The navy of the United States, from the commencement, 1775 to 1853: with a brief history of each vessel's service and fate ...

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Printed by Gideon & Co., 1853 - Privateering - 208 pages
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Page 205 - Commissioners," be, and the same is hereby, repealed. SEc. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be attached to the Navy Department the following bureaus, to wit : 1. A bureau of Navy Yards and Docks. 2. A bureau of Construction, Equipment, and Repair. 3. A bureau of Provisions and Clothing. 4 A bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography. 6. A bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
Page 203 - ... frigate Leander fired upon American coasting-vessel and impressed several of her crew. 1806, May 16. Great Britain issued an "order in council," declaring coast of Europe from Elbe to Brest under blockade. 1806, November 21. Napoleon issued Berlin decree, prohibiting commerce with Great Britain. 1807. Robert Fulton made his first trip to Albany and back by steam power; was 22 hours going and 30 hours returning to New York.
Page 90 - ... by JG Evans. [US Naval Academy Museum] She has always been heavily sparred, and from her peculiar build (tumbling in above the water,) has furnished her masts less angular support from her shrouds than is now obtained in our modern frigates. The latter cause, combined with sharpness of vessel, heavy oak frame, heavy battery, and too much ballast, (which has since been reduced to 7 tons, with a recommendation from her commander, Capt. Percival, that this also be dispensed with,) has generally...
Page 90 - ... cause of her laboring so much as to roll or pitch one of her long 24 pounders out of her forecastle port. when on her passage to France in 1835, when she was reported to have labored very heavily, parting several of her chain plates &c. On her passage round Cape Horn labored beyond every thing I had ever witnessed, and gave me a lively idea of what sailors understand by 'working like a basket'.
Page 205 - In providing a Chief for the Bureau of Construction, Equipment, and Repair, the alternative was between a Naval Captain qualified to equip, and a Naval Constructor qualified to build and repair ;" and adds, "I did not hesitate to prefer the former, and the place is filled by a member of the late Board of Navy Commissioners.
Page 156 - Golden Eagle," 22 guns and swivels, and 57 men, which was soon after recaptured by the " Achilles," which the " P." afterwards engaged for several hours, beat her off, and then retook her prize, on board of which she found the 2nd Lt. of the " Achilles." Pa. Gazette, No. 2619. October, off Sandy Hook, engaged at the same time, and captured after 1 hour and 30 minutes, ship
Page 202 - October 9: the Emperor of Germany joins the armed neutrality. "1782 November 30 : the independence of America acknowledged by England, and preliminaries of peace signed at Paris between the British and American Commissioners. 1783 January 20: preliminary articles of peace signed at Versailles, between Great Britain, Spain, and France.
Page 157 - Porga Brig 14 40 W. Armstrong 1780 Port Pacquet Ship 8 20 S. Forrester 1781 Prosper Ship 6 18 J. Atkins 1780 Protector Ship 26 . 200 JF Williams 1779 January 9th, at sea, engaged the British ship " Admiral Duff,
Page 88 - However, she was always a heavy roller and very wet forward. To quote an 1853 statement: Celebrating Washington's birthday at Malta, 1837; Constitution in the foreground. Oil painting by JG Evans. [US Naval Academy Museum] She has always been heavily sparred, and from her peculiar build (tumbling in above the water,) has furnished her masts less angular support from her shrouds than is now obtained in our modern frigates. The latter cause, combined with sharpness of vessel, heavy oak frame, heavy...
Page 202 - ... AMERICAN NAVAL CHRONOLOGY Certain important military battles, treaties, and proclamations are noted herewith in order to give bearing to the events that are more strictly naval. 1765, October. The first Colonial Congress met in New York. The stamp act resisted in Massachusetts and Virginia. 1772, June 9. The first overt act of resistance on the part of the Colonies. 1773, December 16. 342 chests of tea thrown overboard from British vessels in Boston Harbor. 1774, September. The Continental Congress...

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