Hardluck Ironclad: The Sinking and Salvage of the Cairo

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Hardluck Ironclad: The Sinking and Salvage of the Cairo - Bearss, Edwin C, and Bears, Edwin C

On the morning of December 12, 1862, the Union gunboat Cairo, nosing her way up the Yazoo River north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, triggered two Confederate demijohn mines. Within minutes the 512-ton ironclad had sunk six fathoms to the muddy bottom with no loss of life -- the first armored war vessel ever downed by an electronically activated mine. ... Read More

Hardluck Ironclad: The Sinking and Salvage of the Cairo 1980, Lsu Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807106846

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Hardluck Ironclad: The Sinking and Salvage of the Cairo 1980, Louisiana State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780807106839

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