Sketch Book of Portsmouth, Va; Its People and Its Trade

Sketch Book of Portsmouth, Va; Its People and Its Trade

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... command of the yard May 26, 1831, continued it until the 7th of October, 1840. The yard was constantly used in the meantime for fitting out, refitting, repairing and laying up the ships and vessels of the Navy. The sloop _o/in Adams was built in 1830. The frigate Macedorzian was rebuilt here between the years 1832 and 1836. The surveying-brig Pioneer was launched in 1836. The line-of-battle ship Pmmylz/ania became the receiving-ship in 1837. 'The sloop Yorktown was commenced in 1835 and launched in 1839. " Commodore VV. B. Shubrick assumed command of the yard in October, 1840, and retained it until October, 1843, The steamer Union was laid down at the yard in 1841 and launched in 1842. The store-ship Soul/zampton was commenced in 1842. " In October, 1843, Commodore Shubrick was relieved by Commodore Jesse Wilkinson as Commandant. The brig Perry was laid down in 1843. The sloop _/amextown was laid down in 1843 and launched in 1844. PURCHASE OF " ST. HELENA." " On the 26th of August, 1846, the lot of ground opposite the NavyYard" (on the Berkley side of the Southern Branch--see the inset chart) "and known as Saint Helena, was purchased and added to the yard. This ground was needed for ordnance purposes. Jurisdiction of the Saint Helena property was ceded to the United States by an Act of the General Assembly of Virginia, dated March 22nd, 1847. " Commodore Lawrence Kearny became Commandant on the Ist of June, 1847. Some progress was made that year upon the launching-slip. The frigate St. Lawrence and the brig Perry were launched, The former had been on the stocks for over twenty years. The steam-frigate Powhatan was laid down. January 19th, 1848, Commodore John D. Sloat was ordered to...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873394
  • 9781236873392