Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Merrimac” in chapter 134 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
... a condition, on leaving port, to inflict the most serious damage on vessels belonging to the United States, as was shown by the destruction of the Cumberland, United States sloop of war, by the ram Merrimac , merely by the latter being run into collision with the Cumberland.
Such vessels are to all intents and purposes equipped as war-vessels of a certain power, although they be without a gun or any am...
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