British naval movements.
--By an arrival at Wilmington, N. C.
, from Bahama
, the Journal learns that the British steam sloop-of-war Styx
appeared off the bar of Nassau
, New Providence, on the 20th ult., with dispatches from England
for the Admiral
of the West India fleet.
had left for Bermuda
and the Styx proceeded immediately to that point.
, of the Styx, brought information of the fight at Fort Sumter
and of the blockade of the harbor of Charleston
by the Northern fleet.
It is probable that a large portion of the British West India fleet will be ordered to our Southern coast, to protect the interests of British commerce in these disturbed times.