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By John V. Quarstein

ISBN-10: 1540217515

ISBN-13: 9781540217516

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one among history's maximum naval engagements, the conflict of Hampton Roads, happened on March eight and nine, 1862. at the first morning, the accomplice ironclad the CSS Virginia, previously often called the Merrimack, sank Union wood warships, proving the ability of the armored vessels over the normal crusing ships. the subsequent morning, the Virginia engaged the Union ironclad USS video display to a attract a conflict that considerably altered naval struggle. It was once the 1st engagement among ironclads and ushered in a brand new period of warship development and ordnance. The 25, 000 sailors, squaddies and civilians who witnessed the conflict knew then what background might quickly be certain: wars waged at the waters could by no means be a similar. The possible invincible video display and Virginia have been experimental ships, progressive combos of latest and outdated know-how, and their conflict on March nine, 1862, was once the end result of over 2, 000 years of naval adventure. the development and strive against carrier of ironclads through the Civil struggle have been the 1st in a cascade of occasions that stimulated the result of the conflict and caused the advance of more desirable ironclads in addition to the production of latest guns platforms, akin to torpedoes and submarines, had to counter sleek armored warships.

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