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The Daily Dispatch: May 13, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Yankee Iron-Clad Navy--Admiral Dahlgren's opinion of monitors. (search)
Lehigh41283636 Passaic11910790359134 Nahant1702766936165 Patapsco17823096471144 Weehauken26464313453187 Nantucket441555351164 Ironsides4439164(?)164 12556771882256561194 No, shots fired.Weight projectiles fired in tons. By Ironsides 4439228½ 11-inch by Monitors 2332 3587151½ 365 15-inch by Monitors 1255 3587213½ 365 8026653½ Of the eight monitors, one was always absent at Warsaw (Nahant or Nantucket) to blockade the rebel ram. The Lehigh did not arrive until August 30th, therefore was only able to participate in the operations of the remaining seven days, but did good work. For some time only five monitors were available for general attack, and then six, which was the greatest number disposable at any one time. The consequence of the protracted bring and hard usage to which the monitors were exposed during these two months of incessant service, were unavoidably very considerable in the aggregate; and the greater also that all repair which could poss