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New edition, revised. Double volume, 2s. Rumney, M. By Newton Crane. Walker and C. Compiled by F. Kerr, V. Double Vol. By Edward Scott. William Pole, F. By Robert F. By Major-General A. Dray- son, F. With a Preface by W. Second Edition. Price 2s. By Louis Diehl. Scat Scoring Book, Is. By Baxter- Wray. By Mrs. Laurence Gomme. From Sir W. Battle of Bantry Bay, Review by George III. Anson defeated La Jonquiere off Finisterre, Apelles recaptured near Etaples, Orpheus took Duguay Trouin, Northumberland taken by a French squadron, 9 M.

Rangoon taken, Tiger aground, surrendered to the Russians, Pallas engaged Minerve in Aix Road, Munden took St. Helena from the Dutch, S wanton raised the siege of Quebec, Thetis and Hussar took Raison and Prevoyante, Battle of Barfleur, , Rodney and Guichen, Capitulation of Bastia, Northumberland and Grotvler took two French frigates, Melpomene beat olf twenty Danish gunboats, 1 Forcing of the Strait of Kertch, Charles II.

Primrose attacked off Bilbao, Indecisive action of Venus and Semillante, Solebay, Indecisive action between Prince Rupert and De Ruyter, SI Tu. Lord Howe defeated Villaret-Joyeuse, Battle off the Gabart Sand, James, Duke of York, defeated Opdam, Indecisive action between Rupert and De Ruyter, George, Lord Anson, Admiral of the Fleet, died Belleisle capitulated, Loss of the Arab off Brest, Death of Captain Sir John Franklin, Action with the Dutch off the Lizard, The treasure ship St.

Anne captured, Dutch in the Medway, Loss of the transport Megpera, Capture of the Dainty, Captain Hawkyns, Suffren and Hughes, Lords Essex and Howard of Effingham sacked Cadiz, Loss of Victoria, Edward HI. Firebrand and Fury engaged Russia batteries, Robert Sincock, baatswain, made post-captain, Reindeer taken by U.

Naval reconnaissance off Cronstadt, Battle of Beachy Head, Admiral Sir Robert Calder born, Byron sailed on his voyage of discovery, Lord Berkeley, bombarded St. Malo, Hughes and Suffren 3rd action , British boats took seven Russian gunboats off Hango, Batteries destroypd at Sulina,. Mouth of Danube, Rear-Admiral Sir Michael Seymour died, Amazon lost- in Channel, Alexandria bombarded, Surprise captured Wild Cat, Lion took Santa Dorotea, Captain B.

Strouts, R. Admiral of the Fleet Battle of Spithead, ; Mary Rose lost. Shearwater engaged by Ajax and Amelie, Cutting-out of the Chevrette, Abbott, 17 22 F. Pallas engaged two Spanish xebecs, Gibraltar captured, Foreland, Greyhound and Harrier took three Dutch shij s, Relief of Londonderry, Battle of Gravelines, Kingfisher burnt off Rhode Island, Monk defeated Tromp, who fell Battle of the Nile, Tigress taken by Danish gunboats, Hyde Parker and Zoutman on Dogger Bank, Captain Frederick Marryat died, Battle with the French off Brest, Battle of Cape Passaro, Texel, Fatal attack on Commander J.

Battle of Malaga, Bellone took Courageux, Action off Kagosima, Isis engaged by Char, Surrender of the Dutch Fleet, Saldanha Bay, Boscawen defeated De la Clue, Syhille captured Chiffonne, Naval Brigade occupied Port Said, Capture of the Taku Forts, Stag took Alliance Dutch , Capture of Hong Kong, Hubert de Burgh defeated Eustace the Monk, Bombardment of Zanzibar, Badiley defeated by Van Galen, off Elba, Bombardment of Algiers, Dutch ships in the Nieuwe Diep taken, Storij surrendered his squadron to Vice-Admiral Mitchell, The last fight of the Revenge, Loan Catalogue.

Vanguard lost in collision with Iron Dulce, Hughes engaged Suffren 4th action , Malta capitulated, Loss of the Captain, Royal Marines at Kassassin, Bombardment of Bayrouth, Do'Wnie defeated by Macdonough on L. Champlain, Trial of Bounty mutineers, Naval Brigade at Tel-el-Kebir, Loss of Phoenix, Hermes abandoned under Fort Bowyer, Admiral Sir William Penn died, Castor and Pique captured Caiffa, Naval Brigade in Crimea re-embarked, Lestock at Lorient, Commander Wyatt Rawson died of his wounds, Mutiny of the Hermione, Bonhomme Richard took Seripis, John Leake, gunner, made master and commander, Loss of the Tilbury off Louisburg, Admiral Nicholas Haddock died, Landing party defeated at St.

