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Muscogee

 

(ScStr: cl. heavy Albemarle)

 

Muscogee, until recently presumed to have been a centerwheel ironclad steamer, was begun at Columbus, Ga. during 1863-64. Her unusual casemating and dimensions prevented a successful launching and she remained incomplete through the end of the war when she was burned. A wreck discovered in 1961 has cast doubt on the traditional theory of her propulsion. The evidence now points to twin-screw machinery.