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Civil War Ships

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 6/16/2014

The American Civil War was not only resolved on land for the naval blockade of the South played a large role in the Union victory.

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There are a total of 19 Civil War Ships in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1862
CSS Alabama
When war broke out between the States on April 12th, 1861, the South moved to send representatives throughout Europe in the h...
Thumbnail picture of the CSS Alabama

1864
CSS Albemarle
The Ironclad Ram CSS Albemarle was surely not the first nor the biggest ironclad of her time. Nor did she carry the most cann...
Thumbnail picture of the CSS Albemarle

1864
CSS Fredericksburg
Several ironclads of the Confederate Navy owed their existence, in part, to collective endeavors undertaken by women of the s...
Thumbnail picture of the CSS Fredericksburg

1863
CSS Georgia
Lacking the resources and finances of the Union North, the Confederate South was forced to look down other avenues when addre...
Thumbnail picture of the CSS Georgia

1863
CSS H.L. Hunley
The CSS H. L. Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship while submerged, this occurring on February 17t...
Thumbnail picture of the CSS H.L. Hunley

1862
CSS Louisiana
The CSS Louisiana was constructed by the Confederate States of America as a deterrent to Union naval forces attempting to con...
Thumbnail picture of the CSS Louisiana

1862
CSS Mississippi
The Confederate South had adopted a plan to destroy the numerically superior Federal Navy fleet (Union North) with a smaller,...
Thumbnail picture of the CSS Mississippi

1863
CSS Missouri
Ironclad warships proved a critical component for both warring sides making up the American Civil War (1861-1865). Just as th...
Thumbnail picture of the CSS Missouri

1864
CSS Shenandoah
The Confederate Naval Department turned to James Dunwoody Bulloch - the Confederate States of America's agent in England - on...
Thumbnail picture of the CSS Shenandoah

1862
CSS Virginia (USS Merrimack)
CSS Virginia was a 4,500-ton steam screw propelled ironclad ram warship of 12 guns. She was rebuilt in 1862 by the Confedera...
Thumbnail picture of the CSS Virginia (USS Merrimack)

1864
Sphynx / CSS Stonewall
In December of 1863, the Confederate States of America contacted the L'Arman ship building firm in Bordeaux, France to constr...
Thumbnail picture of the Sphynx / CSS Stonewall

1862
USS Cairo (1861)
USS Cairo (1861) was a City class ironclad gunboat constructed for the United States Department of War by James B. Eads and C...
Thumbnail picture of the USS Cairo (1861)

1862
USS Kearsarge (1862)
When civil war broke out between the states of America on April 12th, 1861, both sides understood the importance of their res...
Thumbnail picture of the USS Kearsarge (1862)

1862
USS Monitor (1862)
Northern spies reported to the US War Department that the Merrimack was being rebuilt as an ironclad. Then Secretary of the ...
Thumbnail picture of the USS Monitor (1862)