Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Commodore Joseph Smith” in chapter 12 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

..., it is true, had contracted for iron-clad vessels, but two of them were far behind time in building, and the other was a little nondescript that no one in the Navy Department, with the exception of Commodore Joseph Smith , had any confidence in. This vessel, designed by John Ericsson, was to be paid for only in case she proved successful against the enemy's batteries; but had the steam frigates been cut down and plate...

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