Extract from Journal of Operations in Charleston Harbor
October 18, 1863.-- Mr. Smith, provided with submarine armor, found the sunken submarine boat today in 9 fathoms of water. The engineer department were instructed to furnish Mr. Smith all facilities in the way of ropes, chains, &c., that an attempt might be made to recover the boat.
The following is a copy of an intercepted dispatch:
If the vicinity of the Ironsides is lighted with a calcium light, may show the approach of torpedoes. We chased one night before last.
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion; Series I - Volume 15: South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (October 1, 1863 - September 30, 1864), 1902, U.S. Government Printing Office
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