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17th Congress.]

No. 208.

[1st Session.

NAVAL STORES AND MUNITIONS.

COMMUNICATED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, MARCH 4, 1822.

Mr. McLane, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the subject of naval stores and munitions of war appertaining to the Naval Department, by a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 10th of December last, reported:

That they have instituted an inquiry into the state and condition of the navy ordnance and ordnance stores, and herewith submit a schedule, marked A, embracing a full statement thereof.

The whole of the ordnance embraced in this paper is reported to be in good condition, excepting only such as is noted to be otherwise; but it is represented to the committee that but few if any of these guns, excepting those procured under the act for the gradual increase of the navy, are of the most approved kind for ships of war, and many of them would be rejected for sea service by any experienced officer.

A.

Military stores at the United States' navy yard at Gosport, Virginia, procured under the appropriation for the "gradual increase."

Iron cannon.

10

32 pounders.

Carronades.

10

42 "

Military stores at the United States' navy yard, Philadelphia, procured under the appropriation for the "gradual increase."

Iron cannon.

2

32 pounders.

1

18 "

Carronades.

11

42

Sundries.

1

gunner's handspike.

52

truck wheels.

2

rammers.

2

worms and ladles.

1

gun searcher.

3

gun scrapers.

10

sponges and rammers.

26

carronade beds.

10 1/2

yards sponge cloth.

28

elevating screws and caps.

3

copper measures.

48

priming wires and boring bits.

11

gun carriages.

Military stores at Washington, procured under the appropriation for the "gradual increase."

Cannon.

6

42 pounders.

109

32 "

 

64

42 pounders.

1

32

1

24 "

1

gunade,

24 "

9

howitzers,

32 and 12.

Round shot.

3,388

42 pound.

8,613

32 "

Grape shot.

9,923

stands,

42 "

17,032

32 "

Military store at New York, procured under the appropriation for the "gradual increase."

Cannon.

10

42 pounders.

98

32 "

37

carronades,

42

Round shot.

13,144

32 pound.

8,498

42 "

Grape.

34,385

42 "

51,954

32 "

Stools.

12

tons 12 cwt. 1 qr. 5 lbs.

42 pounders.

9

tons 5 cwt. 2 qrs. 1.1b.

32 "

44

carronade bedsóweight 4 tons 1 cwt. 10 lbs.

Military stores at the United States' navy yard, Gosport, Virginia, procured under former appropriations, and applicable to general purposes, fit for service.

Iron cannon.

8

32 pounders.

6

24 "

14

18 "

--739--

Carronades.

2

32 pounders.

2

gunades,

9 "

8

gunades,

6 "

2

ten inch mortars.

2

eprouvettes.

Round shot.

425

42 pound.

93

33 "

7,853

24 "

1,023

18 "

430

12 "

315

9 "

379

6 "

Double shot.

800

18 "

300

12 "

378

shells.

Canister shot.

172

42 "

75

32 "

281

18 "

Grape shot.

108

stands,

42 "

967

"

32 "

638

"

24 "

666

"

18 "

200

"

12 "

31

"

9 "

Powder.

296

barrels cannon powder.

7

barrels priming powder.

20

half barrels priming powder.

9,020

musket carriages.

2,276

pistol cartridges.

1,469

pounds crude sulphur.

Small arms.

324

muskets.

349

bayonets.

10

pistol locks.

423

cutlasses.

285

boarding pikes.

220

boarding axes.

3,310

flints, assorted.

40

pistols.

Cylinders.

276

32 pounders

long guns.

622

24 "

565

18 "

509

32 "

carronades

244

24 "

184

12 "

227

9 "

107

12 pound langrage shot.

88

6 pound "

1,535

spare stools.

4,702

lead balls.

27

tons 12 cwt. 1 qr. 22 lbs. loose grape shot.

8

16 3 5 canister shot.

54

false fires,

106

port fires.

38

rockets.

Military stores at the United States' navy yard, Portsmouth, N. H., fit for service, procured under former appropriations, and applicable to general purposes.

Iron cannon.

5

32 pounders.

5

24 "

2

18 "

1

9 "

2

6 "

8

4 "

2

carronades,

18 "

3

"

9 "

5

"

6 "

Round shot.

2,120

24 pound.

2,321

18 "

128

12 "

81

9 "

38

6 "

29

double shot,

18 "

 

Canister shot.

103

32 pound.

78

24 "

66

18 "

8,708

lbs. loose.

Grape shot.

88

stands,

32 "

453

"

24 "

262

stools,

18 "

119

stool bottoms.

