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arties to bring on a naval battle in open water between the two vessels proving unavailing, Captain Collins promptly took into consideration the other means which suggested themselves for ridding theat the scheme proposed of seizing the rebel cruiser at her anchorage should be carried out. Captain Collins immediately gave the orders for accomplishing the design agreed upon, saying that with the ely accidental, and cried out: "You will run into us if you don't look out. " The design of Captain Collins was simply to strike the Florida amidships with full steam on, crushing her side and send hs it, by order of one of the Union lieutenants. The shots did not strike the Florida. Captain Collins, of the Wachusett, immediately thundered out a demand to the rebel craft, "Surrender, or I soon gave up the chase as the Union and rebel steamers disappeared below the horizon. Captain Collins soon ordered the ships to heave to, and examined his prize. He found that neither vessel w