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James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), The Confederate cruisers and the Alabama : the Confederate destroyers of commerce (search)
by one of the Confederate agents, Commander Matthew F. Maury, the distinguished hydrographer. The Georgia started from England, but her sail power was found to be so small that she was constantly compelled to enter port to take on coal. This circumstance made her useless for long cruises, and she was taken to Liverpool and sold, after a year's activity in the Middle and South Atlantic. The Victor, an old despatch-boat of the British navy, was also bought by Commander Maury and, as the Rappahannock, was long detained in the harbor of Calais. With neither of these vessels was it possible to duplicate the Alabama, and, as yet, the whaling industry in the Pacific had been quite free from the unwelcome attentions of the Confederate cruisers. The Sea King was purchased by the Southern agents in Europe in the summer of 1864. She was refitted and armed, and, as the Shenandoah, was sent to the Pacific under command of Lieutenant Waddell. In these far seas he destroyed a large number o