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POLL: Were the Confederates Wrong About Ironclads?


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KSmyth writes:

They weren't as effective as, say mines/torpedoes. But I do think they were a potential threat to Union naval forces, especially soft targets like supply ships and blockaders. Without a comparable wooden navy, why not?


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
other (explain)
2
2%
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none of these/no opinion
8
8%
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they should have avoided ironclad development
14
14%
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they were right to develop ironclads
75
76%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
When the Confederacy decided to convert the Merrimack into an ironclad, they forced the Union to develop its own ironclads. Would it have been wiser for the Confederate Navy to avoid ironclad development?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.