Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Hampton Roads” in chapter 59 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...ollins was an order to take the Florida back to Brazil with all his prisoners, and deliver the vessel to the Brazilian Government intact.
For this purpose the Florida was sent to Admiral Porter, at Hampton Roads , that she might be properly prepared for sea.
The expedition against Fort Fisher was then fitting out, and the Roads were crowded with vessels of every description.
While the Florida was lying ...
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