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From The Times of August 28, 1811:

" ... It is highly gratifying to be enabled to state, that the entire ship-timber, naval stores of every description, as also the ordnance, &c. which were in the Royal Arsenal at Carthagena, have been completely removed from thence to the dock-yard at Port Mahon. They were accompanied by the shipwrights, and artificers, of every class, who had been employed at that place, and who, it is represented, have been much pleased with the alteration. To the enemy, in the event of their obtaining possession of Carthagena, the measure must prove the cause of much disappointment, as these stores would have been of great advantage for fitting our privateers to annoy our trade. Our men of war have already experienced some benefit, in being enabled to receive the repairs they stood in need of at Port Mahon, without proceeding either to Malta or Gibraltar, by which they are enabled to resume their stations much sooner. ....."

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