Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Welles” in chapter 32 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...verely criticised than on his selection of the Monitor as the type of American iron-clads, for the principle did not meet with favor among that class of officers who were expected to serve in them. Mr. Welles could not expect to be exempt from criticism, or be excused from the responsibility of any failure that might attend his experiments with the Navy. He was in the position of the commander of a flee...
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