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22d Congress.]

No. 486.

[2d Session.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, SHOWING THE CONDITION OF THE NAVY IN 1832.

COMMUNICATED WITH THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE OF DECEMBER 4, 1832.

Navy Department, December 3, 1832.

To the President of the United States:

Sir:

It is a source of much gratification to be able to lay before you an exposition of the transactions of this Department the past year, evincing great prosperity.

New evidences have been furnished of the importance of our navy in sustaining the American character abroad, and in extending and protecting some of our most valuable interests.

Besides the ordinary aid given to commerce by the presence of a respectable force on each of our foreign stations, the cruising grounds of some of our squadrons have been enlarged; convoy, and relief in distress, have been occasionally afforded; threatened aggressions have, in some cases, been deterred, and, in others, the commission of actual injuries has been seasonably investigated and stopped.

In the performance of these duties, frequently very delicate and difficult, our officers have, in general, displayed commendable prudence, and always their accustomed promptitude, zeal, and bravery.

Connected with the Mediterranean station, the only collision that has arisen between any part of our squadron and other powers took place at Madeira, between the Constellation and the blockading vessels of Donna Maria. The commander of the Constellation, under instructions to show entire impartiality towards the contending claimants to the throne of Portugal, and at the same time to respect, in all places, the actual government, found, on his arrival at that island, the force employed in its blockade apparently insufficient for the due investment of the place, and partial in its indulgences towards the flags of other nations. Under these impressions as to the facts, and under his general orders for the efficient protection of our commerce, he came to a conclusion, very fortunate for those interested in the trade to Madeira, that while such a state of things continued he was justified in extending assistance to our merchantmen to enter the port of their destination with their perishable cargoes.

The addition to the Mediterranean squadron of the frigates Constellation and United States, and the return of the Ontario, are the only material changes in it since my last annual report. The Delaware has been prepared for sea with a view to that station, but it was deemed expedient not to dispatch her, unless some emergency occurred, until she could undergo a thorough examination in one of our dry docks. The Brandywine, Boston, and Concord, being expected home the present winter, their places will probably, in a few months, be supplied by the Delaware.

The chastisement inflicted by the frigate Potomac on the piratical Malays, in February last, is the sole occurrence of importance among our vessels that compose the squadron in the Pacific. The orders given to her commander required him to ascertain, by careful inquiries, that the information received here before his sailing, concerning the plunder and massacre committed on board the ship Friendship, was not exaggerated. He was further directed to satisfy himself that those outrages were not provoked by any misconduct on the part of the Americans; and that the offenders were, as represented and believed to be true, a race of a character so lawless and savage as not to come within the scope of regular diplomatic intercourse. He was also instructed, if practicable, first to demand and obtain indemnity for the injury committed, and the punishment of those most conspicuous in these barbarous atrocities. It has been gratifying to learn, by accounts from that quarter of the world, subsequent to the visit of the Potomac to Sumatra, that the result of that visit has been to silence all exultation and menaces of further violence from those sea robbers; to draw from them acknowledgments of past errors, and promises of future forbearance from like offences, and to insure, as yet, a scrupulous fulfillment of those promises. But to guard against their perfidy, orders were given that the Potomac should be followed by a detachment from the Brazilian squadron, part of which detachment has since sailed, and has instructions to touch not only at Sumatra, but such places in India, China, and on the eastern coast of Africa, as may be conducive to the security and prosperity of our important commercial interests in those regions.

The stop put to the seizure of our vessels at the Falkland Islands, in January last, was effected by a ship of the Brazilian squadron, under general instructions from this Department to take all proper measures for the effectual security of our commerce and fisheries. Special orders on that subject had been previously prepared and forwarded by this Department, but they had not arrived at the time of the

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prompt and successful interference by the Lexington. Our commerce and fisheries have not been molested in that quarter since that occurrence. The Boxer, another vessel of the same squadron, after visiting Liberia, in Africa, has, at a critical moment, extended our naval protection to the neighborhood of Para and Maranham. The schooner Enterprise, in the late disturbances at Montevideo, was also placed in a position of much delicacy, and succeeded in furnishing very opportune assistance, not only to our own merchants, but to the constituted authorities of the country. Nothing else of interest, connected with the Brazilian station, has occurred since my last annual report. But the unsettled condition of South America, and the security of our commerce in India, have led to an increase of our force on that station, by the addition of the Peacock, Boxer, and Enterprise.

The West India squadron has been employed in an active and useful manner, and particularly so while on the coast of Mexico. During the commotions in that country, the past season, this squadron yielded very efficient protection to our own citizens, and was, on some occasions, fortunately enabled to proffer security to the residents from other nations. The recent seizure of the Montezuma, a vessel belonging to Santa Anna, was made by the Grampus without any special instructions from this Department; but, on the facts reported to her commander, the seizure was deemed by him both necessary and proper in the execution of his general orders to shield our flag, our citizens, and their property, from unlawful aggressions. A part of this squadron has recently been detached to visit the Western Islands, the Cape de Verds, and, if necessary, the coast of Africa, in pursuit of a piratical vessel which, in September last, robbed the American merchant brig Mexican of a large amount of property near the Azores. This measure, aided by instructions to the commanders of vessels on their return from the Mediterranean, and to those now in the West Indies, as well as to our consuls at Madeira, Lisbon, and Gibraltar, to use all practicable vigilance in the detection and punishment of the authors of this wanton outrage, will, it is hoped, terminate successfully; and, in any event, will tend to prevent any other attempts of a like character, from the increased impracticability of escape with impunity. The only changes in the vessels of this squadron have been the withdrawal of the Fairfield, Vincennes, and Erie, for repairs, and the substitution of the St. Louis and Vandalia.

For reasons suggested in the last annual report, it has been my endeavor to keep one of our vessels, in commission, remaining constantly on some portion of our own coast. The schooner Experiment, after sundry trials of her qualities, which proved in a great degree satisfactory, and after a visit, during the past season, to most of our home stations, is still retained on our Atlantic sea-board, ready to be dispatched to such quarter of the world as any new incident may show to be most expedient.

Of the three small vessels heretofore employed in the protection of our live oak, there seems now to be little doubt but one unfortunately foundered in a severe gale during the previous year. The other two, under a belief that their further employment would not be so beneficial as to justify the expenses they occasion, have been recalled. One ceased to be in commission in May last, and was ordered to be sold, and the same disposition will be made of the other on her arrival at Norfolk.

A list of all our vessels now in commission, with their stations and commanders, is annexed (A.) The vessels not in commission have all been recently examined by the Navy Board; and most of those in ordinary, as well as all on the stocks, have been found to be in a good state of preservation. For their condition in detail, reference may be had to the documents annexed (M and N.) The acts of Congress, relative to the rebuilding of the Macedonian, and the purchase of timber to rebuild, at some future period, the Java and Cyane, have both been executed as far as practicable. The rebuilding of the former has already been commenced, and contracts have been made for timber for the others.