27

carronade beds.

Powder.

151

barrels cannon powder.

85

half barrels cannon powder.

12

barrels priming powder.

13

half barrels priming powder.

Small arms.

26

muskets.

61

pistols.

40

cutlasses.

40

boarding pikes.

Sundries.

168

cartridge boxes.

6

tube boxes.

24

shot boxes.

1,983

lbs. lead balls.

14,524

lead balls.

2

gun carriages.

20

false fires.

3

hot shot furnaces.

23

powder horns.

20

blue lights.

49

lanterns.

4

copper measures.

5 3/4

quires cartridge paper.

129

lbs. match rope.

57

sponge and rammer heads.

193

sponges and rammers.

13

false fire stocks.

13

blue light fire stocks.

36

match stocks.

69

sheep skins.

1

gun searcher.

13

gun-scrapers.

Military stores fit for service at the United States' navy yard, Philadelphia, procured under former appropriations, and applicable to " general purposes."

Iron cannon.

16

32 pounders

5

24 "

40

18 "

24

12 "

7

9 "

3

6 "

Carronades.

30

42 "

1

32 "

1

24 "

2

gunades.

1

eprouvette.

Round shot.

746

42. pound.

674

32 "

792

24 "

1,612

18 "

124

12 "

1,109

9 "

56

6 "

Canister shot.

241

4 pound.

11

tons 13 cwt. 1 qr. 19 lbs. loose grape.

288

shells.

Powder.

21

3 lbs. cannon powder.

2

1 lbs. priming powder.

Materials.

19,86

3 lbs. of crude sulphur.

175,99

2 lbs. of refined nitre.

--790--

Small arms, &c.

270

muskets.

114

pistols.

370

cutlasses.

269

powder horns.

37

sponges and rammers.

97

worms and ladles, assorted.

Military stores at the United States' navy yard, New York, fit for service, and applicable to general purposes.

Iron cannon.

46

32 pounders.

43

18 "

1

12 "

58

9 "

10

6 "

23

4 "

1

medium,

32 "

1

medium,

12 "

Carronades.

9

32 "

20

24 "

6

18 "

4

gunades,

18 "

7

gunades,

12 "

2

gunades,

9 "

3

gunades,

4 "

3

swivels.

2

mortars.

Grape shot, loose.

26,360

42 "

21,410

32 "

38,700

24 "

36,100

18 "

14,900

12 "

52,486

grape shot for canister.

154

hand grenades.

Round shot.

4,709

42 "

300

32 "

2,200

24 "

2,647

18 "

706

9 "

1,170

6 "

2,170

assorted double shot.

1,084

shells

898

42 pounders

quilted grape shot.

684

32 "

1,080

24 "

125

12 "

125

9 "

24

4

181

stands,

42 "

can'r shot

446

"

32 "

81

"

24 "

383

"

18 "

60

"

12 "

53

"

9 "

26

"

6 "

50

"

4 "

7,937

stools, assorted.

Powder.

805

barrels cannon powder.

45

half barrels cannon powder-

452

quarter casks cannon powder.

12

cylinders full of powder.

Materials.

158,732

lbs. sulphur.

50,273

lbs. refined nitre.

Small arms.

26

muskets.

32

cutlasses.

18,160

flints, assorted.

Sundries.

3

chests mortar apparatus.

144

iron bands.

33

iron bands for gun trucks. -

24

filling boxes.

5,427

lbs. lead balls.

2,016

lbs. buck shot.

45

bands for gun carriages.

1,614

cartridges.

510

cylinders.

 

11

grapnels.

1

barrel blue lights.

2

boxes blue lights.

200

boxes blue lights and false fire cases.

218

lanterns.

4

loggerheads.

30

gun mallets.

48

quires cartridge paper.

26

pins, lynch.

5,950

quills.

1,721

lbs. rope for matches.

31

elevating screws.

187

gun carriage trucks.

369

priming wires and gun bitts.

124

Worms and ladles.

Military stores at Washington, fit for service, and applicable for general purposes.

Iron cannon.

44

32 pounders.

20

18 "

25

12 "

12

9 "

12

6 "

2

4 "

Carronades.

3

32 "

8

12 "

Brass cannon.

10

different calibers, from 1 1/2 to 6 pound.

2

howitzers.

2

gunades.

15

eprouvettes.

72

repeating swivels.

Round shot.

1

32 pounder.

57

24 "

2,523

12 "

8,416

9 "

3,756

6 "

259

4 "

24

balls for eprouvettes.

Double shot.

