Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Assistant Engineer Frank M. Bennett” in chapter 14 of James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy.:

... destruction, for after the action there was found lodged in her stern-post a 100-pound shell that was unexploded. A close student of such matters and an authority on this special sea-fight, Passed Assistant Engineer Frank M. Bennett , has written about this shell as follows, The truth is, however, that this shell struck the counter of the Kearsarge at least twenty feet from the stern-post and would have exploded there, where ...

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