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Alexander 380 Greenock Stab P. Rico London founderd June es Arieta
London Found Jabandond on Marigana pre to April 1) Bell
Donegal McInnes Liverpool Donegal S. Geo.C Oct. 19. cs Bridget
Sunderland - Llanelly London Lands Ed Sep. 23 cs Brothers Yarmouth Warner Shields
Herd Snd Sept. 4 cs Cambridge 385 Newcastle Butyman Reval
Baltic May 15 cs Charming Molly
Newman Swansea Jersey Jersey Sep. 25 Clonmell
Tollervey Sydney P. Philip AustralC|Jan. 2 es Clyde Glasgow McKenze Sydney
C. North Sep. 24 Commander Barclay
Out'rbrig Jamaica S. Leone Inagua July 14'cs Cornelius 390
Cork Malta May 21
- May 19 03 Cygnet
Schooner Resterick Nassau Turks I. Southptn July 20 cs Dido
Carpentr Benin Liverpool Skerries (Oct. 12 2 D Dryade
Heard Maritius (London at sea csar. Bmbay Eleanor
395 Belfast Bracgirdi Belfast Sydney C. North Sep. 24 Elizabeth
Sunderland Purse Seaham London Swin Oct. 16 cs Elizabeth Stiles Sydney N. Zeln'd
April 6 CS Emulous
London Gales London Dorchstrabandono May 11 cs Euphemia
- Aug. Fair Isle 400
Anticosti June 30
Herd Snd Oct. 24
St. John Liverpool Quaco I. Oct.
Brewer I. Jan. 9 cs
Brown Sundrlnd London at sea Oct. 18 cs Huzza
Sep. 4 CS India
Campbell Grenock P. Philip at sea Jly 19 by fire18 Isabella
- Whithvn Belfast Parton May 17 Iris
Dartmouth Fox Dartm'th Neath Longship Aug. 26 cs London
Yarmonth Crosby Liverpool Jamaica Gr. Turk Aug, 24 cs London 410 St. Johns
London St. John Mispeak Oct. 3 Majestic
Laidley Mobile Quebec Colorado April 20 (s Mary Scott
Sadler run foul of by the Brooklyn 9 Medway
Barker Newcastl Petrsbrg Norfolk May 3 cs Miranda
Hobart T Lombock Madeira Junercs Neptune 415 Timber la. Adams Quebec Abrdvey Abrdvey Sep. 4 cs Petersburg
Sundrind Richbeto St, Pauls May 12 cs President
London Roberts New Yrk. London at sea all lost Rebecca
Daly Liverpool Bl’ktail B Sep. 13
Maldives Feb. 2 cs Rivals 420
Liverpool R. Nunez Confict R June 22 cs Robert & Hannah Sunderland run foul of schon'r Surpriz & s. on Scro by S. Sp. 4 cs Romp
Hull Roundin' Hull Hamburg off Cromr Sep. 4 cs R. Bonnery
Sunderland Brown London Petrsbrg Chrsti’na Oct. 15 cs Rosina
Sunderland Corner Sundrind - at sea July 3 cs St. Mary
425 Hull Gruby Quebec Hull Pentland Aug. 21 cs St. Patrick
-Hughson St. John Bristol N. Scotia Sep. 15 cs Sarah Davis
Davis Harb. G. Sydney C. Frncis Aug. 16 cs Solway Success
Labrador July 25 Surprise 430 Jersey run foul of Br. Rob. & Hanah s. on Cros I. Sep, 4 cs Susanna & Jane
- Glasgow Stettin Listerlnd Oct. 14 Three Brothers Belfast Mitchell
St. Pauls June 28 cs Townley Newcastle Miller Quebec
Anticosti June 30 cs Urania
Liverpool Sydney W. Hoyl'Oct. 7 Wensleydale Sunderland
Anticosti June 30 cs Williani & Tom 436 Cork Murphy Clonaklti Cardiff Ifrac'mb Oct. 17 cs
(To be continued.)
INSPECTION OF THE PRESENT STATE OF The Royal Navy. ORDERS have beem sent by the Lords Commissioners of the Admirały to the chief surveyor-general of the navy, and the governors of Dept. ford, Woolwich, Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth, Plymouth, and Pembroke dock-yards, to send immediately to the Board of Admiralty a correct statement of the present efficient state or sea-worthiness of all the ships within their respective dock-yards, after undergoing a careful survey as to their fitness for service.
Messrs. Lang, Fincham, and Atkins, it appears, have surveyed, in the last fortnight, thirty-three ships in the ordinary at Portsmouth, potwithstanding the tempestuous state of the weather, blowing and raining every day more or less; these officers have previously visited Sheerness and Chatham, and examined the ordinary at each port; they will now proceed to Plymouth, on a similar service, having been selected by the Admiralty for the purpose. Mr. Lang is the senior mastershipwright of the profession; Mr. Fincham the fourth following, and Mr. Atkins the sixth, comprising one-half of her Majesty's builders, and forming a Board of Professional Men, (than whom none could be better) to ascertain the correct state of “ England's Wooden Walls, which have long since been, and, we trust, will ever continue to be the dread and envy of her enemies.—Hants. Tel.
