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Finally, he re ported that he had arranged for a large ironclad warship for [pound]200,000.
A Civil War-era Union ironclad warship that revolutionized naval warfare, the USS Monitor is best known for its battle with the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia off Hampton Roads, Va.
Welles called on designers to submit plans for ironclad warships to the Navy Department.
Her latest book, called Intrigue, surrounds the building of HMS Warrior, the first of Britain's ironclad warships and the pride of Queen Victoria's fleet.