Civil War Ironclads


Museums

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U.S.S. Cairo

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C.S.S. Neuse

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National Civil War Naval Museum

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The Mariners' Museum

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C.S.S. H. L Hunley


U.S.S. Cairo1

The U.S.S. Cairo was one of seven ironclad gunboats named in honor of towns along the upper Mississippi and Ohio rivers. These powerful ironclads were formidable vessels, each mounting thirteen cannon.

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C.S.S. Neuse1

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National Civil War Naval Museum1

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The Mariners' Museum1

Restoration efforts

Model of Monitor Turret as Discovered

Model of Monitor Turret as Discovered

Full-scale Model of Monitor

Photo of original Monitor

Monitor crew on deck

Monitor deck

Turret with Cannon

Photo of Monitor showing turret

Ironclad's bell

Pilothouse on Monitor deck

C.S.S. Virginia being outfitted

Quarters on Monitor

Cross-section of C.S.S. Virginia hull

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C.S.S. Hunley1

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Revised 01/25/2011