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cers feel confident that, when in proper trim, she will at least make ten miles per hour. The Galena in one of the three iron-clad vessels contracted for by the Secretary of the Navy, under au- thority of the act of Congress, approved on the 3d of August, 1861, the Monitor and Kensington being the other two. She was designed by Mr. Julius Patterson, and constructed at Mystic, Connecticut, by Messes Maxon, Fish & Co., and the general superintendence of the work was conducted by Navel Constructor Rook. After being launched she was sent to the Continental Iron Works, Green point, where she received her armor. She is not at all like the Monitor, being simply an iron-plated screw steamer of great strength, and model led with a view to speed. Her dimensions are;--Length over all, 208 feet; breadth of heam, 36 feet; depth of hold. 12½ feet, and 1,000 tons burthen. She is pierced for eighteen guns, but will not carry more than six. She is now lying under the shears at the Navy-Yard,