Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship in 5-ton chunks

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Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship in 5-ton chunks

An interesting article about the US civil war and the ships used in it, I find it a good history read.

excerpt from the article
"The CSS Georgia was scuttled by its own crew to prevent Gen. William T. Sherman from capturing the massive gunship when his Union troops took Savannah in December 1864. Still classified as a captured enemy vessel by the Navy, the remains of the Confederate ironclad are being salvaged as part of a $703 million deepening of the Savannah harbor for cargo ships."

"The CSS Georgia was a crude example of the first armored warships designed during the Civil War to stand up to cannon and artillery fire. Its 1,200-ton frame was built using three layers of timber topped with 24-foot strips of railroad iron"

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