Malo, , Battle of the Kentish Knock, Horatio Nelson born, Loss of the Crane, Admiral Viscount Keppel died, IndeJ-atigahle and consorts took or destroyed 4 frigates, Alexandrian took Epicharis, Action between Quebec and Surveillante, Censeur and part of a British convoy taken, Dartmouth blew up in action with Glorioso, Russell captured Glorioso, Camperdown, Battle of Vigo, Defeat of Americans on Lake Champlain, Edgar blew up at Spithead, Lord Hawke died, Bombardment of Sevastopol, Lively took.

Admiral of the Fleet Sir T. Cochrane died, Battle of Navarino, Battle of Trafalgar, Association, with Sir C. Shovell, lost The Bulldog at Cape Haytien, Proserpine took Alcmene, Hannibal took Neckar, Canton taken Vitu taken Leake took 6 French vessels at Gibraltar, Antelope Look Belliqueux, Hero worship is in the air, and in a steady breeze sweeps through our galleries. Here you may sieie portraitis of Nelson taken at different stages of his career, portraits of him as a midshipman, as a lieutenant, as a captain, as an admiral; pertraits showing him with the natural number of eyeis and arms, or with the reduced number which hard service gradually obliged him to be content with.

There have been men who have shared in as much hard fighting as Nelson, perhaps even morei, and have gone through it all without a wound. Now we shall have a fight. His eye in Corsica. Vincent Nos. And besides the pictures, we have here numerous things which 21 belonged to Nelson- — medals, swords of honour, and such like — and articles of daily use, which have been in the possession of his family or friends ever since his death.

I will more especially call aitfen- tion to Nos. Alexander Nelson Hood. The genuineness of these interesting memorials is absolutely certain, which is more than can be said of many others, even where the balance of probability is in their favour. The mention of Emma s name necessarily leads me to say a few words about this remarkable woman, whose beauty looks out on us from the paintings ,of Romney and others Nos. In the story of most men, the very name and still more the personality of theiir mistreiss is altogether unknown, or may, at any rate, be passed over in discreet silence.

With Nelson it is otherwise; he made such a boiast of his intimacy with Lady Hamilton, and so closely and publicly identified his private life with hers, that it is impossible to speak of one without referring to the other. And yet, through all. Nelson was most particularly careful of her good name : much more so than was she, who, by preserving all his letters to her, has permitted modern enquirers to tear down the veil of pretence in which he had enveloped their liaison, and to see it as it really was.

For this, his sin, the stern moralist cannot acquit him of blame, but the patriot will weigh it lightly against the great and noble service he rendered to his country. As Captain Mahan has eloquently said : — Sharer of our mortal weakness, he has bequeathed to us a type of single-minded self-devotion that can never perish. Vincent, in borour of the splendid victory he gained off Cape St. Vincent on St.

On that day the English Fleet con- sisted of only fifteen sail of the line, and the numbers of the enemy were much larger. Bit by bit, as they were made out through the fog, they were reported to the Admiral.

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The die is cast, and if there are fifty sail I will go through them. Nelson acciepted the coffin, and, some seven years later, was actually buried in it. There are, indeed, some whoi, by a curious confusion, speak of him as sharing the command with Nelson. In point of fact, though all that could be wished as a siecond — a fine seaman, cool in danger, brave as his sword — as a commander-in-chief he was never able to obtain a clear understianding of the situation, and was possibly also wanting in the contempt of responsibility which had especially dis- tinguished his predecossor.

Still, his participation in the glories of Trafalgar, and his succeeding to the command, led the Govern- ment of the day, and popular opinion, to rank him as second only to Nelson, and — when Nelson was gonei — as the only possible successor. So Collingwood stayed on till his death in — five years after the battle of Trafalgar, which had given him his peerage. Men, do your duty. The name of Sir William Hoste No. He proved to be one of the rare instances in which his early promotion was advantageous to the service and the country. He rejoined the fleet some three weeks after the battle, of which he then heard for the first time.

