Loss of the Prince Albert.
The Prince Albert, Captain Coombs
, Nassau on the 3d instant, in attempting to run into the port of Charleston
on the night of Monday, the 6th, ran against the wreck of the steamer Minho
and grounded fast nearly opposite Fort Moultrie
Finding it impossible to get her off, the officers and crow removed their baggage and a part of the cargo in small boats to Sullivan
About daylight the Yankee
batteries opened heavily upon the Prince Albert, completely riddling her with shot and shell, and several times setting the vessel on fire, rapidly reducing her to a total wreck.
Only a small portion of the cargo, which consisted chiefly of medicines and other light articles, was saved.
The Prince Albert belonged to the Richmond Importing
and Exporting Company, and had made one successful trip from Nassau
, and another outward.
This was her second inward trip.--We suppose the enterprising company by whom she was owned will soon supply her place by another fully her equal in capacity and speed.