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

...ldiers stationed in and about the yard ready to repel any number of boats that might attempt to approach the wharves. To attack the schooner under such circumstances was a perilous undertaking, but Commodore Mervin considered the destruction of this privateer of so much importance as to warrant the risk of a failure and the loss of men. On the night of the 13th September a boat expedition was fitted out fro...

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