U.S.S. PORPOISE Journal, 19 February 1845—16 June 1946

Manuscript Collection #1163

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  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      U.S.S. PORPOISE Journal
      Journal (19 Feb. 1845 – 16 June 1846) of a Cruize in the U. S. Brig PORPOISE, probably kept by Midshipman Benjamin Lee Henderson and signed in 15 places by the captain, Lt. Commander William E. Hunt, sailing from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY, to Norfolk, VA, to Galveston, TX, including stops at Sacrificios, Mexico, Santo Domingo, Cape Haytien, & other ports & ending at Pensacola, FL as part of the U. S. naval squadron in the Gulf of Mexico under the command of Commodore David Conner, including navigational statistics & accounts, weather reports, daily events, punishments for offenses including desertions, insubordinations, drunkenness, fighting, sightings of other vessels including USS PRINCETON etc.

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