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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2018 7:58 p.m. PST

…. Steam Engineering in the American Civil War

"The development of steam propulsion machinery in warships during the nineteenth century, in conjunction with iron armor and shell guns, resulted in a technological revolution in the world's navies. Warships utilizing all of these technologies were built in France and Great Britain in the 1850s, but it was during the American Civil War that large numbers of ironclads powered solely by steam proved themselves to be quite capable warships.

Historians have given little attention to the engineering of Confederate ironclads, although the Confederacy was often quite creative in building and obtaining marine power plants. Engines of Rebellion: Confederate Ironclads and Steam Engineering in the American Civil War focuses exclusively on ships with American built machinery, offering a detailed look at marine steam-engineering practices in both northern and southern industry prior to and during the Civil War.

Beginning with a contextual naval history of the Civil War, the creation of the ironclad program, and the advent of various technologies, Saxon T. Bisbee analyzes the armored warships built by the Confederate States of America that represented a style adapted to scarce industrial resources and facilities. This unique historical and archaeological investigation consolidates and expands on the scattered existing information about Confederate ironclad steam engines, boilers, and propulsion systems…"
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Klaus Which09 Nov 2018 7:27 a.m. PST

Looks like a fascinating book!

Have you read Clad in Iron? That is definitely worth reading.

5**** 😀

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2018 9:56 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend! (smile)

Thanks for the comendation!.


Klaus Which10 Nov 2018 1:53 a.m. PST

You're welcome Armand :)

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