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In a spectacular battle, the Kearsarge bested and sank the Alabama. 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To defeat this, I determined to keep full speed on, and with a port helm to run under the stern of the Alabama and rake, if he did not prevent it by sheering and keeping his broadside to us. 47 (1935) Precedence of Forces in Parades, General Orders for the Regulation of the Navy Yard Washington, D.C. - 1833-1850, German Commanders Wilhelm Keitel and Alfred Jodl on the Invasion of Normandy in 1944, German Report on the Allied Invasion of Normandy, German Submarine Activities on the Atlantic Coast, Glossary of U.S. In June 1864, the American Civil War had been raging for three years, and merchant ships were increasingly becoming targets. 47, USS Enterprise CV6 War History 1941 - 1945, USS Franklin CV-13 War Damage Report No. - Mobile National Cemetery, 1202 Virginia Street, Mobile, Mobile County, AL HALS AL-1-27.tif 5,093 × 3,715; 18.05 MB. A mix of June and 19th, Juneteenth has become a day to commemorate the end of slavery in America. I became then fearful, lest after some fighting he would again make for the shore. 112 (1869) Sea Service of Officers to be Three Years, General Order No. Naval Anecdotes Relating to HMS Leopard Versus USS Chesapeake, 24 June 1807. Both refused to admit any wrongdoing and proclaimed their innocence right up to the time of their ...read more. 55 (1901) Decorations for Philippine Islands and Boxer Rebellion, General Order No. SIR: In obedience to the instructions of the Department I have the honor to make the following supplementary report of the action between the Kearsarge and the Alabama: On the morning of the 19th ultimo, the day being fine, with a hazy atmosphere, wind moderate from the westward, with little sea, the position of the Kearsarge at 10 o'clock was near the buoy which marks the line of shoals to the eastward of Cherbourg, and distant about 3 miles from the eastern entrance, which bore to the southward and westward. John Charles Fremont of California, the famous explorer of the West, was nominated for the presidency, and William Lewis Dayton of New ...read more, On June 19, 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets, are executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York. 81 (1866) Requirements of Guardians for Boy to Enlist, General Order No. These were dispatched in my quarter boats, the only boats remaining to me, the waist boats having been torn to pieces. (d20) D&D - 4th Ed. Series 1, vol. 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Report of Captain Winslow, U.S. Navy, commanding U.S.S. In what is now known as Juneteenth, on June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrive in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War is over and slavery in the United States is abolished. Barnabas Lincoln, Narrative of the March and Operations of the Army of the Indus, Narrative of the United States' Expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea, Navajo Code Talkers: World War II Fact Sheet. The prisoners state that a number of men came on board at Cherbourg, and the night before the action boats were going to and fro, and in the morning strange men were seen who were stationed as captains of the guns. 3 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1896): 79-81. Shortly after this her boats were seen to be lowering, and an officer in one of them came alongside and informed us that the ship had surrendered and was fast sinking. 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Some thirteen or fourteen of these had taken effect in and about the hull, and sixteen or seventeen about the masts and rigging. 1, War Damage Report No. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Battle of the USS Kearsarge and the CSS Alabama 1864. by Jean-Baptiste Henri Durand-Brager (1814-1879) A Union shot cut away the Alabama’s spanker gaff (top rearmost sail), from which flew the ship’s Stainless Banner, white with a Southern Cross in the canton. According to Rojas, a man named Velasquez had threatened her when she rejected his sexual advances earlier in the day. 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After three months of waiting under blockade Semmes sold the Sumter in … The number of the crew of the Kearsarge, including officers and sick men, was 163 and her battery numbered seven gunstwo 11-inch and one 30-pounder rifle, and four light 32-pounder guns. Two shot passed through the ports in which the 32's were placed, with men thickly stationed around them, one taking effect in the hammock netting and the other going through the port on the opposite side; yet no one was hit, the captain of one of the guns being only knocked down by the wind of the shot, as supposed. I enclose a diagram, showing the track which was described during the engagement, by the rotary course of the vessels. While the Alabama carried one more gun, the Kearsarge threw more metal at a broadside and while our heavy guns were more effective at long range, her 11-inch guns gave her greatly the advantage at close range. He never did. There was no appearance of any boat coming to me from the enemy until after the ship went down. Report of Captain Winslow, U.S. Navy, commanding U.S.S. The most successful and feared Confederate commerce raider of the war, the CSS Alabama, sinks after a spectacular battle off the coast of France with the USS Kearsarge. GIDEON WELLES, The most