Just a note: Back in WWII a US destroyer received "ping" off a submerged vessel and dropped depth charges on the Monitor.
Excellent addition to the thread, thanks. Did your mural get painted over?
“The battle between those two primative iron ships marked the end of the world’s wooden navies”. It’s too bad, actually. It was a romantic era; whole forests sacrificed for a fleet of ships that depended on the wind, the direction of it meaning more than the number of cannons placed in the hull. The old sailing ships were sort of a dichotemy between old and new technology. The cannon itself was a catalist for new weapons that made others obsolete. The change was inevitable. The torpedo became the next catalyst, and so on.