Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mighty Important Sea Battle 155 Years Ago- Day One: CSS Virginia Attacks

March 8, 1862, The CSS Virginia (ex USS Merrimack) attacked the Union Fleet at Hampton Roads, Virginia, and destroyed two Union ships, the Congress and Cumberland.

This proved the power of ironclads over wooden ships.

Then, there was the next day and another major page in naval architecture.

It's Iron Over Wood.  --Old B-Runner

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