Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Friday, June 10, 2016

155 Years Ago: Brooke Ordered to Design the New Ironclad CSS Virginia

JUNE 10TH, 1861:  Lieutenant John Mercer Brooke, CSN, ordered to design the new ironclad CSS Virginia (ex--USS Merrimack).

John Brooke was an American sailor, engineer, scientist and educator.  He was instrumental in the development of the of the Transatlantic Cable and was a noted marine and military innovator.

--Old B-Runner

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