Iron Afloat: The Story of the Confederate Armorclads

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University of South Carolina Press, Dec 1, 1988 - History - 272 pages
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The definitive history of the planning, building, & operation of the Confederate ironclad navy.

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User Review  - ksmyth - LibraryThing

This book is worthy of a re-reading. Still chronicles the development of the Confederate navy, particularly the need to equalize the superior numbers of the U.S. fleet with armored vessels. This book ... Read full review

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I bought this book at a bookstore on Canal St. in New Orleans and read it while doing survey work around Vicksburg. We crossed the Yazoo River everyday on the way to work around where the CSS Arkansas ... Read full review

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William N. Still Jr. is professor emeritus of history and former director of the Maritime History and Underwater Archaeology Program at East Carolina University. The Secretary of the Navy's Scholar in Naval History at the Naval Historical Center from 1989-1990, he is the author of American Sea Power in the Old World: The United States Navy in European and Near Eastern Waters, 1865-1917; Iron Afloat: The Story of the Confederate Armorclads; the editor of The Confederate Navy: The Ships, Men, and Organization, 1861-65; and a coauthor of Why the South Lost the Civil War.

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