By Angus Konstam
This Osprey identify 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 restricted 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 display screen steamed out to satisfy her. The four-hour duel that ensued was once 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 however, in one conflict those vessels rendered wood warships out of date and reworked the face of naval war ceaselessly.
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