successful and feared Confederate commerce raider of the war, the CSS Alabama, sinks after a spectacular battle off the coast of France with the USS Kearsarge. ...read more, Carole King began her career in music as a young newlywed and college graduate, working a 9-to-5 shift alongside her then-husband, Gerry Goffin, in Don Kirshner’s songwriting factory, Aldon Music. When within about a mile and a quarter of the enemy he suddenly wheeled, and bringing his head inshore presented his starboard battery to me. At the end of the engagement it was discovered by those of our officers who went alongside the enemy's ship with the wounded that her midship section on both sides was thoroughly iron-coated, this having been done with chains constructed for the purpose, placed perpendicularly from the rail to the water's edge, the whole covered over by a thin outer planking, which gave no indication of the armor beneath. 259 (1917) Executive Order and Message on Death of Admiral Dewey, General Order No. He adopted this mode as a preventive, and as a consequence the Alabama was forced with a full head of steam into a circular track during the engagement. I have the honor to be, most respectfully, your obedient servant. HISTORY; INSTANT ARTICLES; Aug 17, 2017 Gabe Christy. CSS Alabama fired the first shots. USS Kearsarge (CV/CVA/CVS-33) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers completed during or shortly after World War II for the United States Navy.The ship was the third US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for a Civil War-era steam sloop. 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Accordingly, I ordered the Kearsarge sheered, and opened on the Alabama. Built in an English shipyard and sold to the Confederates in 1861, the Alabama was a state-of-the-art ship—220 feet long, with a speed of up to 13 knots. 544 (1900) Establishment of the General Board, General Order No. 175 (1872) Division of the Pacific Station into Two Stations, General Order No. Admiral William B. Caperton of the 1918 Influenza on Armored Cruiser No. Under its captain, Raphael Semmes, the Alabama prowled the world for three years, capturing U.S. commercial ships. 1863 11 Corsario CSS Alabama da caza al clíper Contest - Tom Freeman On June 19, 1864 The CSS Alabama, captained by Mobile’s Raphael Semmes, was sunk at the end of a fierce naval engagement with the USS Kearsarge off the coast of Cherbourg, France. Fortunately, however, the steam yacht Deerhound, owned by a gentleman of Lancashire, England (Mr. John Lancaster), who was himself on board, steamed up in the midst of my drowning men and rescued a number of both officers and men from the water. 230 (1877) Special Shore Service and Duty, General Order No. 45, USS New Orleans CA32 War Damage Report No. Eventually Kearsarge was under way, and the range closed to within 1,000 yards (910 m) when she fire… Series 1, vol. The same held true in 1863 for the only other Confederate warship to sail in those waters, the “CSS Alabama” commanded by Captain Raphael Semmes of Maryland. Das Schiff wurde 1946 in Dienst gestellt und im Koreakrieg und Vietnamkrieg eingesetzt. After clearing the harbor we descried the enemy, with his head offshore, at a distance of about 9 miles. The enemy now pressed his ship under a full head of steam, and to prevent our passing each other too speedily, and to keep our respective broadsides bearing, it became necessary to fight in a circle, the two ships steaming around a common center and preserving a distance from each other of from a quarter to half a mile. 99 (1869) Authority Given to Fleet Officers, General Order No. 250 (1880) Establishment of the Office of Judge Advocate General of the Navy, General Order No. Manseau, USN, before the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Naval Architets and Marine Engineers, The Corps' Salty Seadogs Have All But Come Ashore: Seagoing Traditions Founder as New Millennium Approaches, Cruise Missile Inventories and NATO Attacks on Yugoslavia: Background Information, Cursor scales for the VG [Plan Position Indicator (radar), D-Day, the Normandy Invasion: Combat Demolition Units, Decatur House and Its Distinguished Occupants, Declarations of War and Authorizations for the Use of Military Force, The Defense and Burning of Washington in 1814: Naval Documents of the War of 1812, Demolition Units of the Atlantic Theatre of Operations, Destroyers transferred to Britain under Destroyers for Bases agreement, Destruction of CSS Albemarle - Report of A. F. WARLEY, Destruction of CSS Albemarle - Report of Lieutenant William Barker Cushing, The Development of Japanese Sea Power: "Know Your Enemy"! Advanced Search. The Kearsarge had only 120 tons in, but as an offset to this, her sheet chains were stowed outsidestopped up and down as an additional preventive and protection to her more empty bunkers. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant. 294 (1917) Identification Tags ("Dog Tags"), General Order No. Colloquium on Contemporary History 1989-1998, DANFS - Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Needs and Opportunities in the Modern History of the U.S. Navy, Permitting Policy and Resource Management, "Ex Scientia Tridens": The U.S. At 10:20 a. m. we discovered her steering toward us. 3 (Washington Government Printing Office, 1896): 59. 48, USS Canberra CA70 War Damage Report No. 28, USS Princeton CVL23 War Damage Report No. It is believed he was badly crippled. 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