The pres- sure he thus brought on the French was so great. The result falsi- fied their expectations ; it was Hoste that crhshed them in the battle of Lissa Nos. But this was only an incident. On their return, it was found absolutely necessary to give the ship a thorough refit, and thus he was absent from Trafalgar. He did not join the fleet till November 15th, still hoping to be in time.

Keats continued serving throughout the war, and in was appointed Governor of Greenwich Hospital, where he died thirteen years later. Captain W. Price Cumby No. Vincenti — without a courhmartial — to go home for three months' leave, and to dine with him on his return, as a punishment for having amused the commander-in-chief with a quaint, if, perhaps, irreverent parody of the third chapter of Daniel. Vincent," Vol. Our readers are, of course, familiar with the picture by Turner in the National Gallery, and with the numerous engravings photographs and copies of it ; but these, to one who thinks of the past are mournful reminders of an old-time greatness, and might be likened to a picture of a funeral procession.

In his youth, by reckless dissipation and plunging, he sieems to havei encumbered a very handsome estatei; but, learning by experience, he sobered down, though toi the last his temper was apt to burst through the bounds of conventionality and discipline. At the end of his career he was guilty of a remarkable lapsei, which may well be recalled to memory. It was in connection with the celebrated attempt on the French squadron in Basque Roads Nos.

Cochrane himself, better reimembereid now as the Earl of Hun- donald Nos. As a partisan leader, our Navy has never known his superior; if we could except Hoste, we might say has never known his equal ; but, except in the attempt in Basque Roads, he never served in company with a large fleets.

Mulgrave approved of the suggestion, and ordered the trial to be made; but he insisted that no man could possibly be so fit, or had so good a right to make it as Cochrane himself. It was in vain that Lord Coichrane reimonstrated, and explained to the First Lord that sending him, a junior captain, specially out to command the enterprise would be considered as a direct slur on every admiral and captain in the fleet. Mulgrave could not, or would not, understand the point of Naval etiquette, and so, much against his will, Coehrane went. Of course, the un- pleasantness which he had foretold occurred, and Harvey, at this time an admiral, and second in command — on whom, by rights, the command of such an enterprise should have devolved — broke out into the most violent invectives against Lord Gambier, the com- mander-in-chief.

When he went to the length of calling him a damned, psalm-singing old woman, a canting methodist, a hypocrite and a cheat, it is not surprising that he was presently tried by court-martial and dismissed the service ; and, though reinstated by special grace, in recognition of his splendid service at Trafalgar, he was never employed again.

Virtually, though not technically, on the charge by Cochrane, he was tried by court-martial for neglect of duty ; and, though formally acquitted, he lives in history as the man whose want of iferve, whose want of moral courage lost a very great opportunity. There are here many O'ther pictures recalling passages in the ad- venturous career of Lord Cochrane. It was for this ship that he had previously issued the curious poster No. Such-like pieces of good fortune, though, of course, exceptional, were always held to be poissibilities, and when a captain was known to be keen, active, and, above all, lucky, it was no difficult thing for him to man his ship, and man her well ; otherwise she might be kept lying at Portsmouth or Plymouth for many weeks, and at last be manned by a draft from the county jail.

This should always be remembered when the severity of naval discipline in the old war is spoken of.

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But, no doubt, there were abuses, and some captains proved quite unfit to bo trusted with the arbitary power vested in them. This was clearly the case wif. This was in the year of the mutinies, ; but in , when she was lying at Porto Oabello, fully manned and ready for sea, she was seized and brought out No. Here are two' portraits of Sir Phillip Durham Nos.

They knew it, and those of them who did not know it before had read it in the minutes of the court-martial on Captain Waghorn and Mr. Durham, who was officer of the watch at the timei ; and they knew also that if the vessel was weighed her state would be discovered, and that they, rightly or wrongly, would be the objects of the public wrath. The official world, in fact, did not dare to refuse to attempt the weighing her, any more than they dared succeed in doing it.

As the most of them, and of her planking, were touchwood, the fragments of her that were sound cannot have alfforded much in the way of memorials. Rear-Admiral Kempenfelt No. A man of great gallantry, and very great ability, though want of interest, most probably, had delayed his promotion, so that, though 28 only a junior admiral at the time of his death, he was older by a year than Rodney, and several years older than Howe. Quite the most severe of these was the second in command on that great day.

