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Pook’s plan, Bushnell’s backing

One of the plans that was submitted for the Ironclad Board’s consideration was that of an iron gunboat to be named the Galena. This vessel was a 210-foot-long, sail-rigged vessel with six guns in her broadside. Designed by Samuel H. Pook of Connecticut, she would feature a curved, sloped casemate, 3 1/4 inches of iron plate, and […]