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The Evolution of Sea-power - Page 245
by Percy Arthur Baxter Silburn - 1912 - 288 pages
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House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d ...

United States. Congress. House - United States - 1864
...engagement, before attempting to remove (overcome) the obstructions, or testing the power of the torpedoes, I was convinced that persistence in the attack would only result in the loss of the greater portion of the irou-clad fleet, and in leaving many of them inside the harbor, to full into the hands...
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Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Volume 26

Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain) - Civil engineering - 1867
...engagement, before attempting to remove (overcome) the obstructions, or testing the power of the torpedoes, I was convinced that persistence in the attack would only result in the loss of the greater portion of the iron-clad fleet, and in leaving many of them inside the harbour to fall into the hands...
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House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d ...

United States. Congress. House - United States - 1864
...before attempting to remove (overcome) the obstructions, or testing the power of the torpedoes, I wag convinced that persistence in the attack would only result in the loss of the greater portion of the iron-clad fleet, and in leaving many of them inside the harbor, to fall into the hands...
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The Military and Naval History of the Rebellion in the United States. With ...

William Jewett Tenney - United States - 1865 - 843 pages
...engagement, before attempting to overcome the obstructions, or testing the power of the torpedoes, I was convinced that persistence in the attack would only result in the loss of the greater portion of the iron-clad fleet, and in leaving many of them inside the harbor, to fall into the hands...
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The Military and Naval History of the Rebellion in the United States. With ...

William Jewett Tenney - United States - 1865 - 843 pages
...engagement, before attempting to overcome the obstructions, or testing the power of the torpedoes, I wag convinced that persistence in the attack would only result in the loss of the greater portion of the iron-clad fleet, and in leaving many of them inside the harbor, to fall into the hands...
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Edinburgh Review, Or, Critical Journal, Volume 124

English literature - 1866
...hour's engagement, before attempting to remove the obstructions, or testing the power of the torpedoes, I was convinced that persistence in the attack would only result in the loss of the greater portion of the iron-clad fleet, and in leaving many of them inside the harbour to fall into the hands...
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The Military and Naval History of the Rebellion in the United States: With ...

William Jewett Tenney - United States - 1866 - 843 pages
...engagement, before attempting to overcome the obstructions, or testing the power of the torpedoes, I was convinced that persistence in the attack would only result in the loss of the greater portion of tha iron-clad fleet, and in leaving many of them inside the harbor, to fall into the hands...
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FARRAGUT AND OUR NAVAL COMMANDERS.

HON J. T. HEADLEY, - 1867
...engagement, before attempting to remove (overcome) the obstructions, or testing the power of the torpedoes, I was convinced that persistence in the attack would only result in the loss of the greater portion of the iron-clad fleet, and in leaving many 10 of them inside the harbor, to fall into the...
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The history of the Navy during the rebellion, Volume 2

Charles Brandon Boynton - History - 1868
...engagement, before attempting to remove (overcome) the obstructions, or testing the power of the torpedoes, I was convinced that persistence in the attack would only result in the loss of the greater portion of the iron-clad fleet, and in leaving many of them inside the harbor, to fall into the hands...
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MINUTES OF PRCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS

JAMES FORREST - 1867
...engagement, before attempting to remove (overcome) the obstructions, or testing the power of the torpedoes, I was convinced that persistence in the attack would only result in the loss of the greater portion of the iron-clad fleet, and in leaving many of them inside the harbour to fall into the hands...
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