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Lieutenant Catesby ap Roger Jones advises Lieutenant John Mercer Brooke that the naval constructor had miscalculated the ironclad’s displacement, causing the Virginia to ride too high in the water. Confederate troops, commanded by Major General John Bankhead Magruder, burn Hampton, Virginia, to preclude its use by Union forces. Originally

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"[1], However, after this promising start, significant delays plagued the new ironclad. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. CSS Virginia II was a Confederate Navy steam-powered ironclad ram laid down in 1862 at the William Graves' shipyard in Richmond, Virginia.

The CSS Virginia was constructed from the burned hulk and salvaged machinery of the USS Merrimack, a ship imperfectly scuttled by retreating Union forces and subsequently salvaged at Norfolk's Gosport Naval Yard in April 1861. Lieutenant John Taylor Wood is detailed to the Merrimack and assigned the task of recruiting crew members. There is a problem with your email/password.


2 and sometimes Young Merrimack, New Merrimack or Young Virginia. Lieutenant John Lorimer Worden became the toast of the nation after the battle of the Ironclads, March 9, 1862. Shop now and save 15% off CSS Virginia Limited Model Ship 34in with coupon code SAVE15. The Richmond Press gloats over the supplies and facilities acquired stating, “we have enough to build a navy of iron-plated ships.”. She crossed Cumberland's bows, raking her with a lethal fire, finishing off the wooden warship with a thrust of her iron ram to conserve scarce gunpowder. Please contact Find a Grave at support@findagrave.com if you need help resetting your password.

Count  The original Virginia's success at the Battle of Hampton Roads caused "gunboat associations" to emerge around the South, mainly driven by women; their efforts helped with the construction of the Virginia II.

This account has been disabled. Deleting this Virtual Cemetery cannot be undone. Returning east she decommissioned at Norfolk 16 February 1860.

A steam-powered frigate constructed in Massachusetts in June 1855, the Merrimack had once carried forty guns and had seen service in the West Indies and Pacific before being sent to Norfolk for repairs and refitting early in 1860. Welles orders Flag Officer Charles Stewart McCauley, whose job is to command Gosport Navy Yard, to get the USS Merrimack to sea.

The battle is chiefly significant in naval history as the first battle between two ironclads. Go to the Ballad Index Song List, Go to the Ballad Index Instructions

Arlington County, Page 1. [12], While leaving, Hampton managed to entangle her screw propeller in Virginia II's anchor chain. Confederate States Naval Commander, Inventor,... Lexington, [9], On December 7 Virginia II, along with the Fredericksburg and Richmond, steamed down to Fort Brady near Trent's Reach and near sunset exchanged cannon fire with the fort until darkness fell. — May 13. The Mariners Museum & Park 100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606, (757) 591-7789 [email protected] Hours and admission prices. The Virginia attempts to travel up the James River toward Richmond by lightening the huge ironclad of coal, ballast, and anything except guns and ammunition.

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