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arose in half circles, stopping at what is to be the top of the build. The intermediate stabs will be put on day by day until there is room for no more, and the ship is finished. She is in sections, and when complete will be taken apart and transported to the theatre of her future operations, is as already explained. Greenport is like a human beehive Ears are worthless once you get raids the bounds of the Continental works. The greater part of inquiries and answers are pantomimic. Montauk, Raatskill, and Passaic, of the nine-Monitor fleet, and the On ondaga and Puritan, of the special fleet, are in hand. The Paspaic, launched and " engined," is preparing rapidly for sea. The Montank and will be effect in a month. They are so like their sister ship that Mr. Erission says the same hole would answer each of them. The Purtian is the Great Eastern of the lot, being nearly as large as the three combined. She is only in the early stages of existence, and will hardly be manned
Progress of the war. New York papers of the 8th say that a great change has been effected in the condition of the nine Ericsson batteries by the proceedings of Saturday. They are all afloat now save one, the Le-high, and she is reported almost ready to launch Annexed is the exact state of affairs with these vessels: Vessel.Condition.Where. 1. PasaicOn dutyFortress Monroe. 2. MontaukReady for seaNew York. 3. WechawkenNearly readyJersey City. 4. SangamonNearly readyChester, Pa. 5. NahantNearly readyBoston. 6. PatapacoNearly readyWilmington, Del. 7. NantucketJust launchedBoston. 8. CatskillJust launchedGreenpoint. 9. LehighReady to launch.Chester, Pa. The Herald, of Monday, is fully assured that the rebellion will be ended "this time." It says: We are assured that the fullest confidence exists at Washington that the land and naval forces of the Union now in the field are not only competent to put down the armed forces of the rebellion, east a
t Hilton Head while the forces were away. General Saxton, who was in command at Beaufort, sent for the Washington to make a reconnaissance around the Island. In company with the gunboat Hale, she went up the Coosaw river, was attacked by a rebel battery, which sent a shot through her magazine and blew her up. The crew were fired upon while attempting to escape, and several of them killed and wounded." In the engagement the new Ironsides received 65 shots, the Keokuk 90, Wechawken 60, Montauk 20, Passaic 58, Nantucket 31, Catakill 51, Patapsco 45, and the Nahant 80. The Herald's correspondent thus writes of the last hours of the Keokuk: In coming out of the action yesterday, the Keokuk had the advance, and before she had arrived at the buoy I was alongside of her in a small boat. It was nearly dark at the time, but I could see in the dim light that she had been the target of the most powerful guns the rebels could command.--Great holes were visible in her sides, her prow
any time. I do not think there is a permanent fortification in the world which could have stood the fire to which Wagner was subjected on the 15th day of July. The iron-clads at work. Friday morning, the 24th, was another fines clear, mild morning. At 3½ o'clock all hands were called, and immediately we got under way. The attack was to be more general than usual, and the day's work was early commenced. In the following order we proceeded up the channel: Weehawken, Ironsides, Montauk, Nantucket, Patapsco, and Catskill. At 5:32 A. M. the Montauk opened the engagement with a 11 inch shell, which fell on the extreme right of the fort. At the same time the batteries on shore opened the fire, and soon the conflict became general. The Montauk was lying not more than 900 yards from Wagner, the Ironsides 1,000 yards, and the other iron clads about 1,200 or 1,300 yards distant. At 6 o'clock a new feature in the fighting here took place, being nothing less than a shot from Mou
The Daily Dispatch: May 13, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Yankee Iron-Clad Navy--Admiral Dahlgren's opinion of monitors. (search)
advanceWeehauken, Flag, Ironsides, Kaatskill, Montauk, Patapsco, Nantucket. July 25WagnerG'bts Pau) August 1WagnerOttawa, (gbt) August 2WagnerMontauk, Kaatskill, Patapsco, Weehauken, Nahant, Passgner to prevent assaultWeehauken, Iron sides, Montauk, Nahant, Passaic, Kaatskill, Patapsco; gunboaing August 23SumterWeehauken, Ironsides, gbt Montauk September 1SumterWeehauken, Passaic, Patapsco, Montauk, Nahant. September 5Obstructions bet'n Sumter and GregWeehauken, Nahant, Patapsco. MonMontauk, Passaic, Lehigh. September 6Wagner and GreggLehigh, Nahant. September 7Batt'rs on Sullivan's Isl'd.Ironsides, Wechauken, Montauk, Passaic, Patapsco, Nahantt, Lehigh September 8Batt'rs on Su's Isl'd.Ironsides, Patapsco, Lehigh, Nahant, Montauk, and Weehauken, (ashore.) I shall now br at Ogecheetotal Hits Kaatskill138425862116 Montauk3014781541446214 Lehigh41283636 Passaic11910 Continuous 2.554902.86 Assumed 1.003601.33 Montauk 1.00252.40 It will be perceived that for
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