The year made sad havoc especially in the navy list, from which the names of many of the best and bravest were removed.
Leaving a balance, either dead or removed from the navy list, of 629, or 51 per cent.
One was an old fellow whose name has been on the navy list for thirty years, the other was a young seaman gunner.
Striking the names of dead officers from the navy list by a coup de plume.
Admitting that you had four seventy-four gun ships on your navy list, he maintained, they would answer no good purpose.
The names of their chief characters may be found in no navy list, but the truth of the Annapolis books does not depend upon that.
Thus, before the removal of Dacres' name from the navy list was notified, his commission was restored.
On the navy list there were a number of old ships, some of which had fought against England in 1812.
At the present time there are forty-two vessels on the navy list which could be used for war purposes in time of need.
These latter duties were of course exceptional, and the navy list did not carry as a rule sufficient numbers for the purpose.