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CSS Stonewall/ IJN Kotetsu

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    Posted: 11 Aug 2009 at 21:56
So, this ship seems to have served half the world (France, Spain, Denmark, CSA, USA, Japan).
 
What makes me wonder is that what I've heard about ironclads says that the ironclads were too low in water to survive ocean-voyagos, however the Stonewall seems to have traversed the Atlantic *and* the Pacific. Was it built in a different fashion (since it's not CSA native ship but rather from France) or were the Captains so daring that they weren't particularly interested? 


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Yea I have heard about the Stonewall, see Confederate Ironclads built during the war were modified, as the South did not have the Industrial capacity to build them. So most of the CSS ships were once regular ships of the line that they would modify by putting iron plating on them (sort of like the css Virginia which was a captured Union ship. It is a very interesting story about the css Stonewall I heard it was used by the IJN, but never knew that Denmark and Spain used it too.
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Originally posted by rider rider wrote:

So, this ship seems to have served half the world (France, Spain, Denmark, CSA, USA, Japan).
 
What makes me wonder is that what I've heard about ironclads says that the ironclads were too low in water to survive ocean-voyagos, however the Stonewall seems to have traversed the Atlantic *and* the Pacific. Was it built in a different fashion (since it's not CSA native ship but rather from France) or were the Captains so daring that they weren't particularly interested? 

Most ironclads *were* seagoing. It was the monitors that weren't.
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