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  • The American Flag Daily: Battle Of The Ironclads

    03/09/2014 5:17:12 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 7 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | March 9, 2014 | FlagBearer
    On this date in 1862, the first naval battle between two ironclad ships took place as the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia fought to a draw over the course of three hours in the Battle of Hampton Roads near Chesapeake Bay. The battle changed naval warfare practices around the world almost immediately, as naval powers started constructing ironclad ships and incorporating other advances seen in the battle into the new ships in their navies.
  • Hunt for the lost ships of Chilcheon

    06/04/2009 2:04:57 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 10 replies · 1,028+ views
    Joon Ang Daily ^ | June 04, 2009
    A salvage team has just weeks left to find wrecked turtle ships deep in the mud It was probably Korea’s greatest ever naval disaster. Ten thousand Korean sailors were killed on July 16, 1597 in the seas around Chilcheon Island off the coast of South Gyeongsang when 500 Japanese warships launched a surprise attack. Korea also lost five to seven geobukseon, or turtle ships, ironclad vessels shaped like a turtle, and 160 panokseon, another type of battleship. It was Korea’s only recorded naval defeat during its seven-year-long war with the Japanese between 1592 and 1598. No authentic examples of geobukseon...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Admiral Porter's Ironclad Hoax (Feb. 1863) - Sep 14th, 2005

    09/13/2005 9:43:32 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 35 replies · 2,878+ views
    America's Civil War Magazine | Donald L. Barnhart Jr.
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the USS Galena & Cpl John F. Mackie(1862- 1869) - Sep. 1st, 2005

    08/31/2005 9:46:31 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 32 replies · 1,580+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Confederate Ironclad May Have Been Found (CSS Virginia aka Merrimac)

    04/30/2003 4:53:48 PM PDT · by SpringheelJack · 46 replies · 6,481+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 30, 2003 | AP
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- An underwater survey found what might be remnants of the Confederate ironclad warship Virginia, the former USS Merrimack that fought the Union's ironclad Monitor in the 1862 battle that redefined naval warfare. "It would be a stroke of incredible luck to discover it after all these years," said Dick Hoffeditz, curator of the Virginia War Museum in Newport News. The underwater survey, for the proposed construction of a marine terminal on the Elizabeth River, describes two shipwrecks in the area and says there is "a distinct possibility" that they might be parts of the Virginia and of...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Monitor and The Merrimac - Mar. 9th, 2003

    03/09/2003 12:01:05 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 89 replies · 7,285+ views
    http://www.civilwar-va.com/virginia/va-tidewater/showdown.html ^ | John V. Quarstein, director, Virginia War Museum
    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. We hope to provide an ongoing source of information about issues and problems that are specific to Veterans and resources that are available to Veterans and their families. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood...