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June 25th, 1861 AD (search for this): chapter 1.1
I would also ask any one at all acquainted with the circumstances how Lieutenant Brooke could have had anything to do with this report further than signing his name to it. What did he know about the condition of the Merrimac or her engines, or whether there was enough of her left to make a floating battery out of or not; or anything about what it would cost, or anything else about her? For he had not even seen her, and knew nothing of her condition really. Navy Department, Richmond, June 25, 1861. Sir: In obedience to your order, we have carefully examined and considered the various plans and propositions for constructing a shot-proof steam battery, and respectfully report that, in our opinion, the steam frigate Merrimac, which is in such condition from the effects of fire as to be useless for any other purpose without incurring a very heavy expense in her rebuilding, can be made an efficient vessel of that character, mounting ten heavy guns—two pivot and eight side guns of
ery and the provision for ramming and for resisting the impact of rams as well as of shot and shell, have made it necessary that strength and solidity should enter into every part of the structure. The Inflexible having been accepted as one of the types of the British future line — of battle ships, two others have been put in process of construction—the Ajax, which was laid down at the Pembroke dock-yard in 1876; and the Agamemnon, commenced at the Chatham in the same year, and launched in 1879. After so full an account of the Inflexible, any detailed description of these two sister ships would be a mere repetition. The Colossus and the Majestic * * *two steel sister ships, are of the same type as the vessels just described, and of dimensions between the Inflexible and the Ajax. In Constructor Porter's reply to Justice, he says: Of the great and skillful calculations of the displacements and weights of timber and iron involved in the planning and construction of this
J. William Jones (search for this): chapter 1.1
os laid us together in the cabin, while brave, cool, determined old Jones fought the action out in his quiet way, giving them thunder all theorward pivot gun. She being aground, and night coming on, of course Jones could not carry on the fight, and after a hard night of it the Comme and I were landed early on Sunday morning at Seawell's Point, and Jones took the ship into action that day, fighting her like a bold seamaneans must any captain or commodore or even flag-officer be put over Jones. In old Buch.'s sickness from his wound Jones must command the shiJones must command the ship. In justice to Constructor Porter, and in order that his claim and the grounds upon which it is based may be fully set forth, his publio this liability. The alteration was not made, however, until Lieutenant Jones called your attention to it a second time. The fifth alteralty arrangement of the wheel-ropes was brought to my notice by Lieutenant Jones. A similar arrangement was the immediate cause of the loss of
J. Thomas Scharf (search for this): chapter 1.1
essary, to diminish it. Extracts from these three letters of Mr. Porter will be found in J. Thomas Scharf's History of the Confederate States Navy, published in 1887, pp. 146-151. The last in order is the extract from a private letter, given above, which, Mr. Scharf says, was published in the Charleston Mercury of April 8th, 1862. Knowing that this extract, the first publication connectin The order of date of publication of the three extracts from Mr. Porter's letters is reversed in Scharf's history. My note-book, kept at that time, contains, under date of March 20th, 1862, this remas publications by the Secretary or myself. I may here recall the fact before mentioned, that in Scharf's History of the Confederate States Navy, the true order of date of these publications has been information. In Flag-officer Tattnall's triumphant defence will be found this statement [see Scharf's Confederate States Navy, p. 235]: To the constructor, Mr. Porter, I applied through Payma
S. R. Mallory (search for this): chapter 1.1
der arranged before the action. Tell this to Mallory, for I hardly think that old Buch. will everd with this drawing, and presented it to Secretary Mallory, who immediately wrote the following ordut delay to completion [italics Porter's]. S. R. Mallory, Secretary Confederate States Navy. Lier work on hand, if necessary. (Signed) S. R. Mallory, Secretary Confederate States Navy. Ofn-clad Tennessee. On the 4th of April Secretary Mallory's report to the House of Representatives and engineer, Mrs. Porter and Williamson. S. R. Mallory, Secretary Confederate States Navy. WhConfederacy is under many obligations to Secretary Mallory for having approved the report of this bRichmond personally, and submitted it to Secretary Mallory. As to its being like the one he madef the matter had faded from his memory, Secretary Mallory was, we believe, persuaded to give credeon must be apparent to any man who thinks. Mr. Mallory, who was for many years chairman of the Nav[6 more...]
June 10th, 1861 AD (search for this): chapter 1.1
aker of the House of Representatives: Sir: In compliance with the resolution adopted by the House of Representatives on the 18th instant, That the Secretary of the Navy be requested to make a report to this House of the plan and construction of the Virginia, so far as the same can be properly communicated, of the reasons for applying the plan to the Merrimac, and also what persons have rendered especial aid in designing and building the ship, I have the honor to reply that on the 10th day of June, 1861, Lieutenant John M. Brooke. Confederates States Navy, was directed to aid the Department in designing an iron clad war vessel and framing the necessary specifications. He entered upon this duty at once, and a few days thereafter submitted to the Department, as the result of his investigations, rough drawings of a casemated vessel, with submerged ends and inclined iron-plated sides. The ends of the vessel, and the eaves of the casemate, according to his plan, were to be submerged
Robert D. Minor (search for this): chapter 1.1
n Hampton Roads had been fought. Among the gallant officers of the Virginia, whose names are now historic, was Lieutenant Robt. D. Minor—a very pink of honor. He had been associated with me in ordnance work, and was fully informed as to the facts bed, and by fits and starts, so excuse all inaccuracies and want of details, of which I will tell you when we meet. Mrs. Minor is with me, and I am decidedly more comfortable, though my wound is a severe but not dangerous one. The ball struck a gain. Make my kind regards to Mrs. Brooke; and with the hope that you are in better health, I am ever your friend, R. D. Minor. Remember me to Volcke, to McCorkle, and Upshur. The Commodore had the signal Sink before Surrender arranged be, Norfolk, March 7, 1862. my dear Brooke: * * * The edges of our plates are only five inches below the water. * * * R. D. Minor. As the vessel lightened, this submergence diminished. Five inches is little more than awash, and it was evident
d many novel and interesting features of her construction, which were experimentally determined, are necessarily omitted. The novel plan of submerging the ends of the ship and the eaves of the casemate, however, is the peculiar and distinctive feature of the Virginia. It was never before adopted. The resistance of iron plates to heavy ordnance, whether presented in vertical planes or at low angles of inclination, had been investigated in England before the Virginia was commenced, and Major Barnard, U. S. A., had referred to the subject in his Sea-Coast Defences. We were without accurate data, however, and we were compelled to determine the inclination of the plates and their thickness and form by actual experiment. The Department has freely consulted the three excellent officers referred to throughout the labors on the Virginia, and they have all exhibited signal energy and zeal. I have the honor to be, Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, S. R. Mallory, Secretar
'twas hard to say where in thunder all the licks came from. Very soon the Congress ran ashore—purposely, I suppose, to save herself from such a fate as the Cumberland—and we had not given her many shots before she hauled down the Stars and Stripes and soon afterwards hoisted the while flag at her peak. Parker and Alexander, in the Beaufort and Raleigh, were ordered to go to her, send her men on shore, bring the officers on board, and burn the ship; but on going alongside, Pendergrast (Austin) surrendered the ship to Parker, and told him that he had too many wounded to burn the ship. Billy told him to have the wounded removed at once; and while the Raleigh and Beaufort were at this humane work the Yankees on shore opened fire on them, killing some of their own men, among them a lieutenant. Parker and Alexander then left her with some twenty or thirty prisoners, the fire from shore being too hot; and as Alexander backed out in the Raleigh he was fired at from the ports of the
T. H. Watts (search for this): chapter 1.1
d, the said improvement, a description whereof is given in the words of the said Brooke in the schedule hereunto annexed, and is made a part of these presents. In testimony whereof, I have caused these letters to be made patent, and the seal of the Patent Office has been hereunto affixed. Given under my hand at the city of Richmond, this 29th day of July, in the year of our Lord 1862. Seal of the Patent Office, (Our First President.) Confederate States of America. (Signed) T. H. Watts, Attorney-General. Countersigned and sealed with the seal of the Patent Office. Rufus H. Rhodes, Commissioner of Patents. Specifications annexed to Patent No. 100, granted to John M. Brooke, July 29, 1862: To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, John M. Brooke, a lieutenant in the Navy of the Confederate States, have invented a new and improved form of vessel, to be iron-clad, and if desired (armed) with cannon; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full
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