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Sloop Wasp; sailed in 1814; never heard of.
Brig Enterprise; lost in 1814.
Sloop Epervier; sailed in 1815; never heard of.
Brig Chippewa; lost in 1816.
Brig Boxer; lost in 1816 or 1817.
Schooner Saranac; lost in 1818.
Schooner Lynx; sailed in 1819; never heard of.
Schooner Alligator; lost in 1823 or 1824.
Schooner Terrier; lost in 1825.
Steamer Fulton; blown up in 1828.
Sloop Hornet; sailed in 1829; never heard of.
Schooner Sylph; sailed in 1832.
Schooner Porpoise; lost in 1833.
Schooner Sea Gull; lost in 1839.
Sloop Peacock; lost in 1841.
Sloop Concord; lost in 1842.
Schooner Grampus; sailed in 1843; never heard of.
Steamer Missouri; burnt in 1843.
Brig Truxtun; lost in 1846.
Brig Somers; lost in 1846.
Sloop Boston; lost in 1846.
Schooner Shark; lost in 1846.
Schooner On-ka-hy-e; lost in 1848.

Extract from the record of proceedings of a court of inquiry convened for the purpose of inquiring into the causes of the wreck of the United States ship Boston, of the island of Eleuthera, on the 15th day of November, 1846.

“The court of inquiry authorized and required by the precept issued by the Hon. J. Y. Mason, Secretary of the Navy of the United States, bearing date the 29th day of December, A. D. 1846, have, in conformity with the same, carefully and minutely examined into every circumstance connected with the loss of the late United States ship Boston, on the reef off the island of Eleuthera; and having taken all the testimony necessary to a clear and complete elucidation of facts, do, in obedience to the aforesaid precept, state as follows:

First. It has been proved to the satisfaction of the court, that the wrecking of the late United States ship Boston, on the reef off the island of Eleuthera, is attributable to imprudence on the part of Commander George F. Pearson, in running the ship in for the land in squally weather, at night.

Second. To negligence on the part of Commander Pearson, in not examining more minutely into the distance run by the ship; and in placing too much reliance on the vigilance of the officers of the

middle and morning watches, Lieutenant Haggerty and Acting Master Rolando.

Third. To negligence on the part of Lieutenant Francis S. Haggerty, in not passing the order to call the commander when the ship had run thirty miles from 8 o'clock p. m.

Fourth. To negligence on the part of Acting Master Henry Rolando, in not ascertaining the distance run at 4h. 15m. a. m., when he relieved Lieutenant Haggerty, in charge of the deck.

Fifth. To negligence on the part of Acting Master Rolando, in not apprizing the commander of the approach of the squall before it had struck the ship.”

Extract from the minutes of the proceedings of a naval general court-mer

tial convened at Norfolk, Virginia, January 26, 1847, in the cuse of Commander George F. Pearson, of the United States navy.

“The judge advocate then read the following charge, and specification of a charge, preferred by the Hon. John Y. Mason, Secretary of the Navy, against Commander George F. Pearson, of the navy:

Charge.—Improper navigation of a vessel of the navy, under his command.

Specification. In this: that the said Commander George F. Pearson, while in command of the United States ship Boston, on or about the

fifteenth day of November, 1840, did, through imprudence and negligence, • 'suffer the said ship to run upon a rock or reef near the island of Eleuther, one of the Bahama islands.

"J. Y. MASON. “ Navy DEPARTMENT, January 18, 1847."

"And the court therefore, after full and mature deliberation, are of opinion that Commander George F. Pearson, of the United States navy, is guilty of the charge preferred against him; and they do adjudge and sentence him to be suspended from all command in the navy of the United States for the space of one year from the approval of this sentence; and to be admonished by the Hon. the Secretary of the Navy to be more prudent in future."

"The sentence of the court in this case is approved.

“J. Y. MASOX. “ FEBRUARY 22, 1847."

Extract from the minutes of the proceedings of a naval general court-mar

tial convened at Norfolk, Virginia, January 26, 1817, in the case of Lieutenant Francis S. Haggerty, of the navy.

Charge, and specification of a charge, preferred by the Secretary of the

navy against Lieutenant Francis s. Haggerty, of the nary. Charge.-Neglect of duty.

Specification. In this: that the said Lieutenant Francis S. Haggerty, while attached to the United States ship Boston, on or about the 14th day of November, 1846, did neglect, when officer of the watch, to pass an order from his commanding officer, Commander George F. Pearson, that he, the said Commander Pearson, should be informed when the ship had made thirty miles on her course from about 8 o'clock p. m. of the said 14th of November.

«J. Y. MASON. “Navy DEPARTMENT, January 19, 1847.”

“The judge advocate then again read the charge and specification, as above, when, by direction of the President, he submitted the following question:

« Is the accused, Lieutenant Francis S. Haggerty, of the navy, guilty or not guilty of the charge?

“When, the vote having been taken, as before, it was decided that the accused was guilty of the charge.

“And therefore the court doth adjudge and sentence that Lieutenant Francis S. Haggerty, of the United States navy, be suspended from duty in the navy of the United States for the term of one year from the approval of this sentence; and that he further be admonished by the Hon. the Secretary of the Navy to be more particular in future.

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Extract from the minutes of the proceedings of a naval general court

martial convened at Norfolk, Virginia, January 26, 1847, in the case of Passed Midshipman and Acting Master Henry Rolando.

Charge, and specification of a charge, preferred by the Secretary of the

Navy against Passed Midshipman and Acting Master Henry Rolando,
of the nuvy.
" Charge.-Neglect of duty.

Specification 1. In this: that the said passed midshipman, Acting Master Henry Rolando, while attached to the United States ship Boston, on or about the 15th day of November, 1846, did neglect to ascertain the distance run by the said ship at 4h. 15m. a. m., when he took charge of the deck.

Specification 2. In this: that the said passed midshipman, Acting Master Henry Rolando, while attached to the United States ship Boston, on or about the 15th day of November, 1846, did neglect, while in charge of the deck of the said ship, to inform his commanding officer of the approach of a squall before it had struck the ship.

"J. Y. MASON. “ Navy DEPARTMENT, January 19, 1847.

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“The charge was then read by the judge advocate to the court, when, by direction of the President, the following question was submitted:

“ Is the accused guilty or not guilty of the charge?

“Upon which the vote being taken, as before, it was decided that the accused was not guilty.

“Wherefore, after full and mature consideration, the court doth determine and adjudge that the accused, Passed Midshipman and Acting Master Henry Rolando, be and is hereby honorably acquitted of the charge preferred against him.

" Approved:

"J. Y. MASON.

"FEBRUARY 22, 1817."

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