Sir Samuel Hood No. Rodney considered that to do so would be imprudent, and might expose our windward islands — Barbados, St. Lucia and others tio very great danger. Still, Hood was very angry, and in his private letters wrote most bitterly of the neglect. After- wards, when Hood was a Lord of the Admiralty — first sea lord, as it would now be called — he may have formed an unfavourable opinion of Nelson's discretion in quarrelling with the commander-in-chief and the civil governors in the West Indies; and every reiader of Nelson's life will reimemiber how firmly he believed that, during the years , Hood was not his friend.

Lord Bridport No. We are indebted to the Corporation of Ipswich for several most interesting pictures, including No. In the picture of the second action No. Hughes was vice'-admiral of the blue, but it will be seen that the ships are fighting under the red ensign. The entry stands thus: — At 10 a. Another of these Ipswich pictures No. Other pictures that you must notice are Nos. The writing, the blots, the j whole letter, are eloquent of the excitement under which this hero of a hundred fights was labouring. Nelson had just won the battle of the Nile ; Warren had scattered and destroyed the French squadron Nos.

But it would be the greaitest of blunders — though not a very uncommon onei — to suppose that our Naval hisitory begins with Nelson. He was buried in a leaden shell and a few years ago there was a proposal put forward by men — reputed to be sane — to dredge for the body, bring it to England, and bury it in Wesit- minster Abbey.

The proposal, fortunately, did not commend itself to the masters of financei; and though I do not for a moment suppose thatt the search would have been successful, the ashes of the mighty dead escaped the indignity of even tihe attempt'. Before that, the seamen on a foreign station received their ration of rum, brandy or arrack — half a pint — neat ; drank it off at once, if they chose, and afterwards as much more as they could beg, borrow or steal. He had been for some years on the North American coast, had married at New York, and, by purchase and otherwise, owned some acres of the land now covered by New York.

Unfortunately for his descendants, the estate was sold by his immediate heirs very shortly after his death. But other names crowd in. It has always had a sitrange fascination to the men of this country, ever since, and even prior to, the time that England became a great maritime nation. The history of Polar research, so far as this country is concerned and it is only the work undertiaken and achieved by this country that we shall deal with in this article dates as far back as the Sixth Century, when we are credibly informeid that King Arthur, in the second year of his reiign, sailed with his fleet to Iceland, to subdue that island, and bring it under his subjection.

Although Iceland is not actually within the limits of the Arctic circle, a voyage so far north, eispecially in those days, may fairly claim to be considered as a Polar one. The account of this voyage, undertaken by the Norwegian Oth-here, shows that the North Cape was rounded, and the White Sea reached. Every place mentioned by King Alfred has been identified.

This was in the year , during the reign of Edward the Third. The next voyage, that had for its object the exploration of the northeim regions, of which we have any knowledge, was undertaken in the reign of Henry VIII. In a small vessel, described asi a pinnace, sailed from Gravesend on a voyage of discovery in the northern seas, under the ccmmand of Stephen Burrough, who had the reputation of being a brave and skilful navigator.

The result of this voyage was the discovery of the strait separating Novaya Zemlya from Vaigatz Island, leading into the Kara Sea. The hardships and privations endured by those engaged in thesie eixpeditions, always in small and ill-found vessels, with coarse and unwholesome food, often in very limited quantities, are better imagined than desicribed, buti they show very clearly the enterprising spirit of the age. As an illus- tratiion of the dangers attending thesie voyages, it may be remarked that Sir Hugh Willoughby and his unfortunate crew, who set out full of vigour, full of zeal, jfull of determination to bring their voyage to a successful issue, wore all found, the year after their departure, frozen to death on board their ill-fated vessel, a ghastly, but meritorious moinument of courage and devotion.

John Davis was practically tine first of that long list of brave and skilful explorers, who have done so much to lift the veil which has so long effectually concealed from our view the bidden mysteries surrounding the North Polar regions. In Henry Hudson sailed in a small vessel, with a crew consisting of ten men and a boy, with the full determination of sailing across the North Pole to India! The interest attaching to this expedition lies in the fact that it was on this occasion that the island of Spitzbergen was formally taken possession of, and annexed as a dependance of the British Crown.

England's right of acquisition has never been disputed; possibly unfavourable climatic conditions, together with its comparative inaccessibility, have been of such a nature that there has been no desire on the part of other nations to induce them to attempt to wrest this jewel from the British Crown! Baffin was not only a good seaman, but he was also a careful navi- gator, and a painstaking observer, and he succeeded in bringing home a very valuable series of magnetic observations, obtained at different' points during his voyage.

