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THE

NAUTICAL MAGAZINE

AND

Naval Chronicle.

FOR 1856.

A JOURNAL OF PAPERS

ON SUBJECTS CONNECTED WITH

MARITIME AFFAIRS.

London :

SIMPKIN, MARSHALL AND CO., STATIONER'S HALL COURT;

AND
J. D. POTTER, 31, POULTRY, AND 11, KING STREET,

TOWER HILL.

LONDON:

WALTER SPIERS, PRINTER, GREAT PRESCOT STREET, CONTENTS OF VOLUME FOR 1856.

ENLARGED SERIES.

A British Captain of the Olden Time, 148

A Glance at the Slaving Places on the African Coast, 301

Anchorage in Tongoy Bay, Coast of Chile, 329

Another Word about Columbus, 361

Approaches to Smyrna, 628
Archipelago, Position of the Falcon Rock off Cape Vurkos, Myteline,

449
Arctic Collection, 110
Arctic, Testimonial to Sir Robt. M'Clure, 399
Arrival of the “ Rattlesnake,” 43
A Shoal Cast in the Channel, 326
Astronomical Expedition to Tenerife, 617
A Trip from Port Clarence to King-a-Ghee, 639

Australia, Lighthouse on Troubridge Shoals, 395

Australia, Navigation of George's Bay, 51

Australian Navigation, 331

A Visit to Cambodia, 594, 647

Bonnici's Deep Sea Sounding Instrument, 157

Cape of Good Hope, 513

Captain Sir Edward Belcher's Views of the probable Position of Sir

John Franklin's Party, 35

Capture of Russians in the Sea of Okhotsk, 55

Causes of Wreck, 252

Coast of California—Dangers, 49

Compass Experiments and Observations on Magnetic Changes in the

“Royal Charter,” 498

Convention between her Majesty and the Emperor of Japan, 107
Copy of Sentence of a Court Martial on the Officers and Ship’s Com-

pany of H.M.S. “ Wolverine,” 165

Crozet Isles and the Ship “Ben Nevis," 106, 515

Cruize of H.M.S. “ Dædalus” in the Pacific Ocean, 85

Currents of the Northern Seas, 628

Depths of the Ocean, 361
Destruction of a Piratical Fleet at Shei-Poo by thc “ Bittern,” 51
Destruction of Russian Stores in the Sea of Azof, 44
Disposal of another British Merchant Ship, 337

Earthquake at Sea, 50

Earthquake in Japan, 97

Edwards' Patent Preserved Potato, 344

Erroneous Charts, 253

Eruption of Mauna Loa, Sandwich Islands, 286

Gallant Affair with Pirates, 52

Grove Rocks, Pacific Ocean, 394

Guichen Bay, South Australia, 104

H.M.S. “ Pandora,” 335

Houses of Refuge, Mouth of Hooghly, 334

Hydrographical Remarks on the Rocas Shoal, 329

Ice in the Southern Indian Ocean, 449

Important Circulars regarding the Coast-Guard Service, 686

Journal of H.M.S. “Rattlesnake,” Commander Henry Trollope, on

her recent Voyage to Behring Strait, 345, 422, 465, 529

Langstone and West Hartlepool, 445

Loss of the “ Lochmaben Castle,” 48

Lowering Ship's Boats, 458

Luminous Appearance of the Sea, 222

Magnetic Deviations on Compass Diagrams. By Capt. M. S. Nolloth,

R.N., 615

Magnetic Variations and Dip for the Years 1854 and 1855, 164

Manby's Mortar Afloat, 1, 196

Memoir of Rear-Admiral Philip Parker King, 389

Mouth of the Hooghly, 106

Narrative of the Loss of the Chinese Junk “ Ningpo" on D'Entre-

casteaux Reefs, near New Caledonia, with an Account of the

Reefs, 113

Nautical Notices, 49, 100, 217, 287, 329, 393, 449, 509, 574, 626, 689

Neglect of the Warnings given by the Barometer, 462

New and Corrected Charts, 56, 111, 168, 288, 344, 400, 464, 520,

632, 704

New Caledonia, 5, 72, 198, 228

New Mode of Bending Timber, 557

New Regulations for the Entry of Cadets into the Fleet, 56
New Books :-

A Catechism of the Steam Engine. By John Bourne, C.E. 519
Arctic Enterprise, a Poem. By Charles Hoskin Abrahall, 221
Formulæ of Nautical Astronomy. By Capt. Shadwell, R.N., 519
Narrative of an Exploring Voyage up the Rivers Kwora and

Binue. By W. B. Baikie, M.D., R.N., 395
Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the

China Seas and Japan. By Francis L. Hawks, D.D., 459

The Mate and his Duties, 460

Notes on the Navigation of the Dardanelles, Bosphorus, and Black

Sea, 80

Notes on a Voyage from England to Balaclava, 521, 582, 665

Notes through the Inuer Passage of Torres Strait, 510

Notice of Earthquake Waves, 53

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