By Angus Konstam
The production of a accomplice ironclad fleet used to be a miracle of ingenuity, improvisation and logistics. Surrounded by way of a great enemy fleet, accomplice designers tailored present vessels or created new ones from the keel up with the only function of breaking the naval stranglehold at the nascent nation. Her ironclads have been construct in distant cornfields, on small inland rivers or in naval yards within reach of the enemy. the end result used to be an unorthodox yet impressive number of vessels, that have been in a position to contest the rivers and coastal waters of the South for 5 years. This identify explains how those vessels labored, how they have been built, how they have been manned and the way they fought.
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