Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Sproston” in chapter 34 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

.... I have, therefore, reason to believe that our fire was effective. Few of our crew have served before in a vessel-of-war, and as we went into commission only three weeks before the engagement, Mr. Sproston , the first-lieutenant of the vessel, fired nearly all the 11-inch shells with his own hands. Of him, as well as of the officers and crew generally, I have to express my warmest commendations, and m...
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