Timberclad warship

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The timberclad USS Conestoga, photographed during the American Civil War

A timberclad warship is a kind of mid 19th century river gunboat.[1]

They were based upon a similar design as ironclad warships but had timber armour in place of iron.

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  1. ^ Konstam, Angus (2002). Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65 (New Vanguard, 49). Osprey Publishing (UK). ISBN 1-84176-413-2. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Smith, Myron J. (2008). The Timberclads in the Civil War: The Lexington, Conestoga and Tyler on the Western Waters. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-3578-4. 

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