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The Daily Dispatch: June 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], Reinforcements for the British American squadron, &c. (search)
tion before receiving her crew, who are now burthened on the Hebe hulk.--Mr. Patterson, appointed last week master of the Driver, has recently returned from China, where he served on board the Weasel gunboat, and received eleven wounds in action. In consequence of continued indisposition, he was this day superceded, and entered on the books of the Fisgard flag-ship on full pay until his recovery. The Driver is ordered to ship her crew on Friday, and is expected to leave for Portsmouth on Saturday next. A letter from Portsmouth dock-yard of the 8th of May, says the Flying Fish, six screw steam sloop, Commander Hope, (attached to the channel squadron,) left Spithead this morning under steam, and proceeded to the westward. The Driver, six steam sloop, Commander Horatio Nelson, was this day inspected in the dry dock. She is in excellent condition, and the whole of her berths, etc., are ready to receive her officers and crew, who will join on Friday, for the American station.