Archive Results For: American Civil War

The Monitor and the Merrimac

By Hugo Hammar (translated by A.D.W. Moore)

This article is a translated extract from Hammar’s monograph ‘John Ericssons Monitor och drabbningen på Hampton Roads’ (Stockholm, 1937). As a naval constructor and shipbuilder he brings that knowledge into his discussion of the revolutionary aspects of Ericsson’s design. Moreover he had worked in America, and met several of the protagonists involved with the Monitor. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | American Civil War
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

Some Observations on Professor Baxter’s Book on The Introduction of the Ironclad Warship

By Admiral G A Ballard CB

This article is an extended review of Baxter’s book. Ballard adds comments on the need to distinguish between armoured and ironclad vessels and also between wooden and unarmoured ships. There are also reflections on the performance of floating batteries in the Crimean War, the contribution of the Monitor to the American Civil War and the […] Read More

Filed under: Crimean War | American Civil War | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design | Weapons

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