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The Resource Ironclad : the epic battle, calamitous loss, and historic recovery of the USS Monitor, Paul Clancy

Ironclad : the epic battle, calamitous loss, and historic recovery of the USS Monitor, Paul Clancy

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Ironclad : the epic battle, calamitous loss, and historic recovery of the USS Monitor
Title
Ironclad
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the epic battle, calamitous loss, and historic recovery of the USS Monitor
Statement of responsibility
Paul Clancy
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""A cheesebox on a shingle," scoffed one observer as the USS Monitor steamed slowly toward the Confederacy's hulking iron battleship in March 1862. But the odd-looking contraption with its revolving gun turret revolutionized naval warfare." "Its one great battle in the spring of 1862 marked the obsolescence of wooden fighting ships and may have saved the Union. Its terrible end in a winter storm off Cape Hatteras condemned sixteen sailors to a watery grave. And the recovery of its 200-ton turret in August 2002 capped the largest, most complex and hazardous ocean salvage operation in history." "In Ironclad, Paul Clancy interweaves these stories so skillfully that the cries of drowning Union sailors sound a ghostly undertone to the cough of diesel generators and the clanging of compression-chamber doors on a huge recovery barge. The din and screech of cannonballs on iron plating echo beneath the hum of electronic monitors and the garbled voices of Navy divers working at the edge of human technology and endurance in water 240 feet deep." "Clancy studied the letters and diaries of the Monitor's long-ago sailors, and he moved among the salvage divers and archaeologists in the summer of 2002. John L. Worden, captain of the Monitor, strides from these pages no less vividly than the remarkable Bobbie Scholley, the woman commander of 160 Navy divers on an extreme mission." "Clancy writes history as it really happens, the improbable conjunction of personalities, ideas, circumstances, and chance. The Union navy desperately needed an answer to the Confederacy's ironclad dreadnought, and the brilliantly eccentric Swedish engineer John Ericsson had one. And 140 years later, when marine archaeologists despaired of recovering any part of the Monitor before it disintegrated, a few visionaries in the U.S. Navy saw an opportunity to resurrect their deep-water saturation diving program." "From the breakneck pace of the Monitor's conception, birth, and brief career, to the years of careful planning and perilous labor involved in her recovery, Ironclad tells a compelling tale of technological revolution, wartime heroism, undersea adventure, and forensic science. This book is must-reading for anyone interested in Civil War and naval history, diving and underwater salvage, or adventures at sea. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1939-
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Clancy, Paul R.
Dewey number
973.7/52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E595.M7
LC item number
C55 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shipwrecks
  • Underwater archaeology
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Hampton Roads, Battle of, Va., 1862
  • Monitor (Ironclad)
  • Hatteras, Cape (N.C.)
  • United States
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Ironclad : the epic battle, calamitous loss, and historic recovery of the USS Monitor, Paul Clancy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
58789405
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780071431323
Lccn
2005008643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
Ironclad : the epic battle, calamitous loss, and historic recovery of the USS Monitor, Paul Clancy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
58789405
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780071431323
Lccn
2005008643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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