The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 1: Building the Merrimack


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Season 3, Episode 38

To combat the superior size of the United States Navy, the Confederacy believed that its best strategy was to build a technologically superior — if much smaller — Navy. The cornerstone of this strategy was to recover the USS Merrimack and plate it with iron, making it the first ironclad warship in North America.

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