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Fatal collision of Steamers — sinking of the "Torpedo." --A most melancholy collision occurred in James river, a short distance from Rocketts, between seven and eight o'clock on Thursday night. As the flag-of-truce steamer, William Allison, was returning to the city, she ran into the "Torpedo, " a one-gun boat, engaged in taking torpedoes down the river, sinking her in a few minutes, and causing the death of her commander, Lieutenant Armstrong. As soon as the collision occurred, every eff reach him, however, he arose once more, a few yards off, and sank for the last time, with the remark on his lips, "It's too late; I'm gone." The boat from the "Allison" rowed about the river for some time afterwards, in hopes of recovering the body of Captain Armstrong; but, finding all efforts fruitless, returned to the steamer, and came up to Rocketts, which place they reached about 9 o'clock at night. Commander Armstrong's body had not been recovered up to a late hour yesterday afternoon.