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By Angus Konstam

This Osprey name examnies the 1st naval clash of the yank Civil warfare (1861-1865). On nine March 1862 the world's first conflict among ironclad warships happened within the restrained waters of Hampton Roads, Virginia. the day before today the accomplice ironclad CSS Virginia, impervious to her enemy's weapons, had sunk Union warships. whilst she re-emerged from Norfolk to accomplish the destruction of the Union blocking squadron the USS visual display unit steamed out to satisfy her. The four-hour duel that ensued used to be a stalemate, yet crucially the Virginia had didn't holiday the Northern blockade of the Southern ports. however, in one conflict those vessels rendered wood warships out of date and reworked the face of naval war endlessly.

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