The, Hollins Turtle.--The following is a deseription of the Turtle
with which Greytown Hollins
attempted to destroy the Federal fleet:
The Turtle is a vessel of great power of engine.
She has a bow nine feet long, of oak planks, secured all around by timbers six feet in thickness, also covered in the same manner, and made perfectly tight and solid, beside being shielded with iron plates two inches in thickness.
The hull rises only two and a quarter feet above the water level.
She is destined to run into the Brooklyn
, which lies down on the Balize, and to sink her. She is provided with a steam-borer or auger, about the size of a man's arm above the elbow, intended to make a hole in the vessel.
Twenty-five hose are kept to throw boiling water over the Brooklyn
to keep her hands from defending her. Already several trials have been made with her, which, the rebels say, have given complete satisfaction.
Cannon balls have rebounded when fired upon her, producing no injurious effect, and, in fact, it is very difficult to hit her, so small a portion of her being above water.--N. Y. Tribune, Oct 26