Thirty-eight vessels captured in all.
captured in all thirty-eight vessels.
, in his history of the Confederate navy, states that the sum total of the claims filed against England
with the Geneva Tribunal
on account of eleven Confederate cruisers was $17,900,633, and all but $4,000,000 of this having been caused by the Alabama
that the actual losses inflicted by the Alabama
were $6,547,609, only about $60,000 greater than those charged to the Shenandoah
, that no indirect or consequential losses were allowed by the tribunal.
In the ‘United States
case’ it was alleged that in 1860 two-thirds of the commerce of New York was carried on in American bottoms, but in 1863 three-fourths was carried on in foreign bottoms; that from 1861
to 1864, inclusive, 715 American vessels of 480,882 tons were transferred to the British
flag to escape capture.