The collection of live oak frames, and of other timber suitable for other parts of vessels, under the act for the gradual improvement of the navy, is in progress, as rapidly as the supply of live oak timber from private lands, and the erection of sheds at the different yards, to preserve our materials of that character, render judicious.

On the subject of vessels, the Department has nothing more of much importance to remark, except the repetition of its earnest desire, expressed in the last annual report, for an appropriation to build a few steam batteries. In addition to the consideration then urged in favor of early attention to this subject, may properly be suggested the circumstances, that much time will be required, not only to procure their peculiar equipments, but to introduce the system of discipline, somewhat novel, which may be necessary for their crews; to enable our officers to acquire the new and necessary science suitable for the supervision and management of steam batteries, and to train a distinct class of persons in the service to become their engineers. It is moreover ascertained that these batteries can be so constructed as to prove highly useful, during peace, at the principal navy yards, in towing public vessels towards their destination, at the time of their departure and return, under all winds and tides, and in the frequent and indispensable transportation of men, stores and provisions.

The property on hand at the several yards, consisting chiefly of timber, iron, copper and arms, continues to increase in amount. The whole now exceed in value the sum of five millions five hundred and seventy-nine thousand nine hundred and seventeen dollars. (B.) Independent of what is provided for repairs of vessels, we have on hand the frames for four ships of the line, seven frigates, four sloops and three steam batteries; nine hundred tons of iron, four hundred and fifty-eight tons of copper, ninety-three tons of lead; two thousand two hundred and thirty-two cannon and carronades; three thousand five hundred and four muskets; about thrice as many pistols and cutlasses; two hundred and twenty-eight thousand nine hundred and eight round and double-headed cannon balls, besides grape and cannister; thirty-five thousand six hundred pounds of powder; one hundred and ninety-eight thousand three hundred and eighty-two pounds of sulphur, and about double that quantity of nitre. For further particulars under this head, reference may be had to the annexed report (C.) Increased attention has been bestowed on the due arrangement and preservation of all these materials; and new securities, for their proper use and the accountability for them, will probably be introduced into the revised naval regulations now preparing.

Without much previous attention to the extent and quality of these materials, it will never be in our power, in any future emergency, to develop suddenly, and employ efficiently, the great naval capacities of this country for annoyance of an enemy and for protection to our commerce, as well as for maritime defence.

The act of Congress for the gradual improvement of the navy will expire next March; and this occasion is seized to recommend the continuance of its appropriations for the purchase of these materials, as well as for other valuable purposes, at least six years longer. If these materials are gradually collected, and well preserved, in such quantities as to enable us, in addition to the force usually in commission,

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forthwith, in any crisis, to put our vessels that may be in ordinary and on the stocks into a condition for active and efficient service, and to build and equip suitably such other vessels as our great commercial marine will assist us fully to man, we shall then exercise that true foresight, and that sound and sagacious economy in respect to this branch of the public service, which all experience of our own and other nations recommends, and which the present flourishing state of our country justifies. Without any increase of the number of seamen actually serving in the navy during peace, every sailor on our two thousand miles of seaboard, on our noble rivers and vast lakes, can then be considered as in a course of training to man the numerous vessels-of-war, which our interests, our rights and our honor may at any future period require us to arm; and our countless steam vessels, on the navigable waters connected with some of our frontiers, could then, in any emergency, be at once supplied with the proper munitions of war, and be so far equipped as floating batteries, that they will furnish new and powerful aid, not only in the rapid transportation of men and stores, but in repressing hostile depredations near our shores, and in repelling an invading foe.

Though nominally, as to vessels in commission, only the fifth or sixth naval power in the world, and not expending over one-eighth of the annual amount paid by some nations to maintain a naval establishment, yet, if we look to the true elements of naval power, to our ships in ordinary and on the stocks, to our materials for building and equipment collected and collecting, to our large commercial marine, whether of merchant vessels or steamboats, to our flourishing fisheries, our extended sea-coast and excellent harbors, to our large number of navigable rivers and inland seas, and, at the same time, to our position in regard to other nations, with few neighbors bordering on us by land, and an ocean rolling between us and most of the governments with whom we are likely to have collision, it must be manifest that our greatest exposure and danger are on the water, and that our means of attack and defence there, if duly husbanded and developed, will probably always prove equal to sustain us with credit in any hostilities into which the convulsions of the world may hereafter plunge our peaceful confederacy.

The buildings at the different yards, contemplated by the estimates of last year, have been commenced; and such sums as are wanted to complete them, and to begin others necessary for the accommodation of the officers, the construction and repairs of vessels, and for the safety of the public property, are included in the estimates for the ensuing year.

The appropriation, at the last session, for the survey of Narraganset Bay, received immediate attention. The survey has been completed, and the chart is now preparing. When finished, it will be submitted, for the purpose of being laid before Congress.

The liberal appropriations made at the last session, in aid of the navy hospital fund, have been partly expended; and, when the buildings are finished and furnished, they will conduce greatly to the health and comfort of their meritorious inmates, and reflect much credit on the humanity and benevolence of the country. Measures have been adopted to obtain, if practicable, the release of jurisdiction from the States over the several hospital sites, with a view to prevent the burden and annoyance of taxes, and the obstructions to due discipline in the establishments.

The navy hospital, navy pension, and privateer pension funds, since being placed exclusively under the charge of this Department, have all received careful attention; and the present prosperous condition, especially of the two first, will be made the subject of a separate report, to be submitted to Congress in. a few days. The payment of nine thousand dollars on the third of March, 1829, for the site of the Navy hospital at Norfolk, having been made out of the appropriation for pay and subsistence, instead of the navy hospital fund, and on a deed of conveyance deemed exceptionable in its form, the special interposition of Congress to arrange the subject was held to be proper by my predecessor; and, on that account, the subject still remains unadjusted on the books of the Fourth Auditor.

