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USS New Ironsides

USS New Ironsides

Launched: 10 May 1862

Commissioned: 21 August 1862

Decommissioned: 6 April 1865

Fate: Destroyed by fire, 16 December 1865


Type: Broadside Ironclad

Displacement: 4,120 long tons

Length: 230 ft.

Beam; 57 ft 6 in.

Draft; 15 ft 8 in.

Installed power: 4 x water-tube boilers

Propulsion: 1 x shaft, 2 x direct-acting steam engines


14 x 11-inch smoothbore Dahlgren guns

2 x 150-pounder Parrott Rifles

2 x 50 pounder Dahlgren Rifles


South Atlantic Blockading Squadron

1st Battle of Charleston Harbor

Fort Wagner

2nd Battle of Charleston Harbor

Port Royal

North Atlantic Blockading Squadron

Fort Fisher

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