,

May 16,
Nov. 25,
Sept. 3,
May 7,
Nov. 29,
June 8,

Sept. 27,
Oct. 25,

Feb. 1,
Mar. 29,

May 18,


1836..

1837)
1837 i
1837..
1837. .
1838)
1838$
1843..
1843..
1843..

1845..
1848..
1850..
1853)
1853$
1843..
1844..
1844..
1844..

1846..

1847..
1847..
1848. .
1849..
1849..
1852..

1841..

1842..
..1843..
1845..
1846..
..1846..

1847 j




( With Cnmmo. Woolsey, Capt. Claxton, and M r)
Comdt. E. R. Shubrick, to examine the south- >


Norfolk


Feb. 9, 1837

July 6, 1837
Oct. 20, 1837
Nov. 1, 1837
May 16, 1838
Aug. 9, 1838
July 6, 1842
Mar. 11, 1843
Oct. 19, 1843
Nov. 19, 1844

July 12, 1847

April 2, 1850
July 28, 1853

May 13, 1853

Jan. 11, 1844
Mar. 15, 1844
Aug. 1, 1844
Sept. 17, 1845
June 23, 1846
Dec. 4, 1846
June 27, 1847
Dec. 16, 1847
Oct. 5, 1848
July 10, 1849
Dec. 22, 1851

Jan., 1840
July 18, 1843

Nov. 16, 1843
1845


Lt Chas Wilkes






New York
New York
New York
Norfolk


Capt. S. H. Stringham
Lt Chas Wilkes






Lt C Rin^oxjld


( Squadron ofLt. Chas. Wilkes, exploring ond sur- C
veying. Circumnavigated the globe, and returned <
r to . . . . 1


New York


Lt. A. Lewis
Lt H S Stel!wa - en . .




Porto Pray a....


Lt. T. T. Craven
Lt. J.J.Boyle
Lt W. E. Hunt


V Squadron of Commo. D. Conner, West Indies
/ Squadron of Commos. W. C. Bolton and B. Cooper, S




Norfolk........




Lt A G Gordon*


and


New York

.

Norfolk


Lt. A. B. Davis


( Squadron of Comdr. C. Ringgold, surveying and )


Comdr S. F. Du Pont


To Rio de Janeiro, bound to the East Indies
To the East Indies, via the Cape of Good Hope . . . .

/ Squadron of Commo. F. A. Parker, East Indies.. <

( Squadron of Commo. D. Conner, W. I., wrecked J
and dismasted Oct. 12; extricated Oct. 21, and >


Rio

Cape Town
Hong Kong....
Norfolk


Lt. E. G. Tilton
Lt. L. G. Keith


Lt. Geo.S. Blake


Port Royal
Philadelphia. ...


1

\ Squadron of Commo. Geo. W. Stover, Brazil, &c.

J


Lt. E. G. Tilton
Lt. J. A. Davis
Lt E G. Tilton


Montevideo... .
Montevideo....
Norfolk


Lt. A. H. Foote
Lt. R. L. Page

Lt. J.T. McLaughlin
Lt. L. M. Powell


New York . . .


Squadron of Commo. E. A. F. Lavallette, Africa.
S Co-operating with the army against the Florida (


St. Augustine...
Norfolk




Charleston


Lt. J. A. Davis
Lt. J. M. Watson




Norfolk.
Norfolk


Nov. 1, 184Q
..,, 1851




Lt. A. Sinclair
Lt. F. Chatard


( Home squadron of Commos. M. C. Perry and F. f
( A.Parker t


Norfolk


Lt. J. S. Palmer


Lt. E. Farrand..


19 "Died in Porto Grande October 11, 1849, leaving the brig in command of Lt. B. F, Sands, who was afterwards super-



ceded by Lt. T. R. Roots, but finally brought the vessel home, April 2, 1850.



118



THE PRESENT NAVY OF



U. S. VESSELS.



CAPACITY, GENPRAL QUALITIES, &c.



Sailed from, &c.



WAVE, 1.



Was originally built for a pleasure Yacht, and after she was purchased for the Gov
ernment her spars were reduced. Was also employed in Charleston as a Receiv
ing vessel in 1843, under Lt. L. B. Newell, her place being; supplied there by the
Onkahye, same year.

Maximum draft fii feet. Carries 630 gallons of water.

Performed very well in smooth water on her trial trip, but was afterwards found
very uneasy in a seaway. Lost her mainmast on her passage to the Gulf in
January 23, 1840.