The entire completion of the dry docks has been prevented by an accident to the coffer dam of one of them, the prevalence of the cholera in the neighborhood of the other, and the extraordinary severity of the weather during the last winter. But it is believed that the solidity and durability of the works, generally, will be increased by the delay; and that, during the ensuing season, we shall be enabled, with safety and. great advantage, to use both the dry docks in the examination and repair of our public vessels. The report annexed will furnish the details on this subject, as well as the other proceedings under the act for the gradual improvement of the navy. (D.) A civil engineer will be needed in the future superintendence of these docks; and he could otherwise be very useful in preparing plans and estimates for the erection of the various buildings and other public works at the different yards. Any increase in our expense by the services of such an officer will be avoided, as the estimates of this year omit two of the number of naval constructors, whose labors at this time are not required. It will be seen by the general estimates for the naval service, the ensuing year, which are annexed, (E,) that no other essential change is contemplated as to officers, except a small reduction in the number of captains and midshipmen, and a small increase in that of masters commandant. The number of lieutenants is only apparently lessened, as it had been during the year no larger than the present estimates contemplate, while the actual number of midshipmen has been the same as in the estimate of former years. The estimates extend this year to the purchase of suitable libraries for the officers in schooners, as well as in larger vessels; and include schoolmasters for all the sloops. Until Congress may think proper to make provision for educating the younger officers, other than the present course of instruction on board the largest vessels and at two of the yards, with an occasional extension of it to another, earnest and additional efforts should, in my opinion, be made to convert every vessel as large as a sloop into a school, efficient as possible, in bestowing on the midshipmen that elementary science and literature, as well as that discipline, necessary to qualify them for the honorable discharge of the higher and more responsible duties of the service. If in such a floating academy, confined to the deck of a ship-of-war, they may fail to acquire in so great perfection some of the appropriate graces of their rank, it is a consolation to reflect that, by furnishing them with improved means, what they may acquire in theoretic information will be increased in quantity and excellence, will be sooner tested by experiment, and thus become more strongly incorporated with the memory and judgment; while much less will intervene to tempt them from that rigid discipline, and that ardent devotion to the ocean, its scenes, its dangers, and glories, which should be inseparable from their arduous and adventurous profession.

The estimates for improvements at the different yards, and for repairs of vessels, are somewhat smaller than those of the previous year. But while retrenching, wherever practicable, all unnecessary expenditure, it has been my constant endeavor to avoid weakening the efficiency of the whole naval establishment, either through an inconsiderate impression that it is, as in some older countries, already

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arrived at maturity, or overgrown and unwieldy, or that, from some other cause, it is not entitled to share in the gradual progress and improvements which the advancing spirit of the age, and the increasing power of a great and growing people, seem to require from all our useful public establishments.

As respects the pecuniary concerns of the navy, generally, it gives me sincere satisfaction to state that, during the year, not a single dollar is known to the Department to have been misappropriated, or lost by misconduct on the part of any of our agents or other officers.

By the changes made under the new arrangement for drawing bills of exchange abroad, either on England or this country, as most advantageous, and by the exercise of more care in our agents concerning the forms of business and the communication of seasonable advices, all our payments abroad have been effected without delay or sacrifices. No bills of exchange have been protested; the credit of our drafts has become good on every station, and on the two where most depressed heretofore, they have advanced considerably above par. (F.)

By means of the seasonable appropriation at the last session of Congress, for the arrearages which had been some years accruing, and by extreme caution since in relation to charges on the enumerated contingent fund, we have as yet been enabled to pay promptly all the demands under that head. No transfer has been made to aid it, in any case, under the temporary act of the last session.

Should Congress place the enumerated contingent fund on the footing heretofore and now recommended, and which new charges upon it in the present estimates render still more urgent, and which the experience of the last ten years, as shown by repeated bills for arrearages, and by irregular transfers from other appropriations to aid it, proves to be indispensable to meet the usual demands upon it in the ordinary contingencies of the service, there is but little doubt that the present desirable state of our moneyed accounts will long continue.

There is now on hand unexpended, of previous naval appropriations, about a million and a half of dollars; but probably most of this sum will be requisite to adjust outstanding claims, and complete the specific objects for which some of the appropriations were made.

On one subject connected with our pecuniary matters, and which has heretofore excited some sensibility both in and out of Congress, from other considerations as well as economy, it affords me gratification to add that our public vessels have returned so seasonably, during the year, that no expense whatever has been incurred in the transportation, from foreign countries, of seamen whose terms of service had been allowed to expire abroad.

In respect to the preservation of live oak, the Department, as before suggested, has not deemed it proper to employ any longer the small vessels engaged in that service. In two of the seven districts, the general examinations having been completed, it has been considered not advisable to retain the agents in them at a large expenditure, merely for the preservation of the timber. It is expected that the examinations of three of the remaining districts will be finished during the present winter, and of the other two in the course of the ensuing year. The general results from these examinations, and my opinion in detail on the plan most eligible to be pursued hereafter on this interesting subject, will soon be presented to Congress in a special report, prepared in conformity to a request contained in a resolution of the House of Representatives passed at the last session.

Our seamen have, in general, evinced a strong and increasing attachment to the service. Great care has, with success, been taken to prevent their time of enlistment from expiring abroad. No occasion has arisen to open the rendezvous at home for some months. Whenever opened during the year, an ample supply of men has been readily obtained. The habits of our seamen are improving in respect to temperance. In most of our ships they have generally enjoyed excellent health; and the visitations among them of that alarming scourge, the Asiatic cholera, have been neither frequent nor severe. Corporeal punishment has become less common and less necessary. The present ration of provision issued for their sustenance cannot lawfully be changed by the Department alone, but could be altered by Congress so as to increase its variety, its nutriment, and healthful qualities. The ingredients recommended in a special report from this Department, at the last session, would be no more expensive than those now composing the ration, and much more acceptable to most seamen.

Efforts have been made to apportion an equal share of the emoluments and hardships of the service to all officers of similar rank and date. Opportunities to test the fitness of all, in subordinate stations, have been, and will continue to be, furnished, as fast as the wants of the naval establishment may permit. It is essential to its prosperity that those officers found entirely unfit for duty should be placed on half pay, or retire altogether from the service, as their unfitness may have arisen either from wounds and infirmities which happened in the discharge of duty, or from censurable causes.

Strict discipline among the officers has generally been attempted, tempered, it is hoped, with all reasonable indulgences. Such discipline has been found not only beneficial to the officers themselves, and the high reputation of the service, but a most efficient instrument in the control and reformation of the seamen, who seldom complain of a system of government extended with firmness and impartiality to their superiors.

The annexed order (G) has been issued during the year, with a view to furnish increased incentives to vigilance in discipline on board our vessels in commission, and as an additional means of obtaining more accurate information on the peculiar merits of officers in command, whose modesty will generally allow only the report of their good works, through the inspection of others, to recommend them.

No appropriation was made the last session of Congress for the suppression of the slave trade; but the Department has been able to meet all the demands growing out of that subject by the balances on hand from former years, as may be seen in the annexed statement, (H.) In consequence of a supposed piracy on the coast of Africa, the Boxer visited Liberia in April last. The report of her commander is annexed, (I.) As Congress did not, at their last session, make any provision in regard to the public property there, the Department has deemed it expedient to sell such of it as was perishable and decaying, and to direct a careful examination, by our agent resident in that country, and an expression of his opinion as to the future disposition of the residue. It may be proper to have, this year, at least a moiety of the last appropriation of ten thousand dollars made, so as to enable the government to meet any contingent calls which may happen in the further suppression of this inhuman trade.

