Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Commander Smith” in chapter 18 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...racticed her parts before, for, shifting her helm quickly when but a short distance from the big vessel's bow, she dodged the blow, but in so doing ran ashore, where she was deserted by her crew. Commander Smith wished to preserve the Manassas, but was obliged to recall the boats sent to secure her, on account of a burning wreck approaching him. The ram was therefore set on fire, and riddled with shot, after...

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