Talk:CSS Tallahassee

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Origins of the Tallahassee[edit]

The article states that the Tallahassee was originally built to the designs of a Captain RN for the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LC&DR), ostensibly for the China opium trade.

Some confusion here. The LC&DR had a fine shipping department, with some excellent (and some very innovative) ships - see Rixon Bucknall, Boat Trains and Channel Packets. But those ships never went beyond passenger and cargo service across the English Channel. The LC&DR may have had some aggressive and buccaneering policies, but it never contemplated the China opium trade! Robert upton 18:54, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Pilot boat "James Funk"[edit]

The article states that the James Funk was taken over as a tender to the Tallahassee. Commander Wood's report states that it was burned. Jhm5th (talk) 21:35, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Victims to Prizes[edit]

I changed 'victims to prizes' because 1. That was generally the preferred terminology for naval captures and victories and 2. Victims sounds like its vilifying the ship when it was following orders during an armed conflict. I think someone could potentially see it as biased, so I changed it.DaltonCastle (talk) 06:31, 24 July 2012 (UTC)