The rules and regulations for the administration of the civil branch of this Department, mentioned in the last annual report, have been collected, arranged and printed. From their subsequent distribution among the naval and civil officers connected with the service, all the benefit anticipated to the relief of the Department and the officers, from much unnecessary correspondence and many unpleasant decisions,

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have been fully realized. The code of regulations for the naval branch, is undergoing revision and enlargement, under a resolution passed by Congress at its last session, and will be submitted for approbation when completed, (K.)

A list of the deaths, dismissions, and resignations, the past year, is annexed, (L.)

The condition of the marine corps, as to its organization and size, as well as the allowances to its officers, and the ruinous state of some of its barracks, have heretofore attracted the attention of this Department and of Congress. But, except the small appropriation to rebuild the barracks at Philadelphia, and. which is now in course of expenditure, legislation has not been completed, though very desirable, on the subjects so interesting to the corps, and so intimately connected, in my opinion, with its future services and usefulness.

To avoid unnecessary repetition, and what might perhaps be deemed indecorous importunity, several other subjects, intimately connected with the welfare of our naval establishment, are left to the decision of the proper authorities, on the suggestions and considerations heretofore submitted by this Department. Full confidence is cherished that they will receive all that attention which the acknowledged importance of many of them deserves, and that nothing exists in the present state of the establishment, or of the country, which should prevent the continuance of all that liberality towards the navy which it has so often experienced, as well as merited, both from the government and the public. Tours, respectfully,

LEVI WOODBURY.

Schedule of documents accompanying the report of the Secretary of the Navy, made December 3, 1832.

A. List of vessels in commission, stations, and commanders.

B. Whole amount of stores on hand.

C. Letters from the Navy Board as to property on hand.

D. Report of Navy Board as to gradual improvement, and dry docks.

E. General estimates.

F. Rate of bills of exchange on two foreign stations.

G. General order as to surveys of vessels on return from a cruise. H. African slave trade expenditures. I. Report of the schooner Boxer's cruise to Liberia. K. Expenses of board for revision of naval code. L. List of deaths, dismissions, and resignations. M. Condition of vessels in ordinary. N. Condition of vessels on stocks.

A.

List of vessels in commission, their commanders, and stations. Class. Name. Commanders. Where employed.

Frigate United States

Captain John B. Nicholson

In the Mediterranean.

Frigate Brandywine

Captain James Renshaw

do

Frigate Constellation

Captain George C. Reed

do

Sloop Concord

Master Commandant Matt. C. Perry

do

Sloop Boston

Master Commandant Geo. W. Storer

do

Sloop John Adams

Master Commandant Phil. F. Voorhees

do

Sloop Vandalia

Master Commandant George Budd

In the West Indies

Sloop St. Louis

Master Commandant John T. Newton

do

Schooner Porpoise

Lieutenant James M. Mcintosh

do

Schooner Grampus

Lieutenant Joseph Smoot

do

Schooner Shark

Lieutenant William Boerum

do

Sloop Warren

Master Commandant Benjamin Cooper

Coast of Brazil.

Sloop Peacock

Master Commandant David Geisinger

do

Sloop Lexington

Master Commandant Isaac McKeever

do

Schooner Enterprise

Lieutenant Samuel W. Downing

do

Schooner Boxer

Lieutenant Benjamin Page, jr

do

Frigate Potomac

Commodore John Downes

In the Pacific.

Sloop Falmouth

Master Commandant Francis H. Gregory

do

Schooner Dolphin

Lieutenant John C. Long

do

B.

Amount of stores on hand at the several navy yards, on October 1, 1832, viz:

Portsmouth, N. H.

$348,979 49

Boston

1,122,617 79

New York

1,494,143 08

Philadelphia

471,646 81

Washington

907,273 37

Norfolk

1,057,987 83

Pensacola

167,269 55

 

$5,579,917 92

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C.

Navy Commissioners' Office, November 28, 1832.

Sir:

The Commissioners, in compliance with your directions of the 21st of August last, have now the honor to submit the following papers, viz:

1. Statement showing the number and distribution of the vessels of the navy, the number of live oak frames on hand, and frames contracted for.

2. Statement showing the quantity of timber on hand, purchased under the appropriation for repairs and for other purposes.

3. Statement showing the number of tons of iron, lead, and copper, and the number of anchors and chain cables on hand, belonging to the appropriation for repairs, and to any other appropriation.

4. Statement showing the number of serviceable cannon, carronades, and cannon ball, the quantity of powder, and materials for powder, with the number and description of small arms, on board vessels in commission, and in depot at the several navy yards.

All which is respectfully submitted.

I have the honor to be, sir, with great respect, your obedient servant,

JOHN RODGERS.

Hon. Levi Woodbury, Secretary of the Navy.

C, No. 1.

Statement showing the number and distribution of the vessels of the United States navy, the number of live oak frames on hand, and frames contracted for but not fully delivered.

 

Ships of the line.

Frigates.

Sloops-of-war.

Schooners.

Steam vessels.

In commission

 

3

11

7

 

In ordinary

7

6

6

 

 

On the stocks

5

7

 

 

 

Frames on hand

4

7

4

 

3

Frames contracted for

 

3

3

 

 

C, No. 2.

Statement showing the quantity of timber on hand, purchased under the appropriation for repairs and for other purposes, besides the frames, and the timber properly belonging to them, returned in paper A.

 

Live oak.

White oak plank, stocks and knees.

Yellow pine.

White pine.

Various knees.

 

Cubic feet.

Cubic feet.

Superficial feet.

No. of knees.

Cubic feet.

Superficial feet.

Super. feet.

Cubic feet.

For repairs

54,672

234,316

1,014,096

3,381

311,122

456,732

9,114

25,177

For other purposes not connected with frames, in paper A

20,448

105,400

383,811

4,389

109,923

331,736

2,579

22,863

Total

75,120

339,716

1,427,907

7,770

421,045

788,468

11,693

48,040

C, No. 3.

Statement showing the number of tons of iron, copper, lead, anchors and chain cables on hand, belonging to the appropriation for repairs, and for any other appropriation.

 

 

 

 

Anchors.

Chain cables.

 

Iron.

Copper.

Lead.

No. in use.

No. not in use.

No. in use.

No. not in use.

 

Tons.

Tons.

Tons.

 

 

 

 

Under appropriation for repairs

468

194

21

71

244

46

23

For all other appropriations

900

458

93

91

1

4

 

 

1,548

652

114

71

335

47

27

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C, No. 4.

Statement showing the number of serviceable cannon and carronades, the number of cannon ball, the quantity of powder, and the materials for powder, with the number and description of small arms, on board vessels in commission, and in depot at the navy yards.

