Ironclad Photo Gallery II: Ships

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[USS (ex-CSS) Atlanta]
The former Confederate ironclad Atlanta, in Union
service on the James River in 1864

[Deck of USS (ex-CSS) Atlanta]
The officers of the Atlanta while in Union service


Sometime flagship of the western gunboats, the Benton was
converted into a gunboat from a powerful salvage vessel

[USS Cairo]
The Cairo, a "Pook Turtle," the first warship in the
world to be sunk by a mine ("torpedo")

[USS Camanche]
The west coast monitor Camanche, a few years after the war

[USS Canonicus]
The Canonicus, a later monitor, coaling along the
James River where she spent much of her career

[USS Carondelet]
The stern of the Carondelet, the most active
of the riverine ironclads

[USS Casco]
The failed monitor Casco, operating as a torpedo
boat without her turret on the James River

[USS Catskill]
The deck of the Passaic-class monitor Catskill;
skipper Edward Barrett is sitting on the turret

[CSS Chicora]
The Confederate ironclad Chicora at Charleston

[USS Choctaw]
The Choctaw was designed by William D. Porter to be a
massive ram, but the only ship she ever sank was a Union boat

[USS Cincinnati]
The Pook turtle Cincinnati was sunk twice during the war.
She was raised and put back into action both times

[USS Eastport]
The Eastport's conversion into an ironclad was begun
by the Confederacy and completed by the Union

[USS Essex]
The stern of the Essex, showing her unusually tall casemate;
the boxlike structures on her stern are actually outhouses

[USS Essex]
The Essex began service as an unarmored gunboat, then was partly
armored; heavily damaged at Fort Henry, she was then fully armored

[CSS Jackson]
The Jackson, sometimes known as the Muscogee;
Her hull is on display at a museum in Columbus GA

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