Confederate Ironclad vs Union Ironclad

Hampton Roads 1862

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ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY AS AN E-BOOK. The Ironclad was a revolutionary weapon of war, the first modern, armoured, self-propelled warships. During the American Civil War the South used ironclads to protect their ports from the Northern blockade. Impressed with their superior resistance to fire and, the North developed its own rival fleet of ironclads. Eventually the two products of this modern arms race duelled at the battle of Hampton Roads in a clash that would change the face of naval warfare. Fully illustrated with cutting-edge digital artwork, rare photographs and first-person perspective gunsight views, this book allows the reader to discover the revolutionary and radically different designs of the two rival Ironclads – the Merrimac and USS Monitor – through an analysis of each ship's weaponry, ammunition and steerage.

Product details

Published Oct 20 2011
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781780961415
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 47 b/w; 10 col
Series Duel
Short code DUE 14
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ron Field

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Howard Gerrard

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Peter Bull

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Tony Bryan

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