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Thirty-eight vessels captured in all.

The Shenandoah captured in all thirty-eight vessels. Scharf, 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 and Shenandoah; 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 [126] to 1864, inclusive, 715 American vessels of 480,882 tons were transferred to the British flag to escape capture.

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