Hampton Roads 1862

Hampton Roads 1862

Clash of the Ironclads

Campaign 103
  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Short code: CAM 103
  • Publication Date: 25 Apr 2002
  • ISBN: 9781841764108
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

On 9 March 1862 the world's first battle between two ironclad warships took place in the confined waters of Hampton Roads, Virginia. The previous day the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia, impervious to her enemy's guns, had sunk two Union warships. When she re-emerged from Norfolk to complete the destruction of the Union blockading squadron the USS Monitor steamed out to meet her. The four-hour duel that ensued was a stalemate, but crucially the Virginia had failed to break the Northern blockade of the Southern ports. Nevertheless, in a single battle these two vessels rendered wooden warships obsolete and transformed the face of naval warfare forever.

Biographical Note

Angus Konstam is an experienced Osprey author with over 10 titles in print. He has long been associated with the sea, having served in the Royal Navy, practised underwater archaeology and curated a maritime museum. His understanding of the subject is based on years of study of maritime history, and intimate knowledge of the leading maritime museums on both sides of the Atlantic.Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, the American Civil War and the American Revolution. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.

Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Forces
Background to the Campaign
The Battle of Hampton Roads
The Aftermath
The Battlefield Today
Further Reading
Index

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