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Kaiser Max class ironclads (1862)

The broadside ironclads with a double life Austro-Hungarian Navy, 1862-1883: SMS Kaiser Max, Juan d’Austria, Prinz Eugen Austrian Fleet |…

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Drache class ironclads (1860)

The first Austro-Hungarian Broadside ironclad Austro-Hungarian Navy, 1862-1883: SMS Drache, Salamander Austrian Fleet | pre-WW1 fleet | WW1 fleet The…

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Radetzky class Frigates (1854)

Radetzky class Frigates (1857) Austrian Navy 1854-88: SMS Radetzky, Adria, Donau Design In 1852, the Austro-Hungarian Navy’s high command proposed…

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Novara class steam Frigates (1853)

Novara class Steam Frigates (1857) Austro-Hungarian Navy 1843-1900, SMS Novara, Schwarzenberg The Novara class was one of two largely similar,…

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CSS Stonewall/Kōtetsu/Azuma (1864)

Kōtetsu (1864) Japanese Ironclad 1862-1888. The twisted origins of the first Japanese Ironclad The “ship with five lives” Kotetsu was…

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USS Spuyten Duyvil (1864)

USS Spuyten Duyvil (1864) Union Navy The first USN Torpedo Boat After suffering against Confederate use of the torpedo, the…

Posted in 1860 fleets secession war

USS Monitor (1862)

USS Monitor (1862) Union Navy First of the name & defining a type: The Monitor The USS Monitor is not…

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SMS Herzerzog and Novara steam corvettes (1857)

Erzherzog Friedrich class Steam Frigates Austrian Steam Corvettes (1857) Design of the Erzherzog Friedrich Class The construction of these wooden…

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SMS Kaiser (1858)

The ship of the line turned ironclad Austrian Navy, 1858-1920 SMS Kaiser, Austria’s “wooden battleship”. First article for the 1860…

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Gloire (1859)

The world’s first ironclad France 1858-1880, Broadside Ironclad Origin of the ironclad concept The naval staff under the 2nd French…