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Old Steam Navy is proud to introduce the
first large scale model kit of the USS New Ironsides. The New Ironsides was the
most formidable vessel built by the Federal government during the War Between
the States. An immense armored steamship carrying fourteen 11-inch guns and two
8-inch Parrott rifles, she was the first American battleship in the real sense
of the term. Her armor plating was a forged, not laminated, 4.5 inches thick. Union
Admiral Louis M. Goldsborough declared her to be a
much more efficient type of ironclad than the monitors, and Admiral Dahlgren
described her as a fine, powerful ship. The New Ironsides was more often in
action, fired more shells, and was hit by return fire more frequently than any
other vessel in the war. It was the threat of the New Ironsides to the city of
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