92

42

1,935

24 "

915

18 "

2,863

12 "

273

9 "

1,052

6

Powder.

258

barrels cannon powder.

65 1/4

barrels priming powder.

Small arms, &c.

206

repeating muskets.

1

rifle.

1,066

muskets with bayonets.

569

pistols.

1,173

cutlasses.

83

warding pikes.

597

boarding axes.

6

boarding caps.

50

cartridge boxes and belts, pistol.

196

cartridge boxes and belts, musket.

31

powder horns.

Sundries.

154

lanterns.

9

cannon locks.

53

musket locks.

12

locks, gun.

1

ream cartridge paper.

Military stores at the United States' navy yard Charlestown, Massachusetts, fit for service, and applicable to general purposes.

Cannon.

71

32 pounders.

19

24 "

8.

18 "

7

12 "

7

9 "

1

6 "

--791--

Carronades.

2

42 pounders.

33

32 "

5

24 "

1

9 "

12

gunades,

24 "

Round shot.

3,212

42 pounders.

11,473

32 "

10,120

24 "

2,356

18 "

1,342

12 "

3,168

9 "

977

6 "

100

starboard and larboard shot.

50

patent hollow.

Double-shot.

100

32 pounders.

126

24 "

101

18 "

391

12 "

177

9 "

145

6 "

98

4 "

Canister shot.

142

42 pounders.

500

32 "

108

24 "

456

18 "

32

tons 10. cwt. loose.

Grape shot.

18

stands,

42 pounders.

2

12 "

22

9 "

122

tons 10 cwt. 2 qr. loose.

69

13 inch shells.

399

8 "

393

5 "

Grape stools.

470

42 pounders.

1,785

33 "

7,175

24 "

3,227

18 "

90

12 "

50

9 "

Powder.

806 1/2

barrels cannon powder.

37 3/4

barrels priming powder.

Materials.

3,307

pounds sulphur.

38,154

pounds crude nitre.

Small arms.

1

rifle.

25

boarding axes.

78,381

flints, assorted.

Sundries.

8

cartouch boxes.

42

passing boxes.

1,668

pounds lead balls.

97

brackets for carronades.

7,831

cylinders.

54

gun carriages.

1

furnace hot shot.

12

powder horns.

Military stores at the United States' navy yard, New Orleans, fit for service, and applicable to general purposes.

Iron cannon.

2

32 pounders.

18

24 "

6

18 "

10

12 "

11

9 "

12

6 "

2

3 "

3

2 "

1

1 "

 

Carronades.

1

24 pounders.

5

18 "

7

12 "

3

9 "

3

brass

4 "

2

13 inch mortars.

4

brass howitzers.

Sound shot.

6,711

32 "

15,476

24 "

4,455

18 "

1,557

12 "

2,912

9 "

1,376

6

777

4 "

Shells.

23

13 inch.

41

8 "

100

6 "

80

5 "

Double shot.

375

32 pounders.

350

24 "

35

18 "

22

12 "

450

9 "

50

6 "

Canister shot.

20

12 "

23

9 "

13,720

pounds loose.

Grape shot.

75

stands

33 "

408

"

24 "

190

"

18 "

147

"

12 "

253

"

9 "

89

"

6 "

Powder.

310 1/7

barrels cannon powder.

34

half barrels cannon powder.

17

quarter casks priming."

14,968

musket and pistol cartridges.

Small arms.

98

battle axes.

250

bayonets.

7

blunderbusses.

157

cutlasses.

389

muskets.

456

pikes.

8

pistols.

85

musket barrels.

37

pistol barrels.

Grape stools.

325

33 pounders.

2

24 "

14

12 "

131

9 "

125

6 "

Sundries.

30

locks.

5

sky-rockets.

60

priming tubes.

1

gun breeching.

18

rings, with straps for ditto.

23

checks for carronades.

4

gun carriages.

34

Blue fires.

24

false fires.

34

port fires.

13

loggerheads.

30

rings, with straps for ditto.

21

sponges and rammers.

4

elevating screws.

15

gun spindles.

19

gun scrapers.

2

gun-carnage tracks.

3

pair tongs for hot shot.

14

worms and ladles, assorted.

--792--

Military stores at the United States' naval station, Erie, Pennsylvania, fit for service, and applicable to general purposes.

Iron cannon.

3

32 pounders.

1

24 "

2

18 "

8

12 "

15

9 "

4

6 "

Carronades.

38

32 "

17

24 "

9

12 "

7

howitzers.

4

swivels.

Round shot.

2,918

32 pounders.

