Nautical Standard, May 1, 1847

Nautical Standard

May 01, 1847

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Nautical Standard (Newspaper) - May 1, 1847, London, Middlesex AND STEAM NAVIGATION GAZETTE, Vol. IT.-No. 16.] SATURDAY, May 1, 1847. [Price 6cL Reviews.................................................. 251 Poetry :-" The Spirit of the Sea".......................... 251 Admiralty :-Queen's Levee-Promotions-Appointments -Sir William Harris-Court Martial-Mr. Hay's Composition-The Sidon-The Dragon.............. 252 Arrival of the Hazard from the East Indies-Arrival of the Star from Africa-Pembroke Dock-A Naval Heroine --Melancholy Case of Drowning ..................... 253 The Royal Dockyards :-Promotions and Appointments- Shocking1 Accident-The Royal Dockyard Battalions- Dockyard Abuses, &c................................... 253 Coast Guard Service-Royal Marinas-Obituary and Biography............................................. 254 Her Majesty's Ships' Stations.......................... 254 Contract Mail Packet Service................................ 257 Correspondence-French Navy ......................... 258 Editobial :-Naval Mai-Administration....................245 Insurance Case of the Sea-Horse.........................245 French Naval Estimates...............................v.. 246 Holyhead Harbour ...................................... 246 The Sarah Sands.........................................246 Sir W. Snow Harris......................................246 Foreign and Colonial:---Portugal-United States and Mexico-Cape of Good Hope..........................247 The War in Mexico......................................247 Mercantile Marine:-The Sea-Horse case................247 Committee on Navigation Laws.......................... 24 , \ , . Home Station, will thus, without further trouble, have ter behaviour m future, and so quashed the motion their papers punctually forwarded to them from this He left li to Sir James graham to defend the pecca-office, their address being regulated by the information obtained for the columns of the Nautical Standard, as to Ships' stations at home and abroad. ONE GUINEA PER ANNUM, If paid in advance. dilloesof the board of which that honourable member formed a part. We need not make a comment upon how Sir James defended them. He said nothing new on the subject, except taking great apparent comfort to himself, that the Members of the School of Naval Architecture had been kindly treated. This would have, at least, amused the House, had it been generally understood that Mr. Fincham, now a Master Shipwright, who Sir James made a Member o Old Crtjizer cannot advance the interests of the profession the School, " for that night only," and then a lecturer nor those of the class to which he belongs, by such exhi. to the School, has no claim to such distinction-that bitions as those with which he has favoured us. We Mr. abethell, another Master Shipwright, was not cannot consider that a man should neoessarily forego promoted till Lord haddington came into office- promotion, because he is on the near side of half hun- thftt Mr LloYDj the Ch{ef Engineer, and Inspector died, or has acquired an ample fortune by inheritance. Qf Machinerj.f was not promoted till the same board NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. other day. What kindnesses have the Members of the School of Naval Architecture to thank Sir James Graham for? Sir Charles Napier, we rejoiced to find, was not to e put down by Captain Berkeley. He boldly asserted that he saw not through the medium of that honourable gentleman, or with the eyes of his friends, when he stated, from the information of Sir David Dunn, that in a severe gale of wind, in the Mediterranean, the Vanguard"was the weather-most vessel-Sir Charles, " with his own eyes," beheld her the leeward ship in the squadron. Sir Charles thought there might possibly have been two gales of wind referred to, but the merits of the Vanguard as a ship, that would weather a gale of wind, was rather negatived by his observations. With respect to Capf^ml^ Berkeley's defence of Sir W. SxM^JJg's ^eg$em k SpEncer Robinson to the Earl of AreKfcAfrb; lately published. The merits, or rather demerits of the Gorgon, so highly praised by Captain Berkeley, are therein set forth in their true light, and it would appear that the mildest term Captain Spencer could apply to her was that of " execrable." But our space fails us, and we must hurry our remarks to a conclusion. Again we say, the cause is not lost. Mr. Hume knows that "Reform in the Commons' House of Parliament" was not carried in a day. Let him continue his exertions in the great cause he has espoused. Upon every fitting opportunity, let him demand returns in all matters of expenditure connected with the construction department of the British Navy, and if refused, let him divide the House, till Government is forced to do justice to the Floating Walls of Old England. But, perhaps, after all, the desperate defence of a bad system on Thursday night was only intended to sooth the fall of the Surveyor. Perhaps it is even now determined that he shall take the pension, to which, in a few months, he will be entitled, and, as honourable members occasionally speak against time, so has the Surveyor built against time. We trust it may prove so, and, the pension won, he will speedily relieve the Royal Dockyards of an incubus, and the Naval Architecture of England may then be restored to health and to vigour. took his case into consideration, he having turned his attention to a new branch or science, that Messrs, read and Chatfleld continued in the office of fore- We would fain believe that men enter the service of the Royal Navy with higher motives than those merely of pecuniary profit, and the more rich men we have in the profession, the higher it will surely rise in importancef in the estimation of the country, and the better chance men, from the time they left the school, more than it will have of obtaining a just dispensation of its pat 20 years ago, till the one was made Assistant Master ronage, and.equal consideration with the present highly- Shipwright, by Lord HADDINGTON, in 1844, and the favoured sister service-" The Army." otuer> Acting Assistant, by Lord Auckland, the THE INSURANCE CASE OF THE SEA HORSE. We give in another part of our paper a slight1 notice of the progress made in the .case of the Sea Horse. This important cause will now have fair play, whivh is all we ask for the Sea Horse-at the hands oi justice, confident as we are that she and her Under-writers received nothing but fair play at the hands of her Owners. We are glad that the case is adjourned. The evidence collected by a Commission at Sydney- ;

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