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A list of ships down to class Q inclusive, belonging to the british

navy, built (in italics) or building of teak, on the 1st of January, 1820, -

gun-ship gun-frig. gun-frig. 84 (G) Asia, Madagascar, 28 (4) Alligator, Ganges. 48 (V) seringapatam, Samarang. 80 (H) Hindostan, Tigris. Indus. 46 (W) Amphitrite. g-bg.-slp. Carnatic Doris Chameleon (N) connai. 42 (Y) {#. 10 (L) {: > 4 Hastings, (0) & Malabar, Asinden.

N.B. In the “letters of reference” of Abstract No. 28, an error occurs, in consequence of each of the eleven letters next below T being placed one class too low, and the twelfth letter, F, being left out. In No.27 they stand right.

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ANNUAL AIBSTRACTS,

NOTES TO ABSTRACT, No. 20. * * The Hogue, commonly called the La Hogue; an appellation sanctioned not only by Steel's, but, until very recently, by the admiralty navy-list.

.* Number of hired vessels about 52.

NOTES TO ABSTRACT, No. 21. * 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.

* Of these 14 frigates, two were ordered to be built of teak, four of oak, and the remainder of red pine.

* Of these 12 frigates, two were ordered to be built of oak, three of yellow, and the remainder of red pine.

* Late the Hannibal, american merchantman; an extraordinary fine ship, mounting 24 guns on a flush deck. '

* Number of hired vessels about 52.

NOTES TO ABSTRACT, No. 22.

* The Goliath, Majestic, and Saturn, three of the small-class 74s cut down, fore-and-aft, to the clamps of the quarterdeck and forecastle.

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* The Leander and Newcastle, built of pitch-pine.

* The Akbar, late Cornwallis; had been a teak-built indiaman, purchased in 1801.

* Ordered to be built of teak; the Seringapatam at Bombay, #. the Tigris to be framed there and brought to England by the former.

* Number of hired vessels about 47.

NOTES TO ABSTRACT, No. 23.

* 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.

Length on the range of the first or lower gun-Y ft. in.
deck, from the rabbet of the stem to the o:
of the stern-post. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breadth extreme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 8
Depth of hold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 O
Burden in tons 2617 norths.
- length. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 9
Mainmast, diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 5
- slength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 3
Main yard, diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2
- length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 l
Bowsprit, diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Og

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 dimeni. sions as those of the Nelson; but the former's bowsprit was two t 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 s 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. o The Nelson not having yet been at sea, her qualifications as a

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