The Brazilian Screw steam corvette Beberibe.
--This very beautifully modelled little Brazilian man-of-war, commanded by Capt. Alvin
, arrived in New York on Tuesday morning, from Rio Janeiro, touching at Pernambuco
, from which latter place she made the passage in twenty-five days eleven of which she performed by steam, the remainder under sail.
She experienced very calm weather, with the exception of a strong breeze in the Gulf
She is bark rigged, and has a very fine appearance on the water, floating like a swan on its surface.
She is armed with six thirty-two pounders and a large brass swivel field-piece mounted in the stern.
Her tonnage is five hundred tons, with a crew of one hundred and twenty-one men. This is the third Brazilian corvette which, during the last year, has visited the port of New York.
She comes for the purpose of obtaining instruments for taking deep sea soundings.
The first of these corvettes was the Donna Isabelia
, which was unfortunately wrecked near Gibraltar
, with a loss of nearly the whole crew, and almost every one of the fine young students who were being trained under Senhor Don Jose de Carvalho
, the excellent commander, for the naval service of their country.
The next was the Bahiana, a very fine vessel — nearly resembling the ill-fated Donna Isabella
— which was repaired at the Navy-Yard
in a most substantial manner, as a mark of esteem from the American
to the Brazilian Government
The First Lieutenant
of the Beberibe, Senhor Jose Marques Guimaraes
, was providentially saved from the wreck of the Donna Isabella
, by remaining on the poop till rescued, with a few others, among whom was the surgeon.
Senhor Guimaraes is now the First Lieutenant
of this elegant corvette.
The corvette is in excellent trim, but shows the marks of her long voyage.
After undergoing a coat of paint, she will make as neat an appearance as any vessel of equal dimensions.
The officers are extremely polite, and offered our reporter all the information he desired with the greatest cordiality.