Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Commodore Wilkes” in chapter 51 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...of commanders of squadrons for more vessels on their stations; for inferior-built steamers could have performed that duty as well as the sea-going corvettes. Then, his plans were interfered with by Commodore Wilkes , who not only had a squadron of twelve vessels with which he patrolled the Gulf and West Indies, but also seized upon the fastest cruisers the Secretary of the Navy had sent on special duty to go in ...
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