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CSS Albemarle, twin-screw steamer, ironclad, sunk: October 28, 1864.  CSS Albemarle was a steam-powered ironclad ram of the Confederate Navy (and later the second Albemarle of the United States Navy), named for a town and a sound in North Carolina.

CSS Albemarle, twin-screw steamer, ironclad, sunk: October CSS Albemarle was a steam-powered ironclad ram of the Confederate Navy (and later the second Albemarle of the United States Navy), named for a town and a sound in North Carolina.

"Retells, in graphic-novel format, the history of the ironclad steam warships used in the Civil War, revealing facts about the ship's inventor, William Cushing--who pranked his way through the entire war--and other real-life characters."

Order the book, Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad! [Hardcover] in bulk, at wholesale prices. ISBN by Nathan Hale

USS Cincinnati - The City-class ironclad USS Cincinnati was a stern-wheel casemate gunboat in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. She was named for Cincinnati, Ohio, and was the first ship to bear that name in the United States Navy.

USS Cincinnati, one of the "City" class Ironclads. She took part in the Battle of Plum Point Bend, one of four fleet sized actions fought in the American Civil War, and a Confederate victory, as well as later campaigns.

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“Ironclads were steam-propelled warships protected by armor plates. The rapid pace of change in the ironclad period meant that many ships were obsolete as soon as they were complete”

USS Cairo, a city class ironclad gunboat in the Mississippi River These class of gunboats played a vital part in the Union victory in the west during the Civil War. Located at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Vintage photographs of battleships, battlecruisers and cruisers.: Ironclad battleship H.M.S. Edinburgh

Ironclad battleship H. Edinburgh H. Edinburgh and her sister Colossus, were the first British battleships to mount breech-loading main guns and to replace iron armour with compound armour, principally in the form of an armoured citadel amidships.

USS TEXAS 1895, typical of an ambiguous class of warships in the early steam era during the transition from coastal ironclads to sea-going steel warships. This vessel has been alternately classed as an armored cruiser or a 2nd class battleship. In reality, it was an awkward, experimental vessel that performed neither role well. Yeah well, that may be true, but she still looks awesome.

USS TEXAS typical of an ambiguous class of warships in the early steam era…

The SS Cordoba: Flagship of the Aragonian fleet and one of the navy’s most recently-built ironclad ships. The Cordoba was perhaps most well-known for being one of the first ships (as always, the record was disputed endlessly with other seagoing navies of the day) to use steel for a majority of its construction materials Photo Credit

The SS Cordoba: Flagship of the Aragonian fleet and one of the navy’s most recently-built ironclad ships. The Cordoba was perhaps most well-known for being one of the first ships (as always, the record was disputed endlessly with other seagoing navies of the day) to use steel for a majority of its construction materials Photo Credit

iGavel Auctions: John Stobart (British, b. 1929),Print, 'Savannah, World's First Steam Ship Leaving Savannah' E2ABN

iGavel Auctions: John Stobart (British, b. 'Savannah, World's First Steam Ship Leaving Savannah'

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