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ents the currents Pulo Condore arrival at Singapore Soon after anchoring as described in the ed the British ship Avalanche, two days from Singapore, with newspapers from America just forty dayics, refit and repaint, and then run down to Singapore, and fill up with coal. My future course wohe route of the French mail-steamer, between Singapore and Saigon, the latter the capital of the Frent, and turned our head in the direction of Singapore. We crossed the Gulf of Siam under easy saiher not being very propitious for our run to Singapore, it being thick and murky, we remained over p both steam and sail, shaped our course for Singapore. Soon after getting under way, we fell in ce approaches the Strait of Malacca, on which Singapore is situated, is very difficult, there being ng a Malay pilot soon afterward, we ran into Singapore, and anchored, at about five P. M. The harbong, in the upper part of the China Sea, we had run into Singapore, and anchored in the lower part.
Chapter 50: The Alabama at Singapore panic among the enemy's shipping in the China serough the Strait of Malacca, and touching at Singapore for orders or refreshments. There were two ese, besides the twenty-two ships laid up in Singapore, comprised all of the enemy's once numerous ips, that were now anchored under my guns in Singapore, and disconsolate for want of something to d, from the remote East and the remote West. Singapore being a free port, and a great centre of traured goods with them, but not until then. Singapore is a miniature Canton, and the visitor, as hwith that of other nations. As a free port, Singapore is open to immigration from all parts of theeing laden with rice, and having cleared for Singapore —of which port, as the reader sees, she was heir way to Akyab in ballast. They had left Singapore several days before our arrival there, and hsion their own boats, and depart in them for Singapore. The ships when overhauled were lying just [13 more...]
he last day of the year 1863. A court-martial had been in session several days, settling accounts with the runaways at Singapore, whom we had arrested and brought back. Having sentenced the prisoners, and gotten through with its labors, it was dis by the way. Among others, we boarded a large English ship which had a novel lot of passengers on board. She was from Singapore, bound for Jiddah on the Red Sea, and was filled with the faithful followers of Mohammed, on a pilgrimage to Mecca—Jidd Powerful and swift steamships bring the home mails to three or four prominent points along the coast, as Aden, Ceylon, Singapore, Hong Kong, and from these points other steamers spread it broadcast over the empire. Railroads are pushed in every dioney, the Irish fiddler, and the usual evening dances were being held. We had been now some time at sea, since leaving Singapore; the jail had been delivered, the proper punishments administered, and Jack, having forgotten both his offences, and th
ned to under-state it. According to his statistics, we had destroyed, or driven for protection under the English flag, in round numbers, one half of the enemy's ships engaged in the English trade. We did even greater damage to the enemy's trade with other powers. We broke up almost entirely his trade with Brazil, and the other South American States, greatly crippled his Pacific trade, and as for his East India trade, it is only necessary to refer the reader to the spectacle presented at Singapore, to show him what had become of that. I threw my ship, now, into the fair way, leading from the Cape of Good Hope, to the equatorial crossing, east of our old trysting-place, Fernando de Noronha; shortening sail, from time to time, and see-sawing across the highway, to give any Yankee ships that might be travelling it, the opportunity to come up with me. I held myself in check, a day or two, in the vicinity of St. Helena, experiencing all the vicissitudes of weather, so feelingly compla