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CSS Texas, a 217-foot long ironclad ram, was launched at Richmond, Virginia, in January 1865. She was still fitting out when Federal forces captured the Confederate capital city in April 1865. The incomplete Texas was captured and taken to the Norfolk Navy Yard where she was sold in October 1867.

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Photo #: NH 76388

CSS Texas (1865)


Colored machinery arrangement plan, including a cross-section of the hull through the boilers. The ship was launched in January 1865 at the C.S. Naval Works, Richmond, Virginia, but was not completed.
Prior to its acquisition by the National Archives, this drawing was in the files of the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Construction and Repair.

The original is plan # 81-12-2H in Record Group 19 at the U.S. National Archives.



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Photo #: NH 76389

Brooke Single-Banded Rifled Gun


Colored plan of a gun and mounting intended for the Confederate ironclad Texas, which was launched in January 1865 at Richmond, Virginia, but not completed. Inscribed in the lower left of the drawing is: "Arranged and executed under the direction of George T. Grey (?) Supdt. and Constr. of Naval Gun Carriages, Naval Ordnance Works. Gun Carriage Dept., Richmond, Va., 1864."
Prior to its acquisition by the National Archives, this drawing was in the files of the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Construction and Repair.

The original is plan # 81-12-22 in Record Group 19 at the U.S. National Archives.



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