Author Results for Arthur C Wardle M.I. Ex.

Mersey-Built Blockade-Runners of the American Civil War

By Arthur C Wardle M.I. Ex.

British blockade-runners played an important role in the fortunes of the Southern States during the American Civil War and influenced the development of steamship design and speed. A large number of such vessels, mainly fast steel-hulled paddle steamers, were purpose-built in Mersey shipyards. They included the ‘Banshee’, the first steel vessel to make the Atlantic […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | American Civil War | Irish Sea
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design