successful cruiser now visited Jamaica
, landed her prisoners, and made necessary repairs.
then cruised off the coast of Brazil
, making ten prizes, and in company with one of them, taken into the Confederate
service and renamed the Tuscaloosa
, proceeded to the Cape of Good Hope
The vessel next spent six months in Eastern waters, even crossing the China Sea
On this cruise seven vessels were destroyed.
In March, 1864, she was back at the Cape, and before the end of the month sailed for Europe
On June 11th, the Alabama
entered the harbor of Cherbourg, France
, in order to coal and to refit.
What happened to her now will be told at the end of this chapter.
Among other Confederate cruisers was the Georgia
, bought in March, 1863, by one of the Confederate
agents, Commander Matthew F. Maury
, the distinguished hydrographer.
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
, 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 of whalers, keeping the work up until the end of June, 1865, in ignorance of the termination of the war. Lieutenant Waddell
then returned to Liverpool
and surrendered the Shenandoah
to the British Government
A ship of many names began her adventures as the blockade-runner Atlanta
, in the summer of 1864.
She made two