Notes to Abstract No. 20.
a The Hogue, commonly called the La Hogue ; an appellation sanctioned not only by Steel's, but, until very recently, by the admiralty navy-list.
b Number of hired vessels about 52.
Notes to Abstract No. 21.
a The Forth, built of fir. The remaining four in the " Building " column are the Liffey and Severn, also of fir, and the Glasgow and Liverpool of pitch-pine.
b Of these 14 frigates, two were ordered to be built of teak, four of oak, and the remainder of red pine.
c Of these 12 frigates, two were ordered to be built of oak, three of yellow, and the remainder of red pine.
d Late the Hannibal, American merchantman : an extraordinary fine ship, mounting 24 guns on a flush deck.
e Number of hired vessels about 52.
Notes to Abstract No. 22.
a The Goliath, Majestic, and Saturn, three of the small-class 74s cut down fore-and-aft, to the clamps of the quarterdeck and forecastle.
b The Leander and Newcastle, built of pitch-pine.
c The Akbar, late Cornwallis ; had been a teak-built Indiaman purchased in 1801.
d Ordered to be built of teak ; the Seringapatam at Bombay, and the Tigris to be framed there and brought to England by the former.
[There was no note "e"]
f Number of hired vessels about 47.
Notes to Abstract No. 23.
a The Nelson ; began building at Woolwich in December, 1809, launched July 4, 1814. Except that the area of the line of floatation and the depth of hold in the Nelson were greater, her draught was similar to that of the Caledonia.
Principal dimensions of the Nelson.
It here appears, that the Nelson's depth of hold is 10 inches greater than the Caledonia's, and that the former's masts and yards, wholly on account of the alteration made in her hull, are considerably larger. The main mast and yard of the San-Josef, a late Spanish three-decker of 2457 tons, were of the same dimensions as those of the Nelson ; but the former's bowsprit was two feet 11 inches longer and two inches one-eighth thicker. The mainmast of the Commerce-de-Marseilles, the celebrated French three-decker brought from Toulon in 1793, was only one inch longer, and a quarter of an inch stouter, than the Nelson's ; but the former's main yard was as much as eight feet one inch longer, and two inches and a half stouter, than that of the latter.
The Nelson not having yet been at sea, her qualifications as a sailer and sea-boat, although the highest expectations are justly entertained of them, cannot at present be stated.
b The hired vessels appear to have been all discharged.
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