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The captured Confederate Ironclad, C. Stonewall on the Anacostia River in Washington, D. The completed Capitol dome can be seen in the background.

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Steam Frigate at Navy Yard during President's visit.

USS Tennessee, ca. 1865. The Confederate ironclad warship CSS Tennessee was built in Selma and saw action in the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864. The ship was surrendered to the Union Navy in that battle and recommissioned the USS Tennessee and employed in the capture of Fort Morgan on August 23, 1864.

USS Tennessee, ca. The Confederate ironclad warship CSS Tennessee was…

1864 or 1865. Deep Bottom, Virginia. Federal gunboat Mendota on the James River. Put in service May 2, 1864. From photographs of the Federal Navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy.

1864 or Deep Bottom, Virginia. Federal gunboat Mendota on the James River. Put in service May From photographs of the Federal Navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy.

USS Fuschia (named for the flower, not the color.) An amazingly potent little ship. She single-handedly patrolled several hostile waterways with very little help on a number of occasions, and packed a mean punch for such a tiny package. Porter called her "A handy little ship."

USS Fuschia (named for the flower, not the color.) An amazingly potent little…

'St Louis', Union gunboat, American Civil War, 1861-1865. The earliest ironclad gunboat designed by American engineer James B Eads (1820-1887) to be employed by the Union side. Although the 'St Louis' was sunk by a torpedo in 1863, Eads' ironclad ships were of considerable military value to the Union.

'St Louis', Union gunboat, American Civil War, 1861-1865. The earliest ironclad gunboat designed by American engineer James B Eads (1820-1887) to be employed by the Union side. Although the 'St Louis' was sunk by a torpedo in 1863, Eads' ironclad ships were of considerable military value to the Union.

First ship named Alabama. Civil War

First ship named Alabama.

The CSS Stonewall Jackson, rechristened the Azuma in the Japanese fleet, was in her later career the nucleus of the Japanese steam navy.  Circa 1888.

The CSS Stonewall Jackson, rechristened the Azuma in the Japanese fleet, was in her later career the nucleus of the Japanese steam navy.

Confederate States Ironclads | Confederate ironclad Stonewall , was purchased from the United States ...

This page features all our images of the Japanese ironclad ram Azuma, which was previously CSS Stonewall.

CSS Stonewall, an Ironclad Ram Warship sometime during the 1860s.  The Stonewall was built in Bordeaux, France in 1864 for the Confederate States Navy. She was acquired by Japan in 1869.

CSS Stonewall, an Ironclad Ram Warship sometime during the The Stonewall was built in Bordeaux, France in 1864 for the Confederate States Navy. She was acquired by Japan in

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Hospital ship, Nashville

The USS Nashville, Civil war hospital ship. The hospital ship was yet another innovation of the war

Yorktown Va. May 1862. A scene during the Civil War - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

May A scene during the Civil War - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale! - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Union Navy - "USS KATAHDIN" (1861) was a (158') Unadilla Class Gunboat – Commissioned: 17 February 1862 – Crew: 114 Officers, Enlisted – Armament: 1 × 11 Inch (280mm)  Dahlgren Smoothbore Cannon, 2 x 24-Pounder Smoothbore and 2 x 20-Pounder Parrott Rifle – was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron – Decommissioned: 14 July 1865 and Sold: 30 November 1865

Union Navy - "USS KATAHDIN" (1861) was a (158') Unadilla Class Gunboat – Commissioned: 17 February 1862 – Crew: 114 Officers, Enlisted – Armament: 1 × 11 Inch (280mm) Dahlgren Smoothbore Cannon, 2 x 24-Pounder Smoothbore and 2 x 20-Pounder Parrott Rifle – was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron – Decommissioned: 14 July 1865 and Sold: 30 November 1865

USS Essex (1861-1865).  Named New Era during 1861    USS Essex , a 1000-ton ironclad river gunboat, was converted in stages from the steam ferry New Era . Originally constructed at New Albany, Indiana, in 1856, the ship was purchased in September 1861 by the U.S. Army for its Western Gunboat Flotilla. Modified into a 355-ton "timberclad" gunboat, and retaining the name New Era , she took part in an expedition up the Cumberland River in November 1861. Renamed Essex soon thereafter, she…

USS Essex ironclad river gunboat was converted in stages from the steam ferry New Era to be used by the Union Navy during the American Civil War

USS Conestoga, photographed during the Civil War History Name: USS Conestoga Namesake: Conestoga wagon Fate: Sunk, 1864 General characteristics Displacement: 572 ton Propulsion: Side wheeled steamer USS Conestoga was originally a civilian side-wheel towboat built at Brownsville, Pennsylvania, in 1859. She was acquired by the U.S. Army in June 1861 and converted to a 572 ton "timberclad" river gunboat for use by the Western Gunboat Flotilla, with officers provided by the navy.

Researchers Solve Shipwreck Mystery NOAA has discovered the final resting place of the USS Conestoga.

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