Successful Running of the Blockade — the Herald fired on by the Yankees.
On Saturday last a steamer arrived at a Southern port with a heavy cargo, including 47,000 pounds of ammunition and 7,000 stand of arms.
This vessel brings the news of the firing on the steamer Herald
, a British vessel, commanded by Captain Coxsetter
, by the United States
of 12 guns, off Nassau
, N. P. The Herald
was bound from Charleston
, and ran near the frigate, thinking she was English or French; but found by a broadside that she was an enemy.
She then ran for Nassau
, pursued by the vessel.--She was struck once, but made her way safely into Nassau
She was flying British colors at the time.
A Nassau paper says:
H. B. M. ship Greyhound
, which was at anchor within the harbor, got up steam and went out and communicated with the Federal
What took place we are not informed, but the Greyhound
returned about 3 o'clock to her moorings, and the Federal
ship stood closer in, and finally anchored outside of Hog Island
, when she saluted the flag, which salute was shortly after returned from the Barrack wharf
We understand that she is the U. S. ship Adirondack
There are a great many reports in circulation regarding this ship, one of which is that her commander made an apology to the commander of the Greyhound
According to the recent instructions limiting the time allowed to ships of war of belligerents to remain in British ports to 24 hours, the Adirondack
's time was up at 3 o'clock to-day.