Pensions and PensionERS.—The Lords of the Admiralty, taking into consideration the injustice of the regulation, under which two years' service of the Marines, on shore is reckoned only as one for pensionshave rescinded that regulation. Henceforth there will be no distinction between sea and shore service. Their Lordships have also conferred another act of justice, by allowing great coats to this gallant corps, the same as to regiments of the line. The Lords of the Admirally have rescinded the regulations which prevented pensioners from receiving their pensions when serving in the royal navy; and all pepsioners will, in future, if fit for service, be allowed to receive their pensions in addition to their pay. The Lords Commissioners have directed that in the case of any soldiers who may be temperance men being embarked on board her Majesty's ships, or troop ships, or in transports or freight ships, such non-commissioned officers and privates shall be allowed double rations of sugar, cocoa, and tea, for each ration of spirits stopped. (See our Admiralty orders.)
In consequence of the difficulty experienced in obtaining able-bodied seamen for the ships ordered in commission, the Lords of the Admiralty. wishing to hold out every inducement, have issued the following notice :
“Sir.—I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you that they have been pleased to rescind the regulations which prevented pensioners from receiving their pensions when serving on board her Majesty's ships, and that all pensioners will in future, if fit for service, be allowed to receive their pensions with their pay. * To Captain --." w I am, sir, your very obedient servant,
6 Joun Barrow."
REACTION. Our readers may perhaps remember that Ensign Rushbrook when on duty in Portsmouth dock-yard, a short time ago, lost his life by being blown into the North Camber dock, while visiting the rounds in company with a corporal who shared the same fate. His brother Mr. Rushbrook, mate, has in consequence been promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
In our last we recorded the death of Lieut. Helpman, of H.M.S. Beacon, surveying the Archipelago. The distressed mother of this much esteemed young officer, has had the gratification of seeing her only remaining son a mate in the Wellesley, promoted in consequence, to the rank of lieutenant.
We leave these gracious acts for the comments of our readers. With reference to the accident to Ensign Rushbrook, we understa nd that as a due precaution against any such accident occurring in the dock-yard for the future, a fence- partly permanent, and partly made to ship and anship in those parts at which stores are landed, is ordered to be erected around the boundaries. This fence is to be placed under the charge of the police, whose duty it will be to see that no part of it shall be removed but for some especial purpose, during the day, and that the whole of it be standing immediately after the working hours have closed. The PeloRUS.-Her Majesty's brig Pelorus was sold out of the service at Singapore 6th July last, by order of Commodore Sir J.J.G. Bremer, and on the following day the officers and crew, with the exception of the acting commander (Chambers,) were transferred to the brig Bentinck, which the commodore had purchased for 6.0001. This brig was fitting for service in China. Lieut. Chambers returns to England. Mr. R. A. Bankier, as Assistant-Surgeon, and Mr. T. R. Tate, as Clerk in Charge, &c., have joined the Bentiuck.
The Snake, 16, has been commissioned at Sheerness.
GENERAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY.—The General Steam Navigation Company have recently made another important addition to their numerous and splendid fleet of steam-vessels by the purchase of the Hull steam-ships Vivid and Waterwitch, which have been for the last four years running between Hull and London. The purchase-money for the Vivid and Waterwitch is, we understand, 16,0001. their original cost being 24,0001. each. The General Steam Navigation Company lately bought the Mercury, the largest of the Gravesend steamers; and not long since launched the Trident, of one thousand tons burden. In number and tonnage their fleet of steamers now exceeds those of the Royal Navy, and their consumption of coals amounts to 50,000). per annum.-Morning Post.
PURSERS.—The following memorandum, has been published, dated Ad. miralty, Sept, 8, 1841,4" Pursers serving as Clerks,” are only to wear the uniform of the station in which they are actually serving. By command of their Lordships,–J. Barrow.
Mex-of-WAR AGAIN.-The complement to be borne by the Queen, 118, is fixed to be 900. Of these there are to be 13 boys of the first class, and 18 of the second. She is to bear only one clerk, being a reduction of one. The Illustrious, 72, has had her complement of men increased to 628. She is to receive on board 1 10 supernumeraries, for distribution among the ships on the station to which she is destined, and is to be got ready for sea with all despatch.-Hants. Tel. ANTWERP.-Oct. 20.— The Belgium steamer British Queen, is hauled into dock for the winter, and will make her first experimental voyage from this port to New York, in the month of March, 1842. Shipping Gazette.