 

 

Cannon ball.

Materials for powder.

Small arms.

 

Cannon and carronades.

Round and double head.

Grape and cannister.

Loose grape and cannister.

Powder.

Sulphur.

Nitro.

Muskets.

Pistols.

Cutlasses.

 

No.

No.

No.

Tons.

Pounds.

Pounds.

Pounds.

 

 

 

On board vessels in commission

467

28,655

2,290

114,325

1,063

980

1,672

 

 

 

In depot at the navy yards

2,232

228,908

23,324

540

35,600

198,382

396,994

3,504

5,703

5,248

 

2,699

257,563

32,614

540

149,925

198,382

396,994

4,567

6,683

6,920

Note.—Many of the cannon, though serviceable, are of such different forms and dimensions that they could not be used as armament for vessels.

D.

Statement showing the progress which has been made in executing the law for the gradual improvement of the navy, passed 3d March, 1827, including a statement of the present condition of the dry docks building at the Navy yards at Boston and Norfolk.

PORTSMOUTH, N. H.

A contract was made for the delivery, at this yard, of the frame and promiscuous live oak timber for a frigate and a sloop-of-war; the contractor failed, after delivering about 7,957 cubic feet of moulded and promiscuous timber, which cost, including labor in receiving and storing away, the sum of $8,717.61, leaving about 23,000 cubic feet to be provided for to complete the frames.

976 white oak knees have also been purchased at a cost of $4,187.06.

Contracts are also about being made for 6,000 cubic feet of oak, and 6,000 cubic feet of pine plank stocks, to be delivered during the year 1833.

BOSTON.

At this yard, frames and promiscuous live oak timber have been received for two ships of the line, two frigates, and one sloop-of-war, which, including the live oak beams for 74 and frigates, make 135,051 cubic feet, delivered at a cost of $179,101.93; 35,000 feet of pine, 24,295 feet of oak plank stocks, with 10,338 feet of mast and spar timber, and 957 white oak knees, have also been received at this yard, at a cost of $44,528.13, including labor in receiving and stowing away. Contracts are about being made for the delivery of 30,000 feet of oak, and 20,000 cubic feet of pine plank stocks, during the year 1833.

A shed for the preservation of timber has been completed, under this law, at a cost of $17,738.49.

A dry dock has also been constructed, and during the past year the works upon it have been brought nearly to a close. The turning gates are in their places, and have been proved with a height of twenty-four feet, and the result at a trial of their strength and adjustment is reported by the engineer as very satisfactory. The steam engine, pumps, and machinery, connected with them, are all in place, and have been in satisfactory use since the 10th June last.

The early setting in of cold weather in November, 1831, and the steady cold weather during the winter and unfavorable weather in the spring, delayed the progress of the work in an unusual degree, but during the latter part of the year the weather was very favorable and the work progressed rapidly.

In building the northeastern jettee wall, a breach took place in the coffer dam. This is the only important accident which has occurred at this dock; it occasioned a delay of five or six weeks, and an additional expense of about $7,000.

The engineer has reported that a ship might possibly be admitted, if much required, by the first of next month.

The expense during the year ending 31st October, was—

 

For materials

$60,651 32

For labor

46,675 48

 

$107,326 80

Which, added to the amounts previously expended—

 

For materials

$236,747 23 2/3

For labor

269,592 91 1/3

 

506,340 15

Making the total expenditure

$613,666 95

The works remaining yet to be done are the building of the floating gate, further adjustment of the turning gates, fixing keel blocks in the dock, completing the wharves between the coffer dam and wing walls, and removing the coffer dam.

--165--

It is estimated that to complete the dock and its dependencies there will he required the sum of $38,816.

NEW YORK.

Contracts were made for the delivery, at this yard, of live oak frames and promiscuous timber for a 74 and a frigate. The contractor for the 74's frame having entirely failed, the frigate's frame alone has been delivered, containing 20,886 cubic feet, at a cost of $24,445.48.

Contracts have also been made for 40,000 cubic feet of oak and 70,000 cubic feet of pine plank stocks, of which 29,792 feet of oak and 7,763 feet of pine have been received, which, with 419 white oak knees purchased, amount to the sum of $15,308.49.

Contracts are about to be made for 25,000 feet of oak and 15,000 feet of pine, to be delivered in the ensuing year.

PHILADELPHIA.

Contracts were also made for the delivery, at this yard, of frames of two frigates and one sloop-of-war, which have been received, making 54,680 cubic feet, and. cost the sum of $62,426.49.

There has also been delivered 68,582 cubic feet of oak, which cost, including thirty-four white oak knees, $2,537.09.

Other contracts are now making for 10,000 feet of oak and 10,000 feet of pine, to be delivered during the year 1833.

WASHINGTON.

At this yard the live oak frames for one frigate and for one sloop-of-war have been received, containing 38,830 cubic feet, at a cost of $48,118.77.

One hundred and nineteen white oak knees have been purchased at a cost of $500.90, and contracts have been made for 10,000 cubic feet of white oak and for 10,000 cubic feet of pine plank stocks, to be delivered at this yard.

NORFOLK.

The frames for two ships of the line, one frigate, and one sloop-of-war, making 110,491 cubic feet, have been received and stowed away at this yard, amounting in cost to $139,799.10.

Two sheds for the preservation of this timber have also been constructed at this yard, which cost the sum of $66,116.19. Another building is nearly completed, which has cost $27,489.42 thus far; a further sum of $5,000 will finish it.

Contracts have been made for 70,000 feet of oak and for 50,000 feet of pine plank stocks, and for the masts and spars of two ships of the line, one frigate, and one sloop-of-war, of which there have been received 23,151 feet of oak and 11,110 feet of pine plank stocks, 5,273 cubic feet of mast and spar timber, and 2,042 white oak knees, amounting to the sum of $23,069.77.

Contracts are also about to be made for 20,000 cubic feet of white oak and for 20,000 cubic feet of pine plank stocks, and for the mast and spar timber for one ship of the line.

A dry dock has been constructed, and during the past year great exertions have been made to hasten the completion of it; all the important branches of the work have been accomplished, and expenses paid. In the course of the coming winter all the important work will be completed, except the floating gate and the removal of the coffer dam.

An unusual suspension of the masonry was caused last year by the cold weather, which set in so uncommonly early and endured so long. Last summer, the great panic produced by the malignant cholera, which was very prevalent, especially at this place, induced upwards of a hundred workmen to quit the dock for several weeks, and prevented others from coming to supply their places.

This embarrassment caused great delay in the work—much languor and uneasiness in those who remained. Notwithstanding these discouraging circumstances, the great operations are mostly accomplished, and considering the nature of the interruptions it is hoped that the progress has been satisfactory.

