Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Commodore Mervin” in chapter 5 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...itting out a privateer right in the sight of the fort, and in reach of its shot and shell. This vessel had been watched for some time by the officers of the squadron lying four miles outside, and Commodore Mervin determined to make an effort to destroy her, knowing the damage she would commit if once permitted to get out to sea. The schooner was secured in such a position that it was very difficult for an...

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