It was not until the year that the Grovernment were aroused from this apaithetic indifference to a renewal of geographical exploration in the far north, by the receipt of a memorial from the Royal Society, urging the desirability of des- patching an eixpedition for the purpose of ascertaining how far navigation was practicable towards the North Pole.

This memorial met with the full approval of the Sovereign, and unable to withstiand the pressurei that was brought to bear upon it, the Government reluctantly consented to the despatch of an expedi- tion. TWo ships were accordingly fitted out for the purpose, under the aiuspicesi of the Admiralty, and they were placed under the command of Captain the Hon. Constantine Phipps. They sailed from the Nore on fhe 4th of June, , and proiceeded northwards by the Spitzbergen route. From a geographical point of view, this expedition cannot be regarded as a great success, but it obtains interest from the fact that our great Naval hero.

Nelson — the centenary of whosei glorious death we are commemorating this year — served as a midshipman on board one of the ships. It was thought that the offer of these large rewards would be an incentive to induce the captains of whaleships, or even enterprising yachtsmen, to take advantage of any favourable opportunity that might be afforded by an exceptionally open season, to make a dash through the pack, and thus enhance our geogra.

The command of one was given to Commaaider John Ross, with Edward Parry as his colleague, and their orders were to endeavour to discover a passage to the Pacific, by Davis Strait. The conduct of the other was eintrusted to Commander Buchan, with whom was associated Lieutenant John Franklin. Their instructions were to attempt a passagei to the Pacific by sailing across the North Pole; in fact, a somtwhati similar enterprise to that undertaken by Henry Hudson, two hundred years before. Both expedi- tions returned, after an absence of about six months having failed in achieving the objects they had in view, but so far successful l;hat they brought back valuable information regarding the position and conditiom of the ice in high latitudes.

Experience had at ready demonstrated the impracticability of sailing in a ship to the Pole. This bold and somewhat ingenious proposal received the support of the Admiralty, besides that of many emin 3nt scientific men, and other acknowledged authori- ties on the subject. A safe harbour having b! Although the idea appeared sound, and likely to lead to the desired reisult, there was one very important factor connected with its successful, execution that had not been duly considered, and which was primarily the cause of its failure; this was the constant drift of the pack, during the summer months, to the southward, by which the gallant explorers found, to their intense mortification, that, as the season advanced, the ice, on which they were travelling, was drifting to the southward at a greater rate than they w'ere advancing in a northerly direction.

They were, therefore, much toi their disappointment, after incredible exertions, accompanied by hard- ships and privations of a severe character, reluctantly com- pelled to abandon the attempt, and return to their ship. It was, however, a very plucky and audacious scheme, and will always rank high among the many courageous attempts that have been made to solve the North Polar problem.

After this bold effort to reach the Pole, no further attempts were made to continue the interesting work of Arctic ex- ploration, until the question of the search for the north-west passage was again revived in Sir John Franklin, who, at the time of his selection for this important and onerous post, was fifty-nine years of age!

His orders were to make the best of his. The ships sailed from Greenhitihe on the I9th May, The last letters received fro'm the Expedition were dated in the following July, and were sent home in a transport, which parted company from them off the Whalefish Islands, near the island of Disco, on the west coast of Greenland. From sicraps of information that have from time to time come to our knowledge from various siources, we are able to dovetail together what may be considered a fairly accurate acicount of the course.

This was all the more aiggra,vating, for their goal was almost in sigiih, only one hundred miles intervening between them and absolute success. But, alas, this distance was bridged over by a solid and impenetrable paek, in which the ships were inextric- ably and helplessly frozen. Here they were doomed to spend two successive winters.

Little did they imagine, when making the necessiary preparations for passing the first of these winters, that their staunch cld vessels tihat had carried them soi far, would never again cleave the blue waters of the ocean, never again rise and fall on the heaving billows of the sea, never be released from the icy fetters which held them so relentlessly and so ruthlessly, until tiheir poor battered hulls were rent and riven by the merciiless ice which so cruelly imprisoned them. We will not attempt to lift the veil that, happily perhaps, con- ceialed the sufferings, the privations, the intense monotony, the eager hopes, to be succeeded by bitter disappointments!

