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USS New Ironsides
At 5,120 tons, the New Ironsides was the largest of the ocean-going ironclad vessels built at the start of the Civil War. Work began on the U. S. Navy ship at the Philadelphia yard in late 1861. She was commissioned in August, 1862 and began to participate in federal action early in 1863 with an attack on Fort Sumter.
The New Ironsides place in history was assured when the Confederate Navy twice attacked the boat with torpedoes from the CSS David, a cigar-shaped, underwater vessel.
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