1,033

24

320

18

919

12

1,760

9 "

626

6 "

Double shot.

235

32 "

229

24 "

180

18 "

150

12 "

Canister shot.

901

32 "

157

12 "

12

4 "

606

loose.

Grape shot.

538

stands, 32 "

30

24 "

8

18 "

20

9 "

12,049

loose.

435

shells.

24

grenades.

71

stool and canister bottoms.

Powder.

5,439

pounds cannon powder.

861

pounds priming powder.

Materials.

245

pounds sulphur.

Small arms.

110

boarding pikes.

122

bayonets.

111.

battle axes.

1

cartridge box.

140

muskets.

476

cutlasses.

Sundries.

100

passing boxes.

25,044

lead balls.

104

naval and fighting bolts.

80

cartridges for swivel.

218

cartridges for cannon.

4,220

cartridges, blank, musket.

18

gun carriages.

65

false fires.

19

port-fires.

43

powder horns.

21

locks.

3

bullet moulds.

2

reams cartridge paper.

19 1/2

quires cartridge paper.

339

pounds match rope.

66

shackles, hands and feet.

139

priming wires.

120

worms and ladles, assorted.

10

gun barrels.

Military stores at the United States' naval station at Sackett's Harbor, Ontario, fit for service.

Iron cannon.

182

32 pounders.

73

24 "

24

18 "

17

12 "

2

9 "

7

6 "

 

Carronades.

1

68 pounders.

11

42 "

52

32 "

18

24 "

12

18

8

howitzers.

Round shot.

5,248

42 "

8,400

32 "

16,340

40 "

6,060

18 "

2,207

12 "

1,020

9 "

1,050

6 "

432

4 "

Double shot.

432

32 "

123

24 "

104

18 "

97

9 "

Canister shot.

340

42 "

760

32 "

1,213

24 "

34

18 "

48

9 "

Grape shot.

2,015

42 "

4,227

32 "

1,661

24 "

333

18 "

100

tons grape, loose.

Small arms.

31

muskets.

79

pistols.

249

cutlasses.

804

boarding pikes.

6

boarding axes.

Sundries.

166

cartouch boxes.

98

passing boxes.

163

locks.

142

powder horns.

40

hand shackles.

40

feet shackles.

219

boarding belts.

20

carronade beds.

81

bayonets.

60

gun breechings.

180

carriage trucks.

19,920

flints.

91

monkey tails.

12

powder measures.

149

sponges.

39

carronade screws.

1

torpedo.

93

match tubs.

2

musket scrapers.

2

gun scrapers.

63

rocket staffs.

53

pike staffs.

395

match staffs.

1,501

lbs. buck shot

Military stores at Whitehall, Lake Champlain, fit for service, and applicable to general purposes.

Iron cannon.

41

24 pounders.

17

18 "

33

12 "

17

9 "

10

6 "

Carronades.

6

42 "

30

32 "

6

24 "

26

18 "

8

12 "

15

swivels.

Round shot.

88

42 "

2,843

32 "

--793--

3,667

24 pounders.

1,935

18 "

2,419

12 "

300

9 "

1,140

6 "

1,851

4 "

Double shot.

130

9 "

Canister shot.

80

42 "

723

32 "

15

12 "

Grape shot.

112

stands

42 "

587

32 "

360

18 "

3

tons loose.

Powder.

23,337

lbs. cannon powder.

321 1/4

lbs. priming powder.

Small arms.

687

muskets and bayonets.

80

pistols.

497

cutlasses.

122

boarding axes.

473

boarding pikes.

11

spears.

Sundries.

477

musket cartridge boxes and belts.

116

passing boxes.

48

swivel cartridges.

9,000

blank cartridges for muskets.

221

port fires.

124

powder horns.

4

lanterns.

124

locks.

238

sponges and rammers.

12

match tubs.

1,167

quill tubes.

600

lead tubes.

93

priming wires.

124

worms and ladles, assorted.

1,870

wads.

86

lead aprons.

1

complete set of gun-slides and carriages.

90

yards flannel for cylinders.

15

loggerheads.

15

lanterns, signal.

328

lbs. lead balls.

40

monkey tails.

Military stores at Baltimore, fit for service, and applicable to general purposes.

30,621

lbs. sulphur.

28,051

lbs. crude saltpetre.

Military stores at the United States' naval station at Charleston, South Carolina, fit for service, and applicable to general purposes.

Iron cannon.

2

18 pounders.

7

9 "

19

6 "

1

carronade

12 pounder.

4

mediums.

