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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…

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Union Navy 1861-65

THE UNION NAVY (“OLD NAVY”) The goal of this chapter is not to portray every single ship featured during the…