Hampton Roads 1862: Clash of the Ironclads (Campaign)

By Angus Konstam

This Osprey identify examnies the 1st naval clash of the yankee Civil warfare (1861-1865). On nine March 1862 the world's first conflict among ironclad warships came about within the limited waters of Hampton Roads, Virginia. the day gone by 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 video display steamed out to satisfy her. The four-hour duel that ensued used to be a stalemate, yet crucially the Virginia had did not holiday the Northern blockade of the Southern ports. however, in one conflict those vessels rendered wood warships out of date and remodeled the face of naval battle without end.

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