3

gunades.

Round shot.

2,918

32 pounders.

3,652

24 "

1,574

18 "

1,818

12 "

1,710

9 "

1,438

6 "

Double shot.

1,130

32 "

140

9 "

35

6 "

217

langrage shot.

Canister shot.

217

18 "

20

star shot.

317

carronade beds.

17,492

lbs. loose grape shot.

 

Powder.

905

lbs. cannon powder.

2,236

lbs. priming powder.

3,569

cartridges, filled.

Small arms.

343

boarding pikes.

144

boarding axes.

1

cohorn.

Sundries.

69

passing boxes.

37

powder horns.

13

cannon locks.

13

loggerheads.

165

shackles

11

gun-carriage trucks.

9

worms and ladles.

At Fort Wayne, in the city of Savannah.

Cannon.

These guns are very rough and rusty.

5 long

32 pounders.

Carronades.

26

of different calibers.

At Fort Augusta, near Savannah.

Cannon.

2

32 pounders,

on carriages.

1

32 "

not on carriages.

3

These guns were loaned to the War Department during the late war.

Military stores at Pittsburg, belonging to the navy, fit for service, and applicable to general purposes.

21

42 pounders.

Carronades, and beds for carronades.

42

32 "

20

24 "

20

18 "

60

tons grape shot and stools.

At Newport, Rhode Island, fit for service, and applicable to general purposes.

Powder.

2

quarter casks musket.

15

whole casks cannon.

2

ullage casks cannon.

2

ullage casks musket.

Grape shot.

651

stands

24 pounders.

425

32 "

Canister shot.

56

32 "

51

24 "

Round shot.

170

32 "

145

24 "

Double shot.

10

6 "

2

9 "

3

24 "

1

cask ullage buck shot

1

box grape shot.

Sundries.

19

gun carriages.

12

handspikes.

12

sponges and rammers.

13

passing boxes.

411

wads.

288

cylinders.

26

match staffs.

4

breechings for guns.

12

loggerheads.

8

powder horns.

9

wooden cartridge boxes.

2

hot shot furnaces.

5 new powder casks.

10

cannon locks.

187

lbs. musket balls.

4 stands six pound canister.

--794--

Return of ordnance and ordnance stores, unfit for service, in the United States' navy yard, Gosport, Virginia.

Iron cannon.

2

32 pounders

Unfit for service.

2

18 "

6

12 "

14

9 "

8

6

Carronades.

3

32 pounders

15

12 "

Unfit for service.

1 gunade,

12 "

1 swivel,

2 howitzers,

Sundries.

152 barrels cannon powder, under proof.

1 half barrel cannon powder, under proof.

7 barrels priming powder, under proof.

6 half barrels priming powder, under proof.

18 barrels, cannon powder, damaged.

6 barrels powder dust.

280 spare stools, for grape.

221 cartridge boxes and belts, old.

10 powder horns.

50 priming wires.

1,194 cylinders, moth eaten.

238 worms and ladles, old.

33 iron cannon locks, worn out.

42 sponges and rammers.

130 spare stands, for 42 pounders, broken.

Defective and condemned ordnance, and ordnance stores, at the United States' navy yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

10 long 18 pounders, trunnions broke.

Shot, canister.

13

32 pounders, requiring repairs.

144

24 " old and rusty.

91

18 " requiring repairs.

Shot, grape.

74 stands

32 pounders, defective.

47 stands

24 " defective.

46 stands

18 " defective.

Sundries.

11 boxes passing, old.

51 gun carriages, unfit for service.

10 gun breechings, unfit for service.

65 ladles and worms, old.

72 canvass boarding belts, old.

Defective and condemned ordnance at the United States' navy yard, Philadelphia.

Iron cannon.

2

32 pounders.

2

18 "

36

12 "

124

9 "

13

6 "

74

4 "

Canister shot.

6

9 "

61

4 "

255 grape shot and stands.

Powder.

179 lbs. cannon powder, old.

1 1/2 barrels damaged.

Small arms, &c.

1 pair damaged pistols.

2 old blunderbusses.

1 old musketoon.

29 old boarding pikes.

441 passing boxes.

1000 " cylinders.

2 shot gauges. "

181 brushes and prickers.

82 musket worms.

46 bayonets.

27 arm chests.

 

Defective ordnance and ordnance stores, at the United States' navy yard, New York.

Carronades.

4

32 pounders,

condemned.

2

18 "

"

1

12 "

"

3 long guns,

6, 9, 32 "

"

1 mortar bed.

58 carronade beds.