PHCENIX, 2.




but little ballast, and about 900 gallons of water; has a draft of about 6 feet,
maximum speed rarely 9 knots, although upon one occasion she logged 10!
Struck twice on the Washerwoman s shoal during her 1st cruise in the.
Indies, and received injuries that required her being hove down for re



PETREL, 1,



Length of keel
Jieam - -
Hold - -
Water -
Tonn- gc -



59 feet.

- 19 "

- fi.6 "
1,.TOO colons.

- 76 67-U5



Maximum draft C feet, and speed seldom to exceed 8 knots, as per log book.
an active cruiser during the war with Mexico.



Was



TANEY, 1

Water - - 9,300 gallons.



Maximum draft 9J feet ; maximum speed 10 knots per hour going free; seldom at-
t lihcd 8 under similar winds. Sprung a leak on her 2d cruise, and obliged to put
into St. Thomas, West Indies, where she was hauled up and repaired.



LEXINGTON, 18.



I.cnslli

JtlMlll

Moid

Hallasl
Winer
1 revisions



- 127 feet.



15.6 "
to 26 tons.
7,000 callous.
5 month*.



Maximum draft Ifij feet. Her log book credits her 1 IJ knots per hour going free.
Under a resolution of Congress she was despatched u> the West Indies, in 1826,
to bring home the remains of the lale Conimo. O. II. Perry, M r Comdt. Daniel J
Turner accompanying Cnpt. Shubrick. " Is very still , lies to well, and work
well at all times: 1834."



Now York..
New York..
Indian Key..
Indian Key .
Charleston...
Norfolk..



Baltimore.



Norfolk,...
Indian Key.
Norfolk....
Norfolk....
Norfolk...



Norfolk.
From...



New York.
Vera Cruz. ,
Tampico .. ,
Tampico ...
From



New York..



New York . .
Porto Praya.



New York.



New York.



Newport .



New York.



Gibraltar.



Mahon.



Mahon.



Norfolk.



Rio

Portsmouth
Boston,. ..



THE UNITED STATES.



119



SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.



Date.


Commanded by


Squadron of, station, &c.


Arrived at.


Date.


1838..


Lt. J. T McLauo-hlin












f Co-operating with the army against the Florida S






Oct. 12, 1841..


Lt. W. L. Herndon


It


Tea Table Key .
Norfolk


Jan. 27, 1840
Oct. 18, 1842


Dec. 23, 1841..


P. M. J. C. Henry






Nov. 6, 1842


Aug. 22, 1843..


Lt. E. T. Shubrick




Norfolk


Sept. 2, 1S43


...1846to 1850..

Sept. 19, 1841 I
Sept. 24, 1841 I


Lt. J. R. Goldsborough. . . .
P. Mid. C. S. G. Noland...


&c., employed on the Coast Survey.


Norfolk...... <


Sept. 21, 1841


Oct. 7, 1841 j
Oct. 3, 18431
Dec. 21, 1843


P. Mid. C. R. P. Rodgers. .
Lieut. A. Sinclair .....




Norfolk. .....


Oct. 18, 1842

Nov. 5, 1843
Feb. 14, 1844


Mar. 24, 1844
May 24, 1844.
..1846 to 1850..

June 20, 1846..


Lieut. C. P. Patterson
Lieut. T. D.Shaw


Coast Survey, Gulf of Mexico .

1




May 4, 1844
July 4, 1844












May 8, 1847..


















July 18, 1847


Sept. 16, 1847..


Lieut. H. J. Hartstene ....




Norfolk


July 32, 1848


Jan. 28, 1848..


Lieut. R. L. Browning








..1848 to 1850..


Lieut. D. D. Porter ,


Employed on the Coast Survey.






Aug. 29, 1847..
Oct. 27, 1849)


Lieut. C. G. Hunter

.
Lieut. J. C. Wulh


Sq n of Commos. G. C. Read & W. C. Bolton, Med .

f

C Special service sounding the Atlantic Ocean. ...
< Was then transferred back to the Treasury De- (


New York
Porto Praya. . . .
St. Thomas....


Aug. 22, 1849
Jan. 13, 1850
Mar. 16, 1850


Feb. 28, 1850)






New York .....


June 3, 1850


June 12, 1826 ]






New York


June 12, 1850
Sept. 4, 1826


Oct. 12, 1826 [


M rComdt. W B Shubrick






Nov. 27, 1826


Jan. 1, 1827 j
May 19, 1827..


