- Mar 16, 2016
Didn't want to de-rail the other thread...but was wondering...
No quibble with the Arkansas but the CSN did not 'construct' the last two but had them built for her.The Confederacy also constructed some notable naval ships such as the Arkansas, the Shenandoah, and the Alabama for example.
How much input did the CSN have into the designs for Alexander Stephen & Sons and John Laird Sons and Company for the CSS Shenandoah and CSS Alabama respectively? Were they based upon the designs those companies were already had in-house or did Bulloch have specific and unique plans for those companies to follow...or some of both?
Is there anything about them that can be said to be of uniquely Confederate origin - other than their ownership, mission, and officers?
Thanks for the help!