88 " skids.

120 " carriages.

1,768 round shot, assorted.

Powder, &c.

76 barrels cannon,

under proof.

571 cartouch boxes,

requiring repairs

136 passing boxes,

condemned.

422 powder horns,

requiring repairs.

151 shackles, feel and hand,

requiring repairs.

57 pistol cartridge boxes, requiring

repairs.

74 cartouch and tube boxes for muskets and pistols,

requiring repairs.

60 cartridge boxes and belts,

requiring repairs.

23 tube boxes, requiring repairs.

177 lead aprons, requiring repairs.

1 set of boarding nettings,

requiring repairs.

25 boarding axes,

"

78 " caps,

"

177 bolts, naval and fighting,

"

5 shot boxes,

"

41 bolts, for gun carriages,

"

225 scabbards and belts,

"

94 screws, elevating

"

26 " " female,

"

63 lanterns,

"

20 shot racks,

"

Defective ordnance and ordnance stores, at the United States' navy yard, Washington.

1,911

42 pounder, "

Round shot, condemned.

1,411

32 "

2,167

24 "

1,659

18 "

18,734

12 "

14,451

9 "

9,153

6 "

5,852

4 "

1,358

24 pounder, " "

Double shot, condemned.

3,726

18 "

3,073

12 "

2,588

9 "

1,400

6 "

Small arms.

1,632 muskets,

requiring repairs.

222 "

unfit for service.

138 " barrels,

"

12 blunderbusses,

requiring repairs.

40 "

unfit for service.

13 repeating guns,

requiring repairs.

2 patent "

"

" 765 pistols,

"

443 "

unfit for service.

992 bayonets, "

321

requiring repairs.

1,144 cutlasses,

"

1,660 "

unfit for service.

51 battle axes,

requiring repairs.

320 cannon locks,

"

74 musket locks,

"

40 pistol "

"

Defective ordnance and ordnance stores, at the United States' navy yard, New Orleans.

Small arms.

11 blunderbusses, bad.

192 muskets, "

104 pistols, "

53 musket barrels, "

4 blunderbuss barrels, bad.

Defective and condemned ordnance and ordnance stores, at the United States' naval station, Erie, Penn:

Iron cannon.

7 12 pounders, trunnions, &c. broke.

7 6 " unfit for service.

4 swivels, trunnions broken.

 


--795ó

 

2 carronades, 32 pounders, naval piece and pomillion broke.

3 hand grenades, condemned.

10,000 musket cartridges, damaged.

Powder.

95 pounds siftings.

Small arms.

29 muskets, unfit for service.

22 pistols, requiring repairs.

1 blunderbuss, defective.

3  rifles, damaged.

Sundries.

340 cartouch boxes, requiring repairs.

29 lead aprons, old.

30 cannisters without bottoms, condemned.

41 gun carriages, broken.

Defective and condemned military stores at Whitehall, Lake Champlain.

Sundries.

800 pounds match rope, bad.

22 sheep skins, "

12 match tubs, "

1 set gun breeching, "

500 flannel cylinders, " moth eaten.

17 lanterns, "

Defective and condemned ordnance stores at Charleston, South Carolina.

Shot, canister.

101 32 pounders unfit for service.

160 14 " "

180 18 " "

190 . . 12 " "

90 9 " "

130 6 " "

4. 4 " "

Grape.

271 stands, assorted, requiring quilting.

124 " 9 pounder, "

Recapitulation of ordnance and ordnance stores, procured under the appropriation for the " gradual increase. "

Iron cannon.

16 42 pounders.

219 32 "

1 18

Carronades.

122 42 "

1 32 "

1 24 "

1 gunade, 24 "

9 howitzers.

Round shot.

11,886 42 "

21,767 32 "

Grape shot.

44,308 stands, 42 "

68,986 32 "

Stools.

tons. cwt. qr. lbs.

12 12 1 5 42 "

9 5 2 1 32 "

Sundries.

1 gunner's handspike.

52 truck wheels.

2 rammers.

1 gun searcher.

3  gun scrapers.

10 sponges and rammers.

70 carronade beds.

10 1/2 yards sponge cloth.

28 elevating screws and caps.

3 copper measures.

29 priming wires.

19 boring bitts.

11 gun carriages.

 

Recapitulation of ordnance and ordnance stores, procured under former appropriations, fit for service, and applicable to general purposes.

Iron cannon.

385

32 pounders.

165

24

178

18 "

125

12 "

137

9 "

80

6 "

33

4 "

2

3 "

3

2 "

1

1 "

Carronades.

