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Steamboat Conversions of the Civil War  USS Commodore Perry, Note the heavy canon

Steamboat Conversions of the Civil War USS Commodore Perry, Note the heavy canon

The CSS Arkansas was a Confederate Ironclad warship which served during the American Civil War in the Western Theater. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

CSS Arkansas a Confederate ironclad ram, was built at Memphis, Tennessee Incomplete when Union forces closed in on Memphis she was towed up the Yazoo River to Yazoo City, Mississippi

U.S.Navy Monitor Puritan.

1898 US Naval History - The monitor USS Puritan with deck cleared for action

The fearsome ironclad C.S.S. Stonewall Jackson with the US Capitol in the background. Built in France, packed with supplies and ordered to attack Union men'o'war, Stonewall set sail for the Confederacy arriving in Havana, Cuba in May 1865 weeks after Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Thus, the deadliest vessel in the Confederate navy surrendered without ever firing a shot in anger. Eventually sold to Japan where she became that navy's flagship and proved herself in battle many times over.

The captured Confederate Ironclad, C. Stonewall on the Anacostia River in Washington, D. The completed Capitol dome can be seen in the background.

Colorized: St James River (undated) Civil War Monitor the USS Onodaga by DUCKofD3ATH, via Flickr

Colorized: St James River (undated) Civil War Monitor the USS Onodaga by DUCKofD3ATH, via Flickr

USS Michigan was the United States Navy's first iron-hulled warship and served during the American Civil War. She was renamed USS Wolverine in 1905. In an encounter with Great Lakes "timber pirates" in the 1850s, a steamer rammed Michigan. The pirate vessel was badly damaged in the maneuver, and was captured.

USS Michigan was the United States Navy's first iron-hulled warship and served during the American Civil War. She was renamed USS Wolverine in

One of the most famous naval battles in history occurs as the ironclads Monitor and Virginia fight to a draw off Hampton Roads, Virginia.

One of the most famous naval battles in history occurs as the ironclads Monitor and Virginia fight to a draw off Hampton Roads, Virginia.

USS Nahant - a Canonicus class monitor.

The USS Nahant was a Passaic-class ironclad monitor of the United States Navy that saw service in the American Civil War and the Spanish–American War.

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