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#4582901 - 10/19/21 12:00 AM Battle of the ironclads  
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Very interesting article. Besides them being ironclads, both ships were limited by their gunnery from really hurting each other. The Monitor was limited to half-charge because the Navy authorities were worried that the new designs couldn’t handle more charge and the Virginia (Merrimack) because she came out to fight with wooden ships and carried shell and canister and not solid piercing shot.

I had not been aware that so many ships were involved.

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#4582973 - 10/19/21 05:05 PM Re: Battle of the ironclads [Re: oldgrognard]  
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What has always fascinated me about this encounter is that it literally was a paradigm shift in naval warfare. To the best of my knowledge, this was the very first use of ironclad ships in warfare.


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#4582982 - 10/19/21 06:08 PM Re: Battle of the ironclads [Re: oldgrognard]  
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There were some other ironclads that saw limited action in shore bombardments in the Crimean War, but this was the first time an ironclad fought against ships, both wooden and iron.

#4582983 - 10/19/21 06:13 PM Re: Battle of the ironclads [Re: wormfood]  
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Originally Posted by wormfood
There were some other ironclads that saw limited action in shore bombardments in the Crimean War, but this was the first time an ironclad fought against ships, both wooden and iron.



Thanks for that info. I was not aware about the use of ironclads during the Crimean War.


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#4582992 - 10/19/21 07:42 PM Re: Battle of the ironclads [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Drachinifel did a very good (as most of his are) videos on the subject:


As an Euro, not too familiar with the US Civil War and even less so with it's naval aspect, I found it a fascinating story.

#4583002 - 10/19/21 09:28 PM Re: Battle of the ironclads [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
What has always fascinated me about this encounter is that it literally was a paradigm shift in naval warfare. To the best of my knowledge, this was the very first use of ironclad ships in warfare.

https://www.grunge.com/218255/the-dark-truth-about-the-civil-wars-ironclads/
https://www.wearethemighty.com/arti...-allowed-the-south-to-win-the-civil-war/

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#4583007 - 10/19/21 10:08 PM Re: Battle of the ironclads [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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Originally Posted by RSColonel_131st
Drachinifel did a very good (as most of his are) videos on the subject:


As an Euro, not too familiar with the US Civil War and even less so with it's naval aspect, I found it a fascinating story.



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#4583494 - 10/24/21 10:24 AM Re: Battle of the ironclads [Re: oldgrognard]  
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To think I can literally see where this bit o' history took place from the flight line I work on is pretty cool. Sadly, most of the sailors I work with, have no clue.

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#4583543 - 10/25/21 06:37 AM Re: Battle of the ironclads [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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Originally Posted by RSColonel_131st
Drachinifel did a very good (as most of his are) videos on the subject:

As an Euro, not too familiar with the US Civil War and even less so with it's naval aspect, I found it a fascinating story.

On a related note, he recently also had a video together with author Sean Chick about the river war:

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#4583555 - 10/25/21 10:50 AM Re: Battle of the ironclads [Re: 531 Ghost]  
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Originally Posted by 531 Ghost
Sadly, most of the sailors I wok with, have no clue.


That doesn't surprise me one bit since it seems today's military is more preoccupied with having classes on which pronouns should be used to address people instead of teaching about "dead white guy" military history.


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