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To: shove_it

The monitor was nearly a submarine anyway. Most of it was below water, except for the turret. Which is why the Merrimack had trouble hitting it. Sending it into rough seas may have been a mistake.


2 posted on 03/08/2013 1:31:02 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

“Merrimack”

CSS Virginia please. If only out of respect for the brave, confederate sailors who served on her.


5 posted on 03/08/2013 1:48:43 PM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Yes. The monitor type ships were designed for fighting in coastal waters, rivers and bays and Cape Hatteras was dangerous even for full sized sailing ships. I alwaysd wondered why they had guys in that craft anyway since they were towing it behind a bigger ship.


6 posted on 03/08/2013 2:09:06 PM PST by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

thank you it was the war between the states not civil war.


9 posted on 03/08/2013 2:26:38 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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