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Author Bisbee, Saxon T., 1986- author.

Title Engines of rebellion : Confederate ironclads and steam engineering in the American Civil War / Saxon T. Bisbee.

Publication Info. Tuscaloosa, Alabama : The University of Alabama Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource
Series Maritime currents: history and archaeology
Maritime currents.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; A Note on Units of Measurement; 1. Origins, Background, and Technical Developments; 2. Conversions; 3. Early Nonstandard Designs; 4. The Richmond Class Ironclads; 5. The Tennessee Class Ironclads; 6. Other Standard Hulls; 7. Early Attempts at an Alternative Hull Form; 8. Diamond Hull Ironclads; 9. Uncompleted Vessels; 10. Results and Overview; Appendix: Confederate Ironclad Steam Machinery Specifications; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Illustration Credits; Index
Summary 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. This book focuses on Confederate ironclads 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. It gives a contextual naval history of the Civil War, the creation of the ironclad program, and the advent of various technologies. The author analyzes the armored warships built by the Confederate States of America that represented a style adapted to scarce industrial resources and facilities.
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Subject Confederate States of America. Navy -- History.
Confederate States of America. Navy.
Armored vessels -- Confederate States of America -- History.
Confederate States of America -- History, Naval.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations.
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Chronological Term 1861-1865
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Naval history.
Naval histories.
Other Form: Print version: Bisbee, Saxon T., 1986- Engines of rebellion. Tuscaloosa, Alabama : The University of Alabama Press, [2018] 9780817319861 (DLC) 2017053877 (OCoLC)1012641824
ISBN 9780817391881 (electronic book)
0817391886 (electronic book)
Standard No. 40028386419