Hampton Roads 1862: Clash of the Ironclads (Campaign)

Hampton Roads 1862: Clash of the Ironclads (Campaign)

Angus Konstam


This Osprey identify examnies the 1st naval clash of the yankee Civil battle (1861-1865). On nine March 1862 the world's first conflict among ironclad warships happened within the limited waters of Hampton Roads, Virginia. the day gone by the accomplice ironclad CSS Virginia, impervious to her enemy's weapons, had sunk Union warships. whilst she re-emerged from Norfolk to accomplish the destruction of the Union blocking off squadron the USS display screen steamed out to fulfill her. The four-hour duel that ensued used to be a stalemate, yet crucially the Virginia had didn't holiday the Northern blockade of the Southern ports. however, in one conflict those vessels rendered wood warships out of date and reworked the face of naval battle perpetually.

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