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there is anything that England justly prides herself on it is her Navy, and never was it more powerful and efficient than in the beginning of the Russian contest — Such a fleet as Sir Charles Napier took to the Baltic, to say nothing of the squadron in the Black Sea, the world had never before seen. We doubt whether the combined navies of the world could have held the ocean an hour in the presence of such an enemy. But the English Navy did literally nothing in the Crimean war.--The small Russian navy kept very prudently under the protection of its fortresses, and those the fleets dared not attack. Sir Chas. Napier invited the Russian Admiral to come out, and the Commandant of Cronstadt invited Sir Charles to come in invitations which neither was in a hurry to accept.--Whenever a ship ventured to attack even a small land battery, it was invariably worsted. These results prompted Louis Napoleon to try the experiment of sheathing gunboats with iron, which was accomplished in time t