The great wells, steam engine house, steam engine, and the great pumps, are complete, and the latter are in full and satisfactory operation. The drain from the pumps is finished, and all the masonry and jettee walls are done.

The masonry of the dock, and two-thirds of the coping, is laid, and the whole banked up to the level of the bottom of the coping. The turning gates are nearly completed, and one of them is in its place. Most of the graduation of the ground round the dock is formed, and prepared for building sewers, and to receive the paving.

There has been expended during the past year, ending November 1, 1832—

 

For materials

$138,515 92

For labor

102,352 66

 

$240,868 58

Which added to the previous expenditure of—

 

For materials

$284,709 70

For labor

302,642 37

 

587,352 07

Makes the sum expended on this dock, from its commencement in December, 1827, to November, 1, 1832

$828,220 07

The work yet remaining to be done is the completion of the coping; the making of the sewer round the dock; paving round the dock and between the dock and engine house, the stones for which are mostly delivered; graduating and forming the ground round the dock, now mostly accomplished; finishing the turning gates and the floating gate—the former will soon be done, and the latter with as little delay as possible; the removal of the coffer dam, and clearing out the entrances. These are all the important branches now to be completed.

The cost of finishing this dock will probably be about $50,000; and although the engineer regrets to state that the work cannot, as heretofore stated, be done in December, he has no doubt it may be completed during the winter.

--167--

E, No. 1.

Estimate of the pay and subsistence of all persons in the navy, attached to vessels in commission, for the year 1833, being part of the first item of the general estimate.

Rank and grade.

Ships of the line.

Frigates, 1st class.

Frigates, 2d class.

Sloops, 1st class.

Schooners.

Total number of each.

Total amount of each grade.

 

1

3

1

11

7

 

 

Captains

2

3

1

 

 

6

$14,500 00

Masters commandant

11

 

 

 

 

11

12,938 75

Lieutenants commanding

 

 

 

 

7

7

8,233 75

Lieutenants

10

18

5

44

21

98

94,570 00

Masters

2

3

1

11

 

17

11,262 50

Pursers

1

3

1

11

7

23

15,237 50

Surgeons of the fleet

1

3

 

 

 

4

8,045 00

Surgeons

 

 

1

11

 

12

14,518 08

Assistant surgeons

4

6

2

11

7

30

24,540 00

Chaplains

1

3

1

 

 

5

3,312 50

Midshipmen

34

72

20

132

28

286

65,208 00

Boatswains

1

3

1

11

 

16

5,300 00

Gunners

1

3

1

11

7

23

7,618 75

Carpenters

1

3

1

11

 

16

5,300 00

Sailmakers

1

3

1

11

 

16

5,300 00

Secretaries

1

3

 

 

 

4

4,000 00

Schoolmasters

1

3

1

11

 

16

6,260 00

Clerks

1

3

1

11

7

23

6,900 00

Boatswains' mates

6

9

3

22

14

54

12,312 00

Gunners' mates

3

6

2

11

 

22

5,016 00

Carpenters' mates

3

6

2

11

7

29

6,412 00

Sailmakers' mates

2

3

1

11

7

24

5,472 00

Quartermasters

12

27

9

55

21

124

23,808 00

Quartergunners

20

36

10

66

28

160

28,800 00

Yeomen

3

9

3

33

7

55

9,900 00

First captains of tops and forecastle

8

24

8

88

 

128

23,040 00

Second captains of tops and forecastle

6

18

6

66

 

96

16,128 00

Captains' stewards

1

3

1

11

7

23

4,968 00

Captains' cooks

1

3

1

11

 

16

3,456 00

Coopers

1

3

1

11

 

16

3,456 00

Armorers

1

3

1

11

 

16

3,456 00

Armorers' mates

2

3

1

 

7

13

2,340 00

Masters-at-arms

1

3

1

11

 

16

3,456 00

Ships' corporals

4

6

2

 

 

12

2,016 00

Cooks

1

3

1

11

7

23

4,968 00

Masters of the band

1

3

1

 

 

5

1,080 00

Musicians, 1st class

6

12

3

 

 

21

3,024 00

Musicians, 2d class

5

9

2

 

 

16

1,920 00

Seamen

300

450

120

98

98

1,628

234,432 00

Ordinary seamen

240

360

100

330

49

1,079

129,480 00

Landsmen

100

150

30

220

21

521

50,016 00

Boys

46

81

21

132

35

315

22,680 00

Ninety-five passed midshipmen

 

 

 

 

 

 

37,168 75

Eighty-four midshipmen, who may be arranged as passed midshipmen, in addition to allowance as midshipmen

 

 

 

 

 

 

13,713 00

 

835

1,362

368

2,068

392

5,025

$965,562 58

E, No. 2.

Exhibit of the officers, &c., awaiting orders and on furlough, for the year 1833, being part of the first item of the general estimate.

 

Captain.

Master commandant.

Lieutenants.

Passed midshipmen.

Midshipmen.

Pursers.

Surgeons.

Assistant surgeons.

Chaplains.

Masters.

Sailmakers.

Amount.

Awaiting orders

19

13

94

10

1

7

9

6

 

 

4

$197,039 56

On furlough

 

1

11

2

1

1

 

 

1

3

 

8,194 00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$205,233 56

--168--

E, No. 3.

Estimate of the number, pay, &c., of officers, &c., required for five receiving vessels, for the year 1833, being  part of the first item of the general estimate.

 

Boston.

New York

Philadelphia

Norfolk

Baltimore.

Total.

Amount.

Masters commandant

1

1

1

1

 

4

$4,705 00

Lieutenants

3

3

2

3

2

13

12,545 00

Masters

1

1

 

1

 

3

1,987 50

Pursers

1

1

 

1

 

3

1,987 50

Assistant surgeons

1

1

 

1

 

3

2,081 25

Midshipmen

3

3

2

3

2

13

2,964 00

Boatswains' mates

1

1

1

1

1

5

1,140 00

Carpenters' mates

1

1

1

1

 

4

912 00

Stewards

1

1

1

1

1

5

1,080 00

Cooks

1

1

1

1

1

5

1,080 00

Able seamen

2

2

2

2

2

10

1,440 00

Ordinary seamen

6

6

4

6

2

24

2,880 00

Boys

10

10

2

10

2

34

2,448 00

 

32

32

17

32

13

126

$37,250 25

E, No. 4.

Estimate of the pay, &c., of the officers attached to recruiting stations, ordnance service, and depot for instruments, charts, &c., &c., for the year 1833, being part of the first item of the general estimate.

 

Boston.

New York

Philadelphia

Norfolk

Baltimore.

Total.

Amount.

Masters commandant

1

1

1

1

1

5

$10,053 75

Lieutenants

2

2

2

2

2

10

9,650 00

Midshipmen

2

2

2

2

2

10

3,192 50

Surgeons

1

1

1

1

1

5

5,425 00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$28,321 25

 

ORDNANCE SERVICE.

