By Angus Konstam
The 1st seagoing ironclad was once the USS video display, and its profile has made it some of the most simply recognized warships of all time. Following her inconclusive conflict with the accomplice ironclad Virginia on March nine, 1862, the creation of Union screens was once sped up. via the tip of the yr a strong squadron of video display vessels safe the blocking squadrons off the Southern beach, and have been capable of problem accomplice keep watch over of her ports and estuaries. additional technological developments have been incorporated in next video display designs, and by way of the top of the struggle the united states army possessed a contemporary coastal fleet wearing the main robust artillery afloat. This publication covers the layout, improvement and operational heritage of the Union's computer screen fleet.
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