Duel Between First Ironclads

William C. Davis


Duel Between First Ironclads

Duel Between First Ironclads

  • Title: Duel Between First Ironclads
  • Author: William C. Davis
  • ISBN: 9780811705363
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Hardcover



On March 9, 1862, an epic naval encounter in Hampton Roads, Virginia, changed the face Of warfare on the water for all time, The Monitor met the Virginia Merrimack and their story entered the realm of history and legend.


Recent Comments "Duel Between First Ironclads"

very enjoyable read

En intressant bit historia, berättad genom överlevandes dagböcker och brev. Mitt i brinnande inbördeskrig börjar både syd- och nordstater experimentera med en teknik som kommer att revolutionera militär sjöfart för all tid framöver, att bepansra fartygen. Detta är en berättelse om upprinnelsen till ett av historiens märkligaste sjöslag. Genom skisser, ritningar, brev, dagböcker och en stor mängd samtida dokument och fotografier så vävs en berättelse om skickliga ingenjörer, d [...]

This book by Mr. Davis covered the building of the ironclads, the crews and the eventual battle between the CSS Virginia (Merrimac) and the USS Monitor. The author did an excellent portrayal of the battle that ended in a stalemate, but it also brought about the importance of having a ship clad in iron as opposed to wood. Highly recommend.

this is a topic that I was interested in way before I ran into this book at the library. If you are interested in the history of the Monitor and the CSS Virginia then you have to read this book. The history in this book is great and it reads not as a history book but as a story. Highly recommended!

An intersting look at the development of and the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack. Neither ship was particulary well designed nor suitable for the open sea and yet they immediately rendered the wooden fleets of the world obsolete.

A good introduction to the Battle of Hampton Roads.


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