One captain

$1,930 00

One lieutenant

965 00

 

$2,895 00

DEPOT FOR INSTRUMENTS, CHARTS, ETC., ETC.

One lieutenant

$965 00

One midshipman, passed

482 50

 

$1,447 50

--169--

E, No. 5.

Estimate of the pay, rations, and all other allowances of officers and [h . s], at the navy yards and stations, for the year 1833.

PORTSMOUTH.

 

Number.

Pay per month.

Rations per day.

House rent per annum.

Candles per annum.

Cords of wood per annum.

Servants at $8.

Servants at $6.

Pay, rations and allowances per annum.

Yard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain

1

$100

16

 

65

30

3

 

$3,466 75

Master commandant

1

60

5

$300

40

20

2

 

2,010 75

Lieutenant

1

50

4

 

20

20

1

 

1,292 25

Master

1

40

2

200

20

12

1

 

1,141 75

Surgeon

1

60

4

200

20

20

1

 

1,612 25

Purser

1

40

2

200

20

12

1

 

1,141 75

Midshipmen

3

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

957 75

Boatswain

1

20

2

12

9

 

 

1

651 75

Gunner

1

20

2

12

9

 

 

1

651 75

Carpenter

1

20

2

12

9

 

 

1

651 75

Sailmaker

1

20

2

12

9

 

 

1

651 75

Steward

1

18

1

 

 

 

 

 

307 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$14,537 50

Ordinary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lieutenant

1

50

4

 

 

 

 

 

$965 00

Carpenter's mate

1

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

319 25

Able seamen

4

12

1

 

 

 

 

 

941 00

Ordinary seamen

10

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

2,112 50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4,337 75

Civil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storekeeper

1

 

 

*200

 

 

 

 

$1,400 00

Master builder and inspector of timber

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

900 00

Clerk to yard

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

600 00

Clerk to commandant

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

500 00

Clerk to storekeeper

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

350 00

Clerk to master builder

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

300 00

Porter

1

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

300 00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4,350 00

Whole amount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$23,225 25

BOSTON.

Yard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain

1

$100

16

 

65

30

3

 

$3,466 75

Master commandant

1

65

6

 

40

20

2

 

1,710 75

Lieutenant

1

50

4

 

20

20

1

 

1,292 25

Lieutenant

1

50

4

 

 

 

 

 

965 00

Master

1

40

2

 

20

12

1

 

941 75

Master

1

40

2

 

20

12

1

 

941 75

Surgeon

1

60

4

 

20

20

1

 

1,412 25

Assistant surgeon

1

30

2

$145

16

14

 

1

950 75

Purser

1

40

2

200

20

12

1

 

1,141 75

Chaplain

1

40

2

200

12

9

 

1

1,091 75

Teacher of mathematics

1

40

2

90

12

9

 

1

981 75

Teacher of languages

1

40

2

 

 

 

 

 

662 50

Midshipmen

4

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

1,277 00

Boatswain

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Notes.—House rent is estimated for officers, and is to be allowed only in cases where no house is furnished by the government.

Pay and rations of surgeons and their assistants are averaged, under the law of 20th May, 1828.

*Directed February, 1830, by Secretary of the Navy.

--170--

E, No. 5.—Estimate of pay and rations—Continued.

 

Number.

Pay per month.

Rations per day.

House rent per annum.

Candles per annum.

Cords of wood per annum.

Servants at $8.

Servants at $6.

Pay, rations and allowances per annum.

Gunner

1

$20

2

 

12

9

 

1

$651 75

Carpenter

1

20

2

 

12

9

 

1

651 75

Sailmaker

1

20

2

 

12

9

 

1

651 75

Steward

1

18

1

 

 

 

 

 

307 25

Steward, assistant to purser

1

30

1

 

 

 

 

 

451 75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$20,291 50

Ordinary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lieutenants

3

50

4

 

 

 

 

 

$2,895 00

Master

1

40

2

 

 

 

 

 

662 50

Midshipmen

6

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

1,915 50

Boatswain

1

20

2

 

 

 

 

 

422 50

Gunner

1

20

2

 

 

 

 

 

422 50

Carpenter

1

20

2

 

 

 

 

 

422 50

Carpenter's mate

1

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

319 25

Carpenter's mates, as caulkers..

3

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

957 75

Boatswain's mate

2

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

638 50

Able seamen

14

12

1

 

 

 

 

 

2,293 50

Ordinary seamen

36

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

7,605 00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$18,554 50

Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surgeon

1

60

4

$200

20

20

1

 

$1,612 25

Assistant surgeon

1

30

2

145

16

14

 

1

950 75

Steward

1

18

1

 

 

 

 

 

307 25

Nurses

2

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

422 50

Washers

2

8

1

 

 

 

 

 

374 50

Cook

1

12

1

 

 

 

 

 

235 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$3,902 50

Civil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storekeeper

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,700 00

Master builder

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,300 00

Clerk to yard

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

900 00

Inspector and measurer of timber.

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

900 00

Clerk to commandant

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

750 00

Clerk to commandant

1

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

480 00

Clerk to storekeeper

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

550 00

Clerk to master builder

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

420 00

Porter

1

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

300 00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$8,300 00

Whole amount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$51,048 50

NEW YORK.

Yard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain

1

$100

16

 

65

30

3

 

$3,466 75

Master commandant

1

60

5

$300

40

20

2

 

2,010 75

Lieutenant

1

50

4

200

20

20

1

 

1,492 25

Lieutenant

1

50

4

 

 

 

 

 

965 00

Master

1

40

2

200

20

12

1

 

1,141 75

Master

1

40

2

 

20

12

1

 

941 75

Surgeon

1

60

4

200

20

20

1

 

1,612 75

Assistant surgeon

1

30

2

145

16

14

 

1

950 75

Purser

1

40

2

200

20

12

1

 

1,141 75

Chaplain

1

40

2

200

12

9

1

1

1,091 75

Teacher of mathematics

1

40

2

90

12

9

 

1

981 75

Teacher of languages

1

40

2

 

 

 

 

 

662 50

Midshipmen

4

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

1,277 00

Boatswain

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Gunner

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Carpenter

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Sailmaker

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Steward

1

18

1

 

 

 

 

 

307 25

Steward, assistant to purser

1

30

1

 

 

 

 

 

451 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$21,431 50

--171--

E, No. 5.—Estimate of pay and rations—Continued.

 

Number.

Pay per month.

Rations per day.

House rent per annum.

Candles per annum.

Cords of wood per annum.

Servants at $8.

Servants at $6.

Pay, rations and allowances per annum.