Sir John Franklin died on the 11th of June, , with the news ringing in his eiars that the north- westi passage had, practically, been achieved, by a travelling party despatched by him to the southward, the leader of which had sighted, from Cape Herschel, the continent of North America, and thus realised that the problem of thei long- sough t-f or passage was solved. In the following year, namely , seeing there was no' hope of extricating the ships, and with nothing to look forward to but death from disease or starvaticn, the survivors abandoned the vessels, and started on their long, weary march to the southward, in the hopes of reaching the Great Fish river, where they expected to meet Indians, who, peradventure, might be able to supply them with provisions.

Day by day did tlio strength of those sorely-stricken men. It was not until that traces cf the oveirwhelming disaster that had befallen the entire party were discovered by Dr. Bae, and five years aftcirwards Sir Leopold McClintock brought home fuller and more authenticatied details of the appalling cata strophe that had annihilated the whole expedi- tion.

In the various search exjDeditions that were sent out from this country in the hope of finding and succouring our gallant countrymen, much valuable and important geographical work was necessarily accomplished, notably by Captains Collinson, McClurei, Austin, Ommaney, and Sir Leopold McClintock. The fate of this expedition having been defiuitely ascertained, all interest in further North Polar research appears to have sub- sided until the year , when the Government was induced by the Geographical Society to despatch an expedition for the purpose of Polar exploration.

The object of the Sociiety was not tO' reach the Pole, but to explore the unknown area. The Admiralty made the Pole the main object. Captain George S. Nares was selected for the command, and Captain H. Stephenson was appointed to command the second ship. Nares had served as a junior officer in one of the ships engaged in the search for Sir John Franklin, and had, therefcrei, experience in ice navigation. At the lime of his selection he was employed as captain, of H. The ships sailed from Portsmouth on the 29th May, , and proceeded northward by way of Davis Straits and Smith Sound.

From the tiime of entering Smith Sound the ships encountered heavy and almost impenetrable icei, which seriously interfered with their progress, and necesisitated the greatest vigilance and judgment on the part of those responsible for their navigation. William Pinckney Mason 10 January — 16 December was a Lieutenant in the Confederate States Navy, ultimately serving as commander of several ironclad gunboats. On 7 January , Mason was promoted to master in line of promotion and was made 2nd Lieutenant on 2 June The CS Naval Academy was established by an act of the Congress of the Confederate States on April 21, and graduated a number of midshipmen before being disbanded on May 2, in Abbeville, South Carolina subsequent to the fall of the Confederate States.

Mission Shortly after the establishment of the Confederate States of America in , the nation became involved in a large war with the United States of America, and the nation's Secretary of the Navy Stephen Mallory had the responsibility to quickly build the Confederate States Navy, starting with almost no ships or resources.

Lincoln's Navy: The Ships, Man and Organization, 1861-65

Among his primary goals was the establishment of an academy. Confederate States officials saw no need for a Naval Academy early in the war, due to the number of southern military schools, and so midshipmen in the early Confederate Na. CSS Neuse was a steam-powered ironclad ram of the Confederate States Navy that served in the latter part the American Civil War and was eventually scuttled to avoid capture by rapidly advancing Union Army forces.

In the early s, she produced approximately 15, artifacts from her raised lower hull, the largest number ever found on a recovered Confederate vessel. The ironclad is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Work began in October of that year on the bank across the Neuse River her namesake from the small village of Whitehall, North Carolina present day Seven Spr. CSS Scorpion was a Squib-class torpedo boat procured late in by the Confederate States Navy and armed with a spar torpedo fitted to her stem.

She performed picket duty in the James River under command of Lieutenant E. Lakin, CSN. Grant's main supply base at City Point, Virginia. Abandoned, she fell into Federal hands. Retrieved 1 March In , a supply ship learned of the famine at Jamestown when it landed at Cape Henry. As a result, the area was heavily garrisoned, beginning with the construction of Fort Monroe and Fort Wool in The Virginia was attempting to break the Union blockade that was strangling the Confederacy.

During World War I, additional gun batteries were installed. She was sold in She served in the American Civil War and later as a receiving ship. She was finally stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in CSS Raleigh was originally a small, iron-hulled, propeller-driven towing steamer operating on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal. Her commanding officer during — was Lieutenant Joseph W. She was also active in defense of Roanoke Island against an amphibious assault by overwhelming Federal forces on February 7—8, , and at Elizabeth City, North Carolina 2 days later.