WHAT TO Oaserve, or the Traveller's Remembrancer.-By J. R. Jacksest,
Secretary to the Royal Geographical Society, fc.-London, J. Madden, 1841. What to obserre! How much these three little words convey is amply told in the handy little work before us. It would not be possible to find in the whole range of useful works (and they are not a few) that have issued from the press within the last few years, or to select one that is calculated to be more gene. rally useful in all branches of general knowledge, or one calculated to advance them, than the little unpretending volume before us entitled What to observe ! How many valuable opportunities are lost of adding discovery to some branch of useful research, by not knowing * what to observe ?" How many travellers and royagers go forth erery year from this conntry, some heedless, it may be, but many desirous of adding their tribute to enlarge the boundaries of some kind of knowledge, and that is not done from not knowing “ tchat to observe." Indeed, we may ask how many are there not, who, with a little work like that before us, telling them “what to observe" on every subject that may fall in their way, would not add something to the stock of general knowledge from the mere satisfying refiection of having made themselves as useful as they could. Very few, we will venture to say, there are, who would not do so.“ What to observe " then, we consider a work especially directed to our readers, than whom few hare better opportunities of making good use of it.
The author has separated the branches of his subject into eleven divisions, these again branching into sections, and the whole rendered of the easiest possible reference by an index. We will annex one or two of these heads :
Division 1.-" Of a country considered in itself," includes geography, boundaries, aspect, and configuration, this latter including mountains, their names, arrangement and direction, beight, form, and slope; also, plains. Section 2 of this division embraces hydrography, or the various waters of a country; and Section 3, its meteorology, or climate, temperature, and terrestrial magnetism.
The next division is that of productions subdivided again into three sections, the next * Inhabitants," involving a vast multitude of points for inquiry, or shewing “ what to observe." But we should go far beyond our limits were we to enumerate one h Jf of the divisions into which,“ What to observe," is classed.
We must not omii, however, to add, that in the last Division No. II, in the Sections of " Instruments," and " Operations," the observer is supplied with a vast deal of information relating to them, and to their use ; combining not only directions, but many valuable practical hints of a most useful kind. In catering for our naval readers, we cordially recommend this little work to their attention, most especially those going abroad, assuring them that they will find it a most useful companion, for we fully agree with the author in his quotation from La Croix, that “L'art d'observer est le seul moyen d'acquerir des connois sau es utiles."
Remarks on leaving Down A SEVENTY-TWO Gun Suur, shewing the strain to
be resisted, and in what manner the established allowance of stores may be ren
dered available, &c.-By Com. R. Harris, R.N. Did our readers ever hear of “ Papers connected with the duties of the corps of Royal Engineers"? It is an annual volume in quarto, the title of which speaks for itself. Now, we have have often thought that the example of the engineer officers is well worth following by those of the Royal Navy. There are very many papers on subjects connected with their duties, which might be recorded and collected annually, to make quite as respectable a volume as the Royal En. gineers produce. And of the kind of papers it might contain, the “ Remarks". before us form a good sample. We might enumerate many more; such for instance as are found in this journal; but we throw out the hint, being satisfied that, if adopted, it would induce habits of close and correct observation among its supporters, and thereby promote individual, as well as general, good. The “Remarks" of Commander Harris commence with describing the various preparations for heaving down a ship, all of which are fully detailed; and these being intended for a line of battle ship, will forin a good starting point for vessels of all sizes. These are followed by an introduction to the heaving down of the Melville which contains some highly useful practical remarks on the subject, and the whole is illustrated by diagrams, shewing the various arrangements that were made, and the position of the Melville and the auxiliary ships employed in the process.
A similar process that of heaving down the Medina is also described by Com mander Harris which appears to have been done in a most seamanlike manner, and the whole is followed by some miscellaneous observations of a professional nature on setting and trimming sails, that ought to be looked into by every officer, as being one of the most important subjects in which he is concerned,
We highly commend the motive " an anxiety to enable others to profit by the experience' of these proceedings, and thereby to benefit a service“ to, which the greatest part of his life has been devoted," which induced Commander Harris to commit his remarks to the press; and we shall take an opportunity hereafter to transfer some of them to our own pages. In the meantime they ought to be in the possession of every officer afloat, as a professional work, and placed immediately in all our naval libraries.
Forbes's East INDIA AND COLONIAL Guide.-II ouston and Stoneham, London.
A small hand-book containing information for all parties contemplating a voyage to the East and West Indies, and one of useful reference which ought to be very generally circulated.
New Charts. - In a preceding page we have inserted an extract from the report of Capt. Vidal, R.N., tu the Hydrographer of the Admiralty, describing the mode which he adopted in pursuance of directions in performing the difficult and dangerous task of surveying the Gold Coast in H.M.S. Etna, in the year 1838, This is an important document, inasmuch as it forms a historical record of the construction of the charts now published as the results of that survey. The survey extended from Sherboro' Island to Cape St. Paul, an extent of 900 miles, and including as it does, a coast notorious for its unhealthiness, the greater credit is due to Capt. Vidal for the successful completion of such a task. It was not performed however without some sacrifice of life, for seventeen, we believe, fell in the course of the survey. But they have done a service to their country with their gallant leader, in laying open the resorts of slave dealers to the daring and persevering energies of our cruizers; who, with the assistance which these ENLARGED SERIES.—NO. 12.--VOL. FOR 1841.