the casemate just above the port-hole on the port side, then through the middle boiler, killing Acting Master's Mate S. B. Brittan, Jr., in its flight, and opening a chasm for the escape of the scalding steam and water.
The scene which followed wathe men.
When the explosion took place Captain Porter was standing directly in front of the boilers, with his aide, Mr. Brittan, at his side.
He at once rushed for the port-hole on the starboard side, and threw himself out expecting to go into tallen through the open hatchway to the deck below; he was still living, but died soon after.
The captain's aide, Mr. S. B. Brittan, Jr., had fallen by the shot as it passed through the gun-deck before entering the boiler.
A seaman named James Coffearns First Assistant Engineer; George D. Simms, Second Assistant Engineer; Jeremiah Wetzel, Third Assistant Engineer; S. B. Brittan, Master's Mate; Matthias B. Snyder, Gunner; Thomas Steel, Carpenter;---Fletcher, Armorer.