The ironclad was a new kind of warship used in the Civil War. Previous warships were made of wood which made them vulnerable to sinking by cannonballs. Ironclad warships, however, were protected with armor made of iron. In this program, learn about a few different types of ironclads developed. Also, try your hand at drawing your own design that you think could have helped the U.S. Navy in the American Civil War.

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Schematic of the USS Monitor ironclad.  Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph, NH 50954

Schematic of the USS Monitor ironclad.  Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph, NH 50954