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Ironclads And Iron Protected Vessels Of The Confederate States Navy 1861 -1865

Ironclads And Iron Protected Vessels Of The Confederate States Navy 1861 -1865

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This volume is the result of more than thirty years research, involving the many people, institutions, documents, books and records listed in the contents.

At date of publication presents the most up to date history of all those vessels of the Confederate States Navy, proposed, planned, started, not finished, and completed that had iron plating protection in one form or another.   

So far as is possible each one has a plan or plans to scale showing its’ evolution.


The author, John Wallis, is a ship modeler, former naval wargamer, amateur naval historian, who after a thirty-eight year career in The Post office and Royal Mail now lives in retirement in Kent England. He is a member of the International Naval research Organisation and the internet based Civil War Talk Forum as well as several Facebook Groups dedicated warships of the nineteenth century.

  He is also a long time Heritage railway volunteer and continues to follow that interest in retirement. He has one son who drives on one of the heritage railways.

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john W May 04, 2019 11:00 am UTC
Thank you Steve S for that helpful review. My book contains accurate information, as opposed to received and repeated wisdom, about all the vessels described in a format that modellers and wargamers can use at a reasonable purchase price. I could have had it printed as a coffee table volume at, according to two well known publishers at around £40, but who amongst you would a) want to pay that price and b) bend and abuse such a book to scan the drawings? .
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Steve S March 11, 2019 9:13 pm UTC
236 pages, illustrations of each ship are line drawings by the author and some period drawings and photos reproduced, not colorful but are to scale, show the waterline of vessel, they are adequate for most wargamer's or modeler's needs. Not a picture book, a research work. Each ship, including European built ships that were never delivered and ships that were never completed domestically, each have their own page or pages with all specs and brief history, modifications and engagements if any. Index, contents, bibliography and lists of organizations and individuals who supplied information are included.
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Kipton S K March 12, 2019 2:56 am UTC
Thanks! I googled the author and subject, and came across some drawings and explanatory text. Seems quite decent actually.
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Christian O March 12, 2019 4:18 am UTC
Thank you!!!!
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Christian O March 11, 2019 6:51 am UTC
I agree with Kipton - before I spend 19.47 I'd like some more info. It does look interesting.
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Kipton S K March 11, 2019 3:27 am UTC
I'm interested in this book, but for a suggested $19.53 I'd like to know the number of pages, number and quality of illustrations, a table of contents, and whether there is a bibliography. Also, are the ships presented in tables of info, or is there a more narrative aspect to them. A preview would be of great use here.
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Curt S March 23, 2019 5:36 pm UTC
It is a suggested price. Get it and then return to this page after you have looked at it and pay the author what you think it is worth!

The book IS the preview.

BTW: the book is 236 pages long, including a good index and a great list of sources.
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