United States Navy From the Revolution to Date by Francis J. Reynolds, C.W. Taylor, Austin M. Knight

By Francis J. Reynolds, C.W. Taylor, Austin M. Knight

During this interval of wars and rumors of wars, while the yank public is inclining to take account of inventory in its defenses and to inquire how a ways its military and army are ready to fulfill emergencies comparable to have lately been pressured upon international locations really as nervous as we're to dwell at peace with the entire global, the current paintings has a weird timeliness.

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The Merrimac-to call her by the better-known name-rammed the Cumberland which soon settled and sank. The Merrimac next raked the Congress, which, in attempting to gain the protection of the Federal batteries, ran aground and was unable to bring a single gun to bear upon the Merrimac. T h e Congress was soon forced to surrender after receiving broadside after broadside from the leisurely Merrimac. I n the meantime, while attempting to join their sister ships the Minnesota, Roanoke, and S t . Lawrence, ran aground in the narrow channel.

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