1

68 "

170

42 "

310

32 "

88

24 "

71

18 "

33

12 "

7

9 "

5

6 "

2  brass

4 "

26 of different calibres.

10 brass cannon from 1 1/2 to 6 pounders.

21 howitzers.

6  mediums.

42 gunades.

5 mortars.

18 eprouvettes.

22 swivels.

72 repeating swivels.

Round shot.

1,151

42 pounder.

36,200

32 "

63,456

24 "

18,350

18 "

13,367

12 "

21,497

9 "

12,331

6 "

3,319

4 "

152 starboard and larboard and patent hollow shot.

24 eprouvette balls.

Double shot.

92

42 pounder.

2,172

32 "

3,766

24 "

2,164

18 "

3,726

12 "

3,718

9 "

1,252

6 "

98

4 "

2,170 assorted.

107 langrage shot,

12 "

88

6 "

217 assorted.

Canister shot.

734

42 "

3,564

32 "

1,531

24 "

1,477

18 "

252

12 "

124

9 "

26

6 "

303

4 "

3,092 loose.

114,919 pounds, loose.

Grape shot, stands of.

3,151

42 "

7,581

32 "

5,281

24 "

1 198

18 "

474

12 "

451

9 "

89

6 "

24

4 "

1 box of grape shot

20 star shot.

324 tons 16 cwt. 1 qr. 13 lbs. loose grape.

1,762 pounds loose grape.

149,519 number, loose grape.

3,290 shells, assorted.

192 grenades.

--796--

23,028

stools assorted.

190

stool and canister bottoms.

321

stands, grape and canister.

133

carronade beds.

Powder materials'

21,332

pounds of crude sulphur.

28,051

pounds saltpetre.

226,265

pounds of refined nitre.

192,905

pounds of sulphur.

38,154

pounds of crude nitre.

Powder.

2,641 9/14

barrels cannon powder.

79

half barrels cannon powder.

473

quarter casks cannon powder.

29,979 1/2

pounds cannon powder.

2

ullage casks.

Priming powder.

122

barrels.

20

half barrels.

3,856 3/4

pounds.

2

ullage casks, musket.

12

cylinders filled.

18,537

cartridges filled.

Small arms.

11

spears.

206

muskets, repeaters.

7

blunderbusses.

2

rifles.

1,753

muskets, with bayonets.

1,206

muskets, without bayonets.

721

bayonets.

951

pistols.

3,417

cutlasses.

2,594

boarding pikes.

1,323

boarding axes.

6

boarding caps.

1

cohorn.

101,851

flints, assorted.

Sundries.

86

lead aprons.

3

chests apparatus for mortars.

144

bands, iron.

33

bands for gun carriage trucks.

58

cartridge boxes and belts; pistol.

851

cartridge boxes and belts, muskets.

24

boxes filling.

6

boxes tube.

24

shot boxes.

340

boxes, passing.

8,993

pounds of lead balls.

44,270

number of lead balls.

2,016

pounds of buck shot.

1

ullage cask of buck shot.

45

bands, gun carriage.

5

gun breechings.

18

rings for gun breechings.

132

musket and pistol barrels.

97

brackets, for carronades.

104

bolts, naval and fighting.

128

swivel cartridges.

218

cannon cartridges.

14,834

musket cartridges.

9,020

musket cartridges, filled with balls.

2,276

pistol cartridges, filled with balls.

23

carronade checks.

5

casks, for powder.

11,256

cylinders.

97

gun carriages.

90

yards of flannel, for cylinders.

34

blue fires.

163

false fires.

480

port fires.

6

hot shot furnaces.

11

grapnels.

617

powder horns.

1

complete set of slides and carriages, for guns at Whitehall.

1

barrel of blue lights.

20

in number, blue lights.

2

boxes blue lights.

200

boxes blue lights and false fire cases.

470

lanterns, assorted.

175

locks, good.

122

locks, cannon.

53

locks, musket.

120

locks, gun.

 

57

loggerheads.

30

rings, with straps, for loggerheads.

4

copper measures,

30

gun mallets.

3

moulds, bullets.

3

reams cartridge paper.

33 1/4

quires cartridge paper.

26

linch pins.

2,189

pounds match rope.

43

rockets.

57

sponge and rammer heads.

481

sponges and rammer heads, assorted.

13

stocks false fire.

13

stocks blue lights.

62

stocks match.

650

stocks pistol.

518

stocks gun.

150

stocks lint.

91

screws, elevating.

15

spindles, gun.

69

sheep skins.

