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4in) gun; one 68 pdr gun; six 32pdr guns Speed: 13 knots Range: not known Complement: 145 SHIPS 65 Monitor At the outhreak of the Civil War, the forming a large armoured raft WIth only US Congress asked for proposals for ironclad for the US Navy to counter 457mm (I8in) offreeboard. so presenting vessels came to be known, such as the a small target area. The sides were protected Monadnock seen here. which was an ironclad being built for the Confederacy based on the former with laminated armour. As an answer to commissioned m 1864.

She returned to England in 1800. Vangzw,·d saw no further action ID the war, and in 1812 she was converted to a prison ship, tI,en became a powder hulk in 1814. She was broken up in 1821. 25m (46ft 9in) Depth: 6m (19ft 9in) Displacement: 1604t RIgging: three masts; square rig Armament: 28 32pdr guns; 28 18pdr guns; 18 9pdr guns Complement: 550 SHIPS 45 Constitution One of a trio of exceptionally large Although classed as 44-gun vessels, they and well-armed frigates, the Boston- earned as many as 60 guns and carronades.

She was converted to a trallllllg Displacement: 6770t design, if only for a few years. vessel III 1866. III a capital slup. rt. 4in (163mm) smoothbores necessity for protecting vessels Because of the greatly increased weight of were changed, and rifled versions were against shellfire (which had steadily the armour plating, which covered the carried instead. With the introduction of increased in power and accuracy), entire hull, questIOns were asked regarding the ironclad, Napoleon III at last saw a soon brought about the permanent the strength of the vessel.

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