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Famous Ships

Ships & Design


Author :: Jim Stempel
First Published by :: Mcfarland
Format :: PB
Date :: 2 September 2011
ISBN-10 :: 0786465298
ISBN-13 :: 9780786465293

On October 27, 1864, two marvels of the Civil War collided on the Roanoke River near Plymouth, North Carolina. The first was the formidable Confederate ironclad Albemarle, a 376-ton behemoth that had for months roamed the nearby rivers and waters of Albemarle Sound, defeating in turn everything the Federal Navy could throw at it. The second was William B. Cushing, a 21-year-old Federal naval lieutenant who had been selected to lead a virtual suicide mission to destroy the ironclad in her berth. This chronicle of the young officer's "David vs. Goliath" victory over the daunting ironclad presents a tale of courage and accomplishment.

The CSS Albemarle and William Cushing

Author: Jim Stempel

Title: The CSS Albemarle and William Cushing: The Remarkable Confederate Ironclad and the Union Officer Who Sank It


First Published by: Mcfarland


Format: PB

Date: 2 September 2011

ISBN-10: 0786465298

ISBN-13: 9780786465293



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