Confederate Ironclad 1861–65

Confederate Ironclad 1861–65 cover

Confederate Ironclad 1861–65

Quantity
In stock
£8.39 RRP £11.99 Website price saving £3.60 (30%)

This product is usually dispatched within 10-14 days

Description

The creation of a Confederate ironclad fleet was a miracle of ingenuity, improvisation and logistics. Surrounded by a superior enemy fleet, Confederate designers adapted existing vessels or created new ones from the keel up with the sole purpose of breaking the naval stranglehold on the nascent country. Her ironclads were build in remote cornfields, on small inland rivers or in naval yards within sight of the enemy. The result was an unorthodox but remarkable collection of vessels, which were able to contest the rivers and coastal waters of the South for five years. This title explains how these vessels worked, how they were constructed, how they were manned and how they fought.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Creation of a fleet · Ironclad designs · The European option · Shipbuilding · The Ironclad's role · Officers and men · Ordnance · Life on board · Tactics · The Confederate Ironclads · Bibliography · Color plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published 25 Aug 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841763071
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 41 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 41
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of…

Illustrator

Tony Bryan

Resources

Discover More

Visit our exclusive member's website to see artwork, maps, and more from this book.

Resources

Book Vote

Tell us what titles you would like to see published by Osprey, then vote for your favourites in our monthly book vote!

Related Titles

Hampton Roads 1862 cover
£11.19 RRP £15.99

Sign up for Osprey membership for access to thousands of plane profiles, maps, battle scenes and more. Plus up to 30% off website purchases

Free UK delivery for orders £30 and over