erhaps have made it necessary for them to go to the machine-shop.
We do not consider the official report of Chief Engineer A. C. Stimers to the Navy Department as carrying any weight with it, particularly in view of the terrible mistakes made by tlight-draft Monitors which were consigned to the scrap-heap as worthless.
In his communication to the Navy Department Mr. Stimers says: In consideration of the vast importance to our country that this stronghold of the rebellion should be reduced, tain sufficient enduring power to enable them to pass all the forts and batteries which may reasonably be expected.
Mr. Stimers also expressed great confidence in the efficiency of the torpedo rafts designed by Mr. Ericsson, for the purpose of reng torpedoes and blowing up obstructions, which the historian of the Navy says naval officers were unwilling to use
Mr. Stimers--or any other person in like circumstances — could express what opinion he pleased, as he had no responsibility in the
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