Does anyone know what the CSS Warrior actually looked like, including tonnage and whether sidewheel or propeller driven? The Naval History and Heritage Command website states she was a tugboat that that been converted into a sidewheel cottonclad ram with 1-32lb smoothbore. The website also states she was driven on to the river bank above Fort St. Philip by an 11-gun broadside from USS Brooklyn. However, being a sidewheel tug differs from two reports from US naval officers contained in volume 18 of the "Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. " Lieutenant R. B. Lowry, Executive Officer of USS Brooklyn, describes "Warrior, a three-masted propeller, placed herself under the port broadside of the Broohlyn, when eleven 5-second shells were exploded in her, actually driving her on the bank and instantly setting her on fire. A second three-masted propeller escaped annihilation from our starboard battery from her resemblance to the Iroquois, which caused us to hold our fire until the current had drifted her down astern of us, when her true character was ascertained, but too late for us to destroy her." In validation of Lowry's ability to correctly identify ships, the 2nd three-mastered propeller ship was correctly described since it was CSS McRea. Captain T. T. Craven, Captain of USS Brooklyn, describes "for at this critical time I could discover none of our own vessels, and was engaging, besides the fort, two of the rebels' strongest vessels (both fitted for ramming)—one an ironclad battery, the Louisiana, the other a large iron-prowed steamer, the Warrior. The Warrior received our broadside of shells, and was soon in flames" Tonnage of Warrior is not in the "Records." However, the "Records" contains a table that states McRae had 130 men; Governor Moore and General Quitman had 93 and 90 men, respectively; Warrior, Stonewall Jackson, Resolute, Defiance, and General Lovell had 75, 72, 70, 75, and 75 men, respectively. Several tugs are listed as having 40 men. Except for McRae, crew size does correlate to tonnage for the ships that have known tonnages. Regarding McRae, she had 7 or 8 guns while the others had 1 or 2 guns, which explains her larger crew. So, rather than a sidewheel tug, it appears to me that CSS Warrior was a three-masted, propeller driven ship that was somewhat different in appearance from McRae or Iroquois. Perhaps Warrior was without a quarterdeck and with a spoon or blunt bow more suited for ramming rather than with a quarterdeck and clipper bow of McRae or Iroquois? Also, based upon crew size, she was similar in size to sidewheelers Stonewall Jackson, Resolute, Defiance, and General Lovell. If discussed before, can someone please provide the link?