On March 8—9, , Raleigh wa. After that war she was renamed Tonowanda and lost off Key Largo in She was one of the last monitors of the U. Navy, commissioned in , but having her name changed to the USS Ozark in Scrapped in That is where her wreckage still lies. The "ap" in his name is a Welsh patronymic meaning "son of". Jones was appointed a Midshipman in the United States Navy in , and served extensively at sea, receiving promotion to the rank of Lieutenant in During the s, Jones was involved in development work on Navy weapons and served as ordnance officer on the new steam f.

Her design was unusual, as she was built according to house-building techniques. Whether this would have proved to be feasible cannot be known, as she was not complete when New Orleans fell to the Union Fleet under Flag Officer David G. Farragut on 25 April Rather than let her fall into enemy hands, Captain Arthur Sinclair, CSN, ordered her to be hastily launched and burned. Mississippi is significant to the Civil War therefore not so much as a warship as in the way her reputation influenced events, and as an exampl. The unique design of the ship, distinguished by its revolving turret which was designed by American inventor Theodore Timby, was quickly duplicated and established the monitor class and type of armored steam-powered warship built for the American Navy in the next several decades.

The remainder of the ship was designed by the Swedish-born engineer and inventor John Ericsson, and hurriedly built in Brooklyn, New York on the East River beginning in late in only days. Monitor presented a new concept in ship design and employed a variety of new invention. Prior to this, he had been a serving officer in the United States Navy from through Late in the war, he was promoted to rear admiral and also acted briefly as a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army.

His appointment, or arrangement to act, as a temporary brigadier general from April 5 to April 26, , was never submitted to or officially confirmed by the Confederate Senate. Navy as a midshipman in Semmes then studied law and was admit. The list of shipwrecks in April includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during April American Civil War, Union blockade: While operating as a minesweeper, the tinclad stern.

The Jamestown[1] settlement in the Colony of Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. It was located on the northeast bank of the James Powhatan River about 2. It followed several failed attempts, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke, established in on Roanoke Island. Jamestown served as the colonial capital from until Colonial Jamestown About The settlement was located within the country of Tsenacommacah, which belonged to the Powhatan Confederacy, and specifically in that of the Paspahegh tribe.

The natives initially welcomed and provided crucial provisions and support for the colonists, who were not agriculturally inclined. Relations quickly soured, and the colonists would annihilate the Paspahegh in warfare within fo. Yorktown was anchored in the James River when Virginia seceded from the Union on 17 April and was seized by the Virginia Navy and later turned over to the Confederate Navy on 8 June Commander John Randolph Tucker, who commanded the ship, directed that Yorktown be converted into a gunboat and renamed Patrick Henry in honor of that revolutionary patriot.

She also served as the first flagship of the James River Squadron. Cedar Grove Cemetery is a historic public cemetery located at Portsmouth, Virginia. It was established by an act of the Virginia General Assembly in The cemetery contains more than graves with monuments dating from the late s to the present. Its memorial markers include small tablets, ledger stones, obelisks, columnar monuments and mausoleums.

Cooke — — Naval officer in the U. The reliable, uncomplicated concept of the Po-2's design made it an ideal trainer aircraft, as well as doubling as a low-cost ground attack, aerial reconnaissance, psychological warfare and liaison aircraft during war, proving to be one of the most versatile light combat types to be built in the Soviet Union.

However, production figures for Polikarpov U-2 and Po-2 bombers and trainers combined are between 20, and 30, She was known as Muscogee while being built and up until her launching; after that all surviving Confederate records refer to her as the "ironclad ram Jackson. The ship faced multiple setbacks and delays that ultimately prevented her from entering C. Naval service and engaging elements of the larger Union blockade of the Confederacy. This engagement is widely regarded as the "Last Battle of the Civil War. Hampton was built at Norfolk Navy Yard in and based there until May , when the yard was abandoned and the fleet moved up the James River.

Hampton was burned by the Confederates as they evacuated Richmond, Virginia on April 3, It was fought over two days, March 8—9, , in Hampton Roads, a roadstead in Virginia where the Elizabeth and Nansemond rivers meet the James River just before it enters Chesapeake Bay adjacent to the city of Norfolk. The battle was a part of the effort of the Confederacy to break the Union blockade, which had cut off Virginia's largest cities and major industrial centers, Norfolk and Richmond, from international trade.

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