M r Comdt. B. W Booth


[Flag ship of Commo. C. G. Ridgely, West Indies...
1 f


New York
Milo


April 9, 1827
Oct. 4, 1827


July 20, 1828..


M r Comdt. S. L. Breese...


[ Squadron of Commo. \Vm. M. Crane, Mediter n. -(




Aug. fi, 1838


Aug. 10, 1828..


M r Comdt. J. Ram^gc. . .






Aug. 31, 1828


Oct. 19, 1828..


M rComdt. W M. Hunter.


( Leaving Lt. F. Forrest in command from Dec. 7, )
< 1829, to March 11, 1830 >


Norfolk


Nov. 20, 1830


July 3, 1831..


M r Comdt. S. M. Duncan.


(Squadron of Commo. Jas. Biddlc, Mediterranean. )


St Salvador* *


Sept. G, 1831


Aug. 16, 1832..


M r Comdt. I. McKeever. .






April 26, 1834


July 19, 1837..


Comdr. J. H. Clack.,.. .


} f




July 21, 1837


Aug. 19, 1837,.


Cspt.J.H. Clack..


S Sq n Commos. H. E. Ballard& A. Claxton, Pacific. }




June 16, 1840



120



THE PRESENT NAVY OF



U. S. VESSELS.


CAPACITY, GENERAL QUALITIES, &c.




Sailed from, &c.


LEXINGTON 4 }


Was thoroughly repaired and converted into a Store vessel, increasing her draft,
with a full cargo, to 18.8 feet. Maximum speed seldom exceeding JO knots per-
hour; best trim for sailing reported to be 9 inches by the stern.


Norfolk


New York


New York
New York
New York
New York
New York


(Store Ship.) 5




New York
New York


New York
Philadelphia....
Norfolk


Norfolk


New York


New York
Callao


Callao


Callao




Length - - - 109 feet i
lienm - - - 309"
Hold - - - 19 "
Permanent ballast 3-3 tons. I
Water - - 6,000 galls. }

SOUTHAMPTON 4


knots free; best sailing trim about 18 inches by the stern. Lost all of her an
chors and was near being wrecked off Noir Island, Terra del Fucgo, in 1839.
1" Dull, stiff, and makes considerable iee way: 1840." "Stiff with a draft of 12
feet; not weatlierly or sure in stays in a seaway; lies to well, her motion de
pending upon her cargo, &c : 1849." "Holds her way with merchant vessels
generally: 1850."

Originally intended for a steamer; ia very lightly sparred. Maximum draft 13 j
feet, and when full 15.4; maximum speed 10 knots per hour by the wind, and 11 |
knots free ; best sailing trim from 18 to 22 inches by the stern. " Fair with a foul
bottom; works well within 11 1 points of the wind; is an excellent sea boat; tiff,
weatherly, easy in her motion^ and scuds remarkably well : 1850."


West Indies....




New York
Norfolk


Norfolk


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


Norfolk


Length ... 1SB feet,
lleam - - - 27.10 "
Hold - - - 17 "
Ballast - - - *75 IOIU.

200 without cargo,


La Paz


New York
New York,.,.,



THE UNITED STATES.



121



SERVICE PERFORMED, &c.


Date.


Commanded by Squadron of, station, &c. Arrived at.


Date.


April 22, 18431
May 22, 1843 |
Nov. 2, 1843
May 18, 1844
Dec. 10, 1844)
Sept. 2, 1S45 )
July 14, 1846..
June 6, 1848..
Dec. 13, 1849)
July 27, 1850)
Tuly 28, 1851..
June 18, 1853..
Dec. 8, 18361
May 11, 1837
Oct. 12, 1837
May 11, 1838 J
Aug. 18, 1838..
Dec. 1, 1840..
May 30, 1842..
April 23, 1844..
Jan. 1, 1845..
July 9, 1846..
Sept. 10, 1846..
April 10, 1848 )


Lieut. W. M. Glenily




April 25, 1843
Aug. 22, 1843
Feb. 27, 1844
Oct. 18, 1844
1845




New York




Lieut. F. B. Ellison


C Mediterranean, touching at Charleston May 10th...
( Gulf of Mexico, with troops, &c., for U. S. Army. .
To the Pacific, with troops, &c., & blockading duty.
Sq n of Commos. W. B. Shubrick & T. Ap C. Jones .