Ordinary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lieutenants

3

$50

4

 

 

 

 

 

$2,895 00

Master

1

40

2

 

 

 

 

 

662 50

Midshipmen

6

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

1,950 50

Boatswain

1

20

2

 

 

 

 

 

422 50

Gunner

1

20

2

 

 

 

 

 

422 50

Carpenter

1

20

2

 

 

 

 

 

422 50

Carpenter's mate

1

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

319 25

Carpenter's mates, as caulkers. 3

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

957 75

Boatswain's mates

2

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

638 50

Able seamen

14

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

3,293 50

Ordinary seamen

36

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

7,605 00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$19,589 50

Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surgeon

1

60

4

$200

20

20

1

 

$1,612 25

Assistant surgeon

1

30

2

145

16

14

1

 

950 75

Steward

1

18

1

 

 

 

 

 

307 25

Nurses

2

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

422 50

Washers

2

8

1

 

 

 

 

 

374 50

Cook

1

12

1

 

 

 

 

 

235 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$3,902 50

Civil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storekeeper

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,700 00

Master builder

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,300 00

Clerk to yard

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

990 00

Inspector and measurer of timber

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

900 00

Clerk to commandant

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

750 00

Clerk to commandant

1

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

480 00

Clerk to storekeeper

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

550 00

Clerk to builder

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

420 00

Porter

1

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

300 00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$8,300 00

Whole amount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$53,224 50

PHILADELPHIA.

Yard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain

1

$100

16

$600

65

30

3

 

$4,066 75

Master commandant

1

60

5

300

40

20

2

 

2,010 75

Lieutenant

1

50

4

200

20

20

1

 

1,492 25

Master

1

40

2

200

20

12

1

 

1,141 75

Surgeon

1

70

4

200

20

20

1

 

1,732 25

Purser

1

40

2

200

20

12

1

 

1,141 75

Chaplain

1

40

2

200

12

9

 

1

1,091 75

Boatswain

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Gunner

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Carpenter

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Steward

1

18

1

 

 

 

 

 

307 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$15,209 75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$965 00

Lieutenant

1

50

4

 

 

 

 

 

319 25

Boatswain's mate

1

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

941 00

Able seamen

4

12

1

 

 

 

 

 

2,535 00

Ordinary seamen

12

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4,750 25

Hospital.

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,612 25

Surgeon

1

60

4

200

20

20

1

 

1,102 00

Assistant surgeon

1

35

3

145

16

14

 

1

307 25

Steward

1

18

1

 

 

 

 

 

422 50

Nurses

2

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

422 50

Washers

2

8

1

 

 

 

 

 

211 25

Cook

1

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

211 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4,029 75

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E, No. 5.—Estimate of pay and rations—Continued.

 

Number.

Pay per month.

Rations per day.

House rent per annum.

Candles per annum.

Cords of wood per annum.

Servants at $8.

Servants at $6.

Pay, rations and allowances per annum.

Civil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storekeeper

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,250 00

Master builder

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,000 00

Clerk to yard

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

600 00

Inspector and measurer of timber

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

900 00

Clerk to commandant

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

150 00

Clerk to storekeeper

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

350 00

Clerk to builder

1

$25

 

 

 

 

 

 

300 00

Porter

1

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

300 00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$6,450 00

Whole amount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$30,439 75

WASHINGTON.

Yard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain

1

$100

16

 

65

30

3

 

$3,466 75

Master commandant

1

75

6

 

40

20

2

 

1,982 00

Lieutenant

1

50

4

 

20

20

1

 

1,292 25

Master

1

40

2

 

20

12

1

 

61 75

Master in charge of ordnance.

1

40

2

 

 

 

 

 

662 50

Chaplain

1

40

2

$200

12

9

 

1

1,091 75

Purser

1

40

2

200

20

9

1

 

141 75

Boatswain

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Gunner, as laboratory officer

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Gunner, keeper of magazine

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Carpenter

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Steward

1

18

1

 

 

 

 

 

307 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$13,873 00

Ordinary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lieutenant

1

50

4

 

 

 

 

 

$965 00

Boatswain's mate

1

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

319 25

Carpenter's mate

1

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

319 25

Able seamen

6

12

1

 

 

 

 

 

1,411 50

Ordinary seamen

14

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

2,957 50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$5,972 50

Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surgeon

1

70

4

 

20

20

1

 

$1,532 25

Assistant surgeon

1

30

2

145

16

14

 

1

950 75

Steward

1

18

1

 

 

 

 

 

307 25

Nurse

1

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

211 25

Washer

1

8

1

 

 

 

 

 

187 25

Cook

1

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

211 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$3,400 00

Civil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storekeeper

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,700 00

Assistant master builder

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,100 00

Clerk to yard

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

900 00

Inspector and measurer of timber

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

900 00

Clerk to commandant

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

750 00

Clerk to commandant

1

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

480 00

Clerk to storekeeper

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

500 00

Clerk to assistant master builder

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

420 00

Master plumber and camboose maker

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,200 00

Master chain cable and anchor maker

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,000 00

Machinist and engineer

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,000 00

Porter

1

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

300 00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$10,150 00

Whole amount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$33,395 50

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E, No. 5.—Estimate of pay and rations—Continued.

NORFOLK.

 

Number.

Pay per month.

Rations per day.

House rent per annum.

Candles per annum.

Cords of wood per annum.

Servants at $8.

Servants at $6.

Pay, rations and allowances per annum.

Captain

1

$100

16

 

65

30

3

 

$3,466 75

Master commandant

1

60

5

$300

40

20

2

 

2,010 75

Lieutenant

1

50

4

200

20

20

1

 

1,492 25

Lieutenant

1

50

4

 

 

 

 

 

965 00

Master

1

40

2

200

20

12

1

 

1,141 75

Master

1

40

2

20

12

1

 

 

941 75

Surgeon

1

60

4

200

20

20

1

 

1,612 25

Assistant surgeon

1

40

4

145

16

14

 

1

1,253 25

Purser

1

40

2

200

20

12

1

 

1,141 75

Chaplain

1

40

2

200

12

9

 

1

1,091 75

Teacher of mathematics

1

40

2

90

12

9

 

1

981 75

Teacher of languages

1

40

2

 

 

 

 

 

662 50

Midshipmen

4

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

1,277 00

Boatswain

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Gunner

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Carpenter

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Sailmaker

1

20

2

90

12

9

 

1

741 75

Steward

1

18

1

 

 

 

 

 

307 25

Steward, assistant to purser

1

30

1

 

 

 

 

 

451 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$21,764 00

Ordinary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lieutenants

3

50

4

 

 

 

 

 

$2,895 00

Master

1

40

2

 

 

 

 

 

662 50

Midshipmen

6

19

1

 

 

 

 

 

1,915 50

Boatswain

1

20