CSS ''Texas''

  • American Civil War
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

A "Columbia"-Class of American Confederate Navy Warship, The CSS "Texas", was considered one of the best built Ironclads of The American Civil War. She was 217-feet long and displaced 309-tons. Steam propelled, she stood 50-feet tall. Crewed by 50, "Texas" featured 2-inches of iron plating over 5-inches of reinforced wood. She was fitted with a 12-foot iron "Prong Ram" and carried (4) 8-inch Pivot Guns and (2) Broadside 6.4-inch Cannon. Before she could be deployed (in 1864, late in The War), she was captured by Federal Forces. "Texas" was broken up for scrap in 1866.