New York


New York


New York

New York
New York
New York
New York


Dec. 28, 1845

June 10, 1849
May 23, 1850
June 13, 1851
Sept. 17, 1852

Dec. 16, 1836
May 18, 1837
Oct. 17, 1837
May 16, 1838
Mar. 28, 1840
May 30, 1842
Jan. 27, 1843
Sept. 2, 1844
April 20, 1846

March, 1848
April, 1848
July 13, 1848

April 6, 1849

July 18, 1850

Feb. 18, 1851
Nov. 3, 1851
July 28, 1852
April 15, 1853

Dec. 16, 184G
June 16, 1847
Sept. 2, 1850
Aug. 5, 1853


Lieut. T Bailey.....


Lieut. P. Chatard


Lieut. J. 1C. Mitchell




Lieut. W. Radford






To the Japan squadron. ]


Lieut. T. A. Dornin !




Hampton Roads
New York
Norfolk






Squadron of Lt. Chas. Wilkes, Exp. Expedition.. .
To the Pacific; took command of the Yorktown in..

I To the Pacific , J






Callao


Lieut. I. S. Sterrett




Lieut. II. K. Hoff




Lieut. R. G. Robb


Squadron of Commo. M.C. Perry, Gulf of Mexico-
To the Brazil station ; (return passage 30 days). . . .




Lieut. 0. Bullus


Anton Lizardo.




Lieut. C. H. Poor






Lieut. C. H. Poor


Sept. 27, 1848 )
Oct. 23, 1848 \
Sept. 26, 1849]
Oct. 26, 184D }
Sept. 20, 1S50 J
May 7, 1851 )
Jan. 8, 1852$
Sept. 27, 1852..
July 25, 1853..
June 27, 1845..
Feb. 22, 1847..
Aug. 17, 1848..
Feb. 2, 1851..
Dec, 8, 1852..


Norfolk


Lieut. B. J. Totten


New York




Lieut. H. K. Thatcher

LieHt. R. B. Hitchcock....
Lieut. A. B. Fairfax


i j


New York
New York


i


New York.
Norfolk




Lieut. R. D. Thorburn
Lieut. E. L. Handy


Squadron of Commo. W. B. Sliubrick, &c., Pacific.
Squadron of Commo. T. Ap C. Jones, Ps.cific


Valparaiso
New York
Now York









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U. S. VESSELS.




Sailed from, &c.




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Rio


ERIE 4 "|




New York


Length - - - 117 feet.
Beam - - - 324 "
Hold - - - 14.6 "
Ballast - - *25 tons.


Maximum diaft 17.10 feet; maximum speed 9 knots per hour on a wind, and 12
knots free ; requiring to be trimmed about G inches by the stern. " Steers, works,
and scuds well ; rolls deep, but with little strain upon her masts and rigging ; sails
well when heavily pressed : 1849." Surveyed and sold at public sale, in Brooklyn,
N. Y., Nov. 26, 1850, for f 13,000.


New York
Monterey


MOO without cargo.


I

t
f


New York
New York




Without ballast and with a full car<*o, maximum draft 2C? feet, and can carry 1100


Anton Lizardo..




tons of cargo. Reported to sail best on an even keel. In her 1st cruise, during a


New York


Ballast . 15 to 20 tons.


heavy gale, she is reported to have rolled and labored very much ; rides heavily at -{
her anchors, and steers badly when light ; lies to well, requires her close reefed




Water . . 6,000 gallons, 1


main tepaail. 35G days at sea; sailed 39,414 miles : 1851*

i


New York
New York


SUPPLY 4., f


Maximum draft 15 feet, and when full IGi feet; -maximum speed 10 knots per hour


New York
St. Jean D Acre


Ballast - 75 tons. 1
Water - 8,000 gallons.


on a wind, and 12 knots free; sailing best when from 6 to 10 inches by the stern.
"Good under all ordinary circumstances; 214 days at sea ; steers, sails, works,
and lies to well ; rolls easy, and is very stiff under canvass: 1847-8."
As above. "311 days at sea ; rolls deep, and in scudding requires sail to keep her


Norfolk


I
; 280 without cargo.


ahead of the sea ; holds a good wind, and head-reaches well : 1852. "


Norfolk






New York
New York



NOTE. The official reports and log books have furnished most of the data contained in these tables. As might be expected, from a
variety of conflicting causes, the reports of different cruises seldom agree in every particular in regard to the same vessel ; I have, therefore,
in all cases where there is a discrepancy, given the result of each, with the date annexed. Neither from the reports nor log books have 1


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