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By Angus Konstam

This Osprey identify examnies the 1st naval clash of the yankee Civil conflict (1861-1865). On nine March 1862 the world's first conflict among ironclad warships came about within the constrained waters of Hampton Roads, Virginia. the day prior to this the accomplice ironclad CSS Virginia, impervious to her enemy's weapons, had sunk Union warships. while she re-emerged from Norfolk to accomplish the destruction of the Union blocking off squadron the USS computer screen 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 however, in one conflict those vessels rendered wood warships out of date and reworked the face of naval battle eternally.

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