No photos or original plans for the CSS Georgia exist (despite the recent knowledge that the one suspected photo was a hoax). Contemporary drawings and recollections put it at 160 feet, 55 feet beam, 10 foot draft and a single smokestack.. It had a double layer of interlocked railroad iron. It weighed more than 1,500 tons and had over 15 inches of solid timber backing the iron and was covered with cement-filled iron filings.
The ship's casemate was at a 45-degree slope.
It was scuttled December 20, 1864 to avoid capture by Sherman's troops.
Its wreckage was inadvertently discovered in 1968 and the Navy retrieved a 64-square-foot section of it November 12, 2013. Further analysis of that section showed that part of the ship could be retrieved.
I haven't heard anything more about its raising, probably buried under all the flag controversy. Hope things are progressing, though.
Raising History. --Old B-R'er