Steam-propelled warship protected by iron or steel armor plates, constructed from 1859 to the early 1890s.- Ironclad warship
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Maritime arm of the French Armed Forces and one of the five military service branches of France.
The French Navy pioneered several innovations in naval technology, including the first steam-powered ship of the line, first seagoing ironclad warship, first mechanically propelled submarine, first steel-hulled warship, and first armoured cruiser.
Iron alloy with a very low carbon content in contrast to that of cast iron (2.1% to 4%).
The demand for wrought iron reached its peak in the 1860s, being in high demand for ironclad warships and railway use.
Type of naval warship constructed during the Age of Sail from the 17th century to the mid-19th century.
However, the rise of the ironclad frigate, starting in 1859, made steam-assisted ships of the line obsolete.
Type of warship.
In the late 19th century (beginning about 1858 with the construction of prototypes by the British and French navies), the armoured frigate was a type of ironclad warship that for a time was the most powerful type of vessel afloat.
Type of warship of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The armored cruiser was developed in the 1870s as an attempt to combine the virtues of the armored ironclad warship and the fast and long-ranged, but unarmored, cruisers of the time.
Civil war in the United States between the Union (states that remained loyal to the federal union, or "the North") and the Confederacy (states that voted to secede, or "the South").
Railroads, the telegraph, steamships, the ironclad warship, and mass-produced weapons saw wide use.
Naval ship that is built and primarily intended for naval warfare.
The first ironclad warships, the French and British, made wooden vessels obsolete.
Type of warship.
The 1860s saw the introduction of the ironclad.
USS Monitor was an ironclad warship built for the Union Navy during the American Civil War and completed in early 1862, the first such ship commissioned by the Navy.
Tactic in which a naval fleet of ships forms a line end to end.
For a period in the late 19th century, naval tactics became chaotic as ironclad warships were introduced.