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Capture and destruction of the Sewolod, 16—Sir James Saumarez off Rogers-
Unsuccessful attack upon St.-Martin, ibid.
Action of the Seahorse and Badere-Zaffer 61
„ Amethyst and Thetis 83
„ Amethyst and Niemen 159
„ Spartan with Ceres and consorts, commencement of action 248
„ Its termination 249
Action ore Lissa.
Grounding of Favorite 353
Retreat of Corona, Danae, &c 356
'Capture of Bellone and escape of Flore after surrender . . . 354
NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN.
BRITISH AND FRENCH FLEETS.
The number of line-of-battle ships, in commission fts cruisers at the date of the Abstract for the present year,* has attained an amount not previously equalled, nor subsequently exceeded. This abstract also exhibits, in its larger line total, the greatest number of line-of-battle ships to be found in the same compartment of any other abstract of the series; and among the ships are 19 of that fine class, the N or middling sized 74, exclusive of 16 other ships of the same class, that remained unfinished of those which had been ordered in antecedent years. The number of national prizes, purchased into the service during the year 1807, will be found to be nearly double that of any other year within the limits of this work;+ and the casualty-column on the Decrease side displays a total, greater by a trifle than has appeared, or than, probably, will again appear. Of the 38 British vessels so lost, no fewer than 29 foundered at sea or were wrecked; and, .unhappily, a great proportion of their crews perished with them.
The number of commissioned officers and masters, belonging to the British navy at the commencement of the year 1808, was, Admirals . . ..." 48
„ superannuated 31
Post-captains . . . . . 700
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Commanders, or sloop-captains . 501
,, superannuated 49
Lieutenants . . . . .2912
* See Appendix, Annual Abstract No. 16.