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The introduction of the ironclad warship

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Published by Archon Books in Hamden, Connecticut .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. Navy -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865,
  • Armored vessels,
  • Battleships

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesIronclad warship.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsV799 .B3 1968
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 398 p.
    Number of Pages398
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5608837M
    LC Control Number68016330

    From onwards, the balance between breech- and muzzle-loading changed. The main reason for the French use of wooden hulls for the ironclad fleet built in the s was that the French iron industry could not supply enough, and the main reason why Britain built its handful of wooden-hulled ironclads was to make best use of hulls already started and wood already bought. Throughout the ironclad era navies also grappled with the complexities of rifled versus smoothbore guns and breech-loading versus muzzle-loading. The desire for change came from the ambition of Napoleon III to gain greater influence in Europe, which required a challenge to the British at sea. Monitor on the James RiverVirginia, 9 July Immediately following the battle Stimers telegraphed Ericsson, congratulating and thanking him for making it possible to confront the Confederate ironclad and for "saving the day".

    The centre-battery was the simpler and, during the s and s, the more popular method. It analyses the performance of the fleet in the war with Russiaand concludes with the design of the Warrior, the first iron-hulled, seagoing capital ship in the world. Both sides claimed victory, but modern historians disagree. During the battle Monitor fired solid shot, about once every eight minutes, while Virginia fired shell exclusively. She was armed with thirty-six 6.

    The war touched every aspect of American life, for both soldiers and civilians, and its effects are still being seen today. Imagine yourself listening to the cries of the wounded in dirty hospitals, doctors operating without anesthesia, and more wounded men flooding in all the time. Yeah, that's key. The ships had a successful design, though there were necessarily compromises between 'sea-keeping', strategic range and armour protection; their weapons were more effective than that of Gloire, and with the largest set of steam engines yet fitted to a ship they could steam at The majority of the book examines the evolution of warship construction over the course ofthe century. By the s most sailing ironclads had been replaced by modern battleships.


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The introduction of the ironclad warship book

Smoke and the general chaos of battle only added to the problem. The French had launched, and ironclad ship in the late s and the Royal Navy had launched one in In particular, it taught a generation of naval officers the misleading lesson that ramming was the best way to sink enemy ironclads.

The question of how an ironclad fleet should deploy in battle to make best use of the ram was never tested in battle, and if it had been, combat might have shown that rams could only be used against ships which were already stopped dead in the water.

Lighting for each living area was provided by small skylights in the deck above, which were covered by an iron hatch during battle. Great Britain's Royal Navy receives the most attentionalthoughAmerican, French, Italian, and German designs merit mention when necessary.

Campbell Four of the officers were Line officers and responsible for the handling of the vessel and operation of guns during battle, while the engineering officers were considered a class unto themselves. These were fixed armored towers which held a gun on a turntable.

By almost all new battleships used Krupp armor, though the U. Early ironclads used black powderwhich expanded rapidly after combustion; this meant cannons had relatively short barrels, to prevent the barrel itself slowing the shell.

Warship Losses Age Sail by Hepper

The French navy decided in to adopt compound armor for its fleet, but found it limited in supply, so from the French navy was using steel armor. He adroitly uses the major sources and creates a well-conceived and well-written book on the northern effort to build a fleet of ironclads.

When the South peaced out and created its own country, the Confederate States of America, it didn't take long for Lincoln to protest. Opposing them, the Austrian navy had seven ironclad frigates.

For several years 'Harvey steel' was the state of the art, produced in the U. Throughout the ironclad era navies also grappled with the complexities of rifled versus smoothbore guns and breech-loading versus muzzle-loading.

Confederate Ironclad vs Union Ironclad: Hampton Roads 1862

There Monitor drifted idly for about twenty minutes. It was built after the Union Navy learned that the Confederates had captured the USS Merrimack and were converting it to an ironclad ship. In the aftermath, navy officials and engineers naturally sought improvements for the monitors.

Surdam, David Published by EH. A fast ship would have the advantage of being able to choose a range of engagement which could make her invulnerable to enemy fire. Warrior's Armstrong guns suffered from both problems; the shells were unable to penetrate the 4.

They were not as heavily armored as the ocean-going monitors of the Union, but they were adequate for their intended use.

Ironclad warship

In the months after the battle, the United States ordered 10 more of the ships be built. Heavier guns to penetrate ever-thicker armor meant that fewer guns could be carried.Naval Architecture Analysis of the Civil War Ironclad CSS Virginia Nicholas Marickovich ABSTRACT This thesis presents the results of a naval architecture analysis of the Civil War Ironclad CSS Virginia, built by the Confederate States Navy to break the Union Blockade of Hampton Roads, and which engaged the USS Monitor on the second day of the Battle of Hampton Roads, March 9th, In the 18th and early 19th centuries fleets had relied on two types of major warship, the ship of the line and the sylvaindez.com first major change to these types was the introduction of steam power for sylvaindez.com paddle steamer warships had been used from the s onwards, steam propulsion only became suitable for major warships after the adoption of the screw propeller in the s.

Loved learning of this Monitor publication and loved reading the highly interesting and well-written review by Robert Largess. Funny, I’m sending off to the Foundation for a review my Subs, Guns, Honor new book on W.H.

Jaques, who worked with Ericsson, was pall bearer at his funeral, and who also worked with sub developer John Holland.

Ironclad, type of warship developed in Europe and the United States in the midth century, characterized by the iron casemates that protected the hull.

In the Crimean War (–56) the French and British successfully attacked Russian fortifications with “floating batteries,” ironclad barges mounting heavy guns, that were towed into position.

Immediately download the Ironclad warship summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or. A hundred and fifty years ago, naval warfare entered a new phase with the introduction of ironclad vessels.

On March 9,the USS Monitor, prototype of this new class of warships, fought the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads, Virginia, after the Virginia had ravaged the Union fleet blockading the James River, sinking larger, seemingly more powerful wooden warships in a.