Chance, therefore, can alone save you.
The discomfiture of the marvelous vessels before Charleston, however, did not impair their fitness to fight other battles.
It will be recollected that the Weehawken, commanded by the late Admiral John Rodgers, defeated and captured the Confederate ram Atlanta, in Wassaw Sound, June 17th, 1863, ten weeks after the battle of Charleston, consequently previous to the engagements in
Section of the Hull of a sea-going monitor.
The cut representters, a circumstance readily explained, since penetration at an angle of twenty-two degrees means that, independent of deflection, the shot must pass through nearly five feet of obstruction,--namely, eleven inches of iron and four feet of wood.
Rodgers's victory in Wassaw Sound, therefore, proved that the 4 1/2-inch vertical plating of the magnificent Warrior of nine thousand tons — the pride of the British Admiralty — would be but slight protection against the 15-inch monitor guns.
; Uncas, Act. Master William Watson, 4 32-pounders, 1 20-pounder Parrott; Memphis, Lieut.-Com. P. G. Watmough, Act. Master C. A. Curtis, 4 24-pounder S. B. howitzers, 1 30-pounder Parrott rifle, 2 12-pounder rifle howitzers.
（1 15-inch, 1 11-inch, each.) Patapsco, Com. D. Ammen; Passaic, Captain P. Drayton; Nahant, Com. John Downes; Montauk, Com. John L. Worden, Com. D. M. Fairfax; Nantucket, Com. D. M. Fairfax, Lieut.-Com. L. H. Newman, Com. J. C. Beaumont; Weehawken, Captain John Rodgers; Catskill, Com. George W. Rodgers.
Keokuk, Com. A. C. Rhind, 2 11-inch. S. B.; New Ironsides, Com. T. Turner, 14 11-inch, 2 150-pounder Parrotts, 2 50-pounder Dahlgrens.
Sailing vessels (Barks).
Kingfisher, Act. Master J. C. Dutch, 4 8-inch; Braziliera, Act. Master W. T. Gillespie, 6 32-pounders; Restless, Act. Master W. R. Browne; Midnight, Act. Master N. Kirby, 1 20-pounder Parrott pivot, 6 32-pounders; Fernandina, Act. Master E. Moses, 6 32-pounders, 1