Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Commodore Paulding” in chapter 2 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...t of harm's way. After the arrival of the Pawnee had made the yard doubly secure, the shells were drawn from the Pennsylvania's guns and the guns spiked! The whole thing looked so hopeless to Commodore Paulding that, in view of the orders he had received from the Department not to let anything fall into the hands of the Confederates, he determined to destroy everything. It must have been a painful alter...

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