The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 19
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The Navy of the Republic of Texas. 19
able fleet Texas ever possessed left Galveston harbor on June 24,
1840, with Commodore E. W. Moore in command.
The fleet consisted of the Austin, carrying twenty guns, the flag-
ship of Commodore Moore; the steamship Zavala, carrying eight
guns; and the schooners, San Bernard, San Jacinto, and San An-
tonio, each carrying five guns.1 The Brig Wharton commanded by
George Wheelwright, the Archer commanded by J. Clark, and the
Potomac were left at Galveston. This was done, partly for the
reason that they were not in condition to sail with the squadron,
and partly because they were needed to protect Galveston in case
Mexican vessels threatened the city or the coast.2
'The lists of officers of the various ships follow: the Austin, E. P. Ken-
nedy, first lieutenant; D. H. Crisp, second lieutenant: J. H. Baker, third
lieutenant; William Seegar, fourth lieutenant; C. Cummings, acting mas-
ter; J. B. Gardiner, surgeon; Norman Hurd, purser; T. W. Sweet, lieu-
tenant of marines; C. A. Christman, C. Leay, C. B. Snow, George F. Fuller,
M. H. Dearborne, L. E. Bennett, J. C. Bronough, E. A. Wezman, W. W.
McFarlane, R. H. Clements, midshipmen; John W. Brown, boatswain;
John Salter, gunner; William Smith, carpenter; C. Cremer, sailmaker:
the Zavala, J. T. K. Lothrop, captain; George Henderson, first lieutenant;
W. C. Brashear, second lieutenant; Daniel Lloyd, master; T. P. Ander-
son, surgeon; W. T. Maury, purser; J. IW. C. Parker, captain of marines;
G. Beatty, chief engineer; R. Bache, captain's clerk; C. Betts, C. C. Cox,
J. E. Barrow, H. (S). Garlick, J. A. Hartman, midshipmen; James Crout,
boatswain; T. Howard, gunner; Joseph Auld, carpenter: the San Bernard,
W. S. Williamson, lieutenant commanding; George W. Estes, first lieu-
tenant; W. A. Tennison, second lieutenant (Ben C. Stuart, in Galveston
News, October 8, 1899, has G. C. Bunner, second lieutenant, and W. A.
Tennison, as acting master); Charles B. Snow, R. M. Clarke, surgeons;
J. F. Stephens, purser; W. H. Brewster, captain's clerk; C. B. Underhill,
John P. Stoneall, J. B. F. Bernard, L. H. Smith, midshipmen; George
Brown, boatswain: the San Jacinto, W. R. Postell, lieutenant commanding;
J. O. Shaughnessey, first lieutenant; A. G. Gray, second lieutenant; Wil-
liam Oliver, acting master; Fletcher Dorey, surgeon; Robert Oliver,
purser; J. J. Tucker, captain's clerk; C. S. Arcamble, A. Walker, J. O.
Parker, midshipmen: the San Antonio, Alex Moore, lieutenant command-
ing; Thomas Wood, Junior, first lieutenant; A. J. Lewis, second lieuten-
ant; A. A. Waite, acting master; James W. Moore, purser; Hugh A.
Goldborough, captain's clerk; James H. Wheeler, E. F. Wells, L. M. Minor,
midshipmen; Hugh Schofield, boatswain.
The muster rolls here given are from the Tennison Papers (folio 352,
pp. 1-3). They are the only complete rolls I have been able to secure. Yet
Tennison's rolls cannot be depended upon as absolutely accurate. For other
lists see Ben C. Stuart in Galveston News, October 8, 1899.
Alex Moore and James W. Moore, mentioned above, were a cousin and a
brother of Commodore E. W. Moore. See Moore, To the People of Texas,
2The ships and officers mentioned in Brown's History of Texas, II, 198,
footnote (copied in full without credit being given from Texas Almanac,
1860, pp. 165-166), have nothing whatever to do with this squadron, though,
to the general reader, it would appear from the language used that they
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