Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Craney Island” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20.:
...making a speed of four and one half miles. The two gun-boats, whose ordinary speed was about seven miles an hour, kept along with her under nearly half speed.
All went well until we were abreast of Craney Island (five miles from Norfolk), when the Merrimac was so near the bottom that she would not answer her helm.
The Beaufort, being called to her assistance, took a hawser from her and towed her past Crane...
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