her frame to fall out nearly eight inches, which increased her measurement by 38 tons: thus,
It should have been so stated at p. 106, instead of that it was an error in the measurement of the Pomone. This oversight occasioned the Pomone's tonnage, at p. 326, to be stated at " about 1270" instead of " 1240:'
It may here be remarked, that the two ships of this class and the three rasés in the class next above, in mounting but 26 guns on the main deck, similar to the classes from B to H inclusive, are additional exceptions to those mentioned in note †, vol. i., p. 397. Both W and X may be considered, however, as temporary classes ; and, besides, they contain too few individuals to disturb the general rule.
Y *. One of these newly-built ships, the Cambrian, was first fitted with 24-pounders, but 18-pounders were found to suit her better. The other ship was the Acasta, armed with thirty ]8-pounders on the main deck, by which her quarters were too much crowed.
N *. One of these captured ships was the late British 24-gun ship Hyæna. The French had cut away her quarterdeck and forecastle, and made her a flush ship. As such, the Hyæna, on being restored to the British service, was allowed to remain ; and was armed with twenty 32-pounder carronades and two long 9-pounders.
S *. Two of the newly-built ships were the Dasher and Driver (averaging 400 tons), constructed at Bermuda, of the sweet or pencil cedar. They proved very durable vessels.
Y *. The new brig was the Cruiser, the first of the fine set of brigs of which this class is at present wholly composed. One of the two new ships of the class S left unnoticed, was the Osprey, built from the same draught as the Cruiser, but ship-rigged, by way of trying which mode of rigging would best answer.
a*. The reason of moving these ships, by the "Converted" columns, to a new class, in preference to simply transferring them to the "Stationary" compartment of their respective classes, E and P, is to avoid making an exception to the rule that no cruiser ever quits the " Stationary" columns, but to be sold or taken to pieces : whereas the Victory and Sampson, on being subsequently repaired, again went to sea full-armed. The rule, it may be observed, does not extend to the " &c., or non-cruising classes ;" otherwise, these very ships could not be restored to their former rank.
* The hired vessels numbered about 78.
Note to Abstract No. 7.
' THE hired vessels numbered about 94.
THE END OF VOL. II.
WHITING, BEAUFORT ROUSE, STRAND.
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