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The development of Confederate ship construction : an archaeological and historical investigation of Confederate ironclads Neuse and Jackson / by Peter B. Campbell.

Author/creator Campbell, Peter B.
Other author/creatorBabits, Lawrence Edward.
Other author/creatorEast Carolina University. Department of History.
Format Theses and dissertations, Electronic, and Archival & Manuscript Material
Publication Info2009.
Description136 leaves : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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Summary Southern shipbuilding in 1861 was comparable to construction throughout the United States. Confederate ships early in the war show continuity of these traditions, but beginning in 1862, wartime stimuli created a distinct Confederate shipbuilding style. This thesis examines changes in the Confederacy's conceptual approach to construction by tracing pre-war shipbuilding traditions and popular trends in naval architecture. As a consequence of shipbuilders' conservative nature, ships' structural systems and assembly order change gradually, allowing traditions to be traced. A decentralized shipbuilding program led to high levels of variability between Confederate ships, even among vessels of the same class. Local shipbuilders used vernacular methods to expedite construction. Historical and archaeological examination of the CSS Neuse and Jackson, two diamond hull ironclads today housed in museums, identified the progression of Confederate shipbuilding and the non-traditional features in their construction.
General notePresented to the faculty of the Department of History.
General noteAdvisor: Lawrence Babits.
Dissertation noteM.A. East Carolina University 2009.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (leaves [125]-136).
Other formsAlso available via the World Wide Web. Adobe reader required.

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