1

gun searcher.

32

scrapers.

231

shackles, feet and hand.

60

tubes, priming.

16

tubes, match.

200

gun trucks, for carriages.

3

tongs, hot shot.

40

monkey tails.

1,767

tubes, priming.

601

priming wires.

495

worms and ladles.

2,281

wads, assorted.

Recapitulation of defective and condemned ordnance and ordnance stores.

Iron cannon.

5

32 pounders, rust eaten, defective.

4

32 " condemned.

2

18 " rusty.

10

18 " trunnions broke.

2

18 " defective.

2

18 " condemned.

49

12 " defective.

1

12 " condemned.

130

9 " defective.

22

6 " defective.

7

6 " unfit for service.

74

4 " defective.

Carronades.

5

32 pounders, defective.

15

12 pounders, "

5

swivels, "

1

gunade, "

2

howitzers, "

3

hand grenades, condemned.

Round shot.

1,911

42 pounders, condemned.

1,411

32 " "

2,167

24 " "

1,659

18 " "

18,734

12 " "

14,451

9 " "

9,153

6 " "

5,852

4 " "

1,768

assorted, "

Double shot.

1,385

24 pounders, condemned.

3,726

18 "

3,071

12 " "

2,588

9 " "

1,400

6 " "

Canister shot.

13

32 pounders, defective.

101

32 " unfit for service.

304

24 " " "

182

18 " " "

91

18 " defective.

190

12 " unfit for service.

96

9 " " "

130

6 " " "

65

4 " " "

Grape shot, stands.

255

assorted, defective.

271

requiring quilting.

--797--

74

32 pounders,

defective.

47

24 "

"

46

18 "

"

124

9 "

requiring quilting.

280

spare stools,

defective.

Powder.

228

barrels cannon,

under proof.

7

half barrels cannon,

under proof.

4 1/2

barrels,

damaged,

179

pounds,

old.

6

barrels,

dust.

95

pounds

siftings.

Priming.

7

barrels,

under proof.

6

half barrels,

under proof.

18

barrels,

damaged.

Small arms.

3

rifles, damaged.

12

blunderbusses,

in bad condition.

12

"

requiring repairs.

42

unfit for service.

4

" barrels, bad.

1,632

muskets,

requiring repairs.

192

muskets,

in bad condition,

251

muskets,

unfit for service.

1

musketoon,

old.

797

pistols,

requiring repairs;

105

pistols,

bad condition.

443

pistols,

unfit for service.

53

musket barrels,

in bad order.

138

musket barrels,

unfit for service.

74

musket locks,

requiring repairs.

40

pistol locks,

" "

13

repeating guns,

" "

2

patent guns,

" "

321

bayonets,

" "

1,038

bayonets,

unfit for service.

1,144

cutlasses,

requiring repairs.

1,660

cutlasses,

unfit for service.

76

boarding axes,

requiring repairs.

29

boarding pikes,

old.

78

boarding caps,

requiring repairs.

 

320

cannon locks,

requiring repairs.

33

cannon locks,

worn out.

2

boarding belts,

old.

Sundries.

29

lead aprons,

old.

177

lead aprons,

requiring repairs.

41

bolts for gun carriages

requiring repairs.

1

mortar bed,

condemned.

58

carronade beds,

condemned.

5

shot boxes,

requiring repairs.

1

set gun breechings,

bad.

10

gun breechings,

unfit for service.

221

cartridge boxes,

old.

1,102

cartridge boxes and belts,

requiring repairs.

23

tube boxes,

requiring repairs.

181

brushers and prickers,

bad.

177

naval and fighting bolts,

requiring repairs.

120

gun carriages,

condemned.

21

gun carriages.

unfit for service.

41

gun carriages,

broken.

10,000

cartridges,

damaged.

1,694

cylinders,

moth eaten.

1,000

cylinders,

bad condition.

27

arm chests.

bad condition.

30

canisters,

condemned.

2

shot gauges,

bad condition.

10

powder horns,

unfit for service.

422

powder horns,

requiring repairs.

80

lanterns,

" "

1

set boarding netting,

" "

20

shot racks,

" "

800

pounds match rope,

" bad.

22

sheep skins,

bad.

225

scabbards and belts,

requiring repairs.

130

stands for shot,

broken.

42

sponges and rammers,

defective.

88

skids,

condemned.

151

shackles, feet and hand,

requiring repairs.

120

elevating screws,

requiring repairs.

12

match tubs,

bad.

50

priming wires,

bad.

385

worms and ladles,

old and defective.