A History of the United States Navy from 1775 to 1893 (volume two)
Maclay, Edgar Stanton1894
These new coast-line battleships (more commonly called coastal battleships or coastal defense ships) represented the rapid evolution of naval technology, setting sail just thirty years after the Civil War. Equipped with large batteries of torpedoes and cannons of various sizes, these ships were commissioned just before the outbreak of the Spanish-American War.
Drawn from the Museum & Library's rare book collection, this special display is part of SEAL The Unspoken Sacrifice—providing a unique glimpse into the history of the U.S. Navy. Featuring authentic texts and compelling illustrations dating to the Navy's beginnings in the late 18th century, these rare books and documents trace the evolution of naval warfare from an era of masts, sails, and pirates to the advent of steam-powered ironclads, and from the UDT Divers of WWII to the Navy SEALs of today.
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