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Old 11-12-2012, 17:34
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Battle of the Ironclads by Ivan Berryman
Released December 2012

At Dawn on 9th March 1862, as the American Civil War raged on, an extraordinary combat took place in Hampton Roads, a naval exchange that was to herald a new age and completely change the concept and design of modern warships. Having already destroyed the two Federal warships Cumberland and Congress the previous day, the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia readied herself for another day's work, her target this time being the grounded Minnesota. As the Virginia approached her target, she was confronted by the much smaller Union ironclad Monitor which had just arrived after a fraught journey from New York. Thus began an exchange of fire that lasted more than three hours, each ship's shot merely bouncing and deflecting off its opponent without inflicting any serious damage. With her smokestack shot away, the Virginia now concentrated her shot on the Monitor's tiny wheelhouse where a direct hit blinded the Union ship's commander, necessitating a temporary withdrawal. By the time Monitor was ready to re-engage, the Virginia was limping away, the result of this fierce encounter being nothing more than stalemate. Neither ship could claim any form of victory and neither had sustained any meaningful damage. Though clumsy and difficult to handle, the thick iron plating and low profiles of these very different vessels signaled a direction in warship design that lasted until the Second World War, eighty years later.


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Old 16-12-2012, 15:37
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Reference the above..........don't know if it is of any relevance or interest, but when she fought MONITOR, CSS VIRGINIA was actually under the command of her Executive Officer (or First Lieutenant to we British).
Lieutenant Catesby ap Jones had taken over when her original Commanding Officer, Commodore Franklin Buchanan had been wounded in the thigh, the day previous.

Lieutenant Jones it seems, was reputed to be a direct descendant of Sir Richard Catesby, one of the most prominent supporters of King Richard III!
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Old 11-02-2013, 14:30
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KC & Scurs,
Nice, I want a copy of that! There is a full size model of the Monitor down in VA at the mariners museum. We got to see it when we were still living down there!
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The mighty beast is wounded, a Swordfish torpedoed the steering gear, with rudder's jammed..is his Achilles Heel with... K.G.5 and Rodney closing in for the kill". From "You Must Sink The Bismarck" on youtube..
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Old 19-03-2013, 15:22
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As "pretty" as picture is, probably not particularly accurate, inasmuch as the pristine condition of VIRGINIA. The conflict the previous day, whilst doing her no damage internally, did rather make a mess of her exterior fittings. I doubt that boat on the davits was there for long, for a start! Yes I suppose they could have worked all night to spruce her back up, but I doubt it........"artistic license" prevails.
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Scurs,
like I said: I want a copy of that ! There is a full size model of the Monitor down in VA at the mariners museum. We got to see it when we were still living down there!
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I know that there is an American film or TV series called Ironclad (covering this topic), it must have been made about 15 years ago and since then I have been trying to find a DVD copy for this side of the Atlantic.
So far no joy.

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I seem to recall seeing an engraving of the same conflict some years ago. If my memory serves me right the ships are in similar positions. Of course the engraving is only in black and white, and I think it was fairly crude. Nothing like the refinement shown here.
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