Sunday, July 27, 2014

C. S. S. Virginia II - Casemate

1. 10" Brooke smoothbore on pivot carriage;
2. Hatchway;
3. Coal bunker access hatchway;
4. Engineroom Hatch;
5. Smokestack / Chimney;
6. 7" Brooke rifle on Marsilly Carriage;
7. Steering Platform;
8. 7" Brooke rifle on pivot carriage.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

C. S. S. Texas Side and Top views

>> Length Overall, 217 ft. - Beam, 48 ft., 6 in. - Draft 16 or 17 ft.;
>> Armament, 4 or 6 guns;
>>Launched, Circa October, 1864 or January, 1865 (never commissioned or completed)

C. S. S. Texas, Casemate

>> Three Brooke's Rifles on Marsilly carriages;
>> One Brooke's Rifle on a pivot carriage;
>> Engineering Hatch;
>> Four hatches to below decks areas;
>> Steering Platform.

C. S. S. Texas, Frontal view and section


Tuesday, July 1, 2014