Deck and turret of the ironclad U. Monitor on the James River, Virginia. From photographs of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy July Photo by James F.
Iron clad ships were special types of war vessels that were used in the post civil war era in the United States. New technology blended with robust design made Iron clad ships as one of the best naval ships in the maritime history.
USS Casco in the James River, The Casco-class light draft monitors was built for the US Navy during the Civil War. Building the Casco ended up a great scandal because the boat was shown to be unseaworthy.