Ironclad Down

USS Merrimack - CSS Virginia from Design to Destruction
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Published:May 1, 2007
By Carl D. Park (Author)

The result of more than fifteen years of research, Ironclad Down is a treasure trove of detailed information about one of history's most famous vessels. Describing the fascinating people—Stephen Russell Mallory, John Mercer Brooke, John Luke Porter, et al.—who conceived, designed, and built one of the world's first ironclads as well as describing the ship itself, Carl Park offers both the most thoroughly detailed, in-depth analysis to date of the actual architecture of the Virginia and a fascinating, colorful chapter of Civil War history.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Civil War
  • Hardback : 272 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (May 1, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1591146593
  • ISBN-13: 9781591146599
  • Product Dimensions: 7 X 10 in
  • Shipping Weight: 24.8 oz

Carl D. Park studied design at the Layton School of Art after serving in the Army. Park has written and illustrated numerous articles for Fine Scale Modeler magazine.

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5.00 Stars
publication of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
By: Joe Judge, reviewer for The Daybook
"Park's original intent was to build an accurate model of the ship. He quickly found that examining and reconciling the conflicting and incomplete information about Virginia overwhelmed his plans. The model, he reports, was never built. Instead he produced IRONCLAD DOWN, a very valuable contribution to naval history. Anyone interested in the Confederate Navy and the Battle of Hampton Roads will enjoy this book."


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