Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Lieutenant John M. Brooke” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20.:

...end under water beyond the forward and after ends of the shield or casemate, to give the sharpness for speed and buoyancy to support the weight of iron; and a patent for this claim was duly issued to Lieutenant John M. Brooke , by the Confederate Government, July 29, 1862. It will be observed in the above quotations from Secretary Mallory's letter that he regards the submerged ends of the ship and the eaves of the...

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